Thursday, July 30, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • 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

  • Letters | June 22, 2015

    Threats can be real; if you see or hear something, act

    To the Editor: Nine months ago I cared for a person in a local hospital, and later, she died. Weeks after that, I received a call from Geary County law enforcement authorities   that a relative of hers was talking about using his gun and

  • Letters | June 21, 2015

    County elections staff made mail-in election go smoothly

    To the Editor, On behalf of the Manhattan-Ogden School District (USD 383), I’d like to thank Rich Vargo, Jolene Keck and the Riley County elections staff for their service conducting the school district’s first mail-in-ballot election. As the district and Board of Education prepared

  • Letters | June 20, 2015

    Thanks for a year filled with memorable experiences

    To the Editor: An indescribable chapter of my life is coming to an end. As an AFS exchange student, I’ve had the unique opportunity to see the inside of the American way of life and the chance to see many beautiful places in a


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