Friday, May 27, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | April 14, 2016

    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, which she calls home. Nancy

  • Letters | April 13, 2016

    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 BC). Sunflower CASA advocates are

  • Letters | April 13, 2016

    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, when diesel-powered pumps replaced windmills.

  • Letters | April 11, 2016

    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 of Manhattan are renters has

  • Letters | April 09, 2016

    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 nothing can replace the friends

  • Letters | April 09, 2016

    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 and provides a strong network

  • Letters | April 09, 2016

    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 Memorial. Names to be added

  • Letters | April 09, 2016

    Countless volunteers share time and talents with others

    Countless volunteers share time and talents with others To the Editor: “Celebrate Service” is again the theme for National Volun-teer Week, April 10-16. We set aside this observation period to honor people of service in our community. There’s a duality of purpose to Volunteer

  • Letters | April 09, 2016

    Commission consensus on LGBT rights appreciated

    To the Editor: The Flint Hills Human Rights Project would like to thank the Manhattan City Commission for expressing unanimous support Tuesday evening to amend our city’s non-discrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity. This was a clear affirmation that the leaders

  • Letters | April 09, 2016

    Let’s get beyond biases and see people’s qualities

    To the Editor: During daily interpersonal interactions, I assume that perceptions are not first based upon sexuality. I trust that we first perceive each other based on other outward signs, such as countenance (engaging or not) and demeanor (positive or not). My sexuality happens to


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