Letters

  • Do USD 378 voters know enough for wise decisions?

    To the Editor: The Riley County notice of an election for USD 378 (Riley County) voters concerns a bond question. What the notice does not say in that the proposed question is whether voters will pass a new school bond of $22,500.000 .

  • When Ogallala Aquifer goes dry, we’ll all suffer

    To the Editor: With more than a dozen previous water studies sitting on the shelf gathering dust, do we need another study to tell us what anyone with common sense already knows? We’re pumping the Ogallala Aquifer dry! The .

  • Via Christi volunteers provide valuable services

    To the Editor As National Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches (April 10-16), I am proud to live in a community where service is near and dear to our hearts. Not only do I have pride in my community, I also have .

  • Story on commissioner was ‘tabloid journalism’

    To the Editor: Really, Manhattan Mercury? After a long and momentous City Commission meeting in which multiple citizens addressed the commission and about which multiple apropos stories could have been told, you devote the top story on the front page .

  • Every city should protect rights of LGBT individuals

    To the Editor: I really respect the Riley County Commission chair’s openness in giving his statement about his personal struggles regarding sexuality, which was written about in Wednesday’s Mercury. I am pressed to respect any one speaking with .

  • Rental inspection program will drive up tenants’ costs

    To the Editor: I am writing in regard to the recent decision by the Manhattan City Commission to create a rental unit registration and exterior inspection program. A similar program was implemented and repealed just five years ago. I am .

  • Many questions remain about USD 378 bond issue

    To the Editor: I have attended all 10 of the regularly scheduled 7 p.m. school board meetings as well as nearly all of the 18 special board meetings scheduled at 5:30 p.m., including ones in which the board retreated to executive session .

  • USD 378 bond will help educate future generations

    To the editor: It seems that our politics have become quite polarized. And now it has filtered down to our Riley County School District 378 as concerns the bond issue that we will vote on May 3. There evidently is a “Yes” .

  • Variables skew university business administration data

    To the Editor: A “major error” is embedded in the lengthy analysis of the “Comparison shopping” article in your Sunday edition of the Manhattan Mercury. After re-viewing the table of “Entry Pay” for B.S. graduates in Business Administration at .

  • LGBT city ordinance would be a significant step forward

    To the Editor: We are writing to state our hope that the Manhattan City Commission will adopt an anti-discrimination ordinance to provide protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. We were excited and proud of our city when an .

  • Moran’s position on nominee appreciated

    Moran’s position on nominee appreciated To the Editor: Sen. Jerry Moran is to be complimented for saying Judge Merrick Garland should be given a hearing. After all, that’s the Senate’s job. Even Nixon’s failed nominees received .

  • Australian Kaleidoscope a treat for Northview

    To the Editor: There is constantly discouraging information in the news and from the legislators regarding school funding, but at Northview Elementary School, we would like to share some very positive news. Thanks to generous contributions from the Northview PTA .


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