Tuesday, May 31, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | May 05, 2016

    Area hospitals blessed to have dedicated nurses

    To the Editor: As National Nurses Week approaches, I want to express my sincere gratitude to all the nurses at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan and at Wamego Health Center for their extraordinary energy, efforts and dedication. Their boundless compassion and interdisciplinary collaboration continue to

  • Letters | April 30, 2016

    Tourism is big business in Manhattan, Riley County

    Tourism is big business in Manhattan, Riley County To the Editor: Dating back to 1983, Americans have celebrated the importance of travel with the observance of National Travel and Tourism Week. The week beginning today, May 1, is designated for nationwide recognition of the economic impact of

  • Letters | April 30, 2016

    Local merchants’ support of fashion show invaluable

    To the Editor: National Honor Society of Manhattan High School would like to thank the wonderful merchants in our community who helped make the third annual Manhattan High School Fashion Show a success. NHS members proudly modeled prom apparel from Borck Brothers, Dillard’s and

  • Letters | April 30, 2016

    NCAA’s stance on diversity, equality sets tone for KSU

    To the editor: At its meeting on Wednesday, April 27, the NCAA Board of Governors affirmed its support for diversity and equality and denounced discrimination at NCAA events in all divisions. The board, chaired by K-State President Kirk Schulz, did this by requiring that events take

  • Letters | April 29, 2016

    USD 378 board wants to ram bond issue through

    To the Editor: I read with interest your article regarding the status of the USD 378 bond election as well as comments by the school board members and superintendent of schools. I say “with interest” because what was not stated is the fact that we have

  • Letters | April 29, 2016

    Let’s stop howling about state budget and fix it

    To the Editor: I’m reminded of that old story from many years ago. A farmer comes in from the field to find his dog howling. “Why are you howling?” the farmer asks. “Because I’m setting on a cocklebur,” comes the reply. “Well move,”

  • Letters | April 26, 2016

    Joe Downey was a classic example of a good person

    To the Editor: On April 1, Joe Downey of Manhattan passed away. Ruth Ann and I have met thousands of great K-Staters in Manhattan and the state through the years. I have known Joe Downey since the late 1980s. He is one of the most special

  • Letters | April 25, 2016

    Mercury gave a ‘black eye’ to an honest, noble effort

    To the Editor: I was horrified to read some of the misinformation in Sunday’s article on the bond issue in the Riley County School District. I am very much in support of the bond issue, despite the fact that it will raise my taxes.

  • Letters | April 25, 2016

    Riley County bond issue is well worth patrons’ support

    Riley County bond issue is well worth patrons’ support To the Editor: It is easy to be against the school bond proposed by the USD 378 Board of Education. By being against it, we don’t have to read anything, we don’t have to analyze

  • Letters | April 23, 2016

    Some perspective helpful on Prince’s contributions

    To the Editor: Sometimes our nation’s values get totally out of whack. One example: All of the media attention given to the musician Prince’s death. One comparison: Compare his contributions to society with those made daily by first-grade teachers who teach youngsters to


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