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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | May 07, 2014

    Volunteers key to success of Kansas Sampler Festival

    To the Editor: What a weekend! Thank you to the more than 250 people who volunteered to help with the 25th annual Kansas Sampler Festival in Wamego. Thank you to the elected officials, members of the clergy, teachers, retirees, business owners, American Legion, Wamego Pyro Crew

  • Letters | May 05, 2014

    Pledge should hold meaning for person repeating it

    To the Editor: I might agree that the “Pledge of Allegiance is said far too often,” as a headline above a column on Page C8 in Sunday’s Manhattan Mercury stated, but only because it makes it become a hollow expression. When it was written,

  • Letters | May 05, 2014

    Full disclosure helps prevent anonymous manipulation

    To The Editor: The Mercury is to be applauded for its editorial stance opposing limits on funding of campaigns coupled with full disclosure of contributors. While I disagree with the Supreme Court’s finding that money equals speech, that is the law and therefore the

  • Letters | May 04, 2014

    It’s a good time to form a team for Relay for Life

    To the Editor: I know far too many people whose lives have been touched by cancer. Chances are, you know some too. That’s why I’m taking action against cancer by supporting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in July at City Park.

  • Letters | May 04, 2014

    Enjoy evening of music at Peace Memorial Auditorium

    To the Editor: The Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance, in partnership with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a music fraternity at Kansas State University, will present the program, “American Music Spectacular,” on the stage of Peace Memorial Auditorium, 1101 Poyntz Ave., Wednesday, May 7. A prelude performance will

  • Letters | May 01, 2014

    NBAF and football program don’t boost KSU academics

    To the Editor: As described in the Wednesday, April 30, edition of the Mercury, Kansas State University President Schulz has asked for Manhattan community support as the university expands. That will be good for the planned renovations of the veterinary school and the Grain Sciences Department.

  • Letters | May 01, 2014

    Brownback will one day rue the harm he has done

    To the Editor: Gov. Sam Brownback may become the most flawed, tragic and Faust-like character in Kansas political history. His ambition to become his party’s presidential nominee in 2016 has resulted in his selling his political soul to the Dark Side. To be seen as

  • Letters | April 29, 2014

    Repealing fee would shift another burden to taxpayer

    To the Editor: We believe the Legislature should not repeal the mortgage registration fee. It represents $260 on a $100,000 loan, is paid off over the life of the mortgage and is paid only once. A refinancing of the original loan amount does not generate a second

  • Letters | April 29, 2014

    Many contributed to success of Empty Bowls Project

    To the Editor, We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Manhattan community for its sup-port of this year’s Empty Bowls Project. Over the past decade, the Women’s Center has successfully organized this event and do-nated thousands of dollars to local

  • Letters | April 28, 2014

    Gun debate needs more facts, less opinion, passion

    To the Editor: The discussion over guns and gun violence continues to be misinformed through passion and opinions rather than re-search and facts.  The Mercury added to the opinion in its editorial Sunday, “Looser gun laws won’t make us safer,” without adding anything


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