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  • Wonder Workshop grateful for support of recent festival

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Wonder Work-shop Children’s Museum, we wish to thank you for your generous donations and participation in our second annual Storytelling Festival. It was a huge success, with .

  • Rental inspection program is an unnecessary solution

    To the Editor: A recent, long discussion with advocates of a rental inspection mandate left me with a number of questions about their goals and motivations. While many wanted to discuss trash, noise, parking, rental rates and deposit issues — none .

  • Pastor McLaughlin has served Manhattan superbly

    To the Editor: We’re fortunate to live in a community filled with talented and energetic people who “give back” to Manhattan through good work and dedicated volunteering. One of those persons is Pastor Patrick McLaughlin of the First United .

  • Medical community’s care has been truly outstanding

    To the Editor: What a blessing for me and my family to have had outstanding care for my dear wife, Midge, at Via Christi for the eight days preceding her death. The nursing staff was without exception professional and com-passionate .

  • Area hospitals blessed to have dedicated nurses

    To the Editor: As National Nurses Week approaches, I want to express my sincere gratitude to all the nurses at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan and at Wamego Health Center for their extraordinary energy, efforts and dedication. Their boundless compassion .

  • Tourism is big business in Manhattan, Riley County

    Tourism is big business in Manhattan, Riley County To the Editor: Dating back to 1983, Americans have celebrated the importance of travel with the observance of National Travel and Tourism Week. The week beginning today, May 1, is designated for nationwide recognition .

  • Local merchants’ support of fashion show invaluable

    To the Editor: National Honor Society of Manhattan High School would like to thank the wonderful merchants in our community who helped make the third annual Manhattan High School Fashion Show a success. NHS members proudly modeled prom apparel from .

  • NCAA’s stance on diversity, equality sets tone for KSU

    To the editor: At its meeting on Wednesday, April 27, the NCAA Board of Governors affirmed its support for diversity and equality and denounced discrimination at NCAA events in all divisions. The board, chaired by K-State President Kirk Schulz, did this .

  • USD 378 board wants to ram bond issue through

    To the Editor: I read with interest your article regarding the status of the USD 378 bond election as well as comments by the school board members and superintendent of schools. I say “with interest” because what was not stated is .

  • Let’s stop howling about state budget and fix it

    To the Editor: I’m reminded of that old story from many years ago. A farmer comes in from the field to find his dog howling. “Why are you howling?” the farmer asks. “Because I’m setting on a cocklebur,” .

  • Joe Downey was a classic example of a good person

    To the Editor: On April 1, Joe Downey of Manhattan passed away. Ruth Ann and I have met thousands of great K-Staters in Manhattan and the state through the years. I have known Joe Downey since the late 1980s. He is .

  • Mercury gave a ‘black eye’ to an honest, noble effort

    To the Editor: I was horrified to read some of the misinformation in Sunday’s article on the bond issue in the Riley County School District. I am very much in support of the bond issue, despite the fact that .


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