Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | February 06, 2015

    Kansas Day events brought history to life at Northview

    To the Editor: On Jan. 22, Northview Elemen-tary School had a Kansas Day Celebration.  It was an “Oz”some day. Volunteers and staff joined to create unbelievable memories for our students. The day began with a school assembly celebrating our great state. A PowerPoint with

  • Letters | February 04, 2015

    Speak up for Fort Riley on Monday

    To the Editor: I am proud to have lived my 78 years in a community that is next to 150-year-old Fort Riley. As a veteran of 1954-58, it saddens me to think that the Department of Defense would consider closing this great training base for our

  • Letters | February 04, 2015

    Lions grateful for support of recent event

    To the Editor: As chair of the biscuit and gravy feed for the Manhattan Lions, I would like to thank everyone who supported us in this endeavor. On a cold and rainy Saturday, it was a very good success. Thanks to the following businesses: Wal-Mart,

  • Letters | February 01, 2015

    Public Building Commission infringes on our rights

    To the Editor: Regarding our newly formed Public Building Commission: I am writing with a sense of urgency here, asking for help from all fellow registered Riley County voters.  If you are not registered, there’s no better time to do so! We are

  • Letters | January 30, 2015

    We must keep funding state transportation projects

    To the Editor: Kansans have long understood the impact good highways have on local communities, the state’s economy and the safety of our citizens. No Kansan knew this better than President Dwight Eisenhower. His leadership led to investment in infrastructure that changed America forever.

  • Letters | January 29, 2015

    Denying climate change exists does not serve us well

    To the Editor: There has been a vigorous exchange about climate change on these pages lately, and that’s a good thing. No matter where you stand on this issue, when you speak out, you’re “preachin’ to the choir.” Converts are hard to come

  • Letters | January 27, 2015

    Mercury erred in running biased piece on agriculture

    To the Editor: For 50 years I have relied on the Mercury to know what is happening in our community. Thank you for reporting local news. I understand that gathering local news is expensive and that news from the Associated Press and from other newspapers is

  • Letters | January 25, 2015

    Turn Super Bowl Sunday into Souper Bowl Sunday

    To the Editor: Long after a (silly) football game, hunger will remain. Long after a day when most of us celebrate with food and drink and relaxation, hunger will remain. While we celebrate, party and eat, many hungry children will remain hungry — hunger we can

  • Letters | January 22, 2015

    Alabama’s innovative weapons stash might better be used to feed the hungry

    To the Editor: In what may be the forerunner of creative alternatives to guns, a thinking principal of an Alabama middle school has announced a plan for thwarting an intruder to classrooms. She has suggested that students bring cans of food to stockpile as weaponry

  • Letters | January 22, 2015

    Kindness of strangers is much appreciated

    To the Editor: I always knew that Manhattan was full of wonderful people, but I was given a personal example Sunday, Jan. 18. I fell in my yard and could not get up on my own. The next thing I knew, three ladies stopped and offered

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