Tuesday, May 26, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | April 02, 2015

    Dodson wants what’s best for the entire community

    To the Editor: I have known Gen. Mike Dodson for many years. He was in the U.S. Army for 37 years, and I got to know him quite well when he was the commanding general at Fort Riley in the 1990s. Mike is a graduate

  • Letters | April 02, 2015

    Let’s rise above personal attacks and name-calling

    To the Editor: When I read former Manhattan City Commissioner and Mayor Jim Sherow’s April first letter, I thought it was an April Fool’s prank. When I realized it wasn’t, I was saddened that a former elected official would engage in name-calling,

  • Letters | April 01, 2015

    Dodson a proven leader who will serve us superbly

    To the Editor: I try not to write long letters endorsing our friends and neighbors who have selflessly volunteered to direct our great community as commissioners, for three reasons. 1. Most of us only look at the names of the endorsee and the endorser and think

  • Letters | April 01, 2015

    Keep right-wing ideology off our City Commission

    To the Editor: The City Commission race is upon us. I urge you to vote for candidates who will put community before political ideology. Political extremism has no place in our community. At the state level it has crippled the state budget, slashed funding for

  • Letters | March 31, 2015

    City will gain from Dobson’s leadership and experiences

    To the Editor: We are very pleased to have a person with Mike Dodson’s qualifications running for the City Commission, and we fully support him. If you examine Mike’s background and ex-periences, you will discover that he is exceptionally well qualified for the

  • Letters | March 31, 2015

    Electing Morse is a sound investment in Manhattan

    To the Editor: I recommend voting for Linda Morse for City Commission. During the past 20 years, I have served on several local boards with her. She works hard and is dedicated to creating a livable community for all citizens. Her civic experience includes serving on

  • Letters | March 31, 2015

    Ball, Butler and Dodson are best choices for commission

    To the Editor: The office of city commissioner should be filled with individuals who are knowledgeable with having to balance multimillion-dollar budgets and minimizing debt. John Ball, Wynn Butler and Mike Dodson are the only candidates who have this experience. These three have what it

  • Letters | March 30, 2015

    Mandatory voting might resolve voter suppression

    To the Editor: Like pretty much everyone I talk to, I have serious reservations about mandatory voting. There are lots of good reasons NOT to mandate voting.  But then I think… would mandatory voting put an end to all the nastiness about voter suppression?

  • Letters | March 30, 2015

    Butler is ‘fiscally frugal, progressively prudent’

    To the Editor: Wynn Butler has done an outstanding job as mayor and city commissioner. Few commissioners have ever handled this position with as much pro-fessionalism, knowledge and sense of fairness as Wynn Butler. Wynn uses a fiscally frugal, progressively prudent, fact-based approach in problem-solving.

  • Letters | March 30, 2015

    Morse knows our city and how to work with others

    To the Editor: When we founded the English Language Program at K-State in 1986, we first came under the administrative umbrella of Continuing Education. It was there that I met Linda Morse, who served as our registrar. She impressed me with her competence, her integrity and


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