Add my name to the list of Peter Betz's supporters who have known him for the fine outstanding gentleman that he is. Let's not confuse the misdemeanor he is accused of with that of a bank robbery. If true, I'm sure Peter's embarrassment over this matter has already been a large price for him to pay.
I've known Peter since the early '80s, when we served on the late John Boshart's FMCC Foundation Board. His impeccable record of achievements through the years have been noteworthy. I don't want to have to miss his weekly historical reviews of our area's past. I agree with The Leader-Herald's editorial when it says, "We hope, once this legal issue is resolved, he'll be able to move beyond it and continue in his capacity as historian."