Tuesday, July 28, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | October 29, 2012

    Harms is a natural leader who despises waste

    To the Editor: I no longer live in Riley County but felt compelled to chime in anyway. I typically vote Republican, but Rod Harms would get my vote because he will without a doubt make the county run more efficiently, which will result in a

  • Letters | October 28, 2012

    Modesitt, Phillips will focus on sound policy, not politics

    To the Editor: We are proud to be supporting Lee Modesitt and Tom Phillips for the Kansas House. Both Lee and Tom are smart, energetic and independent thinkers.

  • Letters | October 28, 2012

    Half-cent sales tax needed to ensure safe roads, bridges

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Riley County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, we are writing in support of the proposed renewal of the half-cent sales tax for purposes of public safety and other reasons.

  • Letters | October 28, 2012

    Harms working to protect residents and property

    To the Editor: We encourage you to vote for Rod Harms for the position of Riley County commissioner, District 3.

  • Letters | October 28, 2012

    Does God care who wins Texas prep football games?

    To the Editor: On page C8 of Oct. 21 Mercury, an article told about a Texas judge’s decision to permit high school cheerleaders to use Biblical quotes on their banners. The authorities, from the governor on down, were quite pleased with this.

  • Letters | October 28, 2012

    Harms’ leadership will be good for Riley County

    To the Editor: I am a past executive director for the Hoisington, Kan., Main Street program. Rod Harms was a member of our board of directors, Economic Restructuring Committee and treasurer for the organization.

  • Letters | October 28, 2012

    Harms knows tax renewal is essential for infrastructure

    To the Editor: Approximately a month ago the Manhattan Mercury published my comments to the editor concerning the newspaper’s policy of charging for printing political letters. Rod Harms, a candidate for Riley County Commission, rose to my challenge, contacted me and ad-dressed my questions

  • Letters | October 28, 2012

    Harms treats people with respect they deserve

    To the Editor: Treat other people as you wish to be treated. Rod Harms does. Examples? I have 101 examples.  

  • Letters | October 26, 2012

    Phillips brings valuable insight to the Legislature

    To the Editor: Riley County is fortunate to have a legislator and candidate for election with the exemplary qualifications and characteristics of Tom Phillips. Tom’s professional background as a consultant in comprehensive and community planning uniquely prepares him for addressing the civic, education and

  • Letters | October 26, 2012

    As a Republican, Modesitt will be more effective

    To the Editor: I wish to greet my former neighbors, the Manhattanites in the 66th District House of Representatives. I served as the district’s representative for six years. As my name has apparently been mentioned in letters supporting Lee Modesitt, the Republican currently running


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