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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | April 06, 2014

    Engraved brick a good way to honor a beloved veteran

    One hundred and fifty-six years ago, Memorial Day was established to commemorate those who died in defense of our national ideals. Our ideals of freedom, justice and equality for all have been challenged many times since then. Thousands have given their lies to ensure those

  • Letters | April 04, 2014

    Time, talents of volunteers are immensely appreciated

    To the Editor: National Volunteer Week, which begins Sunday, is designed to recognize all volunteers and celebrate the spirit of service in a community. RSVP of the Flint Hills, a volunteer center with over more than 350 individuals age 55 and older, is celebrating 40 years in Manhattan

  • Letters | April 04, 2014

    Pride Prom an occasion specifically for LGBT youth

    To the Editor: Flint Hills Pride Prom will be from 7 to 11 p.m. this Saturday, April 5. This event was started for LGBT youth to have a prom experience with the date of their choice and dress as they choose. It is open to the LGBT

  • Letters | April 03, 2014

    Make time this month to share and hear poetry

    To the Editor: There’s always time for poetry! Spring is gathering her precious momentum, and National Poetry Month began Tuesday, April 1. We’ll celebrate it this year with two events. The first, Poem in your Pocket Day, will be Thursday, April 24. Wherever you are

  • Letters | April 03, 2014

    We must ensure that others don’t control our minds

    To the Editor:  In a typical week, I read about five books, one news magazine and the Mercury. In the 1970s, I went to Kansas State University and tech school. I have written several books and other items. Why do I point this out?

  • Letters | March 31, 2014

    Generosity led to success of Adopt-A-Family program

    To the Editor: The women of Junior League of the Flint Hills would like to thank the Manhattan community for its support of the Adopt-A-Family program during the Christmas season. We are very appreciative of the individuals, organizations, groups and businesses that were donors for

  • Letters | March 28, 2014

    Celebrate role of farmers during American Ag Week

    To the Editor: Where does your food come from? If you’re like many Americans, your answer may be the grocery store. You, we and more than 150 other people ate today because of one American farmer — an increase of 800 percent over the past 73 years! In 1940,

  • Letters | March 27, 2014

    Story sensationalized ‘civil’ Law Board exchange

    To the Editor: The Riley County Law Board had its March meeting on the 24th, and, as usual, there was media coverage. The Mercury’s story appeared the next day. Having been at the meeting, I found the Mercury’s lengthy story to be far

  • Letters | March 27, 2014

    Please return missing coat to McCain’s Lost and Found

    To the Editor: To whomever took my black, three-fourths length coat from Nichols Theatre — middle section, front row — on Saturday, March 8: I hope you’ll return it to McCain Auditorium’s Lost and Found. No questions asked.

  • Letters | March 26, 2014

    Kansas’ natural heritage is under attack in Legislature

    To the Editor: Bills in the Kansas Legislature are reversing decades of conservation of our natural heritage. House Bill 2118 proposes to reverse state law protecting our plants and animals, including 60 endangered or threatened birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles. Senate Bill 276 would make it illegal for


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