I have been reading letters-to-the-editor of newspapers for over fifty years now and never, ever have I read a more sordid, sarcastic, pessimistic letter than the one published last week by Kimball Shinkoskey of Woods Cross, UT.

I would personally like to give an enormous “thank you” to all who made this year's Independence Day Celebration such a huge success! The turn out, energy and patriotic spirit displayed this year was unlike anything I can remember in our town's history. This was a well deserved celebration f…