• District, Mercury should learn value of a school day

    To the Editor: On Thursday, May 5, the Mercury had two front-page articles that left me wondering whether I should laugh or cry. One dealt with the school board again considering the Manhattan High School mascot. If memory serves me, the .

  • RCPD officer’s courtesy, professionalism appreciated

    To the Editor: While visiting Manhattan recently, my husband and I were very impressed with the politeness and respect shown by one of your Riley County police officers, and I wanted to take a moment to express our appreciation. We .

  • Blaming victims of rape makes their situation worse

    To the Editor: This is in response to Helen Roser’s letter May 13 titled, “Responsible behavior.” Victims of sexual assault do feel and are made to feel that somehow they are responsible for what happened to them. They feel that .

  • ‘Whole issue of surrogacy is ethically questionable’

    To the Editor: The recent article regarding the surrogate in Missouri who had carried four sets of twins makes it sound like the process is one of pure bliss without concerns or problems. While the surrogate in the story says .

  • No reason to equivocate; men are responsible for rape

    To the Editor: I generally enjoy reading Helen Roser’s letters to the Mercury, and I must confess that the following line from her May 13 letter (“Adults must be responsible for their own behavior”) gave me a chuckle: “When a .

  • Easterners would find plenty to like about MHK

    To the Editor: I read the Mercury article about Manhattan officials flying to New York to “sell MHK.”  That was a good idea. However, one of the most direct ways to an Easterner’s heart is through his pocketbook. .

  • Features on small towns have been true joys to read

    To the Editor: I want to tell you how much I have enjoyed the stories about the small towns around us. I have lived in Manhattan for 66 years. I worked at the post office, so I was somewhat acquainted with .

  • Adults must be responsible for their own behavior

    To the Editor: Years ago, the high school guidance teacher was fired for teaching the most valuable class I ever took. One day some tearful students jumped up and announced that they were gong to tell their parents because what .

  • Obama was obligated to allow those abortions

    To the Editor: In response to the fact quoted in a letter to the letter by Mr. Surs about the 7 million-plus babies that were aborted under President Barack Obama’s watch, their mothers were just exercising their constitutional right to .

  • More abortions occurred under Reagan than Obama

    To the Editor, When writers engage in open tug-of-war letters, cherry-picking numbers is a bad habit. A good example of this was a recent letter from Woody Surs responding to Nolan Carlson. Mr. Surs attempted to show Democratic President Obama .

  • Don and Darrell Rosenow were ‘celebrated winners’

    To the Editor: The Mercury on Tuesday, May 3, carried a long obituary on Don Rosonow of Clay Center. Don deserved every column inch he received. He and his brother Darrell were quite a battery as a pitcher-catcher combination. To play .

  • It’s not too late to choose iris to buy at KSU Gardens

    To the Editor: The Flint Hills Iris Society would like to thank all the visitors who endured the rain showers and toured the iris collection at the K-State University Gardens on Mother’s Day. The iris were really putting on .


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