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  • Not all Native Americans want MHS to replace mascot

    To the Editor: As a Native American and an alumna of Manhattan high School, I am so tired of out-of-state Indians wanting to force the removal of our mascot. When I was an MHS student, I felt more connected to .

  • Let’s get to know Muslims instead of condemning them

    To the Editor: It is so easy to think the worst of those we do not know, to attribute to them only negative qualities. We see or hear examples of this almost daily. If we first see strangers as Democrats .

  • Three generations of angels helped me in just one week!

    To the Editor: This letter is belated, but its message and gratitude are still just as vivid as when the events happened. On Oct. 21, I was on my way home in the 5 p.m. traffic going west just past the .

  • Holiday Music Spectacular was a truly wonderful show

    To the Editor: I had the wonderful privilege of attending the third annual Holiday Music Spectacular on Tuesday, Dec. 15. People of Manhattan who did not attend really missed out. Not only was the music and singing superb, but it was .

  • In-home veterinary care greatly appreciated

    To the Editor: We had a situation recently in which our beloved pet, Patriot, a retired service dog born at KSDS in Washington, Kansas, needed help. Hers was the first litter born after 9/11, so she and her six sisters all .

  • Thanks for helping us ‘Fill the Ambulance’

    To the Editor: Riley County EMS was humbled by the generosity from the public for our second “Fill the Ambulance” food drive on Dec. 12 at Dillons Westloop, benefiting the Flint Hills Breadbasket. Your overwhelming support of this effort provided a .

  • Presidential leadership void leaves opening for Trump

    To the Editor: In these stressful times of hardship for so many Americans, we are hearing the shouts and insults from a man who wants to be president. Donald Trump is fulfilling the frantic need for a leader who is .

  • Huelskamp’s flyer is a bit selective in data it presents

    Huelskamp’s flyer is a bit selective in data it presents To the Editor: My family recently received another  glossy mailing from U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp. The latest one, celebrating “Small Business Saturday,” states he is “defending small businesses .

  • ‘Let’s let P.F. Sloan’s music linger with us a little while’

    To the Editor: I was sorry to read of song-writer P.F. Sloan’s recent death. The studio rat who wrote “Must to Avoid” and “Hold On” one night for a Herman’s Hermits movie was also responsible for “Take .

  • Put working families first; save essential tax credits

    To the Editor: During the holiday season, we take stock of what we’re thankful for and look forward to time with family and friends. But 1 in 7 Americans today struggles to put food on the table during the holidays and .

  • ‘First They Came…’

    To the Editor: I messed a little with the late Rev. Martin Niemoller’s famous statement “First They Came…”  and came up with the following: “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out — Because I .

  • Let’s treat Muslims as we would like to be treated

    To the Editor: I am disgusted by Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, and it makes me fear for Muslims in our country as his followers have taken to attacking Muslims out of hatred, ignorance and unwarranted fear. I lived in .


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