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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | March 20, 2014

    We don’t need head of the RCPD to be elected

    To the Editor: Thank you for Sunday’s editorial regarding SB463, a bill that would make the head of the RCPD an elective office, and your subsequent coverage. Certainly we need professional leadership in the RCPD. We do not need an elected person who probably

  • Letters | March 19, 2014

    More citizen involvement could be of benefit to RCPD

    To the Editor: A letter to the editor I wrote a few years ago drew some discussion regarding the Riley County Law Board. The Sunday Mercury editorial stated that some Law Board members are city and county commissioners and some are “ordinary citizens.” While state

  • Letters | March 19, 2014

    Anderson-Hudson crossing is hazardous for children

    To the Editor: I thought I would submit this for publication as I have yet to receive any plan to fix this potential problem. I emailed a version of this letter to the city and/or the mayor of Manhattan through their web link about

  • Letters | March 17, 2014

    Enjoy 4-H Straight Shooters competition this weekend

    To the Editor I would like to invite the people in Riley and Pottawatomie counties interested in youth activities to attend the Riley/Pottawatomie 4-H Straight Shooters matches on March 22 and 23.   The BB gun match will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 22, and the air

  • Letters | March 16, 2014

    Fake Patty’s Day a winner, thanks to countless people

    To the Editor: Another Fake Patty’s Day celebration has come and gone. As I read in the Mercury, it appears that the Riley County Police Department handled about the same load as always. The Emergency Medical Service was maybe a little lighter, but they

  • Letters | March 16, 2014

    Sherow an honorable man who would serve us well

    To the Editor: It used to be a thrill when a friend announced that he was seeking election to our U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. In those days, intelligence and diplomacy were admired in those who had the strength of character to use

  • Letters | March 16, 2014

    Shrine Circus has brought joy, laughter to thousands

    To the Editor: Only in Kansas… A drunken driver who hit and killed multiple people was sentenced to probation and rehabilitation. Shortly there-after, a Kansas judge sentenced a man who killed his own cat to two years in prison. Have we now reached the point

  • Letters | March 12, 2014

    Floersches epitomize good local ownership, service

    To the Editor: We hear frequent chatter about bringing jobs to Manhattan and keeping the profits local. I believe in this with a passion, and I would like to applaud two brothers who I would like to see celebrated and supported by our city. The

  • Letters | March 12, 2014

    KDOT’s road crews cleared way for Constitution Bee

    To the Editor: We of the Flint Hills Tea Party Educational Fund extend our sincere thanks to the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) for another job well done Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2. It may have been just another workday for these road , but for

  • Letters | March 11, 2014

    God bless all American veterans and their families

    To the Editor: I want to thank you for the articles you’ve published regarding my brother, Walter D. Ehlers, and Roland, my brother who died on D-Day. My second-oldest brother, Claus, was with the infantry in the South Pacific. He fought on five different


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