Friday, February 12, 2016

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | November 21, 2015

    Thanks for helping EMS to assist area’s poor, hungry

    To the Editor: Thank you to the community for making our first “Fill the Ambulance” food drive a huge success; 2,138 pounds of food as well as cash donations were donated on Nov. 14 at Dillons Westloop. The generosity of the public surpassed our expectations, and we

  • Letters | November 21, 2015

    Friendship Meal grateful for Pilot Club’s generosity

    To the Editor: A big thank-you to the Little Apple Pilot Club from the Friendship Meal program. Thank you so very much for the apples and gift cards provided for our meal volunteers. They were greatly appreciated. Our delivery drivers and those who volunteer in

  • Letters | November 20, 2015

    Cattle country is no place for foot-and-mouth research

    To the Editor: Dustin Pendell, Ph.D., a 2006 graduate of K-State, recently moved back to KSU from Colorado State University. In October, he published an article in Science Daily titled, “New research shows the simulated economic impact of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak.” He used mathematical

  • Letters | November 19, 2015

    Rejecting Syrian refugees plays into terrorists’ hands

    To the Editor: The recent action of the Brownback administration to ban state agencies from helping to relocate Syrian refugees is short-sighted, wrong-headed, lacking in compassion and simply morally wrong. The refugees fleeing the chaos and death of the Syrian conflict are victims in desperate

  • Letters | November 19, 2015

    Community benefited from military memorabilia display

    To the Editor: During the recent military Veterans Appreciation Week (Nov. 9-13), veterans were able for the ninth time to display our group’s large amount of military memorabilia. This once again took place at the Riley County Service Center. Our display crew would like

  • Letters | November 18, 2015

    Welcome for Vietnam vets brought that war to an end

    To the Editor: On Nov, 6, the United States Army and Major Gen. Wayne Grigsby did a very honorable thing at Fort Riley’s Marshall Field. The general hosted a welcome-home ceremony for more than 100 Vietnam veterans who were in attendance, along with their spouses, families

  • Letters | November 18, 2015

    Thanks for helping us give back to our community

    To the Editor It’s never to late to say “Thank You!” Angels Care Home Health would like to thank the Manhattan community and surrounding counties for their heartfelt generosity during the recent food and undergarment drives. On Oct. 31, 563 pounds of food and $98 in cash

  • Letters | November 17, 2015

    People of all faiths must unite against ISIS terror

    To the Editor: It is time we call the perpetrators of the heinous crimes in Paris, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkey and the rest of the world their given name, not the name they choose, and not the religion they claim. No religion claims them. No country

  • Letters | November 17, 2015

    Landlords who think only of profits are misguided

    To the Editor: It’s the old story once again —  landlords who do not want to be regulated. Some even tell the City Commission and us they are not in “business.” They have some strange ideas that may be attributed to ignorance or to

  • Letters | November 16, 2015

    Rental inspections, rezoning don’t have to be polarizing

    To the Editor: I own a rental property in the area east of City Park that is under discussion for zoning change. I am satisfied that my multiple-dwelling property will be grandfathered in to the new zoning requirements and don’t understand this mighty outcry

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