Sunday, October 4, 2015

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | October 03, 2015

    Faculty’s offensive language cost K-State two ‘A’ students

    To the Editor: I read with interest the article in last Sunday’s paper “KSU cites tougher standards as enrollment falls to 24,146.” It would be interesting to see reasons students left Kansas State University or chose other institutions. Both of my daughters left KSU for

  • Letters | October 03, 2015

    Manhattan Catholic Schools grateful for auction support

    To the Editor: Thank you to all the individuals, businesses and volunteers who contributed to the success of the Manhattan Catholic Schools 32nd benefit auction, “Fall in the Flint Hills,” Sept.26 at the St. Thomas More Utopia Room. A special thank-you goes to our honorary

  • Letters | October 03, 2015

    Privatizing USPS would end universal mail access

    To the Editor: This is in response to the editorial, “Privatize the Postal Service,” by the Orange County, Calif., Register that appeared in the Mercury on Sept. 30. The article contains many of the canned talking points that “postal privateers” have circulated for years. As someone

  • Letters | October 02, 2015

    Peace Auditorium jubilee was a memorable occasion

    To the Editor: A big thank-you goes to all the performers who made the Diamond Jubilee celebration of Peace Memorial Auditorium, “Remembering the 101,”  such a wonderful event. The youngest performers came from Northview Elementary School. They were the Jammin’ Northstars, a 40-member choir directed

  • Letters | October 02, 2015

    Latest U.S. mass shooting is heartbreaking, infuriating

    To the Editor: I am both heartbroken and mad as hell. There is absolutely no excuse for the United States to have the number of mass shootings that have occurred over the last 10 years. Some say that we can’t tread on the Second Amendment,

  • Letters | October 02, 2015

    Help Cats for Cans fight hunger in Riley County

    To the Editor: Can you believe how fast this school year is flying by? It feels like just yesterday we were gearing up for students to be back in Manhattan for the start of classes, and now we’re here in the middle of fall

  • Letters | October 02, 2015

    Junction City paid due respect to Legion leader

    To the Editor: On Sept. 27, I attended a dinner and a reception at Junction City’s American Legion Post 45 honoring the American Legion’s national commander, Dale Barnett, from Georgia. He is traveling across Kansas and visiting with military veterans and their families to ensure

  • Letters | October 01, 2015

    Via Christi’s services for rape victims inadequate

    To the Editor, The availability of services for survivors of rape and child sexual abuse was the topic of a recent “I Wonder” column. The column reports that Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is seeking a part-time nurse to add to the one currently on

  • Letters | September 29, 2015

    Join the Circle and help end poverty in Manhattan

    To the Editor: More than 50 million Americans, including 16 million children, live in poverty. That number continues to rise at an alarming rate, and it doesn’t just affect those who are poor. Poverty is linked to societal problems such as crime, poor health, food insecurity,

  • Letters | September 29, 2015

    Rotarians share in credit for advances against polio

    To the Editor: Congratulations to all Rotarians, and particularly those of the Manhattan Rotary clubs. When I was a child, I was not allowed to drink at a public drinking fountain, and you Rotarians were pushing yourselves to fund Dr. Jonas Salk to develop the

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