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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | July 14, 2014

    Special Rodeo for kids with special needs

    To the Editor: The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association will be sponsoring the 2lst Annual Kaw Valley Special Rodeo for children with special needs. We would like to extend the invitation to children, ages 5 to 12 years old ,to sign up for it. It will be held

  • Letters | July 14, 2014

    Thanks for help with pancake feed

    To the Editor: The Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan thanks all of those who shared pancakes, sausage, and eggs with us on the morning of July 4 at Pottorf Hall. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed having a large crowd at our breakfast. A

  • Letters | July 03, 2014

    Make a point to fly flag, thank soldiers on July 4

    To the Editor: The United States of America is celebrating 238 years of independence on July 4. Gen. George Washington’s army fought what it believed in — God, home and country. Soldiers in the Revolutionary Army sacrificed their lives and paved the way for our freedom. Our

  • Letters | July 02, 2014

    Renewed awareness can prevent next tragedy

    To the Editor: I almost hit a bicyclist the other day. I was driving at dusk near City Park. Pausing at a stop sign, I began turning right. The biker suddenly appeared in my headlights. I hit the brake pedal — horrified. All I saw was

  • Letters | July 02, 2014

    President Ford said it best, long before soccer defeat

    To the Editor: Echoing in my mind in the wake of the U.S. soccer team’s loss Tuesday evening is the reassuring sentiment expressed so profoundly by President Gerald Ford in August of 1974. My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.

  • Letters | July 01, 2014

    Enjoy holiday pancakes and help us help local youth

    To the Editor: The Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan has held a Fourth of July Pancake Feed in conjunction with Thunder Over Manhattan and its predecessors for the past 15 years. Unfortunately, there will be no thunder Over Manhattan fire-works show this year, but our club

  • Letters | July 01, 2014

    Genealogical updates help people in family searches

    To the Editor: The Riley County Genealogical Society has recently digitized its library card catalog. If you are interested in researching your family history, we have a wealth of resources for you. All our information is now searchable online on our newly-updated website at http://

  • Letters | June 30, 2014

    Renewed interest in dealing with Wildcat Creek welcome

    To the Editor: I am very encouraged by the recent articles in the Mercury and Wednesday’s editorial about Wildcat Creek. My home is on Wildcat Creek, and although I live high on a bank on the north side of the creek, I annually watch

  • Letters | June 30, 2014

    Absence of fireworks show is a major disappointment

    To the Editor: I want to shame my City of Manhattan. You dropped the ball this year when it comes to the Fourth of July. Not only did you not foot the bill for the fireworks this year, but failed to court others like mega-stores

  • Letters | June 29, 2014

    Officials should work toward solution for Wildcat Creek

    To the editor: Your recent editorial on Wildcat Creek pointed out a matter of importance to all of us in and near Manhattan — namely, the management of this wonderful natural resource (Wildcat Creek) or, more to the point, our failure as a community to properly


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