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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | December 22, 2014

    Two good Samaritans helped in recent emergency

    To the Editor: There are still good people in Manhattan! This past week I was walking my dog, and when I went to cross Marlatt Avenue, I stumbled stepping off the curb. My dog pulled at the leash and I found myself falling face forward

  • Letters | December 22, 2014

    Mercury visit enlightening for adult ESL students

    To the Editor: On Thursday, Dec. 11, the teachers and students in the English as a Second Language Program at the Adult Learning Center visited the Manhattan Mercury. We had been studying the vocabulary related to news-papers, elements of articles (e.g., headlines), and how in

  • Letters | December 21, 2014

    Barton Community College grateful for city’s kind words

    To the Editor: The Manhattan City Commission recently issued a letter to the U.S. Army in support of maintaining Fort Riley’s current size as the Army looks for force reduction opportunities. In its letter, the commission identified Barton Community College as one of

  • Letters | December 21, 2014

    Commitment, generosity key to ‘Keep the Drive Alive’

    To the Editor: We would like to express our appreciation to the Manhattan community for its support of the fifth annual “Keep the Drive Alive” blood drive held Nov. 20-21 in memory of our son, Kevin Coffey. Thanks to the many local residents and visitors

  • Letters | December 17, 2014

    There is plenty to like and admire about Kansas

    To the Editor: Ron Roesler is Joyless in Manhattan. He apparently hoped that Kansas was on the political verge of turning blue. However, the Democrats’ hopes were dashed on the rocks of President Obama’s unpopular policies. Still dyspeptic over the election results, he vented

  • Letters | December 17, 2014

    Prairie grasses is a superb theme for Discovery Center

    To the Editor: This is in reference to Bob Strawn’s letter to the editor criticizing the Flint Hills Discovery Center primarily for its “dreadfully bad theme — prairie grasses. Who in the world — outside of a few academics — cares about grass formations?” Mr. Strawn’s

  • Letters | December 16, 2014

    KSU band was a special treat in Christmas parade

    To the Editor: As in the past, my wife and I took our grandkids to the Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Christmas Parade recently and thoroughly enjoyed the efforts and hard work of all the organizations, businesses and groups that make this annual

  • Letters | December 16, 2014

    Thanks for collaborating to support those in need

    To the Editor On behalf of the Aggieville Business Association, I would like to thank everyone who took part in the Mayor’s Christmas Holiday Food and Fund Drive, which culminated Friday, Dec. 5. This is the 29th year the com-munity, including the university community, has

  • Letters | December 16, 2014

    Liberals should go teach war etiquette to terrorists

    To the Editor: Ed Horne’s letter to the editor Sunday trying to point out the illegalities of waterboarding and it being a violation of the Geneva Convention borders on fantasy. With the threat of death and destruction, the Geneva Conven-tion is irrelevant in reality.

  • Letters | December 15, 2014

    County shouldn’t remove voters from big decisions

    To the Editor: No way that Riley County commissioners should vote to form a public building commission! I do not want the building of large projects in Riley County to be decided by this public building commission. This is taxation without representation. My voice is


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