Wednesday, May 27, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | August 20, 2014

    Let’s watch what we do rather than fault others

    To the Editor: I am a firm believer in the Bible’s approach that, “As you give, you will receive.” While there is not a one-to-one effect of karma in our lives, it is true that if you sow the wind, you will reap the

  • Letters | August 20, 2014

    Pleas to save bases reflect our dependence on military

    To the editor: Letters written to beg the continuance of military spending in various communities -— including our own — illustrate the dangers of our growing dependency on the military, industrial and business complex that Kansas native son Dwight Eisenhower warned us against as he departed

  • Letters | August 19, 2014

    Nancy Knopp has served us ‘in an exemplary manner’

    To the Editor: This letter is to publicly thank and express appreciation to Nancy Knopp for her 26 years at Mercy Regional Health Center. Through her position as the director of Care Management at Mercy Regional, Nancy provided invaluable assistance, support and resources to families in

  • Letters | August 18, 2014

    Let’s give young people opportunities to serve us

    To the Editor: I found it quite interesting that on Aug. 6, there was a large picture and article in the Mercury about Dave Lewis, who had lost the Riley County Com-mission election and a very small picture of Ben Wilson, who had won the election.

  • Letters | August 17, 2014

    Many contributed to success of Just Try It Youth Triathlon

    To the Editor: The second annual Hy-Vee Just Tri It Youth Triathlon was held last weekend in City Park, and it was a resounding success. This not-for-profit swim-bike-run event is aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and friendly competition among our area’s youth. More than 150 

  • Letters | August 17, 2014

    Mercury helped make something good happen

    To the Editor: My wife and I would like to thank the Mercury for running the lost keys information in the paper. We received four calls and the keys were returned to a young college student who lives in our community. She was very appreciative

  • Letters | August 14, 2014

    ‘Art Happens’ will have something for everyone

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Arts Center is where our community comes together to participate in and enjoy local arts. Join us as we celebrate and experience “art in the making” at Art Happens, our signature fundraising event, on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 23. Our

  • Letters | August 13, 2014

    Arts in the Park comeback is something to behold

    To the Editor:  Arts in the Park is back!! After years of the same old bands and an overabundance of singers, songwriters and acoustic guitar players,  the 2014 Arts in the Park performances have been pleasantly refreshing. Rarely has Arts in the Park featured “tribute”

  • Letters | August 12, 2014

    Heartbreaking pet story can be of help to others

    To the Editor: Regarding Joel Jellison’s Aug. 10 “Off the Beat” column, thank you for sharing your story about Sheldon. I know it is difficult to deal with the loss of a pet. Let it be comforting to know that you and Haley did everything

  • Letters | August 12, 2014

    Speak up quickly to protect downtown neighborhoods

    To the Editor: The traditional neighborhood fabric that defines Manhattan’s livability between downtown and City Park requires better protection. At the July commun-ity workshop on future growth opportunities and land use alternatives at City Hall, land-use planning maps continued to identify these neighborhoods and


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