Friday, April 29, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | April 30, 2015

    Brownback, Republicans must undo fiscal disaster

    To the Editor: I write this letter with very mixed feeling as a conservative Republican, but it has to be said. The Republican leadership in Kansas had better get its act together in a hurry. The Brown-back-led elimination of income taxes from limited liability corporations

  • Letters | April 30, 2015

    Kansans would fare better with Democrats in charge

    This message is for Kansas voters. You made a mistake in November.  I am an Army veteran, and I have been blessed to move to your state because my wife is now serving in the Army.  The mistake I am talking about is

  • Letters | April 28, 2015

    Lawmakers ought to admit mistakes, change direction

    There is an elephant that has been wandering the halls of the Kansas Capitol for some time now. The elephant, while quite visible to some, has seemed to be invisible to the governor and many legislators. But it is becoming more and more impossible not

  • Letters | April 28, 2015

    Follow-up on prairie burning feature would be timely

    To the Editor: I read with interest your article titled “Anatomy of a Burn”  in Sunday’s local news section. I am looking forward to the follow-up article “Anatomy of a Sinus Infection.”

  • Letters | April 26, 2015

    Concealed carry cartoon reflects poorly on police

    To the Editor: The “Oz meets Mayberry” cartoon in Thursday’s Mercury is really out there! I am going to go out on a limb and say the artist is not a supporter of the concealed carry law. However, getting the entire community riled up

  • Letters | April 26, 2015

    Continued support helps Habitat fulfill its mission

    To the Editor: On behalf of Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity’s 12th Chocolate and Tea event, I want to thank everyone who attended on Sunday, April 12. Also, I want to thank all of our sponsors for underwriting this event, our volunteers who offered their

  • Letters | April 26, 2015

    Business partners invaluable to teaching work skills

    To the Editor: The Work Tech program through the Special Services Cooperative provides pre-vocational skill training to help high school students learn valuable work skills. Students are placed within their communities to learn more about career opportunities and to develop employment skills. We are thankful

  • Letters | April 23, 2015

    Peace Auditorium to host second ‘Music Spectacular’

    To the Editor: The second annual American Music Spectacular will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, at Peace Memorial Auditorium in City Hall. Kansas State University’s music fraternity and alumni of the Tau Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia are performing. Their objectives are

  • Letters | April 23, 2015

    ALICE training can help us prepare for the ‘unthinkable’

    To the Editor: Every day, we are bombarded by images of violence and tragedy. Whether on the news or through social media or by opening a newspaper, we cannot deny that we are confronted by it regularly. The real travesty, I feel, is that the

  • Letters | April 21, 2015

    Mercury should resist ‘cheap shots,’ focus on cause of school board dilemmas

    To the Editor: This is a comment on the Friday, April 17, editorial with the headline, “Is board really serious about cuts?” Frustration should not be focused on the members of the school board. They are citizens dedicated to making our schools better. Instead, because of


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