• Gratitude and respect go to county volunteer firefighters

    To the Editor: As Riley County fire chief, I want to thank all those men and women who are firefighters in Riley County and the surrounding counties for their dedication and efforts above and beyond the call of duty this .

  • Join 12th annual poetry recitation in City Park

    To the Editor: Spring is still springing as nature’s poetry rises in earth and air.  It’s time to reawaken your visions, dust off your senses and get ready for the 12th annual Enid Stover Memorial Poetry Recitation in .

  • USD 378 patrons should support bond issue May 3

    To the Editor: The stalling by a very vocal group to prevent a bond issue for school improvements in USD 378 has gone on for four or more years, yet there are definite needs to be addressed in the district regarding .

  • Mushroom hunt leads to a unforgettable episode

    To the Editor: With mushroom hunting season upon us, I have a story that needs to be told. Some three to four years ago, after attending an insurance sales meeting in Wichita, I drove off K-96 Bypass onto I-135 and .

  • Relay for Life is making a difference against cancer

    To the Editor: A cancer diagnosis can trigger may different emotions: fear, grief, anger, or even betrayal. It may seem like the end — the end of happiness, of life, of the world. In reality, it’s only the beginning — the .

  • Kassebaum’s service to Flint Hills exemplary

    To the Editor: The Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation will recognize Nancy Kassebaum Baker as our 2016 Friend of the Flint Hills this Saturday, for her exemplary service as an elected official who has been instrumental in preserving the Flint Hills, .

  • CASA volunteers perform services that are invaluable

    To the Editor: The Second Week of April is “Volunteer Appreciation Week,” and I want to honor our CASA volunteers at Sunflower CASA. “What is the essence of Life?  To service others and to do good.” - Aristotle (384-322 .

  • More study won’t preserve water in Ogallala Aquifer

    To the Editor Percolating slowly for 3 million years in a saturated gravel bed that varies from more than 1,000 feet thick in Nebraska to a few feet in southwest Texas, the Ogallala Aquifer slept quietly until shortly after World War II, .

  • Renting dwellings is a big business worth regulating

    To the Editor: It is refreshing to have a mayor and City Commission who want to bring Manhattan into the 21st century with a population that has some familiarity with principles of civics. At last, the fact that most residents .

  • USD 378 bond issue will help improve district schools

    To the Editor: When we moved to a farm in northern Riley County in 1970, I had no idea how fortunate we were to be moving into USD 378. We have always been thankful for the excellent education our boys received, and .

  • Volunteers provide myriad services in our community

    To the Editor: National Volunteer Week is April 10-16 and is designed to recognize all volunteers and celebrate the spirit of service in a community. The Flint Hills Volunteer Center serves as a clearinghouse for all things related to volunteerism .

  • Deadline nears to order bricks for county memorial

    To the Editor: We would like to take this opportunity to remind the citizens of Riley County that twice a year the names of veterans and loved ones are placed in the patio area for the Riley County Armed Forces .


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