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  • March 24, 2013

    Saluting an Amazon rescue program

    Let’s go to the governor’s mansion at Cedar Crest in Topeka. A holiday reception is underway.  The governor and first lady are visiting with their guests. But this is not some fundraiser with big political donors – in fact, it’s not a

  • Gardening | March 24, 2013

    Caring for spring-season household plants


    Spring is here and time to get outside when possible. Before that consumes your interest, get your houseplants in order. They have been providing benefits while the great outdoors has slept. You will need them performing their tasks come fall. Repotting plants is suggested if

  • Editorials | March 24, 2013

    Stand by for job actions

    Civilian employees at military bases — including Fort Riley — have now essentially been put on short-term standby. That’s better than being given notice, although how much better is a matter for individual judgment. Congress’ passage of a bill Thursday funding government through the end of

  • Editorials | March 24, 2013

    Steubenville follow-up

    Plaudits to Ohio Atty. Gen. Mike DeWine for his decision to convene a grand jury to probe unresolved questions related to the Steubenville, Ohio rape case in which two teens were convicted last week. The convictions themselves are not at issue.  But as DeWine

  • Letters | March 24, 2013

    Vote early, and vote for Karen McCulloh

    To The Editor Karen McCulloh believes in Manhattan, as her years of work on behalf of libraries, the environment, and children prove. Karen’s enthusiasm and courage inspire the confidence of voters, who have repeatedly elected her to city and county office. I respect Karen’

  • Letters | March 24, 2013

    If you want balance, elect the three women

    To The Editor: One of the City Commission candidates says the election is “all about balance.” If you want to balance the commission, vote for the women and elect Nuss, McCulloh and Reddi.

  • Letters | March 24, 2013

    A vote from Leonardville for Ball and Hogan

    To the Editor: The city is headed in the right direction on core services and infrastructure. The mill levy, property taxes and debt are still too high and have gone up the past two years. Elect three commissioners who get the big picture — stable, core

  • Letters | March 24, 2013

    Anderson’s wrong; Strawn is fiscally responsible

    To The Editor: Phil Anderson has it wrong that property taxes don’t harm seniors.

  • Letters | March 24, 2013

    McCulloh, Nuss bring balance to the Commission

    To The Editor: Please join me in voting for Debbie Nuss and Karen McCulloh for City Commission.

  • Letters | March 24, 2013

    Think independently, vote for Ball and Strawn

    To The Editor: As an independent voter, I realize that the city commissioners are basically split with two very distinct views on how to proceed with the governance of the city.

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