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  • Motorcyclists, contributors essential to benefit’s success

    To the Editor: Our family had a very happy girl on September 21 when so many bikers gathered and rode for the Benefit for Sabrina and Jonathan Pirotte. There were more than 60 bikers, and it was quite a sight to see .

  • Pirotte family grateful for support after accident

    To the Editor: We would like to express our appreciation to everyone who participated in any way in the Benefit Run for Sabrina and Jonathan Pirotte on September 21. We offer a special tribute to all the bikers who went “Cruizin’ .

  • Obama should be bringing staunch partisans together

    To the Editor: Like most everyone, I’m pretty disgusted with Congress.  I want to also offer some criticism of the media (mainstream and fringe) for keeping the fires stoked, encouraging notions of no compromise.  Fair and Balanced .

  • Mercury handled story of theater worker correctly

    To the Editor: Normally I tend to move on after reading the opinions of others, but sometimes a nerve that caffeine normally keeps calm pops out and just rubs the wrong way to where one just has to respond. The .

  • Elect representatives who reflect Kansans’ compassion

    To the Editor: Our representative in Cong-ress, Tim Huelskamp, tells those who need food stamps to “Go pick up trash in a road ditch,” yet his brother received federal farm help to the tune of $1,6 million from 1995 to 2011. The CEO .

  • It’s a joy to live in a town where honesty is practiced

    To the Editor: When I lost my wallet about a week ago, I somehow knew it would be returned to me. Having lived in Manhattan for eight years, I have developed a deep-rooted faith in its people’s honesty and .

  • Youth, disabled enjoyed special two-day deer hunt

    To the Editor: Recently, 25 people experienced an event they will remember the rest of their lives. Saturday and Sunday, Sept.  7 and 8, was part of nine-day special deer hunting season for youth and disabled sports-persons. Those 25 hunters were 16 or younger .

  • Tea partiers’ position on health care is hypocritical

    To the Editor: Congressional tea partiers are nearly hysterical in their opposition to the Affordable Care Act, and yet all members of Congress are provided excellent health care, paid for by tax-payers. The larger question, then, is whether citizens of .

  • Paper should have reported what fired employee said

    To the Editor: What has happened to journalism? On September 26, the Mercury ran a story about Ms Megan May losing her job at Carmike Seth Child Cinema due to her anti-military statements on Facebook.  The story failed to provide .

  • Cartoon mocking tea party ‘untruthful and disgusting’

    To the Editor: Do you really believe there is a tea party person who looks like the “goon” in the cartoon that you published Thursday, September 26? Do you know of any tea party person who feels the way that the .

  • Guth’s comments don’t merit mistreatment by state

    To the Editor: My God, is is unbelievable that David Guth’s career should be in jeopardy because of something he said or tweeted. Only a dummy, or a troublemaker, would think that he would like to see the children .

  • Obamacare numbers aren’t all they’re cracked up to be

    To the Editor: I read with interest the story of September 25 on Obamacare numbers being lower than expected. It’s wonderful to have figures provided to back up your story especially, those provided by Kathleen Sebelius..


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