Monday, August 31, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | March 04, 2014

    To view homosexuality as a religious issue is wrong

    To the Editor: Most Kansans expect legislators to resurrect the “Religious Freedom Bill” at some point. Before that happens, I would like to share an important fact for your consideration. Homosexual people are born that way, just as heterosexual people are born that way. A

  • Letters | February 28, 2014

    Residents of Riley, too, remember Ehlers fondly

    To the Editor: I read with interest the articles in the Manhattan Mercury last week regarding the passing of Walter Ehlers and his place in history as a great American and the only Manhattan resident to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. The small town

  • Letters | February 28, 2014

    It’s true; I’m heterosexual

    To the Editor: I have thought about this for a long time and don’t want to put it off any longer. I have decided it is finally time to public. Well, here goes… I want to announce that I am heterosexual. I have felt

  • Letters | February 28, 2014

    Was governor painting picture of students’ future?

    To the Editor: I couldn’t help wondering if our esteemed governor was telling the Wilson Elementary School child pictured in the Feb. 25 edition how he was going to continue reducing the resources that the child’s teachers had to work with. Or maybe the

  • Letters | February 27, 2014

    Unqualified ambassadors hardly unique to Obama

    To the Editor: Dale Herspring’s Feb. 23 column, “Obama picks incompetent ambassadors,” attacked the current administration for putting politics ahead of professionalism in choosing diplomats. Though he did not cite a source, Herspring claimed that 50 percent of the Obama admin-istration’s ambassadorial ap-pointments have been

  • Letters | February 23, 2014

    ‘Thanks, but no thanks’ for religious liberty bill

    To the Editor: Carl Sandburg is quoted as saying, “The ugliest word in the English language is exclusion.” Upon reading House Bill 2453 and considering the possible ramifications, we believe that this bill would actually increase exclusion and discrimination in our state and not protect religious

  • Letters | February 23, 2014

    Mercury reviewer aside, ‘Philomena’ is amazing

    To the Editor: Quite the contrary of your local arts critic, I found the film “Philomena” very entertaining. And I hope his review won’t dissuade others from seeing this very engrossing, moving, often funny film, which is based on the book, “The Lost Child

  • Letters | February 23, 2014

    Thanks for support of RSVP’s Sweetheart Dance

    To the Editor: RSVP of the Flint Hills hosted the third annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance on Feb. 16. It was an amazing success. We appreciate all those who attended and hope you made lasting memories. We are grateful to our sponsors, Little Apple Toyota, Redi Systems,

  • Letters | February 20, 2014

    States must limit powers of federal government

    To the Editor: The federal government is out of control and out of touch with the citizenry. As the state legis-lators at the recent Mt. Vernon Assembly realized, Washington’s abuse of power — instigated by both Republicans and Demo-crats — must come to an end before

  • Letters | February 20, 2014

    Thanks for assistance with recent food drive

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Surgical Hospital recently sponsored a “share the love” food drive. A total of 2,175 nonperishable food items were donated to the Flint Hills Breadbasket. As members of the organizing committee, we want to express a public note of thanks and appreciation


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