Wednesday, May 6, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | April 03, 2015

    Avoid liberal agendas that will divide Manhattan

    To the Editor: Who you vote for in the City Commission race boils down to whether you want unity and fairness in your commission or division and turmoil in our community. It seems obvious, judging from the forums and their personal comments, that Linda Morse

  • Letters | April 03, 2015

    Four positive candidates hope to serve USD 378

    To the Editor: Many thanks to The Manhattan Mercury for covering last Sunday’s Riley County USD 378 Board of Education “Candidates Forum” presented by the Manhattan/Riley County League of Women Voters. Unfortunately, with a large group of candidates and limited space for an article

  • Letters | April 02, 2015

    USD 378 voters can move ‘Falcons Forward’

    To the Editor: Though we are currently making our home in the Green Bay area, many of our friends and family members are patrons of Riley County schools. As graduates of Riley County High School and with the intent to move back into the area,

  • Letters | April 02, 2015

    Dodson wants what’s best for the entire community

    To the Editor: I have known Gen. Mike Dodson for many years. He was in the U.S. Army for 37 years, and I got to know him quite well when he was the commanding general at Fort Riley in the 1990s. Mike is a graduate

  • Letters | April 02, 2015

    Let’s rise above personal attacks and name-calling

    To the Editor: When I read former Manhattan City Commissioner and Mayor Jim Sherow’s April first letter, I thought it was an April Fool’s prank. When I realized it wasn’t, I was saddened that a former elected official would engage in name-calling,

  • Letters | April 01, 2015

    Dodson a proven leader who will serve us superbly

    To the Editor: I try not to write long letters endorsing our friends and neighbors who have selflessly volunteered to direct our great community as commissioners, for three reasons. 1. Most of us only look at the names of the endorsee and the endorser and think

  • Letters | April 01, 2015

    Keep right-wing ideology off our City Commission

    To the Editor: The City Commission race is upon us. I urge you to vote for candidates who will put community before political ideology. Political extremism has no place in our community. At the state level it has crippled the state budget, slashed funding for

  • Letters | March 31, 2015

    City will gain from Dobson’s leadership and experiences

    To the Editor: We are very pleased to have a person with Mike Dodson’s qualifications running for the City Commission, and we fully support him. If you examine Mike’s background and ex-periences, you will discover that he is exceptionally well qualified for the

  • Letters | March 31, 2015

    Electing Morse is a sound investment in Manhattan

    To the Editor: I recommend voting for Linda Morse for City Commission. During the past 20 years, I have served on several local boards with her. She works hard and is dedicated to creating a livable community for all citizens. Her civic experience includes serving on

  • Letters | March 31, 2015

    Ball, Butler and Dodson are best choices for commission

    To the Editor: The office of city commissioner should be filled with individuals who are knowledgeable with having to balance multimillion-dollar budgets and minimizing debt. John Ball, Wynn Butler and Mike Dodson are the only candidates who have this experience. These three have what it


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