Tuesday, September 1, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | July 17, 2015

    Westar is overreacting to private solar efforts

    To the Editor: Westar Energy is attempting to punish you if you decide to install a solar panel for part of your electric usage. The company is asking the Kansas Corporation Commission, the board that regulates utility companies, to place a crushing rate on anyone

  • Letters | July 16, 2015

    Don’t hate the Trumpster; he’s right on a lot of issues

    To the Editor: It is widespread practice in the very top echelons of the Republican Party to accuse Donald Trump of “killing the Republican Party.” The Republicans I talk to generally, as well as increasing numbers of Democrats, see Mr. Trump as expressing their personal

  • Letters | July 15, 2015

    Don’t use my tax dollars to sustain discrimination

    To the Editor: I am an old person, so I remember discrimination against Catholics. My husband almost didn’t get his first coaching/teaching job because he was Catholic. We got through that to begin focusing on Jewish people. In the 1970s, we managed a

  • Letters | July 14, 2015

    Further discussion needed on proposed roundabout

    To the Editor: I appreciate the fine job the Mercury and its staff do in bringing the news to the citizens of Manhattan. I would like to comment on the July 12 editorial about the installation of a roundabout at the intersection of Anderson and Kimball

  • Letters | July 13, 2015

    Development worsens central Manhattan flooding

    To the Editor: People may have noticed that the area between the KSU campus and Aggieville and Tuttle Creek Boulevard has been flooding more often of late. On Thursday, July 2, for example, when we received a half-inch of rain in approximately 30 min-utes, Juliette Avenue was

  • Letters | July 13, 2015

    Get it right: F-35 is not a fighter jet; it’s a jet fighter

    To the Editor: In The Manhattan Mercury, Section C, Page 7, Mr. Dale Herspring wrote an item titled “Problems, prospects accompany new fighter jet.” Mr. Herspring has succumbed to the same incorrect terminology that the entire press — television and print — have succumbed to. Namely, that of

  • Letters | July 09, 2015

    Matta’s views, business acumen much appreciated

    To the Editor: My husband, John, to whom I should listen to more often, read last Sunday’s Mercury article on my goals as mayor and said he thought that the quotation attributed to former City Commissioner John Maata read as if it had come

  • Letters | July 09, 2015

    Ruling doesn’t limit rights of clergy; it honors them

    To the Editor: On Tuesday, Gov. Sam Brown-back issued executive order 15-05, “Preservation and Protection of Religious Freedom”.... but the name is a bit confusing. Sound bytes from the governor’s office and many media outlets make it seem as if Kansas clergy are monolithic

  • Letters | July 09, 2015

    Many contributed to success of Kiwanis pancake feed

    To the Editor: On behalf of Solar Kiwanis, we would like to thank the Manhattan Trust Company, Hiland Dairy and Radina’s Bakehouse for their support of our Fourth of July pancake feed fundraiser. Their generous donations — providing our space in Pottorf Hall, orange juice,

  • 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


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