Saturday, July 23, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | July 16, 2016

    Huelskamp is a principled, hard-working conservative

    To the Editor: What has Rep. Tim Huelskamp done for you lately? He signed onto a letter with dozens of other members of Congress demanding answers from FBI Director James Comey about his shocking recommendation not to indict Hillary Clinton.  He co-sponsored the Fairness for

  • Letters | July 14, 2016

    Say ‘Thanks’ to police and firefighters

    To the Editor: Dallas Police Chief David Brown: “We don’t feel a lot of support most days.” We often tell the military members we meet, “Thank you for your service and all you do.” But how often do we express appreciation to the firefighters

  • Letters | July 14, 2016

    What’s gotten into our elected officials?

    To the Editor: So, Gov. Sam Brownback, the anti-Robin Hood, and his knights in the Kansas Legislature wish to render the Supreme Court impotent. And Riley County Commissioner Ron Wells joins in by advocating disregard for the U.S. Constitution in the form of muzzling

  • Letters | July 13, 2016

    Kaw Valley Special Rodeo focuses on fun, not winning

    To the Editor: The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association will be sponsoring the 23rd annual Kaw Valley Special Rodeo for children with special needs. We would like to extend the invitation to children ages 5 to 12 years old to sign up for it. The rodeo will begin

  • Letters | July 13, 2016

    Intellectually, emotionally, let’s not slam our doors shut

    Intellectually, emotionally, let’s not slam our doors shut To the Editor: Drowning in a sea of negative news that made me want to cry, I recently made a clumsy attempt to lighten the news with a report on my article in Mensa’s international

  • Letters | July 12, 2016

    Mercury should support MATC request, not criticize it

    To the Editor: The Mercury editorial on July 10 went into unusual local history and an attempt at facetiousness to denigrate the Manhattan Area’s Technical College request to the City of Manhattan for $300,000 in economic development money. MATC has more than doubled its enrollment over

  • Letters | July 12, 2016

    Thanks for making Kiwanis pancake feed a big success

    To the Editor: Once again our Solar Kiwanis July 4 Pancake Feed was a huge success, thanks to the generous donations of local businesses and the attendance of more than 425 hungry local citizens. We would like to thank The Trust Company for providing the rental of

  • Letters | July 12, 2016

    Garage sale a fundraiser for research into rare disease

    To the Editor: My family has a rare genetic disorder known as MECP2 Du-plication Syndrome. We are raising money for research and clinical trials on this syndrome.  Symptoms include mental retardation, epilepsy, limited or absent speech and develop-mental regression. I have one nephew who

  • Letters | July 12, 2016

    Kind strangers helped make July 4 parade memorable

    To the Editor: I want to sincerely thank all the people who helped me after I fell on the pavement while walking to the parade on July 4 in Wamego. I do not have their names, but they know who they are. Two couples, also walking

  • Letters | July 11, 2016

    Boyd’s judgment flawed;  vote for Marvin Rodriguez

    To the Editor: Headline: Riley County commissioners, under political pressure in an election year, refuse the pay hike they gave themselves this year. Important side note: For the past three years, they voted themselves the same pay hikes that greatly exceeded the cost-of-living raises given


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