Thursday, June 30, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | May 10, 2016

    Help letter carriers Saturday collect food for area hungry

    To the Editor: On Saturday, May 14, Branch 1018 of the National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct our annual food drive. As we deliver our mail, we will collect food donations along our mail routes and bring them to the Flint Hills Breadbasket for redistribution to

  • Letters | May 10, 2016

    Solve problems? Obama has only made them worse

    To the Editor: In Sunday’s letters to the editor, Nolan Carlson, purging his angst, accused “The Donald” as he calls Mr. Trump, of not being “specific or in-depth” in how to handle our country’s big problems. Yet this was Mr. Carlson’s specific

  • Letters | May 10, 2016

    About the ‘last’ school day…

    To the Editor: Thanks to the board of education and the Mercury’s editorial writer for the nice thoughts but I have to point out that we cannot cancel the last day of school — we can only move it back; if we have a first

  • Letters | May 09, 2016

    Refitting Peace Auditorium is a noble community goal

    To the Editor: Last fall’s multigenerational Veterans Day ceremony and many recent community entertainment events at Peace Memorial Auditorium are excellent reminders of the intent Manhattan and Riley County citizens had in 1946 to create a multi-purpose living memorial auditorium to help our younger citizens

  • Letters | May 09, 2016

    Wonder Workshop grateful for support of recent festival

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Wonder Work-shop Children’s Museum, we wish to thank you for your generous donations and participation in our second annual Storytelling Festival. It was a huge success, with many activities, music and storytellers.

  • Letters | May 09, 2016

    Rental inspection program is an unnecessary solution

    To the Editor: A recent, long discussion with advocates of a rental inspection mandate left me with a number of questions about their goals and motivations. While many wanted to discuss trash, noise, parking, rental rates and deposit issues — none of which would be improved,

  • Letters | May 06, 2016

    Pastor McLaughlin has served Manhattan superbly

    To the Editor: We’re fortunate to live in a community filled with talented and energetic people who “give back” to Manhattan through good work and dedicated volunteering. One of those persons is Pastor Patrick McLaughlin of the First United Methodist Church. Patrick is one

  • Letters | May 06, 2016

    Medical community’s care has been truly outstanding

    To the Editor: What a blessing for me and my family to have had outstanding care for my dear wife, Midge, at Via Christi for the eight days preceding her death. The nursing staff was without exception professional and com-passionate in meeting her needs as

  • Letters | May 05, 2016

    Area hospitals blessed to have dedicated nurses

    To the Editor: As National Nurses Week approaches, I want to express my sincere gratitude to all the nurses at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan and at Wamego Health Center for their extraordinary energy, efforts and dedication. Their boundless compassion and interdisciplinary collaboration continue to

  • Letters | April 30, 2016

    Tourism is big business in Manhattan, Riley County

    Tourism is big business in Manhattan, Riley County To the Editor: Dating back to 1983, Americans have celebrated the importance of travel with the observance of National Travel and Tourism Week. The week beginning today, May 1, is designated for nationwide recognition of the economic impact of


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