Monday, November 30, 2015

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | November 13, 2014

    Many contributed to success of Promenade on Poyntz

    To the Editor Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the sellout crowd participating in the 10th annual Prom-enade on Poyntz. Despite the weather, more than 250 people showed their support for Homecare & Hospice. Money raised at this event benefits our friends and neighbors through

  • Letters | November 12, 2014

    Fairy Godmothers grateful for support of tournament

    To the Editor: It is with much appreciation that I write to acknowledge the generosity of our Manhattan community in its support of the Fairy Godmothers Charity Golf Tournament on Oct. 6. The tournament was a great success due to our title sponsor, Community 1st Bank,

  • Letters | November 12, 2014

    Actors, readers deserve more from reviews of plays

    To the Editor: I’ve been wondering for a long time how the Mercury defines “critique” or “review.” As a longtime performer and participant in the arts in Manhattan, I am an avid reader of the critiques of the plays performed in the area. I

  • Letters | November 09, 2014

    It takes more than the necessary funds to put a ‘Welcome’ sign on bridge pier

    To the Editor: I naively thought that once we had raised the necessary funds, it would be full speed ahead on constructing and placing the “MANHATTAN WELCOMES YOU!” sign on the east art deco bridge pier in the Kansas River. I should have realized that

  • Letters | November 09, 2014

    In light of last week’s election results, Legislature should adopt new state motto

    To the Editor, The Great Seal of the State of Kansas was adopted by the first session of the Kansas Legisla-ture, on May 25, 1861. At the same time, the Legislature also adopted our state motto, “Ad Astra per Aspera” “To the Stars with Difficulty” —as part

  • Letters | November 05, 2014

    Teen Town Reunion, Dance a success, thanks to many

    To the editor: The Teen Town Reunion and Dance on Oct. 26 was a great success! Teen Town was a regular Friday night dance for area teens beginning in 1943 and continuing through the early 1970s. Many of Manhattan’s adult citizens participated in Teen Town during

  • Letters | November 04, 2014

    Mercury’s coverage of Snyder ad disappointing

    To the Editor: As an avid reader of online news content and a K-State fan who was searching for information about the Snyder and Roberts campaign debacle, I was shocked to find out that your newspaper didn’t have nearly as much coverage as other

  • Letters | November 04, 2014

    Senior center to again host military memorabilia display

    To the Editor: For the eighth year in a row, local retired military members are teaming up with Army Airborne (Heritage Platoon) members for a weeklong military display in the Riley County Senior Center. This display has been favorably received in recent years and received

  • Letters | November 02, 2014

    Snyder should not have endorsed any politician

    To the Editor: I grew up loving K-State and especially K-State football. I was proud of my affiliation with the university and the team. I wore my purple with great pride, but with that pride came teasing and mocking, even from members of the Manhattan

  • Letters | November 02, 2014

    Brownback’s ‘experiment’ hurting low-income Kansans

    To the Editor: I’m writing this in the hope of cutting through the political noise of the upcoming election. I have a story to tell, and I believe it matters. My name is Mary Lucas and I’m the proud mother of a 6-year-old

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