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  • Record numbers tried latest ‘Just Tri It Triathlon’

    The fourth annual Manhattan Parks and Rec Just Tri It Triathlon on Aug. 13 involved a record 175 youth ages 5 to 14 and 60 adults. The goal of this not-for-profit swim-bike-run event in City Park is to promote healthy lifestyles and friendly competition among .

  • Not all Indians offended by high school’s mascot

    To the Editor: So who decided the proud American Indian was an offensive mascot? Apparently, schools across the country could be granted an exemption if they make an agreement with a federally recognized tribe, but will this stop the politically-correct .

  • Citizens should learn about LGBT changes

    To the Editor: The Manhattan City Commission’s unanimous decision on Aug. 16 to include sexual orientation and gender identity among the protected classes in our community’s nondiscrimination ordinance is indeed something to celebrate. Ensuring that people don’t have .

  • Indian mascot shows tenacity, courage, pride

    To the Editor: I wonder if we could delve a little into the history of the American Indian (the only Native Americans). All of the rest of us are immigrants. If it wasn’t for the Indians, the Pilgrims would .

  • City must do more to keep business climate healthy

    To the Editor: Hastings is going out of business, and over the next few weeks its Manhattan store will be picked clean as bored cashiers wait to lose their jobs. Does the city plan to fill the space after the .

  • Christians should reach out to those our society rejects

    To the Editor: Given the current political climate and a public discourse dominated by fear and anger, it is time for those of us who claim to follow Christ to be reminded again of our calling.  Back in February .

  • Rio Olympics filled with inspiration, achievement

    Rio Olympics filled with inspiration, achievement To the Editor: I have good news: The world in which we live is not broken! It may be “bent” in some places, but it is subject to being salvaged. Being retired, I have .

  • Public’s guidance would be helpful to commissioners

    To the Editor: I would like to thank the Riley County commissioners for considering further planning and public input before selling property containing the County Annex building, the Pawnee Mental Health Services facility, the Riley County EMS facility and the .

  • Southern Poverty Law Center a well respected organization

    To the Editor: Contrary to what Michael Dikeman asserts, there is no large majority of Americans who support his premise. And as for the Southern Poverty Law Center, it is one of the most respected civil rights organizations there is .

  • Thanks for making church’s annual fish fry a big success

    To the Editor: The Bethel AME Church family would like to extend our deepest thanks and gratitude to the Manhattan community for the support which was given during the third annual fish fry on Aug. 5. We were immensely blessed by .

  • Dogs will enjoy Rollover U

    To the Editor: I learned last week of an amazing educational university! It’s called Rollover U. No, it’s not the one being sued, but one here in Manhattan designed to teach old and young dogs new tricks and .

  • Thanks for your vote; please vote in November

    To the Editor: To those who helped me and to those who voted for me in the primary election, thank you. The General Election is coming up Nov. 8. Please remember to vote in that election. Thank you. This is a .


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