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Letters

  • Bullying won’t stop if mascot is changed

    To the Editor: My husband and I have lived in the Manhattan area for the past 42 years, both having graduated from schools in eastern Kansas. Our son graduated from Manhattan High School in 1992. Until the past decade or two, we .

  • Colburn not disqualified from voting on Indian

    To the Editor: Bill Felber’s assertion that Dave Colburn should abstain from voting on the mascot issue is disrespectful. Why does Mr. Felber assume Mr. Colburn couldn’t hold a different opinion from his daughter or provide a measured .

  • Board should consider compromise on mascot

    To the Editor: Bob Funk made excellent points about compromise regarding the MHS mascot in a column in Sunday’s Mercury. Perhaps a valid compromise would be to keep the current mascot but engage in an extensive ongoing public education .

  • Remember loved ones, help Homecare, Hospice

    To the Editor: Homecare & Hospice’s Light of Life Memorial gives individuals a unique opportunity to honor the memory of their loved ones during this holiday season. Anyone wishing to participate in this fundraiser for Homecare & Hospice can .

  • ‘ReImage’ won’t stop with change of mascot

    To The Editor: If the news reporting of Wednesday night’s forum is accurate –— as I assume it to be — then the group “ReImage MHS” has lately changed its name to “ReImage MHK.” Such a change, implying as it does .

  • Enjoy history, holidays at Peace Auditorium

    To the Editor: Two great family events will be held in the coming days at Peace Memorial Auditorium, 1101 Poyntz Ave. At 7 p.m. Dec. 7, the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor will be commemorated. City Commissioner Wynn Butler .

  • Americans should reject legalized intolerance

    To the Editor: Thanksgiving recently passed, a holiday marking the establishment of some of the first immigrants in the modern period to what would become the United States around 150 years later. New immigrants to the United States today, both legal .

  • Local media should attend cultural events

    To the Editor: Recently, the Indian Student Association at Kansas State University held its annual event, Sanskriti 2016: A Celebration of Culture. I attended this event expecting local media to be in attendance. I think it is extremely important to include .

  • County commissioners deserve the same pay

    To the Editor: I write this letter in self-defense. I need to stop the hemorrhaging where I have been biting my tongue to keep from weighing in on the Riley County Commission pay issue. So here we go. I sat .

  • MHS students’ views on mascot are pertinent

    To the Editor: I am a senior at Manhattan High School and also student body treasurer. Because of the debate at the school over retaining or retiring the mascot, the Student Council was asked to present students’ views at the .

  • Tradition of MHS pride doesn’t need this mascot

    To the Editor: As the holiday season approaches, many of us are reminded of the significance of tradition. Tradition helps center us in disorienting and strange times. Activities like sitting together and telling stories or decorating our homes are traditions .

  • Roundabouts too risky; go back to traffic lights

    To the Editor: On my way home from work one day this week, I was gong west on the inside lane of the roundabout at Bluemont Avenue and Fourth Street when someone in the outside lane cut right in front .


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