Letters

  • Further discussion needed on proposed roundabout

    To the Editor: I appreciate the fine job the Mercury and its staff do in bringing the news to the citizens of Manhattan. I would like to comment on the July 12 editorial about the installation of a roundabout at the .

  • Development worsens central Manhattan flooding

    To the Editor: People may have noticed that the area between the KSU campus and Aggieville and Tuttle Creek Boulevard has been flooding more often of late. On Thursday, July 2, for example, when we received a half-inch of rain in .

  • Get it right: F-35 is not a fighter jet; it’s a jet fighter

    To the Editor: In The Manhattan Mercury, Section C, Page 7, Mr. Dale Herspring wrote an item titled “Problems, prospects accompany new fighter jet.” Mr. Herspring has succumbed to the same incorrect terminology that the entire press — television and print — have .

  • Matta’s views, business acumen much appreciated

    To the Editor: My husband, John, to whom I should listen to more often, read last Sunday’s Mercury article on my goals as mayor and said he thought that the quotation attributed to former City Commissioner John Maata read .

  • Ruling doesn’t limit rights of clergy; it honors them

    To the Editor: On Tuesday, Gov. Sam Brown-back issued executive order 15-05, “Preservation and Protection of Religious Freedom”.... but the name is a bit confusing. Sound bytes from the governor’s office and many media outlets make it seem as .

  • Many contributed to success of Kiwanis pancake feed

    To the Editor: On behalf of Solar Kiwanis, we would like to thank the Manhattan Trust Company, Hiland Dairy and Radina’s Bakehouse for their support of our Fourth of July pancake feed fundraiser. Their generous donations — providing our space .

  • Pack Wells Arena for ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo’

    To the Editor: The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association’s ninth annual “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo” is at 8 p.m. Friday, July 24, in CiCo Park during the Riley County Fair. This special night of the three-day Kaw Valley PRCA .

  • I didn’t oppose regional approach, I supported it

    To the Editor: Please let me set the record straight.  In last Sunday’s paper, Mayor McCulloh stated I was an opponent of regional planning and the notion of cooperation with the Flint Hills Regional Council (FHRC).  She .

  • Local Realtor makes good impression in Branson

    To the Editor: While on vacation in Branson, Mo., last week, we returned to our car in a shopping area parking lot to find a business card on the windshield from Laurie Berard, a Realtor with High Pointe Realty in .

  • Can we get any more moral than executing killers?

    To the Editor: What a delicious experience it was to read the June 28 column by your reporter, Chris Haxel. He has developed a wonderful low-key “voice” when too many over-reach when trying to be funny. I loved his reference to .

  • Usage, not fees, should determine our electric bills

    To the Editor: Westar Energy has proposed to the Kansas Corporation Commission (the KCC, our state utility regulatory board) an increase in the monthly service charge that we all pay. The charge now is $12 a month. Westar proposes to in-crease .

  • Thomas More congregation to miss Father Zimmerman

    To the Editor: We, the Spirit Spreaders group (there are nine of us) from the Light of the World Retreat at Thomas More Catholic Church, wish to publicly thank Father Don Zimmerman, our beloved pastor and active Manhattan community servant, .


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