Monday, August 3, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | August 03, 2015

    Infant-toddler services a community asset

    To the Editor: I have appreciated the Mercury’s recent attention to services for children with special needs. It is important that families are aware of what is available to them so they can make informed choices that support their priorities and concerns around the

  • Letters | August 03, 2015

    Question of NBAF release is when, not if

    To the Editor: Could someone please remind me why we are supposed to be happy that NBAF will study even more deadly diseases? When the lab operates on Plum Island, the releases from accidents (or intentional mistakes) blow out to sea. When, not if, something

  • Letters | July 31, 2015

    Many contributed to success of 2015 Riley County Fair

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Riley County Extension staff, thanks to all who helped make the Riley County Fair and Kaw Valley Rodeo a success in 2015. The Riley County Fair is always a good community gathering, and this year’s fair was great.

  • Letters | July 30, 2015

    Learn about community services at Everybody Counts

    To the Editor: Everybody Counts is hosting its fourth community celebration on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 900 block of Yuma Street. Nearly 40 community social service agencies and community-based organizations will set up booths in the grassy area west of the

  • Letters | July 30, 2015

    Why do so many smart people do dumb things?

    To the Editor: I was born in Council Grove and have lived within 50 miles of Manhattan and its places of higher education for all but three years of my life. I am used to being around smart people. I have just one question for all

  • Letters | July 27, 2015

    Via Christi is committed to care of disabled children

    To the Editor: I want to thank Joel Jellison for his article on pediatric therapy in Manhattan. No Stone Unturned provides a much-needed service in the area for disabled children. I would just like to add that for more than 15 years, Via Christi Therapy Center

  • Letters | July 26, 2015

    Thanks for enthusiastic support of Municipal Band

    To The Editor: Thank you to all the supporters of the 95th version of the “100-member” Manhattan Municipal Band! Your attendance at our concerts this summer was incredible, and your response was truly appreciated. Thank you for a great summer of band music, and we

  • Letters | July 22, 2015

    Is Kasich too compassionate to prevail in GOP primaries?

    To the Editor: John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, who has announced his candidacy for election to the presidency of our republic, wants to leave a record of public service that will merit a just reward in heaven on Judgment Day. This is admirable;

  • Letters | July 21, 2015

    Organization takes new approach to ending poverty

    To the Editor: The level of poverty in Riley County is shocking. According to The State of the Family study performed by KSU and the Department for Children and Families, 17.7 percent of children in Manhattan live in poverty. That’s one in six children living

  • Letters | July 21, 2015

    Americans have options to costly poultry products

    To the Editor: The U.S. egg industry is reeling from a colossal outbreak of avian flu, mostly among egg-laying chickens. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48 million birds, accounting for 11 percent of the nation’s egg-laying hens, have been slaughtered in the


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