Saturday, August 1, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | July 08, 2015

    Pack Wells Arena for ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo’

    To the Editor: The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association’s ninth annual “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo” is at 8 p.m. Friday, July 24, in CiCo Park during the Riley County Fair. This special night of the three-day Kaw Valley PRCA Rodeo honors cancer survivors and

  • Letters | July 07, 2015

    I didn’t oppose regional approach, I supported it

    To the Editor: Please let me set the record straight.  In last Sunday’s paper, Mayor McCulloh stated I was an opponent of regional planning and the notion of cooperation with the Flint Hills Regional Council (FHRC).  She went on to state I

  • Letters | July 07, 2015

    Local Realtor makes good impression in Branson

    To the Editor: While on vacation in Branson, Mo., last week, we returned to our car in a shopping area parking lot to find a business card on the windshield from Laurie Berard, a Realtor with High Pointe Realty in Manhattan, telling us that she

  • Letters | July 06, 2015

    Can we get any more moral than executing killers?

    To the Editor: What a delicious experience it was to read the June 28 column by your reporter, Chris Haxel. He has developed a wonderful low-key “voice” when too many over-reach when trying to be funny. I loved his reference to his budding career as a

  • Letters | July 06, 2015

    Usage, not fees, should determine our electric bills

    To the Editor: Westar Energy has proposed to the Kansas Corporation Commission (the KCC, our state utility regulatory board) an increase in the monthly service charge that we all pay. The charge now is $12 a month. Westar proposes to in-crease the fee to $27 a month

  • Letters | July 05, 2015

    Thomas More congregation to miss Father Zimmerman

    To the Editor: We, the Spirit Spreaders group (there are nine of us) from the Light of the World Retreat at Thomas More Catholic Church, wish to publicly thank Father Don Zimmerman, our beloved pastor and active Manhattan community servant, for his service the past 13

  • Letters | July 05, 2015

    Life in a small Kansas town impresses Spanish student

    To the Editor: Hello! My name is Pablo Herrera, a 16-year-old AFS exchange student from Spain. This year I was a sophomore at Rock Creek High School. When I looked at Kansas, I thought it was going to be hard for me to live here;

  • Letters | July 03, 2015

    Legislature needn’t meddle in local government matters

    To the Editor: Shades of “Big Brother.” According to an Associated Press article in Sunday’s Mercury, the Kansas Legislature proposes to limit how local government can spend revenue increases generated by increases in property values. Cities, counties and townships are closer to their voters

  • Letters | July 03, 2015

    Westar’s proposed solar rates target family systems

    To the Editor: Solar energy is naturally democratic. Like rain, it falls on your house and mine. And unlike coal, nuclear power or natural gas, it’s hard for monopolies to corner the market. You own the wiring in your house and its roof, and

  • Letters | July 03, 2015

    People make the difference, and people here are great!

    To the Editor: The girl who came to America 10 short months ago had no confidence in herself and a terrible lack of self-esteem. The girl who’s going back to Norway is much more confident, has an agreeable amount of self esteem and a slightly


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