Saturday, August 29, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | July 02, 2015

    Prepare for holiday bang at Kiwanis pancake feed

    Start the Fourth of July celebration with a bang and a full stomach! The Solar Kiwanis’ annual pancake feed will be from 7:30 to 11 a.m. this Saturday at Pottorf Hall on the Riley County fairgrounds. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under age 12. For $1

  • Letters | July 01, 2015

    Avoid becoming a victim of costly computer scams

    To the Editor: Three weeks ago as I was reading my email, my computer screen suddenly went black. A notice came up and said my PC had been compromised and that damage had been done to my hard drive. It said a Trojan virus had

  • Letters | June 30, 2015

    Olsburg farm delightfully different from Parma, Italy

    To the Editor: My name is Alicia Carrillo Heredero. As an AFS exchange student from Parma, Italy, I have spent these past 10 months living with Todd, Sally, Rylee, Michael and Carlyn Olson in Olsburg. My life here was very different from what I was used

  • Letters | June 29, 2015

    Exchange year filled with growth, love, acceptance

    To the Editor: When you are about to start your exchange year, they warn you: It is harder to come back. But you don’t get it. But as I’m sitting-in my room next to a half-packed suitcase, I realize how hard it is

  • Letters | June 24, 2015

    Rotary has changed my life and is changing many more

    To the Editor: Why is Rotary International important to me? Selfishly, (and I think it’s absolutely OK to be selfish about this) I get a ton out of my local Rotary Club, Manhattan Konza Rotary. I don’t think there’s another organization where

  • Letters | June 24, 2015

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  • Letters | June 23, 2015

    County proposal to charge for lawn waste is ‘hooey’

    To the Editor: Let me make sure I understand this correctly. Riley County wants to charge me $10 to drop off my two or three bags of lawn waste at the transfer point. Then it will use that waste to make compost, which it sells. What

  • Letters | June 23, 2015

    Censuring or expelling legislator is preposterous

    To the Editor: Does it strike anyone else as the least bit disingenuous that a committee of our Legislature is in the process of considering whether to censure or expelling a member of the minority party for a failure to maintain decorum? This contemplated action

  • Letters | June 22, 2015

    Threats can be real; if you see or hear something, act

    To the Editor: Nine months ago I cared for a person in a local hospital, and later, she died. Weeks after that, I received a call from Geary County law enforcement authorities   that a relative of hers was talking about using his gun and

  • Letters | June 21, 2015

    County elections staff made mail-in election go smoothly

    To the Editor, On behalf of the Manhattan-Ogden School District (USD 383), I’d like to thank Rich Vargo, Jolene Keck and the Riley County elections staff for their service conducting the school district’s first mail-in-ballot election. As the district and Board of Education prepared


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