Letters

  • Complaining isn’t a good way to get things done

    To the Editor: We often read reports of fatal auto crashes where traffic signs were present but had not been heeded by a driver. I have always had a special feeling for the 30-inch “Stop” signs, knowing their dramatic effectiveness. .

  • Thanks for bringing positive attention to area towns

    To the Editor: It was with special interest that I read Lea Skene’s report on Beattie in “About Town — Keep on Trucking,”  on the front page of the Manhattan Mercury on Friday, Jan. 29. Although the local gas station .

  • Commission should protect LGBTQ citizens’ civil rights

    To the Editor: Five years ago, the Manhattan City Commission voted to amend our city’s non-discrimination ordinance to include basic civil right protections for the classes of sexual orientation and gender identity. This was by far one of the .

  • Rural communities will suffer most from fiscal crisis

    To the Editor I have been very concerned about the fiscal experiment going on in Kansas. This recent headline caught my attention: “State fiscal crisis will hit rural Kansas hardest.” The budget crisis can be traced back to tax cuts .

  • Chamber wrong to hold retreat in another city

    To the Editor: Why in the world is the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce holding its retreat in Overland Park rather than here? Manhattan taxpayers have funded a sweetheart Conventions & Visitors Bureau contract with the Chamber of Commerce for a .

  • Finishing touches going into bridge pier ‘Welcome’ sign

    To the Editor: I’m sure many of our east bridge pier donors are wondering about the progress of finishing the “WELCOME TO MANHATTAN” sign to go on the art deco pier as one enters Manhattan on K-177. I’m .

  • Library and Sirloin Stockade are well worth visiting

    To the Editor: As careful as I am about respecting and keeping secrets, there are two that should be divulged in the best interests of Manhattanites. First, from time to time I enjoy a great buffet meal at the Sirloin .

  • Some generosity can make Super Bowl a Souper Bowl

    To the Editor: The Super Bowl game next Sunday provides us with entertainment and an opportunity to share food and drink with friends and family. It has become a fun cause of national excitement. It has also become an opportunity — .

  • Vermont’s ‘Trump sandwich’ has appropriate ingredient

    To the Editor: Although Donald Trump’s recent visit to Vermont was mentioned in the news, most Manhattanites did not follow live streaming and coverage by the Burlington Free Press. The best thing that I read and want to share .

  • Kansas Day event special at Northview School

    To the Editor: On Jan. 22, Northview held a Kansas Day celebration. Volunteers and staff members joined forces to create unbelievable memories for our students. The day began with a school assembly celebrating our great state. A narrated PowerPoint provided the .

  • Payday loans seem to do as much harm as good

    To the Editor: One of my friends suggested that I write something on the payday loan business. She works in a position in which she deals with many people who are victims of the payday loan industry. It is a .

  • MHS mascot is an honor, not an insult

    To the Editor: Every few years a few folks decide that the Manhattan High School mascot should be changed. Either they have forgotten or are totally ignorant of the fact that the mascot — Indians — was chosen to honor a coach .


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