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Letters

  • Clinton’s critics ignore her many achievements

    To the Editor: The election is over. The journey is not. When I assessed the evidence against each candidate, I found the evidence of Hillary Clinton’s so-called corruption and lack of achievement to be poorly vetted, hyperbolic overstatement. I .

  • Trump, Obama weren’t equally inexperienced

    To the Editor: It’s hard to imagine how Brad Starnes, in his Nov. 11 essay, ‘Trump played media well,’ found similarities in the political backgrounds of Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Starnes asks, ‘How else could two inexperienced politicians who’.

  • Board should listen to voices of outnumbered

    To the Editor: I have been following the debate about changing the Manhattan High School mascot over the last year in the Mercury, and I am pleased that the school board will hear public input on the issue Nov. 30 before .

  • Trump critics too quick to judge his supporters

    To the Editor: How should we characterize Trump supporters? Reading the letters to the editor in the Mercury and op-ed columns, apparently not very flatteringly, But surely everyone knows there is an alternative view, don’t they? In selected Democrat .

  • Our country needs the best from each of us

    To the Editor: My country is hurting, and I want to help it get better. Many citizens didn’t care enough to evenvote.Othersdidbutdidn’t like the outcome. So many people expressed outrage while many young Americans behaved like spoiled .

  • Thanksgiving a time for community dinner

    To the Editor: Each year, families and friends gather around the table to give thanks for the blessings in their lives. They carve a turkey, spoon out a heaping serving of mashed potatoes and cover them with gravy. They eat, .

  • Change system to favor winner of popular vote

    To the Editor: I take umbrage to Thursday’s Mercury editorial claiming that Hillary Clinton did not get cheated. True, with our outdated Electoral College system, Donald Trump did win. However, Mrs. Clinton did receive more than 1 million popular votes .

  • Writer wrong to insult people who disagree

    To the Editor: I was a bit angered and dismayed by Wednesday’s op-ed piece, “Indian fosters pride, not shame.” I think a number of points need to be made. First of all, what is this nonsense: “I resent that .

  • Parade is a good chance to light up the season

    To the Editor: Manhattan is preparing to celebrate the 15th annual mayor’s holiday parade, and Downtown Manhattan Inc. is looking for creative entries to help make the season better and brighter for the entire community, including families who rely .

  • Buttons ‘n’ Bows again enjoyed broad support

    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 again a resounding success, thanks to .

  • Seniors’ Center a superb host for area veterans

    To the Editor: During the commemoration of military veterans, we were able for the 10th time to display our memorabilia at the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center. Our display crew would like to thank Jami Ramsey, the director, as well .

  • Indian fosters pride, not shame

    As a Native American and a proud Manhattan High School graduate, I resent that there are people who have come to our community and have the arrogance to tell us how we should feel. Manhattan has always been a welcoming .


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