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Letters

  • Editorial, column get a lot wrong on Ukraine, Crimea

    To the Editor: The Mercury’s March 20 editorial, “US should help the ‘real’ Ukraine,” and Dale Herspring’s March 23 column, “Right or wrong, Putin is an opportunist,” share a common problem. They both make factual errors and present facts in .

  • As dedicated to teaching as Snyder is to football

    To the Editor: Last week I was in Chattanooga, Tenn. My wife was at a bridge tournament and I was touring the sites. I was wearing my purple K-State jacket and purple K-State hat. I was at the Battles for .

  • We’re lucky in Manhattan to have good rehab support

    To the Editor: We all know that as we age, parts of our bodies, like parts on old automobiles, fall apart or have to be replaced. I recently had my second replacement part installed — a “new left hip.” One arrives .

  • Thanks to all who helped with lawn mower clinic

    To the Editor: The annual Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic was held March 11 at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. This is a cooperative event put on by KSU Riley County Extension and the Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club. The purpose of the .

  • We don’t need head of the RCPD to be elected

    To the Editor: Thank you for Sunday’s editorial regarding SB463, a bill that would make the head of the RCPD an elective office, and your subsequent coverage. Certainly we need professional leadership in the RCPD. We do not need .

  • More citizen involvement could be of benefit to RCPD

    To the Editor: A letter to the editor I wrote a few years ago drew some discussion regarding the Riley County Law Board. The Sunday Mercury editorial stated that some Law Board members are city and county commissioners and some .

  • Anderson-Hudson crossing is hazardous for children

    To the Editor: I thought I would submit this for publication as I have yet to receive any plan to fix this potential problem. I emailed a version of this letter to the city and/or the mayor of Manhattan .

  • Enjoy 4-H Straight Shooters competition this weekend

    To the Editor I would like to invite the people in Riley and Pottawatomie counties interested in youth activities to attend the Riley/Pottawatomie 4-H Straight Shooters matches on March 22 and 23.   The BB gun match will begin at 8 a.m. .

  • Fake Patty’s Day a winner, thanks to countless people

    To the Editor: Another Fake Patty’s Day celebration has come and gone. As I read in the Mercury, it appears that the Riley County Police Department handled about the same load as always. The Emergency Medical Service was maybe .

  • Sherow an honorable man who would serve us well

    To the Editor: It used to be a thrill when a friend announced that he was seeking election to our U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. In those days, intelligence and diplomacy were admired in those who had the .

  • Shrine Circus has brought joy, laughter to thousands

    To the Editor: Only in Kansas… A drunken driver who hit and killed multiple people was sentenced to probation and rehabilitation. Shortly there-after, a Kansas judge sentenced a man who killed his own cat to two years in prison. Have .

  • Floersches epitomize good local ownership, service

    To the Editor: We hear frequent chatter about bringing jobs to Manhattan and keeping the profits local. I believe in this with a passion, and I would like to applaud two brothers who I would like to see celebrated and .


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