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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | November 23, 2014

    This Christmas, let’s do more than talk the seasonal talk

    To the Editor: Fifty years ago this month was the first time I tried to kill myself. I have been receiving treatment ever since. It has been a long time to deal with the “stuff” in my head. It is not possible to understand mental

  • Letters | November 23, 2014

    Smoking has absolutely no redeeming qualities

    To the Editor: This month is World COPD Month. Last Thursday, Nov. 20, the American Cancer Society celebrated the 39th Great American Smoke Out. Recent scientific publications emphasize the need to avoid coronary artery disease by avoiding second-hand smoke.  These are only three general areas:

  • Letters | November 23, 2014

    Will Brownback stand firm to protect Kansas children?

    To the Editor: In Gov. Sam Brownback, have we elected the man the times require? If we as Kansans are to remain a self-governing people, we need a governor of uncommon resolve. For when the federal government prevails in its attack on marriage, it will

  • Letters | November 19, 2014

    We’re wrong to disregard God’s model for marriage

    To the Editor: Raise your hand if you belong to the “Help, Mr. Karsmizki! I’ve locked myself out of my house!” club. Some decades ago, my wife and I even needed Mr. K to replace our whole front door lock assembly. Imagine Mr. K’

  • Letters | November 19, 2014

    Coverage of local same-sex marriage much appreciated

    Thank you for your coverage of the first same-sex marriage in Riley County in the Nov. 14 issue of the Manhattan Mercury. I appreciated the well-covered event and the fact that it was actually covered. Although same-sex marriage has come to many states within the past

  • Letters | November 18, 2014

    Get involved in important downzoning proposal

    To the Editor, The traditional neighborhood fabric that defines Manhattan’s livability between downtown and City Park requires better protection. In response to this situation, Manhattan city planners and their consultants have proposed to downzone a significant part of this area from the current R-M (

  • Letters | November 18, 2014

    Make plans to donate during memorial blood drive

    To the Editor: As the holidays approach, we would like to encourage all who are able to consider donating blood at the Nov. 20-21 “Keep the Drive Alive” blood drive in Manhattan. November blood drives are especially critical because donations tend to dip before the

  • Letters | November 17, 2014

    GeoWeek is an occasion to learn about geography

    To the Editor: I’m a graduate student with the Department of Geography at Kansas State University and a resident of Manhattan. This week, Nov, 16-22, is Geography Awareness Week (GeoWeek). GeoWeek is an annual awareness program organized by National Geographic that encourages everyone to

  • Letters | November 17, 2014

    KSU’s ‘developing scholars’ left us with a nice feeling

    To the Editor: We very much appreciate the KSU’s Developing Scholars Program for its “Rake ‘n Run” community service event. The leaves in our yard were at least 3 inches deep. About 13 students worked in the yard for at least an hour. When they left,

  • Letters | November 16, 2014

    Get involved in planning for city recreation facilities

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department has em-barked on a process to take a comprehensive look at our community’s recreation facilities and programs. In working with a professional consultant and a citizen-led steering committee, we have begun to evaluate existing indoor

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