Tuesday, May 5, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | October 28, 2012

    Does God care who wins Texas prep football games?

    To the Editor: On page C8 of Oct. 21 Mercury, an article told about a Texas judge’s decision to permit high school cheerleaders to use Biblical quotes on their banners. The authorities, from the governor on down, were quite pleased with this.

  • Letters | October 28, 2012

    Harms’ leadership will be good for Riley County

    To the Editor: I am a past executive director for the Hoisington, Kan., Main Street program. Rod Harms was a member of our board of directors, Economic Restructuring Committee and treasurer for the organization.

  • Letters | October 28, 2012

    Harms knows tax renewal is essential for infrastructure

    To the Editor: Approximately a month ago the Manhattan Mercury published my comments to the editor concerning the newspaper’s policy of charging for printing political letters. Rod Harms, a candidate for Riley County Commission, rose to my challenge, contacted me and ad-dressed my questions

  • Letters | October 28, 2012

    Harms treats people with respect they deserve

    To the Editor: Treat other people as you wish to be treated. Rod Harms does. Examples? I have 101 examples.  

  • Letters | October 26, 2012

    Phillips brings valuable insight to the Legislature

    To the Editor: Riley County is fortunate to have a legislator and candidate for election with the exemplary qualifications and characteristics of Tom Phillips. Tom’s professional background as a consultant in comprehensive and community planning uniquely prepares him for addressing the civic, education and

  • Letters | October 26, 2012

    As a Republican, Modesitt will be more effective

    To the Editor: I wish to greet my former neighbors, the Manhattanites in the 66th District House of Representatives. I served as the district’s representative for six years. As my name has apparently been mentioned in letters supporting Lee Modesitt, the Republican currently running

  • Letters | October 26, 2012

    Thanks to the community, 60th Lee BBQ was special

    To the Editor: I would like to thank all those who attended and supported the 60th annual Lee School Chicken BBQ last Friday. This year proved to be a great celebration as well as a success. The BBQ started 60 years ago focused on fundraising, but

  • Letters | October 26, 2012

    Wells has the knowledge, experience county needs

    To the Editor: I believe Ron Wells would have a positive impact on our community if he were elected to the Riley County Commission.

  • Letters | October 26, 2012

    Carlin’s devotion to our area has served citizens well

    To the Editor: Sydney Carlin has resided in Manhattan for more than 40 years. It’s where she married, raised four children and obtained her bachelor’s degree at Kansas State University.

  • Letters | October 25, 2012

    Carlin a longtime advocate for most vulnerable Kansans

    To the Editor: Sydney Carlin is a proven advocate for services for our most vulnerable citizens — children, those with mental illness, and those with disabilities.  Please support Sydney on Nov. 6.


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