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  • May Fake Patty’s Day be peaceful and positive

    To the Editor: This Saturday, Fake St. Patty’s Day will once again occur in Manhattan. With the combined efforts from all of Manhattan, it will come and go without any negative occurrences. The Board of Directors of the Landlords .

  • We all see things differently; let’s not be quick to judge

    To the Editor: Like anything else, the definition of responsibility is in the mind of the person who uses that word. In other words, it means different things to different people. As a mental patient, to me it means I .

  • Thanks to thousands, MLA book sale was a big success

    To the Editor: The Polar Vortex could not stop local citizens from their quest for a good book last weekend. Thousands braved sub-zero temperatures to make the Manhattan Library Association’s book sale the most successful ever. Children and adults .

  • Bergman students fortunate to have Richard for music

    To the Editor: As a parent, I understand the responsibilities of never getting a day off.  However, this year one teacher at Frank V. Bergman Elementary School has stood out to me as especially responsible in demonstrating his tireless .

  • What now for women’s reproductive health services?

    To the Editor: While the sale of Mercy Regional Health Center to the Via Christie giant may be financially beneficial for Mercy, it is a serious loss for the women served in this geographic area. The loss of local access .

  • To view homosexuality as a religious issue is wrong

    To the Editor: Most Kansans expect legislators to resurrect the “Religious Freedom Bill” at some point. Before that happens, I would like to share an important fact for your consideration. Homosexual people are born that way, just as heterosexual people .

  • Residents of Riley, too, remember Ehlers fondly

    To the Editor: I read with interest the articles in the Manhattan Mercury last week regarding the passing of Walter Ehlers and his place in history as a great American and the only Manhattan resident to receive the Congressional Medal .

  • It’s true; I’m heterosexual

    To the Editor: I have thought about this for a long time and don’t want to put it off any longer. I have decided it is finally time to public. Well, here goes… I want to announce that I .

  • Was governor painting picture of students’ future?

    To the Editor: I couldn’t help wondering if our esteemed governor was telling the Wilson Elementary School child pictured in the Feb. 25 edition how he was going to continue reducing the resources that the child’s teachers had to .

  • Unqualified ambassadors hardly unique to Obama

    To the Editor: Dale Herspring’s Feb. 23 column, “Obama picks incompetent ambassadors,” attacked the current administration for putting politics ahead of professionalism in choosing diplomats. Though he did not cite a source, Herspring claimed that 50 percent of the Obama admin-istration’.

  • ‘Thanks, but no thanks’ for religious liberty bill

    To the Editor: Carl Sandburg is quoted as saying, “The ugliest word in the English language is exclusion.” Upon reading House Bill 2453 and considering the possible ramifications, we believe that this bill would actually increase exclusion and discrimination in our .

  • Mercury reviewer aside, ‘Philomena’ is amazing

    To the Editor: Quite the contrary of your local arts critic, I found the film “Philomena” very entertaining. And I hope his review won’t dissuade others from seeing this very engrossing, moving, often funny film, which is based on .


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