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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | January 29, 2014

    After Super Bowl parties, countless will still be hungry

    To the Editor: This coming Sunday is called Super Bowl Sunday. Two-thirds of the nation will be somewhat bummed out because their team should be playing but is not. Half of the remainder will be happy with a victory; half will be disappointed. Most will

  • Letters | January 27, 2014

    True regional transportation would be a big step forward

    To the Editor: It was refreshing to read in Thursday’s Mercury that our county commissioners are championing the creation of regional transportation. This is the first significant step to a regional transportation solution for the Manhattan metropolitan area. Unfortunately, transportation issues in medium-sized cities

  • Letters | January 26, 2014

    Regionalism retreat should have been a regional event

    To the Editor: Leo Schell asks some valid questions concerning the 2014 Leaders Regional Retreat, a Joint Chamber of Commerce event for Junction City, Manhattan and Wamego.  The stated goal was promoting regionalism for the Flint Hills. I fail to see how we promote regionalism

  • Letters | January 26, 2014

    Were COP conventioneers planning on a shootout?

    To the Editor: The world gets crazier by the day.  It was announced that the Wichita hotel holding the state Republican convention is allowing attendees to conceal and carry weapons. Does this mean that those attending do not even trust their own party members

  • Letters | January 23, 2014

    Some people seem to need to put others into categories

    To the Editor: I find it amusing that so many people want to divide the human race into “us” or “them.” As for my personal situation, people want to make me either conservative or liberal. Either way, I would be a “bad guy” to one

  • Letters | January 23, 2014

    Couldn’t commissions have held retreat locally?

    To the Editor: Our City and County com-missions, some of whose members are fiscally conservative, had a weekend retreat in Overland Park. Was it necessary to go to Overland Park rather than someplace local? Where did the commissions stay and eat? How much did this

  • Letters | January 23, 2014

    It’s good to see progressives prevail on City Commission

    To the Editor: I have regained my respect for our Manhattan City Commission after several key votes. They were all 3 to 2 votes with the more progressive commissioners prevailing over the ultra conservative Wynn Butler and John Matta. I certainly hope the trend continues.

  • Letters | January 21, 2014

    We all have something to work on this year

    To the Editor: For those who think that unlimited government power will make us secure, look to Russia. It isn’t working. For the patriarch of “Duck Dynasty,” you are ignorant and bigoted and a homophobe, and that is your right. A&E has

  • Letters | January 21, 2014

    America’s Got Special Talent again a hit on stage at MHS

    To the Editor: The participants in Manhattan’s best talent show, America’s Got Special Talent, want to thank the community for its support of this year’s show. America’s Got Special Talent is an annual talent show that showcases students from Anthony Middle

  • Letters | January 21, 2014

    This week let’s ponder the sanctity of human life

    To the Editor: During this third week of the new year, we should all be reminded that in 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared that the third Sunday in January would be a day to recognize the sanctity of human life. The date was chosen to coincide


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