Thursday, May 28, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • 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

  • Letters | March 26, 2014

    Constitution a good source for new NSA regulations

    To The Editor: I think I can help the president craft a new regulation that will reduce to approximately zero the prospect of improper snooping by the NSA. I suggest regulatory language along the following lines: “The NSA shall not collect information related to American

  • Letters | March 24, 2014

    Editorial, column get a lot wrong on Ukraine, Crimea

    To the Editor: The Mercury’s March 20 editorial, “US should help the ‘real’ Ukraine,” and Dale Herspring’s March 23 column, “Right or wrong, Putin is an opportunist,” share a common problem. They both make factual errors and present facts in a one-sided way. The result

  • Letters | March 24, 2014

    As dedicated to teaching as Snyder is to football

    To the Editor: Last week I was in Chattanooga, Tenn. My wife was at a bridge tournament and I was touring the sites. I was wearing my purple K-State jacket and purple K-State hat. I was at the Battles for Chattanooga on Lookout Mountain overlooking

  • Letters | March 20, 2014

    We’re lucky in Manhattan to have good rehab support

    To the Editor: We all know that as we age, parts of our bodies, like parts on old automobiles, fall apart or have to be replaced. I recently had my second replacement part installed — a “new left hip.” One arrives at the decision to have

  • Letters | March 20, 2014

    Thanks to all who helped with lawn mower clinic

    To the Editor: The annual Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic was held March 11 at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. This is a cooperative event put on by KSU Riley County Extension and the Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club. The purpose of the clinic is to provide information

  • 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


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