Letters

  • Help Konza United Way address area’s problems

    To the Editor: Good things are happening in our community, thanks to difference-makers participating in Konza United Way’s annual giving campaign. Konza United Way strives for solutions to complex challenges in our community by partnering with local nonprofit organizations .

  • Lawmakers vote for NRA, not constituents’ interests

    To the Editor: Wednesday’s Manhattan Mercury contained a heartening story about action taken by a group of top academics to make their university a safer place. Forty of K-State’s top scientists and teachers signed a letter that used .

  • Huelskamp wrong to reject good roads, jobs for Kansas

    To the Editor: On Dec. 3, Rep. Tim Huelskamp voted against better Kansas roads and bridges. And jobs. In the U.S. House, 359 representatives voted to approve the five-year $305 billion bipartisan highway bill. Yet Rep. Huelskamp and only 64 others voted against .

  • There’s too much violence in movies and video games

    To the Editor: We need to make some major changes in this great country of ours. One of the main problems is what people are seeing and hearing over and over, day after day. Violence is saturating our television programs, .

  • KU faculty endorse KSU’s position on guns on campus

    To the Editor Forty Distinguished Professors from  Kansas State University wrote to members of the Kansas Legislature on Dec. 2, 2015, regarding guns on university campuses. We, undersigned Distinguished Professors at the University of Kansas, endorse their position. We agree that universities .

  • Helping others in need is a community mission

    To the Editor: During this season of giving, it is important for all of us to stop and reflect on the joy and blessings in our own lives while also being aware that not everyone is so fortunate. The Mayor’.

  • Annual lighted parade is an occasion to help others

    To the Editor: It has been my privilege to volunteer on the marketing committee for the Flint Hills Breadbasket Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade since its beginning. Now in its 14th year, this wonderful event is a .

  • Use of deadly force against an attacker often unjustified

    To the Editor: In more than four decades of doing and teaching martial arts and self-defense, one of the “secrets” I have learned is in the line from the comic strip “Pogo”  — “We have met the enemy and he .

  • Toys for Manhattan has long tradition of goodwill

    To the Editor: On a Christmas Eve about 50 years ago, police officer Al Myers answered a call to a family residence. Upon taking care of the matter for the call, he realized the children at this home had no Christmas .

  • Small Business Saturday strengthens local economy

    To the Editor; The traditional holiday shop-ping season officially kicks off this week with big box stores promoting special Black Friday sales, and to start next week, Cyber Monday supports shopping online. Sitting between these two big shopping days now .

  • Optimist Christmas tree sales benefit area youth

    To The Editor: The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club is continuing the annual tradition of selling Christmas trees and holiday decorations. All proceeds from the Optimist Tree Lot benefit area youth and community projects. These include the Optimist Ball Park, which .

  • Many contributed to success of recent Buttons ‘n’ Bows

    Many contributed to success of recent Buttons ‘n’ Bows To the Editor: The Buttons ‘n’ Bows Craft Fair has become an annual tradition in the Manhattan community and a valuable fundraiser for the Manhattan Catholic Schools PTO.  The just-completed .


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