Letters

  • New residents’ sewer bills should be based on usage

    To the Editor: I moved into a new home in late January 2013 that is part of a homeowners association. The association pays for lawn watering. Therefore, my individual water usage and individual sewer usage are identical. I was surprised that .

  • Mercury should apologize to Roberts; he was right

    To the Editor: A few weeks ago, after a few words of kindness, to appear fair, you criticized Senator Pat Roberts’ call for the resignation or firing of Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. .

  • On issue of self-defense, be smart and be safe

    On issue of self-defense, be smart and be safe To the Editor: There are many things people say about self-defense: “You don’t need to study empty hand self-defense; just carry a gun.” “It’s no good to carry a .

  • Manhattan Chamber’s gifts popular at California event

    To the Editor: We would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Wamego Chamber of Commerce and the Oz Winery for supporting our annual Community Awards Gala on November 2. The evening was a huge .

  • KSU Marching Band has been great all season long

    To the Editor: I’d like to thank the Kansas State University Marching Band for the terrific halftime shows it has  performed for K-State football fans this season. What a gift these young people have given to the K-State faithful. .

  • Support Wamego’s efforts to erect a veterans memorial

    To the Editor: Gary McCloud, commander of American Legion Post 172, will talk Sunday about the veterans memorial to be constructed in the Wamego City Park. The occasion will be a community dinner at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church to honor all .

  • K-State bands proud to be part of our Wildcat family

    To the Editor: We at the K-State bands would like to thank all of you for the incredible hospitality and response you showed us and the Iowa State Marching Band during last weekend’s Fort Riley Day football game and .

  • DAR honored to support America’s military veterans

    To the Editor: The Daughters of the American Revolution supports veterans of the United States and their military service. Our national defense has been supported by these fine men and women during their military service. The freedom our country has .

  • Where should society look to turn people from suicide?

    To the Editor: In a recent issue of the Mercury, there were two apparently unrelated detailed articles dealing with related issues, namely, the marked in-crease in the rate of suicides in Kansas and the decrease in funding for mental health .

  • Mail carrier’s kind act sets a positive example

    To the Editor: On a recent Saturday I want for a walk in the neighborhood. I was walking along McDowell Avenue when I noticed a mail truck coming up the street. There was a house where the people had apparently .

  • K-State Marching Band is one of region’s gems

    To the Editor: We in this land of purple have many things to be proud of. The Pride of Wildcat Land, t he Kan-sas State University Marching Band, is one of those at the very top of the list.  .

  • MHS has long been blessed with fine coaches, teachers

    To the Editor: Your special feature on the football teams at Manhattan High School in the late 1980s brought back many great memories of that era for those of us who were very close to the program.  The parents .


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