Saturday, November 28, 2015

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | October 02, 2015

    Peace Auditorium jubilee was a memorable occasion

    To the Editor: A big thank-you goes to all the performers who made the Diamond Jubilee celebration of Peace Memorial Auditorium, “Remembering the 101,”  such a wonderful event. The youngest performers came from Northview Elementary School. They were the Jammin’ Northstars, a 40-member choir directed

  • Letters | October 02, 2015

    Latest U.S. mass shooting is heartbreaking, infuriating

    To the Editor: I am both heartbroken and mad as hell. There is absolutely no excuse for the United States to have the number of mass shootings that have occurred over the last 10 years. Some say that we can’t tread on the Second Amendment,

  • Letters | October 02, 2015

    Help Cats for Cans fight hunger in Riley County

    To the Editor: Can you believe how fast this school year is flying by? It feels like just yesterday we were gearing up for students to be back in Manhattan for the start of classes, and now we’re here in the middle of fall

  • Letters | October 02, 2015

    Junction City paid due respect to Legion leader

    To the Editor: On Sept. 27, I attended a dinner and a reception at Junction City’s American Legion Post 45 honoring the American Legion’s national commander, Dale Barnett, from Georgia. He is traveling across Kansas and visiting with military veterans and their families to ensure

  • Letters | October 01, 2015

    Via Christi’s services for rape victims inadequate

    To the Editor, The availability of services for survivors of rape and child sexual abuse was the topic of a recent “I Wonder” column. The column reports that Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is seeking a part-time nurse to add to the one currently on

  • Letters | September 29, 2015

    Join the Circle and help end poverty in Manhattan

    To the Editor: More than 50 million Americans, including 16 million children, live in poverty. That number continues to rise at an alarming rate, and it doesn’t just affect those who are poor. Poverty is linked to societal problems such as crime, poor health, food insecurity,

  • Letters | September 29, 2015

    Rotarians share in credit for advances against polio

    To the Editor: Congratulations to all Rotarians, and particularly those of the Manhattan Rotary clubs. When I was a child, I was not allowed to drink at a public drinking fountain, and you Rotarians were pushing yourselves to fund Dr. Jonas Salk to develop the

  • Letters | September 26, 2015

    Stop using highway funds to solve state’s fiscal woes

    To the Editor: Kansas has a respected history of high-quality, long-term transportation programs that have invested billions into infrastructure. Those investments have benefited us all by attracting businesses to Kansas, constructing safer highways and creating an estimated 175,000 jobs for Kansas workers; the current T-WORKS program

  • Letters | September 26, 2015

    Deadline nears to order bricks for county memorial

    To the Editor: We’d like to remind the citizens of Manhattan and Riley County that twice a year, bricks bearing the names of veterans and loved ones are placed in the patio area of the Riley County Armed Forces Memorial. Names to be added

  • Letters | September 25, 2015

    KSU, Big 12 overreacted to a contrived controversy

    To the Editor: I read this week of the decision by Kansas State University administrators to impose internal sanctions and suspend the director of bands for one game. I read the statement by the university president of the inquiry by the Big 12 Conference and the

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