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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | July 07, 2013

    The hardest part is leaving friends you won’t see again

    To the Editor: Hello! My name is Thora Omarsdottir, and I’m an ex-change student from Iceland. Last August I arrived here with no expectations or any idea what was about to happen in the next 10 months. I was both nervous and excited. I had

  • Letters | July 07, 2013

    Manhattan has become Norwegian’s second home

    To the Editor: Hey, my name is Jakob Borgen and I have been an exchange student in Manhattan through the AFS exchange program since Aug, 10, 2012. Now you have learned something about me, but what have I learned from you? So much.

  • Letters | July 04, 2013

    Randolph was a great place to spend an exchange year

    To the Editor: My name is Felix Tsigos; for the past school year, I was an exchange student with AFS. I attended Blue Valley High School in Randolph while living with the Todd and Sally Olson family outside Olsburg.

  • Letters | July 03, 2013

    Light sentence for fatal DUI sends the wrong message

    To the Editor: Residents of Kansas were left in shock recently when the sentence for the offender of a drunk driving fatal crash was announced. As a resident of Tonganoxie and a member of MADD’s State Advisory Board, I have to ask, what message

  • Letters | July 03, 2013

    Thanks, Manhattan, for sharing your great city

    To the Editor: My name is Florian Wirsen and I am an AFS exchange student from Muenster, Germany, who attended Manhattan High School last year.

  • Letters | July 02, 2013

    Start Independence Day at Kiwanis pancake feed

    To the Editor: On Thursday, July 4, the Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan will hold its annual pancake feed fundraiser at Pottorf Hall at the Riley County Fairgrounds from 7:30 to 11 a.m. This fundraiser allows us to provide support to youth groups in the Manhattan area.

  • Letters | July 02, 2013

    Exchange year was filled with wonderful experiences

    To the Editor: “Bye, I love you! See you in five months again!” With those words, my family let me go to the USA. I am Stephanie Wimmer from Austria; on that day I had no idea what to expect. I had never been to

  • Letters | July 01, 2013

    Why fault Havenstein? He has done a superb job

    To the Editor: I’m writing to take exception to something that was written in the sports section of the Sunday, June 23, Mercury. It was an article about Steve Fritz being named head boys basketball coach at Riley County High School for the coming year.

  • Letters | July 01, 2013

    Manhattan is blessed with many outstanding mentors

    To the Editor: In the summertime here in Manhattan, parents and families are fortunate to have many good activities and programs to select from in making arrangements to fill their children’s days with healthy fun.

  • Letters | June 27, 2013

    Many contributed to success of recent ‘Taste of the Ville’

    To the Editor: Thank you, thank you, thank you! Saturday evening, June 8, the second “Taste of the Ville” was held in Aggieville. And what an evening it was. This important fundraiser for PEO Chapter IL was truly a great experience for anyone wanting to sample


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