Saturday, November 28, 2015

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | July 01, 2014

    Enjoy holiday pancakes and help us help local youth

    To the Editor: The Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan has held a Fourth of July Pancake Feed in conjunction with Thunder Over Manhattan and its predecessors for the past 15 years. Unfortunately, there will be no thunder Over Manhattan fire-works show this year, but our club

  • Letters | July 01, 2014

    Genealogical updates help people in family searches

    To the Editor: The Riley County Genealogical Society has recently digitized its library card catalog. If you are interested in researching your family history, we have a wealth of resources for you. All our information is now searchable online on our newly-updated website at http://

  • Letters | June 30, 2014

    Renewed interest in dealing with Wildcat Creek welcome

    To the Editor: I am very encouraged by the recent articles in the Mercury and Wednesday’s editorial about Wildcat Creek. My home is on Wildcat Creek, and although I live high on a bank on the north side of the creek, I annually watch

  • Letters | June 30, 2014

    Absence of fireworks show is a major disappointment

    To the Editor: I want to shame my City of Manhattan. You dropped the ball this year when it comes to the Fourth of July. Not only did you not foot the bill for the fireworks this year, but failed to court others like mega-stores

  • Letters | June 29, 2014

    Officials should work toward solution for Wildcat Creek

    To the editor: Your recent editorial on Wildcat Creek pointed out a matter of importance to all of us in and near Manhattan — namely, the management of this wonderful natural resource (Wildcat Creek) or, more to the point, our failure as a community to properly

  • Letters | June 24, 2014

    Native American mascots are inaccurate stereotypes

    To the Editor: I’m Mike Ford. I attended Northview Elementary, Manhattan Jr. High and Manhattan High School between 1981-1986. I’m a Choctaw/Biloxi descendant. I’m also a person who marched at Arrowhead Stadium in 2005 protesting the Redskins and Chiefs game with AIM

  • Letters | June 22, 2014

    ‘One of the best experiences of my life’

    To the Editor: Hola! I wanted to share with you a little story. My name is Tomas Nocetti and I am an exchange student from Argentina. This story begins with a 17-year-old boy who decided to apply for a scholarship thinking that if in the

  • Letters | June 20, 2014

    Year in Manhattan has been awesome

    To the Editor: Hi! My name is Pablo, and I’m an exchange student from Spain. I’ve been here for almost 10 months, and I have barely two weeks to enjoy myself before it’s time to go back. When I landed in Manhattan, Kansas,

  • Letters | June 19, 2014

    Thanks, Manhattan, ‘for the best year of my life’

    To the Editor: I am an exchange student from a city on the coast of Spain. The first thing everyone asks me when I tell them I am from Europe is, “Why did you come here?” I never really knew the answer to this question,

  • Letters | June 19, 2014

    When I’m home, I will miss America’s wonderful people

    To the Editor: My name is Andy Grenier; I’m an AFS exchange student from France. I have lived for 10 months in Manhattan. I lived with the Levin family for the first six months of my stay in this amazing country, and I have finished

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