Friday, June 24, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | April 20, 2016

    Earth Day anniversary a time to rethink habits

    To the Editor: With the 47th annual observance of Earth Day approaching, this is a great time to explore more effective ways of slowing climate change and conserving Earth’s natural resources for future generations. A 2010 U.N. report charged animal agriculture with genera-ting 19 percent

  • Letters | April 18, 2016

    Gratitude and respect go to county volunteer firefighters

    To the Editor: As Riley County fire chief, I want to thank all those men and women who are firefighters in Riley County and the surrounding counties for their dedication and efforts above and beyond the call of duty this spring.  Especially those who

  • Letters | April 18, 2016

    Join 12th annual poetry recitation in City Park

    To the Editor: Spring is still springing as nature’s poetry rises in earth and air.  It’s time to reawaken your visions, dust off your senses and get ready for the 12th annual Enid Stover Memorial Poetry Recitation in the Rose Garden of City

  • Letters | April 16, 2016

    USD 378 patrons should support bond issue May 3

    To the Editor: The stalling by a very vocal group to prevent a bond issue for school improvements in USD 378 has gone on for four or more years, yet there are definite needs to be addressed in the district regarding classrooms and extended curriculum. Each

  • Letters | April 16, 2016

    Mushroom hunt leads to a unforgettable episode

    To the Editor: With mushroom hunting season upon us, I have a story that needs to be told. Some three to four years ago, after attending an insurance sales meeting in Wichita, I drove off K-96 Bypass onto I-135 and immediately headed for the fast

  • Letters | April 15, 2016

    Relay for Life is making a difference against cancer

    To the Editor: A cancer diagnosis can trigger may different emotions: fear, grief, anger, or even betrayal. It may seem like the end — the end of happiness, of life, of the world. In reality, it’s only the beginning — the beginning of a journey in

  • Letters | April 14, 2016

    Kassebaum’s service to Flint Hills exemplary

    To the Editor: The Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation will recognize Nancy Kassebaum Baker as our 2016 Friend of the Flint Hills this Saturday, for her exemplary service as an elected official who has been instrumental in preserving the Flint Hills, which she calls home. Nancy

  • Letters | April 13, 2016

    CASA volunteers perform services that are invaluable

    To the Editor: The Second Week of April is “Volunteer Appreciation Week,” and I want to honor our CASA volunteers at Sunflower CASA. “What is the essence of Life?  To service others and to do good.” - Aristotle (384-322 BC). Sunflower CASA advocates are

  • Letters | April 13, 2016

    More study won’t preserve water in Ogallala Aquifer

    To the Editor Percolating slowly for 3 million years in a saturated gravel bed that varies from more than 1,000 feet thick in Nebraska to a few feet in southwest Texas, the Ogallala Aquifer slept quietly until shortly after World War II, when diesel-powered pumps replaced windmills.

  • Letters | April 11, 2016

    Renting dwellings is a big business worth regulating

    To the Editor: It is refreshing to have a mayor and City Commission who want to bring Manhattan into the 21st century with a population that has some familiarity with principles of civics. At last, the fact that most residents of Manhattan are renters has


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