Wednesday, September 2, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | May 21, 2014

    We’re fortunate to have a hospital of Mercy’s quality

    To the Editor: My wife just went through colon cancer surgery at Mercy Regional Health Center. After having gone through three major surgeries in three big-city hospitals in Arizona, we were amazed at the superiority of Mercy. That was the case not only with the

  • Letters | May 21, 2014

    Crafty Seniors grateful for support of young people

    To the Editor: The Crafty Seniors would like to express our appreciation and thanks to the young people outside Manhattan Town Center who have given us a hand in loading our crafts and supplies at the end of our sales in the mall. Sometimes our

  • Letters | May 19, 2014

    Youth graceful, disciplined at recent dance recital

    To the Editor: On Sunday, May 4, I was invited to the Sharron Washington Dance Recital, “Dance Out Loud.” I had not been to a dance recital since my children danced with Sharron many years ago. I was so impressed with how many young children were

  • Letters | May 19, 2014

    Heritage Foundation adds to climate change dialogue

    To the Editor: Keith Miller in a recent letter calls Heritage Foundation writer Nicholas Loris’s column on climate change “misleading and obstructionist.” If a person con-siders only one side of an issue, then you might reach that conclusion. However, if both sides are considered,

  • Letters | May 14, 2014

    Jenkins is indeed a CPA; Mercury criticism ‘absurd’

    To the Editor: The editorial in Tuesday’s Mercury criticizing Lynn Jenkins and others was overwhelmingly absurd. The statutes governing the practice of public accountancy in Kansas may be difficult to comprehend, but the Q and A section at the Board of Accountancy website is

  • Letters | May 14, 2014

    Now’s the time to check out iris varieties at KSU Gardens

    To the Editor: The Flint Hills Iris Society would like to thank all the visitors who toured the iris collection at the KSU Gardens on Mother’s Day. It’s just the beginning of the growing season for iris, and there will be many varieties

  • Letters | May 14, 2014

    MATC, local firms integral to SkillsUSA competition

    To the Editor: We are so fortunate in the state of Kansas to have able and capable young men and women who want jobs and truly want to work. This was evident on April 18 when Manhattan Area Technical College hosted the HVACR SkillsUSA competition for

  • Letters | May 12, 2014

    Letter carriers grateful for support of food drive

    To the Editor: On Saturday, May 10, Branch 1018 of the National Association of Letter Carriers conducted our annual food drive. As we delivered our mail, we collected food donations along our routes and brought them to the Flint Hills Breadbasket for distribu-tion to local food pantries.

  • Letters | May 11, 2014

    We should all do our best and encourage one another

    To the Editor: One of my dad’s favorite sayings was, “Do the best you can with what you have and be proud of it.” The thing to keep in mind, and very hard to really understand, is that one person’s best is not

  • Letters | May 08, 2014

    Take a lesson from me; don’t take ‘Microsoft’s’ call

    To the Editor: Last Tuesday, I received a phone call from “Microsoft” saying it had detected a virus in my computer. The woman calling said I should press certain keys to allow them to show me the virus. I did. Then there appeared on my


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