Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | January 04, 2015

    Civility in climate change debate could foster progress

    To the Editor: The recent letter by Rick Kramer about global warming calls for a reply. I am not a climatologist, but an earth scientist, so that bias influences my response.  The letter clearly demon-strates a major flaw in our society, the loss of civility.

  • Letters | January 02, 2015

    Be part of Flint Hills Chorus for ‘Messiah’ performance

    To the Editor: The 2015 concert of Handel’s “Messiah” will be the 24th performance by the Flint Hills Chorus and Chamber Ensemble in the Wamego area. The committee is looking for people to sing in the chorus, and in the past, the chorus has grown

  • Letters | December 31, 2014

    Thanks to countless ‘elves’ for making Christmas bright

    To the Editor: Santa Claus was very busy this year and had many eIves helping him to make Christmas cheery and bright. Many of them don’t want to be noted for what they do to help with the holiday season. But as director of

  • Letters | December 29, 2014

    There is no cause for alarm when it comes to global warming

    To the Editor: Climate science is one of the most corrupt and dishonest industries in the world, at least the variety practiced by those activist scientists who continue to support the catastrophic anthropogenic warming viewpoint. If you believe the “evidence is overwhelming” that dangerous warming

  • Letters | December 28, 2014

    The marching band is a picture of all that is good about K-State

    To the Editor, It is with great pride, respect, humility and admiration that I send this letter of thanks and congratulations to all from the K-State and Manhattan community for the Kansas State University Marching Band being awarded the prestigious 2015 Sudler Award for the outstanding

  • Letters | December 28, 2014

    Generous sponsors, hundreds of diners boosted annual Kiwanis pancake feed

    To the Editor: The spirit of the season was clearly evident Dec. 12 during Manhattan Kiwanis Club’s 64th annual Pancake Feed and Silent Auction. More than 500 people came by to enjoy the food, shop for presents and visit with neighbors in helping us raise funds

  • Letters | December 28, 2014

    Joe Cocker wasn’t just a hard rocker; he was an extremely generous man

    Joe Cocker died the other day. I didn’t take the news very well, and I found myself tearful many times during the day. Friends were posting on Facebook about his death and how much they enjoyed his music. His death affected me harder. You

  • Letters | December 23, 2014

    RCPD should again provide processing area videos

    To the Editor: I was pleased that on Sunday, Dec. 21, the Manhattan Mercury ran the article dealing with the Riley County Police Department’s change in its video policy with DUI incidents and more specifically, the videos from the “processing room.” Like Jeremy Platt and

  • Letters | December 22, 2014

    Two good Samaritans helped in recent emergency

    To the Editor: There are still good people in Manhattan! This past week I was walking my dog, and when I went to cross Marlatt Avenue, I stumbled stepping off the curb. My dog pulled at the leash and I found myself falling face forward

  • Letters | December 22, 2014

    Mercury visit enlightening for adult ESL students

    To the Editor: On Thursday, Dec. 11, the teachers and students in the English as a Second Language Program at the Adult Learning Center visited the Manhattan Mercury. We had been studying the vocabulary related to news-papers, elements of articles (e.g., headlines), and how in

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