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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | February 20, 2013

    Mercury ought to give pro-life position equal time

    To the Editor: Thrice more it has occurred — no publicity. First, unless I happened to miss any of the write-ups, there was no mention or publicity about the interdenominational Rally for Life at the state Capitol in Topeka on Jan. 22. Despite the very cold weather,

  • Letters | February 17, 2013

    Library is gearing up for its annual book sale

    To the Editor: As chairs of Manhattan Public Library’s Book Committee, we want to thank the patrons who donate their used books, the librarians at the Information Desk who collect the donations and the volunteers who collectively put in more than 1,000 hours this past

  • Letters | February 17, 2013

    America cannot correct all of its leaders’ mistakes

    To the Editor: Sometimes we wonder what is going on. President Jimmy Carter, to be kind or politically correct or whatever, gave the Panama Canal, which the United states had built, to the Panamanian government. More recently, the Panamanian government was in need of cash,

  • Letters | February 15, 2013

    Many contributed to success of RSVP’s Sweetheart Dance

    To the Editor: The second annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance was a huge success. We couldn’t have done this without the generous support of our sponsors, Little Apple Toyota Honda and the K-State Federal Credit Union.

  • Letters | February 15, 2013

    We have strong candidates; don’t become a ‘free-rider’

    To the Editor: How would you describe the people of Manhattan to a stranger? “They put on their purple and rush to fill the stadium?” No. this is about the community of Manhattan. Its vigorous support, or lack of it, is measured in how many

  • Letters | February 12, 2013

    Konza Kampers have fun and support local programs

    To the Editor: Are you someone who enjoys traveling with your camper or rig? If so, you might be interested in joining a camping club, the Konza Kampers. This club gets together once a month, usually the second weekend, for six campouts in the warmer

  • Letters | February 12, 2013

    Landlords of Manhattan to hold candidate forum

    To the Editor: On April 2, the residents of Manhattan will vote to fill three of the five seats on the City Commission, the governing board of the City of Manhattan. These five people will decide what amount of property tax money you will pay to

  • Letters | February 10, 2013

    Brownback’s proposals undercut state revenue

    To the Editor: The interwoven subjects of budget and taxes I believe should be considered as a whole-state picture — including the state’s needs — and that taxes are an insurance policy funded by all to meet various particular needs.

  • Letters | February 10, 2013

    Nuss well-versed on needs of young, old in Manhattan

    To the Editor: We are very fortunate to have Debbie Nuss as a candidate for the Manhattan City Commission.

  • Letters | February 08, 2013

    State abortion efforts likely to increase suffering, deaths

    To the Editor: An article in the Feb. 4 Manhattan Mercury reports that Tony Powell was to be sworn in to the Kansas Court of Appeals this week. Powell, appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback, was a leader among anti-abortion Republicans while he was in the Legislature.


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