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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | February 23, 2014

    Mercury reviewer aside, ‘Philomena’ is amazing

    To the Editor: Quite the contrary of your local arts critic, I found the film “Philomena” very entertaining. And I hope his review won’t dissuade others from seeing this very engrossing, moving, often funny film, which is based on the book, “The Lost Child

  • Letters | February 23, 2014

    Thanks for support of RSVP’s Sweetheart Dance

    To the Editor: RSVP of the Flint Hills hosted the third annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance on Feb. 16. It was an amazing success. We appreciate all those who attended and hope you made lasting memories. We are grateful to our sponsors, Little Apple Toyota, Redi Systems,

  • Letters | February 20, 2014

    States must limit powers of federal government

    To the Editor: The federal government is out of control and out of touch with the citizenry. As the state legis-lators at the recent Mt. Vernon Assembly realized, Washington’s abuse of power — instigated by both Republicans and Demo-crats — must come to an end before

  • Letters | February 20, 2014

    Thanks for assistance with recent food drive

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Surgical Hospital recently sponsored a “share the love” food drive. A total of 2,175 nonperishable food items were donated to the Flint Hills Breadbasket. As members of the organizing committee, we want to express a public note of thanks and appreciation

  • Letters | February 18, 2014

    Brooks was a tough coach who prepared players well

    To the Editor: As a former player for Coach Tim Brooks and the Manhattan High basketball program, I am very disappointed in the series of events that took place. I have never questioned his coaching techniques or methods. Yes, he is tough on his players,

  • Letters | February 18, 2014

    Health department should be of interest to residents

    To the Editor: A news item in the Jan. 27 Mercury announced the first official meeting of the Riley County Board of Health. It will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in the County Commission chambers of the Court House Plaza East Building, 115 N. Fourth St.

  • Letters | February 18, 2014

    KSU teams, players have gotten some great publicity

    To the Editor: I was amused that Jon Ungerer wrote that the friendliness of KSU and Manhattan fans is just not as big a story as thousands of KSU students chanting the “F-bomb” on national TV. He’s right. It’s not. And will probably

  • Letters | February 17, 2014

    Bed quota for immigrant detainees is wasteful, unjust

    To the Editor: Every day the federal government keeps 34,000 immigrants locked up in detention because Congress has mandated an immigration detention bed “quota.” This means that no matter how many immigrants are actually in the system or what the real national security needs are at

  • Letters | February 17, 2014

    Thanks for making Troop 75 spaghetti dinner a success

    To the Editor: Boy Scout Troop 75 had a successful annual spaghetti dinner on Sunday, Feb. 2. This dinner is our main way to raise money for scouts to put into their camp accounts, purchase sup-plies for campouts and rank advancements, and provide funds for community projects.&

  • Letters | February 13, 2014

    Auction at Seniors’ Center will help pay for renovations

    To the Editor: The Riley County Seniors’ Service Center is kicking off its capital fundraising campaign at 11 a.m. this Saturday with an auction at the center, 301 N. Fourth St. Local auctioneer Vern Gannon has donated his services, and center members and the community have


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