Friday, July 1, 2016

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | March 30, 2015

    Morse knows our city and how to work with others

    To the Editor: When we founded the English Language Program at K-State in 1986, we first came under the administrative umbrella of Continuing Education. It was there that I met Linda Morse, who served as our registrar. She impressed me with her competence, her integrity and

  • Letters | March 30, 2015

    Ball has characteristics vital for a city commissioner

    To the Editor: There are four things I must have in a city commissioner: integrity, experience and involvement and the time to devote to studying complex issues. John Ball has all four. John Ball gets my vote. Go to, and then join me

  • Letters | March 28, 2015

    The patrons in USD 378 will surely do what’s best

    To the Editor: The Law of Unintended Consequences is well known in business circles but is curiously absent from most other domains, despite its wide application. A closely-related rule might be that the road to a well-known warm place is often paved with good intentions.

  • Letters | March 28, 2015

    Deadline nears for bricks for Armed Forces Memorial

    To the Editor: One hundred and 47 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 time since then. Thousands have given their lives to

  • Letters | March 27, 2015

    Morse has long been a force for community good

    To the Editor: Dedication — the one word that best describes Linda Morse, your city commissioner candidate. Even while working at a K-State career, she managed a long history of public service to our city. Two particular long-term projects stand out in my mind as examples

  • Letters | March 27, 2015

    Ball would bring superb qualifications to commission

    To the Editor: Be sure to make John Ball one of your choices for City Commission. He is qualified, experienced and actively involved and invested in the Manhattan community. His experience and dedication to our community are well documented: chair, Manhattan Social Services Advisory Board;

  • Letters | March 27, 2015

    We like the ‘old white guys’

    We like the ‘old white guys’ To the Editor: After a good deal of thought, our decision is for the highly qualified “old white guys” for City Commission.

  • Letters | March 26, 2015

    Morse has long been busy improving our community

    To the Editor: I am writing to ask for your support for Linda Morse for Manhattan City Commission in the election April 7. Linda has lived in Manhattan for 40 years. I’m pretty sure she has been a resident and active volunteer for longer than the

  • Letters | March 26, 2015

    Re-elect Butler, and choose teachable newcomers

    To the Editor: The people of Manhattan are fortunate in having candidates seeking election to our City Commission who are seeking their first elected office. Ours is a good town for launching a political career because we have excellent city staff directed by a highly

  • Letters | March 25, 2015

    Mercury’s criticism of Israel, Netanyahu was misplaced

    To the Editor: I would like to comment on the Mercury’s March 24 editorial n which Israel and its Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, are impugned for interference in nuclear negotiations among Iran, the United States and our allies. The criticism directed at Israel’s intelligence

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