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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | November 19, 2014

    We’re wrong to disregard God’s model for marriage

    To the Editor: Raise your hand if you belong to the “Help, Mr. Karsmizki! I’ve locked myself out of my house!” club. Some decades ago, my wife and I even needed Mr. K to replace our whole front door lock assembly. Imagine Mr. K’

  • Letters | November 19, 2014

    Coverage of local same-sex marriage much appreciated

    Thank you for your coverage of the first same-sex marriage in Riley County in the Nov. 14 issue of the Manhattan Mercury. I appreciated the well-covered event and the fact that it was actually covered. Although same-sex marriage has come to many states within the past

  • Letters | November 18, 2014

    Get involved in important downzoning proposal

    To the Editor, The traditional neighborhood fabric that defines Manhattan’s livability between downtown and City Park requires better protection. In response to this situation, Manhattan city planners and their consultants have proposed to downzone a significant part of this area from the current R-M (

  • Letters | November 18, 2014

    Make plans to donate during memorial blood drive

    To the Editor: As the holidays approach, we would like to encourage all who are able to consider donating blood at the Nov. 20-21 “Keep the Drive Alive” blood drive in Manhattan. November blood drives are especially critical because donations tend to dip before the

  • Letters | November 17, 2014

    GeoWeek is an occasion to learn about geography

    To the Editor: I’m a graduate student with the Department of Geography at Kansas State University and a resident of Manhattan. This week, Nov, 16-22, is Geography Awareness Week (GeoWeek). GeoWeek is an annual awareness program organized by National Geographic that encourages everyone to

  • Letters | November 17, 2014

    KSU’s ‘developing scholars’ left us with a nice feeling

    To the Editor: We very much appreciate the KSU’s Developing Scholars Program for its “Rake ‘n Run” community service event. The leaves in our yard were at least 3 inches deep. About 13 students worked in the yard for at least an hour. When they left,

  • Letters | November 16, 2014

    Get involved in planning for city recreation facilities

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department has em-barked on a process to take a comprehensive look at our community’s recreation facilities and programs. In working with a professional consultant and a citizen-led steering committee, we have begun to evaluate existing indoor

  • Letters | November 16, 2014

    Legislature must limit harm of Brownback budget

    To the Editor The election is behind us and, in spite of my amazement and consternation about the out-come, I remember my parents’ instructions to me very clearly: “Fight like hell for your choice of candidate, but the day after the election you roll up

  • Letters | November 16, 2014

    Rock Creek band was cold — and proud — after marching

    To the Editor: On Veterans Day, the Rock Creek High School band marched in the parade to thank the veterans who have served and currently serve our country. Because of the bitter cold, band members’ fingers were numb and the valves on instruments frozen, but

  • Letters | November 14, 2014

    Reserve term ‘marriage for heterosexual couples

    To the Editor: For many years, I have known of devoted couples of the same gender who lived together, and whose companionship was a convenience and comfort to them. I can believe that sexual activity was not part of their companionship because I have enjoyed


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