• Let taxpayers choose which teachers deserve extra pay

    To the Editor: Here is a way to provide merit pay to teachers with no impact on the state budget and 100-percent fairness in deciding who should get how much: We simply put a couple of lines at the end .

  • Thanks for supporting Kiwanis pancake feed

    To the Editor: The spirit of the season was clearly evident Dec. 12 during Manhattan Kiwanis Club’s 65th annual Pancake Feed and Silent Auction. More than 500 people came by to enjoy the food, shop for pres-ents and visit with neighbors .

  • Applebee’s manager’s kindness much appreciated

    To the Editor: I would like to thank Gary Couchenour, the manager of Applebee’s restaurant, for being so gracious and kind to me on Monday, Jan. 4. The food was terrific, and may I bring to readers’ attention when purchasing .

  • Governor’s merit pay ideas unworthy of support

    To the Editor: I want to thank the USD 383 Board of Education for its response to the suggestions from the governor regarding merit pay for teachers. The writer of the letter Wednesday was nail on — this is not a new .

  • College students can help shape U.S. public policy

    To the Editor: Thank you for publishing the article, “Are college students really helpless?” This article, published in October, empha-ized the need for American youth to participate in our democracy. To quote that article: “The initiative that matters is the .

  • Wildcats brought class to Liberty Bowl

    To the Editor: On behalf of all the members of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Festival Association, the staff of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and our community volunteers, we want to thank and congratulate Kansas State University. We enjoyed hosting the .

  • Merit pay requires a fair, objective judge

    To the Editor: Regarding merit pay for teachers, this is certainly not a new initiative. I began teaching in Salina in the spring semester of 1969. During the 1970 school year, there was much discussion about merit pay. My dear, dear colleague .

  • Tree lot patronage helps Optimists assist local youth

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club would like sincerely to thank everyone who supported the Optimist Christmas Tree Lot this season. We had another successful year, thanks to those who purchased trees or decorations from us. We would .

  • At K-State, ‘fan experience’ can be genuinely gratifying

    To the Editor: Ever since John Currie arrived at Kansas State, we’ve heard the term “fan experience.”  It’s the aim of the K-State Athletic Department to provide the best fan experience in the Big 12 Conference, perhaps in .

  • 9/11 memorial at MHK is something to behold

    To the Editor: A moment to reflect… We were at Manhattan Regional Airport just before Christmas. In the spacious check-in area, we encountered something remarkable — a beautiful piece of metal imprinting art and a touching memorial to 9/11. This free-standing 4-foot-tall .

  • Officer’s Christmas Eve kindness much appreciated

    To the Editor: I was in a car accident on Christmas Eve. Everyone is fine and walked away with no serious injury. She was able to drive away, I was not. I had an older vehicle, so liability only. Without .

  • Griffith Lumber’s service has won it a loyal customer

    To the Editor: I am writing to praise one of your local businesses, Griffith Lumber Company.   Some time ago, my adult daughter scorched our new Onyx bathroom counter top with her curling iron. Since she knew that Griffith sells Onyx .


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