Friday, November 27, 2015

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | September 21, 2014

    Haub’s efforts have helped many affected by Parkinson’s

    To the Editor: On behalf of Meadowlark Hills, I would like to gratefully lift up and acknowledge the amazing fundraising efforts and leadership provided to the Parkinson’s Program of Manhattan at Meadowlark Hills by Michelle Haub. Michelle works year-round to provide both educational and

  • Letters | September 21, 2014

    Groups, individuals helped with a very special deer hunt

    To the Editor: Recently, 27 people experienced an event they will remember the rest of their lives. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6-7, were part of nine-day special deer hunting season for youth and disabled sportspersons. Those 27 hunters were either 16 years old or younger or had a

  • Letters | September 19, 2014

    Nice of athletic department to let students attend class

    To the Editor: As a long-time KSU professor and football fan, I was a bit taken aback when I received a note from the athletic department indicating that football players would not be permitted to attend class Thursday, including my 9:30 a.m. class. The note

  • Letters | September 17, 2014

    Support local students at huge fun run Saturday

    To the Editor I am writing to invite the community at large to come out and support our local kids and local schools at the seventh annual Body First School Fitness Challenge this Saturday at Anneberg Park. This event will begin at 9 a.m., but

  • Letters | September 15, 2014

    Support, celebrate people going through recovery

    To the Editor: Each September Pawnee Mental Health takes time to celebrate National Recovery Month. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices of Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out,” encourages people to discuss mental health and substance use disorders and the reality that recovery is possible.

  • Letters | September 11, 2014

    We often have no idea how our behavior affects others

    To the Editor: There has been a lot said in these pages lately about people killing themselves, so I will keep this short and sweet. I read in a book or magazine a comment by a “head” doctor that for everyone he saw in a

  • Letters | September 11, 2014

    Poor Kansans hurt by state’s refusal to expand Medicaid

    To the Editor: The League of Women Voters of Kansas believes that basic health care should be available for all citizens of Kansas, that it should be affordable and that it should provide for the medically indigent. At a recent health care forum of the

  • Letters | September 10, 2014

    ‘No Firearms’ stickers won’t protect residents from harm

    To the Editor: During my visit back to Manhattan earlier this summer, I was very disappointed to see the number of “No Firearms” stickers affixed to numerous government and private facilities. Kansas State University, Manhattan Town Center and various other businesses seem to think that

  • 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

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