Tuesday, September 1, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | April 09, 2014

    Shame on the Mercury for ‘charade’ against Kobach

    To the Editor: Voter fraud does exist, and Democrats know it. The editors at the Mercury know it too, and if they don’t, they’re not worthy of being called newsmen and their paper is just another biased political rag that chooses not to

  • Letters | April 09, 2014

    Let’s help our churches lead in struggle for justice

    To the Editor: Once again, I am embarrassed.  Leonard Pitts has that way of getting to me, but this time he really hit home with his op-ed piece in the Miami Herald with the headline: “Christianity Often Too Slow to See the Light.” Why

  • Letters | April 08, 2014

    Volunteers enhance unique Discovery Center experience

    To the Editor: A volunteer by definition: a person who voluntarily offers themselves for a service or undertaking; a person who performs a service willingly and without pay. Volunteering has been synonymous with American causes for well over 200 years. From a free will act of

  • Letters | April 07, 2014

    Sherow will bring respect, cooperation to Congress

    To the Editor: I was so glad to see the article on March 30 about Jim Sherow running against Tim Huelskamp in the First District congressional race. We have a choice for our next U.S. Representative. I choose Jim Sherow because he will listen and

  • Letters | April 07, 2014

    Let’s honor contributions of countless area volunteers

    To the Editor: “Celebrate Service” is the theme for National Volunteer Week, April 6-12. Capture the meaning of this signature week honoring local people who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in our community.  National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and

  • Letters | April 06, 2014

    Engraved brick a good way to honor a beloved veteran

    One hundred and fifty-six years ago, Memorial Day was established to commemorate those who died in defense of our national ideals. Our ideals of freedom, justice and equality for all have been challenged many times since then. Thousands have given their lies to ensure those

  • Letters | April 04, 2014

    Time, talents of volunteers are immensely appreciated

    To the Editor: National Volunteer Week, which begins Sunday, is designed to recognize all volunteers and celebrate the spirit of service in a community. RSVP of the Flint Hills, a volunteer center with over more than 350 individuals age 55 and older, is celebrating 40 years in Manhattan

  • Letters | April 04, 2014

    Pride Prom an occasion specifically for LGBT youth

    To the Editor: Flint Hills Pride Prom will be from 7 to 11 p.m. this Saturday, April 5. This event was started for LGBT youth to have a prom experience with the date of their choice and dress as they choose. It is open to the LGBT

  • Letters | April 03, 2014

    Make time this month to share and hear poetry

    To the Editor: There’s always time for poetry! Spring is gathering her precious momentum, and National Poetry Month began Tuesday, April 1. We’ll celebrate it this year with two events. The first, Poem in your Pocket Day, will be Thursday, April 24. Wherever you are

  • Letters | April 03, 2014

    We must ensure that others don’t control our minds

    To the Editor:  In a typical week, I read about five books, one news magazine and the Mercury. In the 1970s, I went to Kansas State University and tech school. I have written several books and other items. Why do I point this out?


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