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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | February 24, 2013

    Even legal abortions cause physical, emotional issues

    To the Editor: I read with interest the recent letter from Marie Peterson, “State abortion efforts likely to increase suffering and deaths.”

  • Letters | February 24, 2013

    Super Bowl ad should say, ‘And God Made a Mexican’

    To the Editor: Dodge Ram’s Super Bowl ad, “And God Made a Farmer,” captured more attention and touched more hearts — old and young, urban and rural — than any of the other multi-million dollar commercials.

  • Letters | February 21, 2013

    Community should do more to meet needs of homeless

    To the Editor: I saw a short article in the Mercury recently about the overload of seniors to the Wichita homeless shelter. So I went to our Manhattan Emer-gency Shelter (MESI) to see if there was any increase of senior citizen homelessness here in Manhattan.

  • Letters | February 21, 2013

    Time has come to allow liquor sales at grocery stores

    To the Editor: My name is Nate Swalley. I am a resident of Manhattan and am currently the store director for Hy-Vee at 601 Third Place. Hy-Vee has been a part of the Manhattan community for over three years.

  • Letters | February 20, 2013

    Strawn is a proven leader who is solution-oriented

    To the Editor: Bob Strawn is running for City Commission. He’s experienced, having served as our mayor before. I know that Bob is effective, practical and very good at listening to the concerns people have. He is very much about finding solutions that everyone

  • Letters | February 20, 2013

    Mercury ought to give pro-life position equal time

    To the Editor: Thrice more it has occurred — no publicity. First, unless I happened to miss any of the write-ups, there was no mention or publicity about the interdenominational Rally for Life at the state Capitol in Topeka on Jan. 22. Despite the very cold weather,

  • Letters | February 17, 2013

    Library is gearing up for its annual book sale

    To the Editor: As chairs of Manhattan Public Library’s Book Committee, we want to thank the patrons who donate their used books, the librarians at the Information Desk who collect the donations and the volunteers who collectively put in more than 1,000 hours this past

  • Letters | February 17, 2013

    America cannot correct all of its leaders’ mistakes

    To the Editor: Sometimes we wonder what is going on. President Jimmy Carter, to be kind or politically correct or whatever, gave the Panama Canal, which the United states had built, to the Panamanian government. More recently, the Panamanian government was in need of cash,

  • Letters | February 15, 2013

    Many contributed to success of RSVP’s Sweetheart Dance

    To the Editor: The second annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance was a huge success. We couldn’t have done this without the generous support of our sponsors, Little Apple Toyota Honda and the K-State Federal Credit Union.

  • Letters | February 15, 2013

    We have strong candidates; don’t become a ‘free-rider’

    To the Editor: How would you describe the people of Manhattan to a stranger? “They put on their purple and rush to fill the stadium?” No. this is about the community of Manhattan. Its vigorous support, or lack of it, is measured in how many

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