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  • Trick-or-treating at Stonybrook is safe, warm

    To the Editor I remember being a mom in Colorado, working hard to make the perfect costume for my daughter to go trick-or-treating. Halloween would come, bringing cold weather with it. All my creative work was quickly covered with a .

  • True fans stick around when they’re most needed

    To the Editor: What is a fan? Webster’s defines it as “an ardent devotee.” Kansas State’s “fans” were there in the stadium against Oklahoma to the bitter end … because that is what fans do. They don’t stay .

  • MHS volleyball team’s kindness much appreciated

    To the Editor: I’m writing to thank coach Lisa Kinderknecht and the Manhattan High School volleyball team for the generosity they showed my family at their recent “pink out” volleyball game. The team raised money selling shirts with the .

  • Tax inequities in Kansas must be addressed soon

    To the Editor: Kansas taxation is of constant concern. It drives policy and electability. It seems the argument has evolved into who can promise and deliver the lowest tax rates on certain groups. Obviously, the wealthiest groups have the most .

  • Beautiful tree calls to mind memory of a ‘little angel’

    To the Editor: In memory of a little girl named Madie Rose Hall stands the most beautiful tree laden with yellow-orange fall foliage. It’s the orangest tree along that side of Tuttle Creek Boulevard, where Madie lost her life .

  • Circles program can help individuals escape poverty

    To the Editor: Last week Gov. Sam Brown-back announced that his administration is developing a new program to provide volunteer mentors to poor Kansas residents who receive social services from the state. He said he was inspired by the successes .

  • Snyder shouldn’t have to ask fans not to give up on Cats

    To the Editor: It hurt, it hurt a lot. I watched the whole game. Had I been in the stadium I can’t say that I would have been able to stay to the end. It hurt because it’s .

  • Sports fans have the right to leave any game early

    To the Editor: I leave it to Coach Snyder whether he should apologize to fans for Saturday’s performance vs. Oklahoma. I do, however, respectfully disagree with Mr. and Mrs. Bryant, who believe the fans that left the stadium early .

  • Housing Authority grateful for help replacing key signs

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, residents and staff, I would like to thank Bart Thomas of Thomas Outdoor Advertising, for his assistance in replacing “Drug Free Zone” signs at our owned and managed properties — Hudson .

  • Hearing on down-zoning an important event

    To the Editor:   There will be an important Planning Board public hearing for the proposed down-zoning of the neighborhood east of City Park Monday evening at 7 in City Hall.   The proposal is intended to stabilize the traditional neighborhood’.

  • Administration blames deficit on low oil prices

    To the Editor: When I heard the news that Kansas revenues were again short, I half thought that Gov. Brownback might call a press conference and announce that he was seriously worried about his policy on tax cuts.  Instead, I .

  • Second Amendment needs to be amended

    To the Editor: I’m sorry, but I fail to see what is so sacrosanct about the U.S. Constitution. I will admit it is an amazing document, and the men who drew it up had tremendous intelligence and vision. .


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