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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | March 15, 2013

    Thanks for assistance with Troop 223 chili feed

    To the Editor: On Feb. 23, Boy Scout Troop 223, sponsored by Crestview Christian Church, held its annual Chili and Chili Dog Feast at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park in an effort to raise funds in support of the scouts’ registration for summer camps and high adventure

  • Letters | March 15, 2013

    Hope expressed that Francis will be a friend to animals

    To the Editor: I was delighted to learn that the newly elected pope chose for himself the name of St. Francis of Assisi, generally known as patron saint of the animals. Indeed, Catholic and Anglican churches hold ceremonies blessing animals on his feast day of

  • Letters | March 15, 2013

    Thanks for assistance with Troop 223 chili feed

    To the Editor: On Feb. 23, Boy Scout Troop 223, sponsored by Crestview Christian Church, held its annual Chili and Chili Dog Feast at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park in an effort to raise funds in support of the scouts’ registration for summer camps and high adventure

  • Letters | March 15, 2013

    New definitions of terms used in local politics

    To the Editor: Please get out and vote on April 2. Here are some of the  frequently used terms (at recent forums) and their new definitions.  These should be helpful to you before you vote:

  • Letters | March 15, 2013

    Elect commissioners who will stand by what they say

    To the Editor: How many times have you seen politicians state one thing on the campaign trail and then do something completely different when elected? How many other politicians make flowery speeches with no “beef”?

  • Letters | March 14, 2013

    We don’t need someone who wants to take over

    To the Editor: Thank goodness our city is not in need of rescue by a candidate who offers his “leadership” to come in and take over to show our bumbling incompetents how it should be done.

  • Letters | March 14, 2013

    Choose candidates reluctant to increase local tax burden

    To the Editor: Shall we join Grace Hwang on a time trip back to the third grade when boys voted for boys and girls voted for girls? Perhaps she would have benefited from my third-grade teacher, Mrs. Collier, who after observing this phenomenon stated she

  • Letters | March 14, 2013

    Elect Ball, Strawn, Hogan to the City Commission

    To the Editor: The central issue in the April city election is the cost of living in Manhattan. We need com-missioners who will take a holistic view and drive down the debt. Let us elect some people with a bit of business sense that will

  • Letters | March 10, 2013

    Development threatens Rock Springs Ranch

    To the Editor: The Kansas Preservation Alliance recently added the Water Wheel Ranch House at Rock Springs Ranch to the state’s Endangered Historic Places list.

  • Letters | March 10, 2013

    Summer program geared to children with autism

    To the Editor: It has become cliché to say it takes a village to raise a child, but for families who are raising a child with an autism-spectrum disorder, it is oh so true. A key component in helping children with autism learn appropriate social


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