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  • E-cigs are a solution, not another problem

    To the Editor: Manhattan city commissioners, I see where you’re coming from with this electronic cigarette ban; — I truly do. Cigarettes are dangerous to health; they harm others through second-hand smoke and are just disgusting. And I can understand .

  • Let us strive for peace in our world of violence

    To the Editor: We live immersed in three powerful myths: 1) that fear trumps love, 2) that might makes right and 3) that violence is somehow redemptive. Our Lord Jesus, the Christ, delivers us from these and other tragic misconceptions. For 500 years now, .

  • Fire department grateful to caring community

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Fire Department would like to say thank you for all the assistance we received at the fire on Oct. 17 at 1401 College Ave. The teamwork from our emergency services partners was again unmatched, as they graciously .

  • Veterans military display at local senior center

    To the Editor: The 10th annual veterans military display will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday through Friday at the Riley County Senior Center, 412 Leavenworth St. This excellent display will consist of U.S. and foreign military .

  • Endorsement letters: Levi Smith eager to work hard on commission

    To the Editor: As a Republican, I won’t reward county commissioners who unanimously voted to create the Public Building Commission, which stripped us of the right to vote on important issues. Instead, we need to elect some new people .

  • Endorsement letters: Vote ‘No’ on retention of high court justices

    To the Editor: My name is Larry Heyka and I am the proud father of Brad Heyka. who was murdered by brothers Reginald and Jonathan Carr on Dec. 15, 2000, in Wichita. Brad grew up in Dodge City and graduated from Dodge .

  • On mascot issue, ‘We have plowed up a snake’

    To the Editor: While thinking about the Manhattan High mascot issue, it became apparent that this is just the tip of the iceberg. What about our state of Kansas? After all, didn’t that evolve from the Kanza or Konza .

  • Endorsement letters: Carlin is a committed advocate for education

    To the Editor: Sydney Carlin has been a principled, devoted representative of our community. In a time when too many enter politics with the intent to exclude, diminish, dismantle and then deny the ill effects of poor policy, Sydney has .

  • Endorsement letters: Vote to retain justices, independent judiciary

    To the Editor: It is vitally important and encouraged that all citizens this year vote in the courts’ retention elections. The Kansas Constitution requires the Kansas Supreme Court justices and courts of appeals judges be placed on the General Election .

  • Endorsement letters: Commissioners ignore needs of rural residents

    To the Editor: As a Keats resident, I have grown dissatisfied with the current Riley County Commission because I feel that we rural residents are left out of the decisions and government in general. I’m voting for Levi Smith .

  • Endorsement letters: Let Wells’ experience continue to serve us

    To the Editor: One candidate for Riley County Commission has 40 years of business management experience. Levi Smith has none. One candidate pays county property taxes. Smith does not. Make the only wise, educated choice for county commissioner; choose Ron Wells .

  • Does Brownback face or duck responsibility?

    To the Editor: Revenue for October for the State of Kansas fell short of estimates by $12.7 million. The state’s budget gap is now around $75 million. Gov. Sam Brownback blames low prices in agriculture and energy as the causes of .


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