Wednesday, June 29, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | June 03, 2016

    Thanks for supporting Poppy Day, veterans’ care

    To the Editor: The ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 17, Manhattan, wish to thank the merchants who graciously allowed our volunteers to pass out poppies on Saturday, May 7. The stores participating were Wal-Mart, Hy-Vee, Walgreens east and west and Dillons east and west. We

  • Letters | June 03, 2016

    Exchange year memorable for Junction City student

    To the Editor: My name is Lalita Kamnerd-tanmanee, but most people call me Eye. I’m an exchange student from Thailand who attended Junction City High School last year as a senior. My first thought about Kansas was that it had nothing. But this year

  • Letters | June 01, 2016

    Hear area legislators’ thoughts on recent session

    To the Editor: With the Kansas Legislature having completed its regular term, the League of Women Voters is announcing a meeting featuring local legislators, who will give their wrap-up comments on the 2016 session. The public is invited. The meeting will be Saturday, June 11, in the

  • Letters | June 01, 2016

    MHS Class of 1961 benefited from visit to Douglass Center

    To the Editor: Last weekend my husband and I attended our high school class reunion in Manhattan. When we grew up in the 1950s and’60s, our hometown was divided. There was a black community and there was a white community. We had never heard

  • Letters | May 31, 2016

    Brownback’s record is reason enough for recall

    To the Editor: Considerable data published by respected economists, scholars, editors and others make a good case for the recall of Gov. Sam Brownback and complicit state legislators. Among numerous examples cited are billions of dollars swept away from the KPERS, the Kansas Department of

  • Letters | May 31, 2016

    Learn about tornadoes in Manhattan’s history

    To the Editor: A whirlwind experience re-visiting the Manhattan tornadoes of 1966 and 2008, plus the recent tornado scares in April and May, will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 5, in Peace Memorial Auditorium at Manhattan’s City Hall. On June 8, 1966, a tornado struck both Manhattan

  • Letters | May 30, 2016

    Remember Riley County heroes of World War II

    To the Editor: On Memorial Day, as we honor Americans who died fighting for our country, let us also pause to remember those World War II veterans from Riley County who gave their all. Peace Memorial Auditorium was constructed as a “living” memorial to honor

  • Letters | May 30, 2016

    Alter public restrooms and fund public schools

    To the Editor: I suggest that we de-genderize all public rest rooms, remove public urinals and possibly install door jambs on stall doors. Hey, Presto, complete privacy, just like at home. Problem solved.  Perhaps now, Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle and House Speaker Ray

  • Letters | May 27, 2016

    Make plans to participate in fifth ‘Taste of the ‘Ville’

    To the Editor: As the fifth annual Taste of the ’Ville is fast approaching — it will be Saturday, June 11 — we would like to take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude to all the restaurants that have partnered with us and will partner with us

  • Letters | May 24, 2016

    Roundabouts are here to stay; get used to them

    To the Editor: I read Monday night’s harangue on “turnarounds” with a certain amount of amusement. First, let me say for the longest time I also resisted their allure, but have now conceded their value and safety. Before going merrily on my way, let


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