• Rio Olympics filled with inspiration, achievement

    Rio Olympics filled with inspiration, achievement To the Editor: I have good news: The world in which we live is not broken! It may be “bent” in some places, but it is subject to being salvaged. Being retired, I have .

  • Public’s guidance would be helpful to commissioners

    To the Editor: I would like to thank the Riley County commissioners for considering further planning and public input before selling property containing the County Annex building, the Pawnee Mental Health Services facility, the Riley County EMS facility and the .

  • Southern Poverty Law Center a well respected organization

    To the Editor: Contrary to what Michael Dikeman asserts, there is no large majority of Americans who support his premise. And as for the Southern Poverty Law Center, it is one of the most respected civil rights organizations there is .

  • Thanks for making church’s annual fish fry a big success

    To the Editor: The Bethel AME Church family would like to extend our deepest thanks and gratitude to the Manhattan community for the support which was given during the third annual fish fry on Aug. 5. We were immensely blessed by .

  • Dogs will enjoy Rollover U

    To the Editor: I learned last week of an amazing educational university! It’s called Rollover U. No, it’s not the one being sued, but one here in Manhattan designed to teach old and young dogs new tricks and .

  • Thanks for your vote; please vote in November

    To the Editor: To those who helped me and to those who voted for me in the primary election, thank you. The General Election is coming up Nov. 8. Please remember to vote in that election. Thank you. This is a .

  • Don’t miss chance to see MAC’s production of ‘Hair’

    To the Editor: I wholeheartedly was in awe of the amazing performance of “Hair” at the Manhattan Arts Center. I attended last Saturday night and so loved it that I went back again on Sunday. Please don’t miss this .

  • Ameridment curtailing military bands is absurd

    To the Editor: A little-known amendment passed by voice vote in the U.S. House should have everyone shouting from the rooftops. Rep. Martha McSally, an Arizona Republican, sponsored an amendment banning the use of military music for “social” performances, .

  • Is it discriminatory to base policies on fact?

    To the Editor: This is a response to Ms. Adamchak’s letter in which she says my points are not factual. My first point referred to an article by the American College of Pediatricians on gender ideo-logy and children. She .

  • Assign restrooms by gender, not gender preference To the Editor: I can only be responsible for what

    To the Editor: I can only be responsible for what I write, not what people understand from what I write. In Ms. Pelletier’s recent letter in the Mercury, she understood from my letter of Aug. 2 that I was biased .

  • Older adults will find a lot to do at the Seniors’ Center

    To the Editor: Are you an adult over age 60? Are you bored? Want something fun to do? Then why not come to the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center, or should I say come to the “activity center” for older adults? .

  • Not voting is an option if both candidates are evil

    To the Editor: As I deliberate with myself about who I will vote for for president, I am seriously con-sidering not voting at all — at least not for president. Most interested voters, including myself, believe one has to vote, even .


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