Friday, June 24, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | June 24, 2016

    Cultural experiences were highlights of exchange year

    To the Editor: It’s hard to believe that, I, Jana Eder from Austria, will be leaving this country after spending 11 months as an AFS exchange student in a special place called Wamego! So many people have made this year wonderful, and I want to

  • Letters | June 24, 2016

    Ryan’s duty is to the people, not to the GOP or to Trump

    To the Editor: Paul Ryan stated in an interview that he could not avoid endorsing Donald Trump because, as the House leader, it is his job to lead the institution, not to support a chasm. But, his job is to lead the government, not the

  • Letters | June 23, 2016

    Participants, donors made Relay for Life a success

    To the Editor: I would like to take thank everyone who generously supported the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Riley County and braved the heat on Saturday, June 11. I have been involved with Relays across Kansas for more than 25 years, so I

  • Letters | June 23, 2016

    Herington a nice change for Berlin exchange student

    To the Editor: My name is Nina Hueller, and I am an AFS exchange student from Berlin, Germany. When I first heard that I would live one year in Herington, Kansas, I was disappointed that I would not live at the beach or in a

  • Letters | June 22, 2016

    Can we now stop blaming Brownback for everything?

    To the Editor: I wonder if the front-page story in the Monday, June 20, Mercury will mean an end to the blaming of Gov. Sam Brownback for everything wrong in Kansas these days. We know oil prices have been down and that plane sales have been

  • Letters | June 22, 2016

    MCS grateful for support of annual golf tournament

    To the Editor: Manhattan Catholic Schools’  faculty and staff would like to thank all the participants and sponsors that supported the 29th annual Manhattan Catholic Schools Golf Tournament. The tournament was held Monday, June 13, at Stagg Hill Golf Course. Thank you to our corporate

  • Letters | June 21, 2016

    Reviewer captured Pillar’s work well

    To the Editor: Richard Harris’s excellent review of Paul R. Pillar’s “Why America Misunderstands the World” in Sunday’s Mercury succinctly captures the author’s thesis, which Mr. Pillar identifies as “National Experience and Roots of Misperception.” The Mercury headline, “ ‘American exceptionalism’ and

  • Letters | June 21, 2016

    Thanks, Manhattan for great ‘life in a year’

    To the Editor: My name is Magnus Bernskov; I am a 17-year-old AFS exchange student from Denmark who attended Manhattan High School last year as a junior. I live with the Hafen family with three brothers; they are fun, crazy and genuine. This year was

  • Letters | June 20, 2016

    Restaurants, residents made ‘Taste of the ‘Ville’ a success

    To the Editor: The members of P.E.O. Chapter IL want to thank all the Manhattanites who purchased tickets and enthusiastically attended the fifth annual Taste of the ’Ville in Aggieville on Saturday, June 11. Your support helped raise money for local charities and women’

  • Letters | June 18, 2016

    Christians must protect, commit to lifestyle of peace

    To the Editor Orlando…What’s a Christian to do? First, I hope you’re angry. I hope you’re ticked in a holy way. Jesus at times was righteously angry. Of course, our scripture says, “Be angry, but don’t sin.” Ephesians 4:6. I start


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