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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | March 28, 2015

    Deadline nears for bricks for Armed Forces Memorial

    To the Editor: One hundred and 47 years ago, Memorial Day was established to commemorate those who died in defense of our national ideals. Our ideals of freedom, justice and equality for all have been challenged many time since then. Thousands have given their lives to

  • Letters | March 27, 2015

    Morse has long been a force for community good

    To the Editor: Dedication — the one word that best describes Linda Morse, your city commissioner candidate. Even while working at a K-State career, she managed a long history of public service to our city. Two particular long-term projects stand out in my mind as examples

  • Letters | March 27, 2015

    Ball would bring superb qualifications to commission

    To the Editor: Be sure to make John Ball one of your choices for City Commission. He is qualified, experienced and actively involved and invested in the Manhattan community. His experience and dedication to our community are well documented: chair, Manhattan Social Services Advisory Board;

  • Letters | March 27, 2015

    We like the ‘old white guys’

    We like the ‘old white guys’ To the Editor: After a good deal of thought, our decision is for the highly qualified “old white guys” for City Commission.

  • Letters | March 26, 2015

    Morse has long been busy improving our community

    To the Editor: I am writing to ask for your support for Linda Morse for Manhattan City Commission in the election April 7. Linda has lived in Manhattan for 40 years. I’m pretty sure she has been a resident and active volunteer for longer than the

  • Letters | March 26, 2015

    Re-elect Butler, and choose teachable newcomers

    To the Editor: The people of Manhattan are fortunate in having candidates seeking election to our City Commission who are seeking their first elected office. Ours is a good town for launching a political career because we have excellent city staff directed by a highly

  • Letters | March 25, 2015

    Mercury’s criticism of Israel, Netanyahu was misplaced

    To the Editor: I would like to comment on the Mercury’s March 24 editorial n which Israel and its Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, are impugned for interference in nuclear negotiations among Iran, the United States and our allies. The criticism directed at Israel’s intelligence

  • Letters | March 23, 2015

    School board incumbents handle difficult times well

    To the Editor: I urge the voters in USD 383 to vote for Leah Fliter, Dave Colburn, Curt Hermann and Daryl Edie — the four incumbents — for school board. They are a major part of an experienced board that works smoothly together in a thought-ful, logical manner.

  • Letters | March 23, 2015

    Morse is superbly qualified to serve on City Commission

    To the Editor: From time to time, Manhattan has chosen exceptionally dedicated city leaders. We are lucky to have another such opportunity now in electing Linda Morse. Widely respected in Manhat-tan, Linda’s public service in-cludes not only her work at KSU, but also her

  • Letters | March 20, 2015

    Candidates will answer questions at forums

    To the Editor: The League of Women Voters of Manhattan/Riley County is hosting a series of candidate forums. The first forum is from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, in the main fire station at Denison and Kimball Avenues for candidates running for Manhattan


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