Tuesday, February 9, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | February 07, 2015

    Skilled volunteers can help fill void caused by IRS cuts

    To the Editor: This letter is in response to your Jan. 28 editorial concerning the severe IRS budget cutbacks that have led to reduced and inadequate assistance to taxpayers. This year, not only will most taxpayers not be able to get their questions answered by phone,

  • Letters | February 06, 2015

    Your presence at meeting about Fort Riley is important

    To the Editor The Pentagon is evaluating the strategic role of the 30-plus Army installations, including Fort Riley. Today we are at a cross-roads. On Monday, Feb. 9, the team from the Pentagon will be at Fort Riley to gather information. One key component in their

  • Letters | February 06, 2015

    Kansas Day events brought history to life at Northview

    To the Editor: On Jan. 22, Northview Elemen-tary School had a Kansas Day Celebration.  It was an “Oz”some day. Volunteers and staff joined to create unbelievable memories for our students. The day began with a school assembly celebrating our great state. A PowerPoint with

  • Letters | February 04, 2015

    Speak up for Fort Riley on Monday

    To the Editor: I am proud to have lived my 78 years in a community that is next to 150-year-old Fort Riley. As a veteran of 1954-58, it saddens me to think that the Department of Defense would consider closing this great training base for our

  • Letters | February 04, 2015

    Lions grateful for support of recent event

    To the Editor: As chair of the biscuit and gravy feed for the Manhattan Lions, I would like to thank everyone who supported us in this endeavor. On a cold and rainy Saturday, it was a very good success. Thanks to the following businesses: Wal-Mart,

  • Letters | February 01, 2015

    Public Building Commission infringes on our rights

    To the Editor: Regarding our newly formed Public Building Commission: I am writing with a sense of urgency here, asking for help from all fellow registered Riley County voters.  If you are not registered, there’s no better time to do so! We are

  • Letters | January 30, 2015

    We must keep funding state transportation projects

    To the Editor: Kansans have long understood the impact good highways have on local communities, the state’s economy and the safety of our citizens. No Kansan knew this better than President Dwight Eisenhower. His leadership led to investment in infrastructure that changed America forever.

  • Letters | January 29, 2015

    Denying climate change exists does not serve us well

    To the Editor: There has been a vigorous exchange about climate change on these pages lately, and that’s a good thing. No matter where you stand on this issue, when you speak out, you’re “preachin’ to the choir.” Converts are hard to come

  • Letters | January 27, 2015

    Mercury erred in running biased piece on agriculture

    To the Editor: For 50 years I have relied on the Mercury to know what is happening in our community. Thank you for reporting local news. I understand that gathering local news is expensive and that news from the Associated Press and from other newspapers is

  • Letters | January 25, 2015

    Turn Super Bowl Sunday into Souper Bowl Sunday

    To the Editor: Long after a (silly) football game, hunger will remain. Long after a day when most of us celebrate with food and drink and relaxation, hunger will remain. While we celebrate, party and eat, many hungry children will remain hungry — hunger we can


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