Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | August 29, 2014

    There can be no let-up in war on global ‘cancer’

    To the Editor: Ours is a sick world. Let me start with what my wife has been going through. She has Stage 4 cancer and is in remission at this time. She went through a battering ram of intense chemotherapy for nine months. Her latest scan

  • Letters | August 28, 2014

    ‘Sticker Shock’ part of effort to prevent underage drinking

    To the Editor: On Saturday Aug. 23, the Manhattan Area Risk Prevention Coalition (MARPC) conducted Sticker Shock in our community. MARPC’s mission is to reduce risky behaviors through prevention education, community collaboration, life skills training and programming. Sticker Shock is part of a national project

  • Letters | August 28, 2014

    Who will be responsible for preventable tragedies?

    To the Editor: With every gun incident involving a child that hits the news, my passion and determination to protect my three children grow stronger. It is imperative that gun owners be properly educated and held responsible for the storage, use and maintenance of their

  • Letters | August 26, 2014

    Keep children from having access to unsecured guns

    To the Editor: This week we learned that in Newton, a 2-year-old boy was injured after being left inside the home with access to his grandfather’s loaded handgun. The bullet reportedly grazed the boy’s finger and ended up lodged in the neighbor’s

  • Letters | August 22, 2014

    Successful drive brings us closer to bridge pier sign

    To the Editor: Thanks to all who donated to the East Bridge Pier Project. We have reached and exceeded our goal of raising $50,000 for a “MANHATTAN WELCOMES YOU” sign to be placed on the 1937 art deco pier next to the K-177 viaduct near the Flint

  • Letters | August 21, 2014

    City should find a way to keep pools open longer

    To the Editor: It is the middle of August and the City of Manhattan has closed the public swimming pools just as the Kansas summer heat sets in! Given the climate change we are seeing, the city’s pools could easily stay open until the

  • Letters | August 20, 2014

    Let’s watch what we do rather than fault others

    To the Editor: I am a firm believer in the Bible’s approach that, “As you give, you will receive.” While there is not a one-to-one effect of karma in our lives, it is true that if you sow the wind, you will reap the

  • Letters | August 20, 2014

    Pleas to save bases reflect our dependence on military

    To the editor: Letters written to beg the continuance of military spending in various communities -— including our own — illustrate the dangers of our growing dependency on the military, industrial and business complex that Kansas native son Dwight Eisenhower warned us against as he departed

  • Letters | August 19, 2014

    Nancy Knopp has served us ‘in an exemplary manner’

    To the Editor: This letter is to publicly thank and express appreciation to Nancy Knopp for her 26 years at Mercy Regional Health Center. Through her position as the director of Care Management at Mercy Regional, Nancy provided invaluable assistance, support and resources to families in

  • Letters | August 18, 2014

    Let’s give young people opportunities to serve us

    To the Editor: I found it quite interesting that on Aug. 6, there was a large picture and article in the Mercury about Dave Lewis, who had lost the Riley County Com-mission election and a very small picture of Ben Wilson, who had won the election.

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