Sunday, July 5, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | September 08, 2014

    Talking about suicide can help to prevent it

    To the Editor: Did you know the word committed when describing suicide is left over from the Middle Ages, when suicide was condemned as a crime and a sin? We now know that suicide is illness-driven and not a crime, sin or choice. It’s

  • Letters | September 02, 2014

    Do donors really need a monument of thanks?

    To the Editor: Our human family includes a variety of motivations to donate. Sadly, some believe an income tax benefit will motivate individuals to give. Others promise recognition: certificates, plaques, trophies, thank-you banquets — even a monument “to commemorate names of donors.” While some people quietly

  • Letters | August 31, 2014

    Visit with decision-makers at special League gathering

    To the Editor: As the fall season draws our attention to public affairs, the League of Women Voters of Manhattan/Riley County has scheduled an event to help keep citizens connected with our local elected officials. The public is invited to come for coffee and

  • Letters | August 31, 2014

    It’s important to maintain partnerships with Fort Riley

    To the Editor: I want to thank all the individuals and organizations assisting our statewide efforts to support Fort Riley during the Army’s Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment process. By taking time to send in a public comment, you demonstrated to the Army the importance

  • Letters | August 29, 2014

    There can be no let-up in war on global ‘cancer’

    To the Editor: Ours is a sick world. Let me start with what my wife has been going through. She has Stage 4 cancer and is in remission at this time. She went through a battering ram of intense chemotherapy for nine months. Her latest scan

  • Letters | August 28, 2014

    ‘Sticker Shock’ part of effort to prevent underage drinking

    To the Editor: On Saturday Aug. 23, the Manhattan Area Risk Prevention Coalition (MARPC) conducted Sticker Shock in our community. MARPC’s mission is to reduce risky behaviors through prevention education, community collaboration, life skills training and programming. Sticker Shock is part of a national project

  • Letters | August 28, 2014

    Who will be responsible for preventable tragedies?

    To the Editor: With every gun incident involving a child that hits the news, my passion and determination to protect my three children grow stronger. It is imperative that gun owners be properly educated and held responsible for the storage, use and maintenance of their

  • Letters | August 26, 2014

    Keep children from having access to unsecured guns

    To the Editor: This week we learned that in Newton, a 2-year-old boy was injured after being left inside the home with access to his grandfather’s loaded handgun. The bullet reportedly grazed the boy’s finger and ended up lodged in the neighbor’s

  • Letters | August 22, 2014

    Successful drive brings us closer to bridge pier sign

    To the Editor: Thanks to all who donated to the East Bridge Pier Project. We have reached and exceeded our goal of raising $50,000 for a “MANHATTAN WELCOMES YOU” sign to be placed on the 1937 art deco pier next to the K-177 viaduct near the Flint

  • Letters | August 21, 2014

    City should find a way to keep pools open longer

    To the Editor: It is the middle of August and the City of Manhattan has closed the public swimming pools just as the Kansas summer heat sets in! Given the climate change we are seeing, the city’s pools could easily stay open until the


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