Letters

  • Thanks, Manhattan, for sharing your great city

    To the Editor: My name is Florian Wirsen and I am an AFS exchange student from Muenster, Germany, who attended Manhattan High School last year..

  • Start Independence Day at Kiwanis pancake feed

    To the Editor: On Thursday, July 4, the Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan will hold its annual pancake feed fundraiser at Pottorf Hall at the Riley County Fairgrounds from 7:30 to 11 a.m. This fundraiser allows us to provide support to youth .

  • Exchange year was filled with wonderful experiences

    To the Editor: “Bye, I love you! See you in five months again!” With those words, my family let me go to the USA. I am Stephanie Wimmer from Austria; on that day I had no idea what to expect. .

  • Why fault Havenstein? He has done a superb job

    To the Editor: I’m writing to take exception to something that was written in the sports section of the Sunday, June 23, Mercury. It was an article about Steve Fritz being named head boys basketball coach at Riley County High .

  • Manhattan is blessed with many outstanding mentors

    To the Editor: In the summertime here in Manhattan, parents and families are fortunate to have many good activities and programs to select from in making arrangements to fill their children’s days with healthy fun..

  • Many contributed to success of recent ‘Taste of the Ville’

    To the Editor: Thank you, thank you, thank you! Saturday evening, June 8, the second “Taste of the Ville” was held in Aggieville. And what an evening it was. This important fundraiser for PEO Chapter IL was truly a great experience .

  • We’re fortunate to have an independent judiciary

    To the Editor: The recent sentence imposed by our district court judge John Bosch in a tragic drunk driving case has generated a lot of comment..

  • 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 .


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