Thursday, May 5, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • 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

  • Letters | April 21, 2015

    I’m glad gay pride parade was a success

    To the Editor: I was both happy and sad to see the recent photo in the Mercury of the Little Apple Pride Parade, held on April 11. It made me smile to see the group celebrating the LGBT community in a welcoming atmosphere. I’m sure

  • Letters | April 20, 2015

    Lawrence’s bus experience might be useful to our city

    To the Editor: I remember years ago the ones in power said Manhattan could have a bus system only if we had a population of 50,000 or more because then we could get federal money. We now have the population, and Manhattan can not seem to

  • Letters | April 15, 2015

    Let’s all work together to improve St. George

    To the Editor: Let’s look to the future in St. George. We have some new blood in our city government, two members of whom are new residents. I do believe that getting new people in will help immensely. And I hope for more residents,

  • Letters | April 15, 2015

    Come and share your voice at annual poetry recitation

    To the Editor: “Today in a brown paper sack I carried home with me a treasure… No king could buy these grapes from me. Today in my brown paper sack, I carry wealth.” — from the Journal of Enid Stover In a brown paper bag or

  • Letters | April 14, 2015

    Such superficial criticism detracts from discourse

    To The Editor: During my tenure as executive editor of The Mercury, there were many times when I wished I could say something to readers who complained about those attention-getting, sporadically interesting and occasionally controversial but hardly synoptic word combinations that we commonly refer to

  • Letters | April 14, 2015

    Form a team now for Manhattan’s Arthritis Walk

    To the Editor: Making a difference in the fight against arthritis has never been easier or more fun. Gather your friends and family for the 2015 Arthritis Foundation Arthritis Walk and help raise funds and awareness to fight one of the nation’s leading causes of


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