Opinion - Letters

  • 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

  • Letters | June 18, 2015

    Exchange year in Wamego filled with great memories

    To the Editor: Hi, my name is Max Meyer. I am a 16-year-old AFS exchange student from Windehausen, Germany, who graduated from Wamego High School this year. My host parents are Janet and Leo Sylvester. I truly had a great time here in the last 10

  • Letters | June 17, 2015

    Let’s not re-elect lawmakers who put us in this position

    To the Editor: I feel that both Gov. Sam Brownback and our Kansas Legislature have financially violated the people of Kansas. There is nothing that we can do now but suffer the conse-quences of their actions. It is a very disheartening feeling to be in

  • Letters | June 16, 2015

    Legislative outcome is an embarrassment

    To the Editor: I learned at an early age that there is no greater motivator than lack of time to finish any task that can’t be put off. You might think — wrongly, of course — that the Kansas Legislature would get this, because they’re

  • Letters | June 16, 2015

    Kansans know little of the people they elect

    Kansans know little of the people they elect To the Editor: This is in reference to your editorial Sunday, June 14. Quote: “No question the governor and his allies took care of their priorities. Unfortunately, rank-and-file Kansans who form the backbone of this state are not

  • Letters | June 15, 2015

    Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt U.S. workers

    Is President Obama’s push for passage of the bill on the Trans-Pacific Partnership good for the workers of the United States of America? I say “No.” If passed, 40 percent the globe could be involved. Many nations have hourly wages below those of the United

  • Letters | June 12, 2015

    Celebrate Flag Day Sunday with ceremony at City Hall

    To the Editor: City of Manhattan officials and honored guests will be celebrating Flag Day with a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave., at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 14. Please join our city officials by showing your support for the United States of America; fly

  • Letters | June 12, 2015

    Antique car rides a way to help injured soldiers

    To the Editor: The Oakland-Pontiac World-wide AACA Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its sixth annual homecoming convention in Manhattan June 17-20. Autos will be touring in Abilene, Alma, Wamego and Manhattan. The cars will be on display next Saturday, June 20,

  • Letters | June 11, 2015

    Will governor, lawmakers now dictate to judiciary?

    To the Editor: Given the governor’s signature of HB2005, which among other provisions would defund state courts if the Kansas Supreme Court issues a decision unfavorable to the state, businesses and individuals with any flexibility at all may well flee Kansas for other states


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