Tuesday, April 28, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | June 10, 2014

    Vet-Med staff gave our cat and us compassionate care

    To the Editor: Words don’t seem adequate in expressing our heartfelt appreciation to the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine staff for the compassionate care they provided to our 16-year-old cat during the last months of her life. Everyone there was simply wonderful,

  • Letters | June 10, 2014

    Most days little happens, but be ready for anything

    To the Editor: Back in 1975, I was working at the first version of the Chef Café, and one of the waitresses told me that when she was young, they said, “Be good, and if you can’t be good, be careful. If you can’t

  • Letters | June 09, 2014

    Two controversies reflect ‘hypocrisy in action’ in U.S.

    To the Editor: Maybe I am suffering from “outrage fatigue,” but I just can’t see the logic of the following issues. 1. I have been looking at black “POW/MIA” flags at every veterans event, biker rally and military funeral for the last 40 years. Our

  • Letters | June 09, 2014

    D-Day anniversary brought back personal memory of Ike

    To t he Editor: I listened Friday morning about the landings at Omaha Beach and the role of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. I was drafted in September 1945. While serving in Panama in a controlled harbor mine unit, I had the honor of being part of an

  • Letters | June 08, 2014

    Campaign for welcome sign on bridge pier nears goal

    To the Editor: We’ve raised $47,750 in donations and pledges toward our goal of $50,000 for the “Manhat-tan Welcomes You” sign for the east bridge pier. We have re-ceived 118 donations from individuals, couples and businesses, all of whom will have their names placed on a smaller

  • Letters | June 08, 2014

    Women should stand up against rapes in colleges

    To the Editor: I have been watching and reading about sexual assaults in the military, in high schools and in so many colleges. They’re happening in Harvard, at K-State and all over our country. I was watching television and a woman was saying, “We

  • Letters | June 05, 2014

    Credit Wamego High School for sponsoring Honor Flights

    To the Editor: I applaud the Mercury for covering the Honor Flight from Wamego and the faculty of Wamego High School for the organization of the veterans’ flight to Washington, D.C., on May 28, I, too, have been privileged to take part in this program

  • Letters | June 04, 2014

    Planned Parenthood has served Kansans superbly

    To the Editor: The Brownback ideology has taken down one more service to low-income families of Kansas: Planned Parenthood. The organization is having to close the Hays health center in order to save clinics in Wichita because federal family planning funding through the Title X

  • Letters | June 03, 2014

    Loss of grants means higher fees for Boys and Girls Club

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club, I want to share some changes that are occurring beginning this fall which will affect our families. Recently, the Board of Directors approved an increased program fee effective in August to address a cut

  • Letters | June 02, 2014

    Vacant motel rooms aren’t so hard to explain

    Vacant motel rooms aren’t so hard to explain To the Editor: I recently read that hotel and motel owners in Manhattan are concerned about their falling occupancy rates. Have they considered that perhaps the fact that the number of rooms has increased 38 percent in


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