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  • City Commission traditions deserve members’ respect

    To the Editor: The Sunday editorial on the City Commission urged a focus on policies rather than on personalities. That seems appropriate, but so are policies and practices of fairness. Such a respect for traditions of fairness tends to reinforce .

  • Transparency essential if county wants voters’ trust

    To the Editor: As the Board of County Commissioners for Riley County continues to discuss the possibility of creating a public building commission, the more the public should be provided facts and figures on previous building purchases and building projects .

  • Articles by professors only demean our state leaders

    To the Editor: We just had an election in Kansas. All the Republican officeholders, from Gov. Sam Brownback down, won easily. There was not one close contest, as had been predicted by the polls and the media. I am very .

  • Look beyond bottom line in judging Discovery Center

    To the Editor: Writer Andrew Wayne recently opined on your editorial page about how distressed he was that the Flint Hills Discovery Center wasn’t making money. Or was it that it was losing too much — or was he just .

  • Merrick should classify lawmakers as nonproducers

    To the Editor: Congratulations to State Rep. Ray Merrick for discovering that government employees produce nothing. This group of non-producers includes lawyers, stockbrokers, doctors, state auditors, teachers, retail clerks, etc. They are called service workers, and they generate 79 percent of .

  • Online retailers should be required to collect sales tax

    To the Editor: As the owners of Big Poppi Bicycle Shop, we have witnessed a variety of changes that have had an impact on our industry. We have adapted to address each situation.  As business owners, we welcome competition from .

  • Thanks for being a voice for those who feel voiceless

    To the Editor: As a black student at K-State and as a black woman in America, I want to thank you for choosing to show the black community in a positive light. In this time of struggle, many reporters are .

  • Manhattan benefits from Snyder’s influence

    To the Editor: A few weeks ago, I read in our local newspaper (The Times West Virginian) some comments from KSU Coach Bill Snyder about the purpose, status, etc., of college football today. I told my husband at the time .

  • What’s with the sarcasm in ‘I Wonder’ answers?

    To the Editor: I had a slight issue with the answer to the Sunday “I Wonder” question about where all the students go at halftime of KSU football games. Are the responses typically that sarcastic? It seemed to be a .

  • Don’t miss holiday music Monday at Peace Auditorium

    To the Editor: The Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium, in partnership with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a music fraternity at Kansas State University, will present the “Holiday Music Spectacular” on the stage of Peace Memorial Auditorium, 1101 Poyntz Ave., at 7 p..

  • Enjoy pancakes, auction at annual Kiwanis event

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Kiwanis Club will hold its 64th annual pancake feed and silent auction from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. This event has become a Manhattan tradition for many .

  • Many contributed to success of Veterans Day forum

    To the Editor: The staff at Manhattan Public Library would like to thank the distinguished group of Vietnam veterans who participated in the Veterans Day forum at the Wareham Opera House on Nov.11. We appreciate the time and effort of .


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