Tuesday, September 1, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | October 28, 2014

    Tranparency is needed on KSU’s equestrian decision

    To the Editor: As a concerned parent of a K-State equestrian athlete, it saddens me that K-State Athletic Director John Currie is being allowed to spin this story without challenge. Please consider the following points: 1) Mr. Currie’s entire premise for dropping equestrian is based

  • Letters | October 28, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Anderson will protect Kansans’ insurance interests

    To the Editor: Billionaires Charles and David Koch of Wichita want to repeal Obamacare, relax over-sight rules for insurance companies and privatize Medicare. The Republican candidate for Kansas Insurance Commissioner, Ken Selzer, shares their goals. Seltzer said that if elected, he will do all he

  • Letters | October 27, 2014

    Before casting ballots, voters should become informed

    To the Editor: I take strong exception to the letter printed Friday in which officials of the League of Women Voters urge one and all, no matter their level of preparation, to vote in the upcoming election. My objection is rooted in the letter’s

  • Letters | October 27, 2014

    Equestrian participants deserve better from K-State

    To the Mercury, Did you know the K-State equestrian team is now ranked No. 2 in the nation? Why is K-State’s athletic director, John Currie, so quick to end the equestrian program before the NCAA has even taken a final vote to eliminate it from

  • Letters | October 27, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Huelskamp ‘too disruptive’; Sherow is a problem-solver

    To the Editor: I urge Kansans to vote for Jim Sherow for Congress. Jim is known to be a cooperative, constructive individual who focuses not on obstruction but on solving problems. While serving on the state level in the Kansas Senate, incumbent Tim Huelskamp was

  • Letters | October 26, 2014

    Health Care Compact would cause great harm in Kansas

    To the Editor: Gov. Sam Brownback signed House Bill 2553, called the “Health Care Compact,” into law on April 22. The law requests the federal government to suspend by legislation the operation of federal laws, rules and regulations and orders regarding Medicare. The governor described the law

  • Letters | October 26, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Davis is an honest man who will lead Kansas well

    To the Editor: Scripture says a man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a war club, or a sword, or sharp arrow. (Proverbs 25-18). Nothing can be so injurious to an individual as to harm his good name or reputation. This is

  • Letters | October 26, 2014

    Paid Endorsement: Independent judiciary vital; vote to retain local judges

    To the Editor: Every four years we are asked to vote to retain our local judges who serve Riley and Clay counties. Over that four-year period, literally thousands of disputes come before our judges in criminal cases, divorces, civil disputes, children in need of care,

  • Letters | October 24, 2014

    Enjoy yourself Sunday at Teen Town Reunion

    To the Editor: During the 1940s, ’50 and ’60s, the Manhattan Lions Club sponsored a dance and social activities called Teen Town on Friday nights for Manhattan and Luckey High School students. I attended Teen Town in the 1950s, and my wife, Kay, and I were

  • Letters | October 24, 2014

    Please remember to vote; it is easy and rewarding

    To the Editor: It’s time to vote! We’re now seeing much attention to the general election scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4.  And it is more important than ever that voters take the time to participate — and vote! Decisions on the ballot involve the


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