Thursday, May 7, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • 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

  • Letters | June 02, 2014

    Wamego Honor Flight hub grateful for support for vets

    To the Editor: In November 2012, the local chapter of the National Honor Society established Kansas Honor Flight-Wamego High School as a recognized hub of the Honor Flight Network centered in Springfield, Ohio. The mission of the organization is to fly veterans to Washington, D.C.,

  • Letters | May 29, 2014

    Auditorium renovations should be city’s priority

    To the Editor: It appears that sometime after 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, in City Hall, Manhattan’s city commissioners will discuss and maybe vote on two big issues. One is the almost $2 million in new Parks and Recreation office space to be attached to City


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