Letters

  • We should try to provide ‘best possible education’

    To the Editor: A letter to the editor and an article in Sunday’s edition point out the differences between how our educators and our politicians look at what kind of education we citizens need to be providing to the .

  • ‘Yes’ vote will help USD 383 maintain first-rate education

    Registered voters in the Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 will soon receive a ballot in their mailbox. The question on the ballot is whether or not the USD 383 Board of Education should be granted the authority to raise the Local Option Budget (LOB) .

  • NRA political clout killed scientific research on guns

    To the Editor: Ron Johnson’s opinion piece “Hit job” on NRA unprofessional,” was filled with so much disinformation that it’s hard to known where to start. While it is true that the NRA does not have the authority .

  • Heavy rain allows us to hold off on watering

    To the Editor: Hallelujah for Monday’s wonderful deluge of rain, from northeast Kansas to southwest Kansas. Now, since our sprinkler systems aren’t smart enough to detect moisture in the ground, I recommend that we act in absentia in .

  • Sometimes we’re unaware of what we do, say or think

    To the Editor: Last week I attended K-State’s rendition of Hart and Kaufman’s “You Can’t Take It With You.” I had previously read the play, seen it on video and saw KU’s version a decade back. .

  • Quest for streets of dreams might result in nightmares

    To the Editor: I hope our city commissioners will keep the issues of street maintenance and quality of life separate and not include unrelated issues with either of them. Our commissioners would do well to listen to our director of .

  • Mercury wants to make jobs tougher for teachers

    To the Editor: This is in response to the April 30 editorial in the Mercury about morale in the Manhattan-Ogden School District. Someone had apparently decided that taking away coffee pots and micro-fridges from teachers would save $40,000 or some such amount.&.

  • Belligerence won’t help achieve Middle East peace

    To the Editor: A few actual foreign policy facts for your resident hate-columnist, Dale R. Herspring.  1. Iran has the RIGHT to peaceful nuclear development under the non-proliferation treaty signed years ago. It is a treaty that Israel refuses to .

  • Brownback, Republicans must undo fiscal disaster

    To the Editor: I write this letter with very mixed feeling as a conservative Republican, but it has to be said. The Republican leadership in Kansas had better get its act together in a hurry. The Brown-back-led elimination of income .

  • Kansans would fare better with Democrats in charge

    This message is for Kansas voters. You made a mistake in November.  I am an Army veteran, and I have been blessed to move to your state because my wife is now serving in the Army.  The mistake .

  • Lawmakers ought to admit mistakes, change direction

    There is an elephant that has been wandering the halls of the Kansas Capitol for some time now. The elephant, while quite visible to some, has seemed to be invisible to the governor and many legislators. But it is becoming .

  • Follow-up on prairie burning feature would be timely

    To the Editor: I read with interest your article titled “Anatomy of a Burn”  in Sunday’s local news section. I am looking forward to the follow-up article “Anatomy of a Sinus Infection.”.


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