Letters

  • Via Christi’s services for rape victims inadequate

    To the Editor, The availability of services for survivors of rape and child sexual abuse was the topic of a recent “I Wonder” column. The column reports that Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is seeking a part-time nurse to add .

  • Join the Circle and help end poverty in Manhattan

    To the Editor: More than 50 million Americans, including 16 million children, live in poverty. That number continues to rise at an alarming rate, and it doesn’t just affect those who are poor. Poverty is linked to societal problems such as .

  • Rotarians share in credit for advances against polio

    To the Editor: Congratulations to all Rotarians, and particularly those of the Manhattan Rotary clubs. When I was a child, I was not allowed to drink at a public drinking fountain, and you Rotarians were pushing yourselves to fund Dr. .

  • Stop using highway funds to solve state’s fiscal woes

    To the Editor: Kansas has a respected history of high-quality, long-term transportation programs that have invested billions into infrastructure. Those investments have benefited us all by attracting businesses to Kansas, constructing safer highways and creating an estimated 175,000 jobs for Kansas .

  • Deadline nears to order bricks for county memorial

    To the Editor: We’d like to remind the citizens of Manhattan and Riley County that twice a year, bricks bearing the names of veterans and loved ones are placed in the patio area of the Riley County Armed Forces .

  • KSU, Big 12 overreacted to a contrived controversy

    To the Editor: I read this week of the decision by Kansas State University administrators to impose internal sanctions and suspend the director of bands for one game. I read the statement by the university president of the inquiry by .

  • Many contributed to success of La Leche League event

    To the Editor: La Leche League of Manhattan wishes to thank the more than 200 people who participated in the 13th annual “Celebration Walk for Breastfeeding” on Saturday, Sept. 19, at City Park. An enthusiastic group walked around City Park in a .

  • Which Republican candidate said what?

    Which Republican candidate said what? To the Editor: In view of the purpose of the Republican presidential debate — so voters would not only hear ideas but also know who had them, it would have been nice if the candidates had .

  • Boys and Girls Club grateful for help in providing backpacks to kids in need

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan, we would like to thank the many people who helped make our backpack drive successful again this year. Prior to 2014, this backpack drive was something we did .

  • Peace Memorial Auditorium to celebrate 60th anniversary

    To the Editor: The Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium and honored chairs Burke Bayer, Jim Sharp and Frank Tracz invite everyone in Manhattan and Riley County to join us for our Diamond Jubilee celebration and commemoration Saturday, Sept. 26. It will .

  • We all can help people going through recovery

    To the Editor: National Recovery month is an observance held every September to promote recovery for people with mental health or substance use disorders. The theme for Recovery Month 2015 is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valua-ble.” The theme .

  • Club for Growth is adept at ‘playing us for chumps’

    To the Editor: The paper’s editorial Sept. 16 asks this question: “Is GOP certain Trump will fall?” and cites the Club for Growth’s TV advertisements aimed at hastening The Donald’s demise. Here’s a delicious quote from those .


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