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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | December 05, 2012

    Let’s check again before fighting a war against Iran

    To the Editor: Dale Herspring ends his most recent op-ed column by asking, “What will Obama do about Iran’s pursuit of nuclear wea-pons?”

  • Letters | December 05, 2012

    Many have contributed to trauma center project

    To the Editor: We appreciate the Mercury’s publishing “Hospital of Hope,” a story about our studio project for the design of a trauma center in Roatan, Honduras. We have received many compliments and good wishes as a result of Brian Richardson’s fine article.

  • Letters | December 04, 2012

    Obama presides over a modified autocracy

    To the Editor: Had a conversation recently about our democracy and what is happening. It is my view that we do not have a democracy, but a modified autocracy, which is defined by a president with power through executive fiat, regulations, government unions, liberal courts

  • Letters | December 04, 2012

    Rural firefighters really rose to occasion in recent blaze

    To the Editor: Thank you to Pat Collins and the firefighters from Manhattan Township, Blue Township and Wabaunsee County for their quick response in keeping a bad situation from turning into a disastrous one.

  • Letters | December 04, 2012

    Replace lukewarm editorial with front-page headlines

    To the Editor: While you started your Nov. 26 editorial, “Concealed carry revisited,” with “We’re not fans of concealed carry gun permits,” you did concede, “It’s never-theless impressive that only 44 of the more than 51,000 Kansans who have been issued permits since 2007 have been charged

  • Letters | December 03, 2012

    Planning is essential both for aging and caregiving

    To the Editor: A recent letter writer (Nov. 29) was upset by an article de-scribing the burdens of caring for ill or elderly relatives. She wants physicians to help people commit suicide when they think they are a burden on their caregiver.

  • Letters | December 02, 2012

    Kiwanis pancake feed will celebrate returning member

    To the Editor: On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Manhattan Kiwanis Club will host our 62nd consecutive pancake feed at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. This year’s “feed” will provide the club and the public a chance to welcome back a Manhattan Kiwanis Club member who

  • Letters | December 02, 2012

    Please support pageant for young area girls

    To the Editor: Last year, I had the honor of resurrecting the Miss Manhattan/Miss K-State Wildcat Pageant after an almost 15-year absence.  Sophia Tolentino, Miss Manhattan, and Danielle Hill, Miss K-State Wildcat, along with Hannah Conroy-Philbrook, Miss Pottawatomie, did a fantastic job representing

  • Letters | December 02, 2012

    Breadbasket needs help

    To the Editor, The Flint Hills Breadbasket, your local food pantry, needs your help. The Breadbasket was established in 1982 to help feed those less fortunate in Manhattan. Maribeth Kieffer, the executive director, and her staff of two are doing a tremendous job executing our mission

  • Letters | November 30, 2012

    Is Black Friday surpassing Thanksgiving as a holiday?

    To the Editor: Thanksgiving, I’m afraid, is being squeezed out of existence. The lovely holiday when we gather together with friends and family for a meal, as did our Pilgrim fathers, to thank God for being in a free land and for bringing us


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