Friday, July 3, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | July 02, 2015

    On Independence Day, let’s celebrate America’s ideals

    To the Editor: July 4, 1776 … On that day 239 years ago, our ancestors declared independence from Great Britain. They wanted to have ideals and principles that were just and fair to all individuals. As citizens of the United States, we must uphold these ideals and principles every

  • Letters | July 02, 2015

    Wamego was a great home for Thai exchange student

    To the Editor: Hi! My name is Tahm Wattan-avekin. I am an AFS exchange student from Thailand and nicknamed “Putter” because my dad plays golf. My older brothers are nicknamed Tee and Birdie. I live in Bangkok, the capital; it is a big difference from

  • Letters | July 02, 2015

    Prepare for holiday bang at Kiwanis pancake feed

    Start the Fourth of July celebration with a bang and a full stomach! The Solar Kiwanis’ annual pancake feed will be from 7:30 to 11 a.m. this Saturday at Pottorf Hall on the Riley County fairgrounds. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under age 12. For $1

  • Letters | July 01, 2015

    Avoid becoming a victim of costly computer scams

    To the Editor: Three weeks ago as I was reading my email, my computer screen suddenly went black. A notice came up and said my PC had been compromised and that damage had been done to my hard drive. It said a Trojan virus had

  • Letters | June 30, 2015

    Olsburg farm delightfully different from Parma, Italy

    To the Editor: My name is Alicia Carrillo Heredero. As an AFS exchange student from Parma, Italy, I have spent these past 10 months living with Todd, Sally, Rylee, Michael and Carlyn Olson in Olsburg. My life here was very different from what I was used

  • Letters | June 29, 2015

    Exchange year filled with growth, love, acceptance

    To the Editor: When you are about to start your exchange year, they warn you: It is harder to come back. But you don’t get it. But as I’m sitting-in my room next to a half-packed suitcase, I realize how hard it is

  • Letters | June 24, 2015

    Rotary has changed my life and is changing many more

    To the Editor: Why is Rotary International important to me? Selfishly, (and I think it’s absolutely OK to be selfish about this) I get a ton out of my local Rotary Club, Manhattan Konza Rotary. I don’t think there’s another organization where

  • Letters | June 24, 2015

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  • Letters | June 23, 2015

    County proposal to charge for lawn waste is ‘hooey’

    To the Editor: Let me make sure I understand this correctly. Riley County wants to charge me $10 to drop off my two or three bags of lawn waste at the transfer point. Then it will use that waste to make compost, which it sells. What

  • Letters | June 23, 2015

    Censuring or expelling legislator is preposterous

    To the Editor: Does it strike anyone else as the least bit disingenuous that a committee of our Legislature is in the process of considering whether to censure or expelling a member of the minority party for a failure to maintain decorum? This contemplated action


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