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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | March 16, 2015

    Theaters in Sears’ old spot would be a step forward

    To the Editor: The article in Wednesday’s Mercury explaining that the former Sears store in Manhattan Town Center would be torn down and replaced by an eight-screen movie complex was very good news — for two reasons. 1. Carmike Cinemas has been the only movie theater

  • Letters | March 16, 2015

    Claeys’ comments reflect legislative double standard

    To the editor State Rep. J.R. Claeys, who tweeted that he would like to hold funding for higher education hostage to his notions about what should be taught at a university, seems to have a short memory. In 2013, after a KU professor sent out

  • Letters | March 13, 2015

    Troop 223 grateful for support of chili feast

    To the Editor: On Feb. 28, Boy Scout Troop 223, sponsored by Crestview Christian Church, held its annual Chili and Chili Dog Feast at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. The event was held to raise funds to support scouts’ registration for summer camps and high adventure programs.

  • Letters | March 13, 2015

    Mercury’s progressive voice appreciated

    To the Editor: It is noteworthy that the Mercury has the best editorial page in Kansas. Its editorial of March 11, in which the paper severely criticizes Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature for the dishonest approach to K-12 and higher education funding in Kansas,

  • Letters | March 12, 2015

    Chamber strives to make 2A players, fans welcome

    To the Editor: On Wednesday, the 2015 Class 2A Kansas High School State Championship Tournament began at Bramlage Coliseum. The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and its many volunteers do a tremendous job of making players and fans welcome to Manhattan. I am sure the Manhattan Mercury

  • Letters | March 12, 2015

    Are 2A state tournaments not important enough?

    To the Editor: I scoured the Mercury on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Not a single word about one of the biggest events in Manhattan: the Class 2A boys and girls Kansas High School State Championship tournaments at Bramlage Coliseum from Wednesday through Saturday. Not important

  • Letters | March 12, 2015

    Help Rotary make our town and world better places

    To the Editor: Rotary International has been an important part of my career and personal development for most of my professional life. As a young, single woman who had moved away from friends and family for the first time, I joined a Rotary Club in

  • Letters | March 11, 2015

    Cheer on the MHS girls in state basketball tourney

    To the Editor: Your Lady Indians’ basketball team has made it to state for the second consecutive year and third in the last four years. They play at 4:45 p.m. Thursday in Koch Arena on the Wichita State University campus. If they win Thursday, they

  • Letters | March 11, 2015

    Something has changed in Kansas in recent years

    Something has changed in Kansas in recent years To the Editor: Is this state getting a bit scary, or is it just me? I have lived in Kansas all of my life except for three years in the military service. I’ve loved living in

  • Letters | March 10, 2015

    Common sense is part of Manhattan’s magic

    To the Editor: Over the past five to 10 years, Manhattan has been the envy of communities across America. That’s because of a lot of things lining up right. There’s been great communication between the community, K-State and Fort Riley. Put simply, it’s


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