Friday, February 12, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | December 31, 2015

    Circles of Manhattan offers a way out of poverty cycle

    To the Editor My husband and I are lucky to have escaped a cycle of poverty in our young married lives. In 1975, we headed to the South-west with no jobs, no home and a few possessions packed into our 1965 Chevy Impala. We both had a

  • Letters | December 30, 2015

    Countless ‘elves’ ensured Toys for Manhattan’s success

    To the Editor: Santa Claus was very busy this year and had many elves helping him, though most folks didn’t notice them. Many “elves” don’t want to be seen or acknowledged for what they are doing to help with the holiday season. But

  • Letters | December 29, 2015

    Long story on Pepperd showed poor judgment

    To the Editor: We were disappointed by the extraordinarily long, front-page story on Mr. Loren Pepperd in the Sunday, Dec. 20, Manhattan Mercury. It seemed to defy good journalism practices of appropriate placement, fact-checking and judgment. We do not quarrel with Mr. Steve Cameron’s choice

  • Letters | December 28, 2015

    Kansans should consider ousting governor, others

    To the Editor: Grey Davis was recalled as governor of California in 2003, with Arnold Schwarzenegger chosen by the electorate to replace him. I understand Kansas is one of several states that has a mechanism to similarly recall, or impeach, elected officials at the local, county

  • Letters | December 27, 2015

    Donating blood is a simple — and vital — act of generosity

    To the Editor: We would like to express our appreciation to the Manhattan community for its ongoing support of Keep the Drive Alive, the sixth annual blood drive (held Nov. 19-20 this year) in memory of our son, Kevin Coffey. Thanks to the many local

  • Letters | December 24, 2015

    If ISIS prevails, we should fear for future of America

    To the Editor: “Oh, say, can you see ... what so proudly we hailed…?” Our national anthem begins with a question. I am concerned that we shall not be seeing our “broad stripes and bright stars” for much longer because in my judgment, our nation’s

  • Letters | December 24, 2015

    Thanks, KSU fans, alumni for opportunity to succeed

    To the Editor: Thank you so very much, KSU alumni and friends, for your role in helping provide me the opportunity to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in New York earlier this month. It was a very humbling experience and honor

  • Letters | December 23, 2015

    Donations needed to restore Peace Memorial Auditorium

    To the Editor: The Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium wish to extend our gratitude for two great events. The Thundering Cats gave us a big dance band holiday performance on Dec. 12, and the third annual Holiday Music Spectacular was held Dec. 15 by the Kansas State

  • Letters | December 23, 2015

    Krause integral to growth of K-State and Manhattan

    To the Editor Bob Krause’s leadership and vision have had a profound effect on the growth and development of both Kansas State University and the Manhattan community. His ability to pull a diverse group of community leaders together for a common goal was outstanding.

  • Letters | December 22, 2015

    Not all Native Americans want MHS to replace mascot

    To the Editor: As a Native American and an alumna of Manhattan high School, I am so tired of out-of-state Indians wanting to force the removal of our mascot. When I was an MHS student, I felt more connected to the mascot than my non-Indian


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