Letters

  • Letter writer’s ignorance of concealed carry shows

    To the Editor: This is in reference to the letter, “It’s not always wise to carry concealed weapons,” in Sunday’s Mercury..

  • It’s not always wise to carry concealed weapons

    To the Editor: In the Rudyard Kipling poem about the five blind men and the elephant, the blind men are used as symbols for the way we see the world. In the writings of Plato, the same sort of image .

  • Peace Memorial Auditorium has been one of city’s gems

    To the Editor: I was saddened to see that the Peace Memorial Auditorium at City Hall will be taken down. There is something special about heavy burgundy or taupe curtains being opened amidst silence from an unlighted audience. Then the .

  • Have we all forgotten what ‘forgiveness’ means?

    To the Editor: This is concerning the situation involving the young man driving drunk who in an accident killed the two young people..

  • Alas, not all trees are alike; some are steel and plastic

    To the Editor: Well, I suppose people get used to anything or else our wives would have kicked us men out long ago. However, I am having a little trouble getting used to the cell phone tower “disguised” as a .

  • Exchange year has been one of great experiences

    To the Editor: Hello! Mv name is Alice Ghilardi, and I am a 17-years-old AFS exchange student from Italy. I haven’t realized yet that in a few days I’ll return to my home country. I’m so glad .

  • 60-day is an outrage in double-fatal DUI crash

    To the Editor: I read in disbelief the 60-day jail sentence given by District Judge John Bosch to the double killer Miles Theurer. While driving drunk the wrong way on a one-way section of highway, Theurer caused the head-on collision .

  • Patrons of USD 378 should address schools’ real needs

    To the Editor: The power of people uniting to obtain a common goal is an amazing thing to witness. The community of USD 378 did just that when the bond issue was put up for special election. Thank you with the .

  • Exchange year at MHS was ‘more than fantastic’

    To the Editor: I left Belgium 10 months ago and I have the feeling it was yesterday. The time went so fast; I can’t believe I’ll leave Manhattan in a few weeks. This year has been more than fantastic..

  • It’s too soon to dismiss income tax cuts as a failure

    To the Editor: I had the opportunity to read Professor Joseph Aistrup’s column on May 31. He suggested that the 2012 tax cuts passed by the Kansas Legislature were a failure.  The fact is the outcome is not yet known, .

  • Put Indian statue where it can be truly appreciated

    To the Editor: It is important that we honor Indians, the original residents of our community, but not with a statue in the proposed location at Fourth and Bluemont. The statue should be put where it can be observed and .

  • Being an exchange student is a wonderful experience

    To the Editor: My name is Louisa Friederich, and I am from Bavaria, Germany. I have spent my last year as an AFS exchange student in Manhattan, a friendly little town. I lived with my great host family, which consists .


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