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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | August 13, 2014

    Arts in the Park comeback is something to behold

    To the Editor:  Arts in the Park is back!! After years of the same old bands and an overabundance of singers, songwriters and acoustic guitar players,  the 2014 Arts in the Park performances have been pleasantly refreshing. Rarely has Arts in the Park featured “tribute”

  • Letters | August 12, 2014

    Heartbreaking pet story can be of help to others

    To the Editor: Regarding Joel Jellison’s Aug. 10 “Off the Beat” column, thank you for sharing your story about Sheldon. I know it is difficult to deal with the loss of a pet. Let it be comforting to know that you and Haley did everything

  • Letters | August 12, 2014

    Speak up quickly to protect downtown neighborhoods

    To the Editor: The traditional neighborhood fabric that defines Manhattan’s livability between downtown and City Park requires better protection. At the July commun-ity workshop on future growth opportunities and land use alternatives at City Hall, land-use planning maps continued to identify these neighborhoods and

  • Letters | August 11, 2014

    Our actions must reflect national identity, principles

    To the Editor: We have a long-held national identity. We have portrayed ourselves as a people that cares about the needs of the vulnerable, the downtrodden and the unpopular.  We have led the world in the protection of human rights, and one of our

  • Letters | August 11, 2014

    Stranded driver grateful for assistance of ‘angels’

    To the Editor: I want to sincerely thank all of the wonderful people who helped me when my car mysteriously died at the corner of Anderson and Sunset avenues the afternoon of July 31. I will be forever grateful to Joe McGraw — a complete stranger — for

  • Letters | August 07, 2014

    Community effort has been invaluable to Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum

    To the Editor: Education and fun rolled into one! The Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum has made exceptional progress in recent months, all thanks to the support and continuous generosity of various people and places in the Manhattan community. As the school year rolls around,

  • Letters | August 07, 2014

    Chamber’s letter-writing campaign for Fort Riley misses post’s true purpose

    To the Editor: I was very displeased with the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s community letter-writing campaign regarding the future of Fort Riley. Not a single one of the seven “talking points” deals with the U.S. Army’s primary mission: To defend the

  • Letters | August 06, 2014

    Character has always been a factor for Cooperstown

    To the Editor: Steve Cameron is certainly entitled to his opinion that Pete Rose and Barry Bonds (and Joe Jackson, Steve?) ought to be enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., because only on-field accomplishments should be considered. Sadly for his

  • Letters | August 05, 2014

    Come to Cattle Baron’s Ball and help us fight cancer

    To the Editor: On Saturday, Aug. 23, the American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball will be holding its annual party with a purpose — to raise money to support the fight against cancer. We invite you to join us as we host the 2014 Cattle Baron’s

  • Letters | August 04, 2014

    Don’t miss this opportunity to voice your preferences

    To the Editor: As stated in Joan Strickler’s letter July 30, it is sad that only about 20 percent of the qualified voters in Riley County participate in primary elections. The primary election Tuesday is too crucial to miss because key federal and state positions are


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