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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | August 01, 2014

    Thanks for helping to make Riley County Fair memorable

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Riley County Extension staff, thanks to all who helped make the Riley County Fair and Kaw Valley Rodeo a success in 2014. The Riley County Fair is always a good community gath-ering, and this year’s fair was great.

  • Letters | July 31, 2014

    Herspring ought to rein in partisan criticism of Obama

    To the Editor: I read with interest Professor Dale Herspring’s July 27 column dealing with U.S. foreign relations issues, and specifically what he calls America’s need for a genuine leader. His weekly columns in the Mercury bring insight to a field for which

  • Letters | July 30, 2014

    Primaries are an important; please make yourself heard

    To the Editor: How sad it is that, generally, only 20 percent of the qualified voters in Riley County participate in primary elections. Primary elections are so important — they determine the choice of candidates you will have to select from in November’s general election. Independent

  • Letters | July 30, 2014

    Writer needn’t go on and on about his dislike of Obama

    To the Editor: It is obvious that Art Loub does not like our president, Barack Obama or anything he does — we get it! Why doesn’t Mr. Loub just come out and say so rather than going on and on and on trying to make

  • Letters | July 27, 2014

    Thanks for helping make ‘Taste of the ‘Ville’ a success

    To the Editor: P.E.O. Chapter IL would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the 21 participating Aggieville restaurants and pubs (You know who you are!) for the generous donations of delicious food and beverages that helped to make the third annual “Taste of

  • Letters | July 27, 2014

    Businesses should welcome breastfeeding mothers

    To the Editor: Kansas law states that “a mother may breastfeed in any place she has a right to be.” Breastfeeding Welcome Here, a Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition program, is a way for businesses to identify their establishments as friendly toward breastfeed-ing mothers, and that’s

  • Letters | July 23, 2014

    Thanks for making 94th city band season such fun

    To the Editor: What a great concert season we have had! The weather was exceptional, crowds very large and the band was spectacular! Thank you all for attending and supporting the band, and a very special thanks to all who have donated in support of

  • Letters | July 23, 2014

    McCain Performance Series has something for everyone

    To the Editor: The 2014-2015 McCain Performance Series is just around the corner, and what an amazing schedule it is! The season kicks off Friday, Sept. 5, with blues legend Buddy Guy. Other performances include Larry the Cable Guy, Straight No Chaser, “An Evening with Garrison

  • Letters | July 21, 2014

    Criticism of Obama advocate typical of GOP right-wingers

    To the Editor: It is not surprising at all that Art Loub had to respond to the excellent letter by Nolan Carlson. Every letter I have had published for a long time drew a responding letter delivered by the U.S. mail. It also doesn’

  • Letters | July 20, 2014

    Pack Wells Arena with pink during Friday night’s rodeo

    To the Editor: The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association’s eighth annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, in CiCo Park. This special night of the three-day Kaw Valley PRCA Rodeo honors people who have faced breast and other


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