Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | November 25, 2014

    Patronize local merchants on Small Business Saturday

    To the Editor;: The holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thanksgiving week with big-box stores promoting special Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday supporting shopping on-line.  Sitting between these two big shopping days is Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting the small

  • Letters | November 24, 2014

    Thanks for making annual Buttons ‘n’ Bows a success

    To the Editor: The Buttons ‘n’ Bows Craft Fair has become an annual tradition in the Manhattan community and a valuable fundraiser for the Manhattan Catholic Schools PTO. The just-completed Buttons ‘n’ Bows was once again a resounding success, thanks to the tireless efforts of

  • Letters | November 24, 2014

    Top 4 unchanged in AP; Cats up to No. 11

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Lions Club is grateful for all who purchased tickets and attended our annual pancake feed in mid-October. We also greatly appreciate the purchase of tickets and donations by the following merchants and groups. Armour-Eckrich/John Morrell Meats, Briggs Auto Group,

  • Letters | November 23, 2014

    Join the celebration Friday at annual Christmas parade

    To the Editor: It’s that wonderful time of the year again, and Manhattan will have its annual Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Christmas Parade soon. If you want to show your family a good, old-fashioned holiday evening, continue or start the tradition

  • Letters | November 23, 2014

    Veterans, public enjoyed military memorabilia display

    To the Editor: During the recent military appreciation week — Nov. 10-15 — we were able for the eighth time to display our military memorabilia at the Riley County Senior Service Center. We owe a big “Thank-you” to Jamie Ram-sey, Susan Peterson, Dixie Love and the entire

  • Letters | November 23, 2014

    This Christmas, let’s do more than talk the seasonal talk

    To the Editor: Fifty years ago this month was the first time I tried to kill myself. I have been receiving treatment ever since. It has been a long time to deal with the “stuff” in my head. It is not possible to understand mental

  • Letters | November 23, 2014

    Smoking has absolutely no redeeming qualities

    To the Editor: This month is World COPD Month. Last Thursday, Nov. 20, the American Cancer Society celebrated the 39th Great American Smoke Out. Recent scientific publications emphasize the need to avoid coronary artery disease by avoiding second-hand smoke.  These are only three general areas:

  • Letters | November 23, 2014

    Will Brownback stand firm to protect Kansas children?

    To the Editor: In Gov. Sam Brownback, have we elected the man the times require? If we as Kansans are to remain a self-governing people, we need a governor of uncommon resolve. For when the federal government prevails in its attack on marriage, it will

  • Letters | November 19, 2014

    We’re wrong to disregard God’s model for marriage

    To the Editor: Raise your hand if you belong to the “Help, Mr. Karsmizki! I’ve locked myself out of my house!” club. Some decades ago, my wife and I even needed Mr. K to replace our whole front door lock assembly. Imagine Mr. K’

  • Letters | November 19, 2014

    Coverage of local same-sex marriage much appreciated

    Thank you for your coverage of the first same-sex marriage in Riley County in the Nov. 14 issue of the Manhattan Mercury. I appreciated the well-covered event and the fact that it was actually covered. Although same-sex marriage has come to many states within the past

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