Sunday, July 24, 2016

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | July 12, 2016

    Garage sale a fundraiser for research into rare disease

    To the Editor: My family has a rare genetic disorder known as MECP2 Du-plication Syndrome. We are raising money for research and clinical trials on this syndrome.  Symptoms include mental retardation, epilepsy, limited or absent speech and develop-mental regression. I have one nephew who

  • Letters | July 12, 2016

    Kind strangers helped make July 4 parade memorable

    To the Editor: I want to sincerely thank all the people who helped me after I fell on the pavement while walking to the parade on July 4 in Wamego. I do not have their names, but they know who they are. Two couples, also walking

  • Letters | July 11, 2016

    Boyd’s judgment flawed;  vote for Marvin Rodriguez

    To the Editor: Headline: Riley County commissioners, under political pressure in an election year, refuse the pay hike they gave themselves this year. Important side note: For the past three years, they voted themselves the same pay hikes that greatly exceeded the cost-of-living raises given

  • Letters | July 11, 2016

    It’s not ‘too early yet’ to eliminate Donald Trump

    To the Editor: The first line in Friday’s Mercury editorial was, “It’s too early yet to pick a presidential candidate…” I have to ask, what color is the sky in a world where it is too early to eliminate Donald Trump as an

  • Letters | July 11, 2016

    County should support development outside city

    To the Editor: I disagree with your opinion in the editorial of July 5. First of all, nothing about expenditures by the Riley County Commission is “routine.” I am confident that approval of the budget and of individual expenditures throughout the year is done with due

  • Letters | July 05, 2016

    In the United States, no one tells us what to say or not say

    To the Editor: I will be frank. I don’t like Donald Trump. There are things about Trump that deeply offend me. I think that his mindset is dangerous for the United States. Yet the very fact that he is protected by the U.S.

  • Letters | June 29, 2016

    Get involved in auction to help strengthen families

    To the Editor: Circles Manhattan works to reduce poverty in our community through programming designed to build support and strengthen families. Our first class began in March 2015, and the individuals involved have now been with the program for 15 months. We have truly built a community

  • Letters | June 29, 2016

    Begin Independence Day at Kiwanis Pancake Feed

    To the Editor: Please mark your calendars and join us at for the Kiwanis Pancake Feed from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, July 4, in Pottorf Hall at the Riley County Fairgrounds. For $6, you will receive pan-cakes two sausage links, milk or chocolate milk or orange juice

  • Letters | June 27, 2016

    Catbackers Club pleased with local involvement

    To the Editor: On June 6, the Manhattan Catbackers did what all 28 Catbacker Clubs across Kansas do each spring — we met our goals of having fun, raising K-State fans and raising funds to support our KSU student athletes through the Ahearn Fund. We had a super

  • Letters | June 25, 2016

    AFS exchange year full of good memories

    To the Editor: I am Laure Pierreux, an 18-year-old AFS exchange student from Brussels, Belgium, who attended Manhattan High School as a senior last year. The Sutliff Sanders family hosted me, and I really would like to thank them for all the support, the love

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