Friday, December 19, 2008

Even the good guys can get it wrong

All three then county commissioners came to agree that the sale of the Conestoga Nursing Home was conducted with inappropriate haste.

Yet many will recall how enraged and outspoken then Sunday News columnist Art Morris was that in private hands the quality of service would greatly suffer.

It appears his concerns and those of many others were at least premature. According to the Dec. 18 New Era, the Conestoga View Nursing Home was recently rated four stars out a maximum of five by an agency of the federal government.

Morris concerns were deep and sincere. But it served the purposes of convention center adversaries of Dick Shellenberger and Molly Henderson, with the cooperation of then District Attorney Donald Totaro, to make a mountain out of a mole hill and all but run honorable public servants out of town.