Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | June 20, 2013

    Patrons of USD 378 should address schools’ real needs

    To the Editor: The power of people uniting to obtain a common goal is an amazing thing to witness. The community of USD 378 did just that when the bond issue was put up for special election. Thank you with the deepest gratitude to all voters

  • Letters | June 19, 2013

    Exchange year at MHS was ‘more than fantastic’

    To the Editor: I left Belgium 10 months ago and I have the feeling it was yesterday. The time went so fast; I can’t believe I’ll leave Manhattan in a few weeks. This year has been more than fantastic.

  • Letters | June 19, 2013

    It’s too soon to dismiss income tax cuts as a failure

    To the Editor: I had the opportunity to read Professor Joseph Aistrup’s column on May 31. He suggested that the 2012 tax cuts passed by the Kansas Legislature were a failure.  The fact is the outcome is not yet known, and it is far too

  • Letters | June 19, 2013

    Put Indian statue where it can be truly appreciated

    To the Editor: It is important that we honor Indians, the original residents of our community, but not with a statue in the proposed location at Fourth and Bluemont. The statue should be put where it can be observed and appreciated.

  • Letters | June 18, 2013

    Being an exchange student is a wonderful experience

    To the Editor: My name is Louisa Friederich, and I am from Bavaria, Germany. I have spent my last year as an AFS exchange student in Manhattan, a friendly little town. I lived with my great host family, which consists of Eric, Roni. Emily, Alex

  • Letters | June 16, 2013

    Thanks, Manhattan, KSU, for helping us raise our son

    To the Editor: An African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” As we recently went through high school graduation activities with our son, Andrew, we have reflected on how it took a community to help him grow during the last four

  • Letters | June 14, 2013

    Manhattan residents made the past year unforgettable

    To the Editor: My name is Heléne Dewilde; I am an exchange student from Belgium who attended Manhat-tan High School as a senior last year and graduated in May. I have been living with the Dhuyvetter family for the past 10 months.

  • Letters | June 12, 2013

    Investments in education provide immense returns

    To the Editor: Recent debate on immigration reform centers upon statements in two think tank reports, one by the Cato Institute, the other by the Center for Immigration Reform. The CIR report notes the percentage of immigrant families accessing public aid, while the Cato report

  • Letters | June 11, 2013

    Thanks for a great time at Regional K-State hosted

    To the Editor: My son and I spent the weekend of May 31 to June 2 in your city for the NCAA Region-als. The reason I’m writing to the people of Manhattan and Kansas State University is to compli-ment you on the great reception we received

  • Letters | June 11, 2013

    Why not lower pool fees and make all patrons pay?

    To the Editor: Let me throw a little some-thing on the fire concerning the swimming pool policy of charging non-swimming adults at the Manhattan pools.


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