• Spring (cleaning) is in the air: The library can help Alphild.dick

    I’ll admit it. I may not be the most ... tidy ... person in the world. While I strive to keep my home clean and in good repair, sometimes I feel like my belongings have a secret plot to take over .

  • ‘Once a Hussar’ recalls fighting in North Africa, prisoner camp

    Like the best-seller, “Unbroken,” about aspiring Olympic athlete, Louis Zampirini’s imprisonment by the Japanese in the Philippines, “Once a Hussar,” is another soldier’s account of his World War II experiences. Unlike Zampirini, Ellis was a British artilleryman who .

  • Plant now, harvest next year Greggeyestone1

    Asparagus and rhubarb are two perennial vegetables that can be planted right now for harvest next season. It is best to get them established during the first year and wait on the harvest. These perennials grow well when they are .

  • Candidate’s absence from forum is pertinent

    To the Editor: The patrons of USD 378 have the right to know what a candidate for school board believes. A sitting member candidate not showing up for a forum should speak volumes to voters..

  • James, Ball and Butler will control city spending

    To the Editor: On Tuesday, we need to elect three city commissioners. Who is qualified for the job? I found out the basic job of the City Commission is to prioritize the spending of our tax dollars; pay down city .

  • Ball, Butler and James are an ‘awesome trio’

    To the Editor: Wynn Butler is good for Manhattan. He seeks to get the best value out of our city assets so we can have more dollars for other priorities. For example, Butler is interested in the repurposing of city .

  • White House has mishandled Bergdahl case

    I served in both Republican and Democratic administrations and all of them have done some dumb things. It goes with working in a large bureaucracy whose personnel have different views on how problems should be resolved. In some cases ideology .

  • Butler, Ball and Dodson will keep city taxes manageable

    To the Editor: On April 7, we have the opportunity to vote on who will be our city commissioners. As taxpaying citizens, we all have our needs, wants, likes and dislikes. There are some who WANT a large new recreation center .

  • Ignore Sherow’s rant; elect Butler, Ball and James

    Ignore Sherow’s rant; elect Butler, Ball and James To the Editor: Interestingly, Mr. Sherow mentions no names of candidates for City Commission that he would support in his April Fool’s Day rant. The last-minute third-grade playground name-calling of .

  • Sherow fears diversity; put Ball, Butler on commission

    To the Editor: Jim Sherow is, as ever, an extreme left-wing partisan who supports candidates who have openly stated they don’t believe in the free market. Sherow wants nonpartisan elections, but clearly he lives in an extremely partisan bubble. .

  • Left-wing partisanship has been bad for Manhattan

    To the Editor: Jim Sherow’s “let’s-not-be-partisan” letter fails common sense. Remember the Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice (MAPJ)? Or Chris Renner’s leftist activism and K-State radio show? What about Political Neighborhood Organizaton to Stop Growth? How .

  • Schulz blasts tuition freeze

    Universities across Kansas would have to freeze their tuition for the next two years while state aid also would be flat, according to a proposal drafted Wednesday by legislators. Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz released a statement Friday speaking .





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