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Letters

  • Obama created his problems

    Nolan Carlson’s letter on July15 deserves a response. Basically, Mr. Carlson blames most of the attacks on and criti-cisms of President Obama on racism, prejudice, ignorance and that old standby, “It is George Bush’s fault” as well as .

  • It’s been a wonderful year in an ‘utterly amazing town’

    To the Editor: My name is Oliver Liebe, and I am an exchange student from Denmark. My year in the U.S. has been an amazing adventure, an emotional roller coaster of longing for home and wanting to stay — but .

  • Let’s end victim-blaming in cases of sexual assault

    To the Editor: Last Sunday, The New York Times ran a front-page story on the experience of a student (who agreed to be identified by her first name, Anna) at an East Coast college. Anna allegedly endured a criminal sexual .

  • Ensuring Obama’s failure only weakens our country

    To the Editor: I am bewildered and saddened at the way our president and first lady are treated by many in this country. The personal attacks from the extreme right wing denigrating their appearance and color are reprehensible. Terrible depictions .

  • “Expressions” need to be spelled out in stories

    To the Editor: What is a “sac fly” or a “drivers ed”? Both of these “expressions” were used this past week in The Mercury. My opinion, but isn’t a newspaper supposed to show some adherence to proper English? I .

  • Special Rodeo for kids with special needs

    To the Editor: The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association will be sponsoring the 2lst 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 .

  • Thanks for help with pancake feed

    To the Editor: The Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan thanks all of those who shared pancakes, sausage, and eggs with us on the morning of July 4 at Pottorf Hall. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed having a large .

  • Make a point to fly flag, thank soldiers on July 4

    To the Editor: The United States of America is celebrating 238 years of independence on July 4. Gen. George Washington’s army fought what it believed in — God, home and country. Soldiers in the Revolutionary Army sacrificed their lives and paved the .

  • Renewed awareness can prevent next tragedy

    To the Editor: I almost hit a bicyclist the other day. I was driving at dusk near City Park. Pausing at a stop sign, I began turning right. The biker suddenly appeared in my headlights. I hit the brake pedal — .

  • President Ford said it best, long before soccer defeat

    To the Editor: Echoing in my mind in the wake of the U.S. soccer team’s loss Tuesday evening is the reassuring sentiment expressed so profoundly by President Gerald Ford in August of 1974. My fellow Americans, our long national .

  • Enjoy holiday pancakes and help us help local youth

    To the Editor: The Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan has held a Fourth of July Pancake Feed in conjunction with Thunder Over Manhattan and its predecessors for the past 15 years. Unfortunately, there will be no thunder Over Manhattan fire-works show .

  • Genealogical updates help people in family searches

    To the Editor: The Riley County Genealogical Society has recently digitized its library card catalog. If you are interested in researching your family history, we have a wealth of resources for you. All our information is now searchable online on .


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