Sunday, May 29, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | April 23, 2016

    Obama puts personal plans above presidential duties

    To the Editor: Tuned-in citizens know about the recent incident that preceded President Barack Obama’s decision to finish watching a baseball game in Cuba and to dance in Argentina while Americans like me thought that he should have immediately returned to Washington, D. C.

  • Letters | April 22, 2016

    Despite excuses, governor’s policies have failed miserably

    To the Editor: Let’s play the Kansas Budget Blame Game. Last summer, Gov. Sam Brownback blamed the Legislature for not acting on the budget. Now the Republicans in the Legislature are awash in buyer’s remorse and are blaming the governor for not acting

  • Letters | April 22, 2016

    There are good reasons not to integrate bathrooms

    To the Editor: Why, despite significant progress in their fight for equal rights, has the LGBT community become such “poor winners?” Why are they now insisting that anyone who objects to integrated bathrooms and locker rooms is a hateful bigot? And why is the Mercury

  • Letters | April 21, 2016

    Highland is among crowd who seek to ruin education

    To the Editor: I suppose I could be mistaken, but I’m afraid I am not. It appears that our state government, led in part by our own Rep. Ron Highland of Wamego, is out to destroy public education. The latest school funding proposal would

  • Letters | April 20, 2016

    Volunteer firefighters very effective and considerate

    To the Editor: I would like to thank Patrick Collins, Riley County fire chief, for his letter of April 18. As a grateful recipient of the hard work of our rural firefighters, I’d like to briefly relate how I was helped by these giving and

  • Letters | April 20, 2016

    Earth Day anniversary a time to rethink habits

    To the Editor: With the 47th annual observance of Earth Day approaching, this is a great time to explore more effective ways of slowing climate change and conserving Earth’s natural resources for future generations. A 2010 U.N. report charged animal agriculture with genera-ting 19 percent

  • Letters | April 18, 2016

    Gratitude and respect go to county volunteer firefighters

    To the Editor: As Riley County fire chief, I want to thank all those men and women who are firefighters in Riley County and the surrounding counties for their dedication and efforts above and beyond the call of duty this spring.  Especially those who

  • Letters | April 18, 2016

    Join 12th annual poetry recitation in City Park

    To the Editor: Spring is still springing as nature’s poetry rises in earth and air.  It’s time to reawaken your visions, dust off your senses and get ready for the 12th annual Enid Stover Memorial Poetry Recitation in the Rose Garden of City

  • Letters | April 16, 2016

    USD 378 patrons should support bond issue May 3

    To the Editor: The stalling by a very vocal group to prevent a bond issue for school improvements in USD 378 has gone on for four or more years, yet there are definite needs to be addressed in the district regarding classrooms and extended curriculum. Each

  • Letters | April 16, 2016

    Mushroom hunt leads to a unforgettable episode

    To the Editor: With mushroom hunting season upon us, I have a story that needs to be told. Some three to four years ago, after attending an insurance sales meeting in Wichita, I drove off K-96 Bypass onto I-135 and immediately headed for the fast


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