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  • Letters | March 11, 2014

    ‘True K-State fans’ will accept coaching change

    To the Editor: Some, perhaps many, have been shocked by KSU Athletics Director John Currie’s decision to dismiss women’s basketball coach Deb Patterson from her duties. Currie was hired to do a job. That is to make and keep the Kansas State athletic

  • Letters | March 11, 2014

    Patterson firing doesn’t fit KSU’s ‘family’ theme

    To the Editor: I cannot believe the firing of KSU women’s basketball coach Deb Patterson could be because of wins and losses over the past 18 years. Thank goodness our personal lives in health, success or lack thereof are not deter-mined by only a few

  • Letters | March 09, 2014

    Businesses, volunteers key to Troop 223’s chili fiesta

    To the Editor: Boy Scout Troop 223 had a very successful chili feed on Saturday, Feb. 15. The chili feed is an effort to raise money to help provide funds for the scouts’ camping, summer camps and high adventure programs. The funds also help provide equipment for

  • Letters | March 09, 2014

    Salvation Army grateful for help after 2012 fire

    To the Editor: The Salvation Army Manhattan Corps would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for all the support we have received since the store fire in 2012 through the grand reopening Feb. 22 and the ribbon-cutting Feb.y 28.   We want to extend a special thank-you to

  • Letters | March 09, 2014

    Legalizing marijuana would help pay state’s bills

    To the Editor: Gov. Sam Brownback and like-minded members of the Kansas Legislature say that they want to balance the state’s budget, have more bipartisan agreement, attract business, increase jobs, reduce unemployment, have money for schools, reduce the incidents and costs of crime, save

  • Letters | March 06, 2014

    May Fake Patty’s Day be peaceful and positive

    To the Editor: This Saturday, Fake St. Patty’s Day will once again occur in Manhattan. With the combined efforts from all of Manhattan, it will come and go without any negative occurrences. The Board of Directors of the Landlords of Manhattan reminds all landlords

  • Letters | March 06, 2014

    We all see things differently; let’s not be quick to judge

    To the Editor: Like anything else, the definition of responsibility is in the mind of the person who uses that word. In other words, it means different things to different people. As a mental patient, to me it means I want to keep from doing

  • Letters | March 05, 2014

    Thanks to thousands, MLA book sale was a big success

    To the Editor: The Polar Vortex could not stop local citizens from their quest for a good book last weekend. Thousands braved sub-zero temperatures to make the Manhattan Library Association’s book sale the most successful ever. Children and adults alike left the library with

  • Letters | March 05, 2014

    Bergman students fortunate to have Richard for music

    To the Editor: As a parent, I understand the responsibilities of never getting a day off.  However, this year one teacher at Frank V. Bergman Elementary School has stood out to me as especially responsible in demonstrating his tireless work ethic with the children.&

  • Letters | March 04, 2014

    What now for women’s reproductive health services?

    To the Editor: While the sale of Mercy Regional Health Center to the Via Christie giant may be financially beneficial for Mercy, it is a serious loss for the women served in this geographic area. The loss of local access to a full range of


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