Thursday, August 27, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | February 18, 2014

    Brooks was a tough coach who prepared players well

    To the Editor: As a former player for Coach Tim Brooks and the Manhattan High basketball program, I am very disappointed in the series of events that took place. I have never questioned his coaching techniques or methods. Yes, he is tough on his players,

  • Letters | February 18, 2014

    Health department should be of interest to residents

    To the Editor: A news item in the Jan. 27 Mercury announced the first official meeting of the Riley County Board of Health. It will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in the County Commission chambers of the Court House Plaza East Building, 115 N. Fourth St.

  • Letters | February 18, 2014

    KSU teams, players have gotten some great publicity

    To the Editor: I was amused that Jon Ungerer wrote that the friendliness of KSU and Manhattan fans is just not as big a story as thousands of KSU students chanting the “F-bomb” on national TV. He’s right. It’s not. And will probably

  • Letters | February 17, 2014

    Bed quota for immigrant detainees is wasteful, unjust

    To the Editor: Every day the federal government keeps 34,000 immigrants locked up in detention because Congress has mandated an immigration detention bed “quota.” This means that no matter how many immigrants are actually in the system or what the real national security needs are at

  • Letters | February 17, 2014

    Thanks for making Troop 75 spaghetti dinner a success

    To the Editor: Boy Scout Troop 75 had a successful annual spaghetti dinner on Sunday, Feb. 2. This dinner is our main way to raise money for scouts to put into their camp accounts, purchase sup-plies for campouts and rank advancements, and provide funds for community projects.&

  • Letters | February 13, 2014

    Auction at Seniors’ Center will help pay for renovations

    To the Editor: The Riley County Seniors’ Service Center is kicking off its capital fundraising campaign at 11 a.m. this Saturday with an auction at the center, 301 N. Fourth St. Local auctioneer Vern Gannon has donated his services, and center members and the community have

  • Letters | February 13, 2014

    City street department deserves round of applause

    To the Editor: If you travel around the state, you will continue to appreciate where we live. The Manhattan Street Department deserves a great big “Thank you” for the speed and efficiency with how its members cleaned our streets after the last big snow storm.

  • Letters | February 09, 2014

    Alas, KSU faculty do pay taxes on retirement income

    To the Editor: Mr. Rick Kramer (Letters to the Editor on Feb. 5), I need your advice. Apparently, you know the income tax law better than my accountant does. I will be retiring in 2015. As with all K-State faculty, I have a defined contribution plan where

  • Letters | February 09, 2014

    Doesn’t Westar get enough protection from the state?

    To the Editor: OK! Enough, already! Sixty-two households, including mine, put up some solar panels, and Westar Energy starts with the Legislature about how unfair it is to the other 689,938 Westar customers. Only five years ago, Westar and the Kansas Legislature were all for the

  • Letters | February 09, 2014

    Olympic threat will recede, but NBAF’s danger will last

    To the Editor: With the eyes of the world focused on a possible terrorist attack on the Winter Olympics in Russia, I’m reminded again of safety at the proposed bio-research lab in Manhattan. Russia has deployed 40,000 to 50,000 security personnel to deter a threat of


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