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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | December 15, 2013

    That big ‘holiday’ tree is really a big Christmas tree

    To the Editor: In the Mercury on Sunday, Dec. 1, a headline reads, “Big holiday tree shines in Little Apple.” Many of my friends are asking the same questions: Which holiday does this beautiful lighted tree represent? Are the secular progressives running the show in Manhattan

  • Letters | December 15, 2013

    Should a private group dominate public programs?

    To the Editor Will the city’s Parks and Recreation Department become privatized soon? After a Dec. 10 presentation to city commis-sioners by Sports Facility Advisory LLC, of Clearwater Fla., it would seem that many of the decisions normally made by the Park and Recreation Advisory

  • Letters | December 15, 2013

    Ease your tax liability; donate to bridge pier effort

    To the Editor: The Manhattan East Bridge Pier Project has now reached its first goal of raising $20,000, with the help of 85 donations. We also have received confirmation from our anonymous donor that a matching $20,000 donation will be made in early January 2014, which will put us

  • Letters | December 15, 2013

    Roberts represents what is best about our country

    To the Editor: This fall I attended a high school football game on a crisp Friday night in central Kansas. I was there early enough to watch the players warm up, the band practice and school officials try to stop young kids from playing tag

  • Letters | December 12, 2013

    Hostetler willing to help anyone improve Manhattan

    To the Editor: Our community has suffered a great loss.  Charlie Hostetler was a true statesman and gentleman. He was a funny, loving, selfless man who was a true community pillar.   Charlie selflessly gave to his community financially, ener-getically recruiting and sup-porting businesses

  • Letters | December 12, 2013

    Kansas should eliminate mortgage registration ‘tax’

    To the Editor: Did you know that Kansas is one of only nine states that impose a fee, which Kansas courts have declared a tax, on purchasers of real estate when they take out a loan to finance that purchase? A person who has cash

  • Letters | December 11, 2013

    Enjoy pancake feed and help support youth projects

    To the Editor: This Saturday, Dec. 14, is the Manhattan Kiwanis Club’s 63rd consecutive pancake feed at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. In addition, our holiday silent auction will be available for Christmas shopping or for satisfying wants. Members enjoy visiting with friends and neighbors

  • Letters | December 11, 2013

    Boys & Girls Club grateful to Burger King, local donors

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manhattan, we would like to thank the many individuals who donated to the Charity Coin Drop at Burger King.  Also, thanks to Burger King for choosing our organization as the beneficiary. Since 1994,

  • Letters | December 10, 2013

    Youth teams have long been welcome in school facilities

    To the Editor: I was very disappointed to see the following quote in Sunday’s Mercury regarding the use of Manhattan-Ogden School District facilities by local sports teams: “Frank Beer, a local business owner who has (been) vocal in supporting the feasibility study, put it

  • 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


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