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  • USD 378 voters can move ‘Falcons Forward’

    To the Editor: Though we are currently making our home in the Green Bay area, many of our friends and family members are patrons of Riley County schools. As graduates of Riley County High School and with the intent to .

  • Dodson wants what’s best for the entire community

    To the Editor: I have known Gen. Mike Dodson for many years. He was in the U.S. Army for 37 years, and I got to know him quite well when he was the commanding general at Fort Riley in the 1990.

  • Let’s rise above personal attacks and name-calling

    To the Editor: When I read former Manhattan City Commissioner and Mayor Jim Sherow’s April first letter, I thought it was an April Fool’s prank. When I realized it wasn’t, I was saddened that a former elected .

  • Dodson a proven leader who will serve us superbly

    To the Editor: I try not to write long letters endorsing our friends and neighbors who have selflessly volunteered to direct our great community as commissioners, for three reasons. 1. Most of us only look at the names of the endorsee .

  • Keep right-wing ideology off our City Commission

    To the Editor: The City Commission race is upon us. I urge you to vote for candidates who will put community before political ideology. Political extremism has no place in our community. At the state level it has crippled the .

  • City will gain from Dobson’s leadership and experiences

    To the Editor: We are very pleased to have a person with Mike Dodson’s qualifications running for the City Commission, and we fully support him. If you examine Mike’s background and ex-periences, you will discover that he is .

  • Electing Morse is a sound investment in Manhattan

    To the Editor: I recommend voting for Linda Morse for City Commission. During the past 20 years, I have served on several local boards with her. She works hard and is dedicated to creating a livable community for all citizens. Her .

  • Ball, Butler and Dodson are best choices for commission

    To the Editor: The office of city commissioner should be filled with individuals who are knowledgeable with having to balance multimillion-dollar budgets and minimizing debt. John Ball, Wynn Butler and Mike Dodson are the only candidates who have this experience. .

  • Mandatory voting might resolve voter suppression

    To the Editor: Like pretty much everyone I talk to, I have serious reservations about mandatory voting. There are lots of good reasons NOT to mandate voting.  But then I think… would mandatory voting put an end to all .

  • Butler is ‘fiscally frugal, progressively prudent’

    To the Editor: Wynn Butler has done an outstanding job as mayor and city commissioner. Few commissioners have ever handled this position with as much pro-fessionalism, knowledge and sense of fairness as Wynn Butler. Wynn uses a fiscally frugal, progressively .

  • Morse knows our city and how to work with others

    To the Editor: When we founded the English Language Program at K-State in 1986, we first came under the administrative umbrella of Continuing Education. It was there that I met Linda Morse, who served as our registrar. She impressed me with .

  • Ball has characteristics vital for a city commissioner

    To the Editor: There are four things I must have in a city commissioner: integrity, experience and involvement and the time to devote to studying complex issues. John Ball has all four. John Ball gets my vote. Go to JohnBallKs..


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