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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | December 09, 2013

    Enjoy holiday concert, help fund auditorium upgrades

    To Editor: On Dec. 7, 1941, 72 years ago last Saturday, World War II began for the United States with the attack on Pearl Harbor. In 1946, the citizens of Manhattan voted three times to build a living memorial to remember the 101 soldiers from Riley County who sacrificed their

  • Letters | December 09, 2013

    What was our country even doing in those places?

    To the Editor: In a letter to the editor Friday, Pat Burns wrote that we have given diplomacy a chance in 12 different conflicts starting with the Vietnam War, and it has not worked. We should give up on diplomacy.  We have also tried military

  • Letters | December 08, 2013

    Peace Memorial Auditorium to host Christmas concert

    To the editor: The Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance (M/RCPA) in partnership with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a music fraternity at Kansas State University, will present the “Holiday Musical Spectacular” at Peace Memorial Auditorium, 1101 Poyntz Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. The program will

  • Letters | December 08, 2013

    Excessive ads take pleasure out of football games on TV

    To the Editor: I was really pleased a few days ago when I read the article in the Mercury about the recent increase in the amount of advertising on television. The excess of ads seemed to start with the advent of football this fall. I

  • Letters | December 08, 2013

    ‘Dear Sarah is thinking!’

    To the Editor: This might call for a celebration. It was the most enjoyable news I’ve read in a long time. Sarah Palin, the playing field leveler for those resentful of the president’s intelligence, re-marked recently about some of the status-quo-shuffling pope’s

  • Letters | December 05, 2013

    Remember to donate food, checks at holiday parade

    To the Editor,  It has been my privilege to volunteer on the marketing committee for the Mayor’s Christmas Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade since its beginning. Now in its 12th year, this wonderful event is a chance for our community to come

  • Letters | December 04, 2013

    Please join efforts to feed hungry in our community

    To the Editor: It’s nearing the end of the year and our local food pantry, the Flint Hills Breadbasket, could use your help. The pantry provides free food to low-income families and individuals who need food assistance. In Riley County, 18.4 percent of people are

  • Letters | December 04, 2013

    Toys for Manhattan helps bring joy to needy children

    To the Editor: About 50 years ago on Christmas Eve, Al Myers, a police officer, answered a call to a family residence. Upon taking care of the matter for the call, he realized that the children at this home had no Christmas gifts waiting for them.

  • Letters | December 03, 2013

    Thanks for participating in bank’s anniversary event

    To the editor Thank you to everyone who attended the open house event and celebration on Nov.14 and 15 in Manhattan. The celebration marked Central National Bank providing Banking Service for 129 years.  Founded in 1884, Central National Bank is a family and employee-owned bank with locations

  • Letters | December 01, 2013

    The question is how many MHS freshmen graduated

    The question is how many MHS freshmen graduated To the Editor: I read the article in The Mer-cury reporting on the concern over the number of graduating seniors. Notice I said the Mercury report on “graduating seniors.”  What I would like to know is


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