Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | May 10, 2013

    Article on Seaton appreciated

    To The Editor: Thanks to the Mercury for last Sunday’s front page story on the many accomplishments of Ed Seaton, its publisher.

  • Letters | May 09, 2013

    Iris Day has been canceled but don’t miss July iris sale

    To the Editor: For many years we, the members of the Flint Hills Iris Society, have enjoyed sharing our love of iris with you on Mother’s Day. This year, however, due to the cold spring, the iris aren’t blooming yet, so we have

  • Letters | May 09, 2013

    Kansas’ two senators are among ‘servants of the NRA’

    To the Editor: In recent weeks, both of my Kansas senators have responded to my letters relating to gun violence.

  • Letters | May 08, 2013

    Thanks for help with MHS after-prom party

    To The Editor: I would like to thank the volunteers who gave their time to help chaperone the Manhattan High School After Prom Party. I would also like to thank the businesses that donated coupons to the event. Orange Leaf, Vista Burger, and Wendy’s

  • Letters | May 06, 2013

    Let’s try to have everyone armed, at work and at play

    To the Editor: The recent deluge of applications for concealed weapon permits leaves me a bit perplexed. A better way to go, I think, would be for everyone to wear a holster on his belt. That way you would know whom to provoke and whom

  • Letters | May 06, 2013

    How will armed students make college classes safer?

    To the Editor: I am growing increasingly disturbed by the inability of Congress to take any meaningful action on gun control. I am even more distressed at our state government taking actions that at best are useless demonstrations of political power, and at worst are

  • Letters | May 06, 2013

    Bag Lady Auction was fun, and a successful fundraiser

    To the Editor: The Bag Lady Auction Commit-tee, along with the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc. would like to thank all of the sponsors, donors and volunteers who helped make the evening a great success.

  • Letters | May 05, 2013

    Find a teacher this week and offer thanks or a hug

    To the Editor: This week, May 6-10, is National Teacher Appreciation Week, with Tuesday designated as National Teacher Day. It is the goal of the National Teachers Hall of Fame, Emporia State University, and the National Education Association to have everyone in America thank at

  • Letters | May 05, 2013

    Too many of us find excuses to resist growing as people

    To the Editor: As someone who has suffered from mental illness for over 45 years, mental health is a subject that I have a lot to say about. I have a different perspective from most people on the subject, as a self-defense expert and a gun

  • Letters | May 05, 2013

    Support of Ethiopia Reads fundraiser appreciated

    To the Editor: “Imagine a place without books,” challenged Jane Kurtz, author of “Lanie, the 2010 American Girl Doll of the Year.” Ms. Kurtz shared inspirations for her writing and her work as a founder of Ethiopia Reads at an event last Sunday at Manhattan’s

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