Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | November 13, 2015

    Editorial cartoon on Carson only gave ‘legs’ to lies

    To the Editor: The Mercury’s editorial board covered itself in shame Tuesday, Nov. 10, when choosing to print a political cartoon exploiting an attempted character assassination of Republican presidential candidate Benjamin Carson. The subsequently-discredited smear attack, launched late last week from the POLITICO website, concerned

  • Letters | November 11, 2015

    Plan now to donate blood during ‘Keep the Drive Alive’

    To the Editor: We would like to encourage all eligible blood donors and those interested in learning about donation to participate in the sixth annual Keep the Drive Alive blood drive, which will be held Nov. 19-20 in Manhattan. Keep the Drive Alive was started

  • Letters | November 11, 2015

    Anyone else have a bad experience with Asplundh?

    To the Editor: We had an absolutely disheartening experience Monday morning with Asplundh: disrespectful, incompetent and destructive. We wrote a letter of protest to Asplundh, 10575 Widmer Road, Lenexa, KS 66215. Has anyone else had such an experience with Asplundh?

  • Letters | November 09, 2015

    Please join effort to fight hunger in Manhattan

    To the Editor: We never like to think about people going hungry in our community. We can make a difference, whether it’s 1$ or $100. Your donation to the Flint Hills Breadbasket can help stop hunger in our community. The Flint Hills Breadbasket is at 905 Yuma

  • Letters | November 09, 2015

    Ceremony for Vietnam vets was greatly appreciated

    To the Editor: I’m a Vietnam veteran, and when the article came out in the paper about the ceremony at Fort Riley, my wife said I should go. I read the article and thought, really, it’s a little late. I talked with a

  • Letters | November 09, 2015

    Manhattan Circles can help residents rise from poverty

    To the Editor: For the past two years I have been working with community leaders to help address Manhattan’s poverty in a new way. A dream has come true in the establishment of Circles Manhattan, which just celebrated its first year as an organization

  • Letters | November 06, 2015

    Residents welcome to enjoy military memorabilia display

    To the Editor: For the ninth year in a row, four local retired military members will team up with Army Airborne (Heritage Platoon) members for a display of military items in the Riley County Senior Center. This display will combine activities of World War I,

  • Letters | November 06, 2015

    It isn’t just ‘progressives’ who support downzoning

    It isn’t just ‘progressives’ who support downzoning To the Editor: The effort to downzone the area east of City Park has become very heated. I believe that Chuck Henderson, whose letter was published earlier this week, is misinformed about this initiative. One of the

  • Letters | November 05, 2015

    Downzoning will protect the area east of City Park

    To the Editor: I would like to urge the City Commission to support the proposed downzoning of the neighborhood east of City Park. The interests of landlords there will be sufficiently protected by grandfathering. However, no one has so far protected the rights of owner-occupants

  • Letters | November 05, 2015

    Lack of Social Security COLA makes life harder for seniors

    To the Editor: I am writing to express my deep disappointment in the recent announcement that there will not be a cost-of-living increase for Social Security beneficiaries next year. As health-care costs continue to rise, the strain on seniors like me is becoming unmanageable — especially

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