Thursday, June 30, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | April 30, 2016

    Local merchants’ support of fashion show invaluable

    To the Editor: National Honor Society of Manhattan High School would like to thank the wonderful merchants in our community who helped make the third annual Manhattan High School Fashion Show a success. NHS members proudly modeled prom apparel from Borck Brothers, Dillard’s and

  • Letters | April 30, 2016

    NCAA’s stance on diversity, equality sets tone for KSU

    To the editor: At its meeting on Wednesday, April 27, the NCAA Board of Governors affirmed its support for diversity and equality and denounced discrimination at NCAA events in all divisions. The board, chaired by K-State President Kirk Schulz, did this by requiring that events take

  • Letters | April 29, 2016

    USD 378 board wants to ram bond issue through

    To the Editor: I read with interest your article regarding the status of the USD 378 bond election as well as comments by the school board members and superintendent of schools. I say “with interest” because what was not stated is the fact that we have

  • Letters | April 29, 2016

    Let’s stop howling about state budget and fix it

    To the Editor: I’m reminded of that old story from many years ago. A farmer comes in from the field to find his dog howling. “Why are you howling?” the farmer asks. “Because I’m setting on a cocklebur,” comes the reply. “Well move,”

  • Letters | April 26, 2016

    Joe Downey was a classic example of a good person

    To the Editor: On April 1, Joe Downey of Manhattan passed away. Ruth Ann and I have met thousands of great K-Staters in Manhattan and the state through the years. I have known Joe Downey since the late 1980s. He is one of the most special

  • Letters | April 25, 2016

    Mercury gave a ‘black eye’ to an honest, noble effort

    To the Editor: I was horrified to read some of the misinformation in Sunday’s article on the bond issue in the Riley County School District. I am very much in support of the bond issue, despite the fact that it will raise my taxes.

  • Letters | April 25, 2016

    Riley County bond issue is well worth patrons’ support

    Riley County bond issue is well worth patrons’ support To the Editor: It is easy to be against the school bond proposed by the USD 378 Board of Education. By being against it, we don’t have to read anything, we don’t have to analyze

  • Letters | April 23, 2016

    Some perspective helpful on Prince’s contributions

    To the Editor: Sometimes our nation’s values get totally out of whack. One example: All of the media attention given to the musician Prince’s death. One comparison: Compare his contributions to society with those made daily by first-grade teachers who teach youngsters to

  • Letters | April 23, 2016

    Funding bill is a detour from safe roads, bridges

    To the Editor: About six years ago our state leaders began pulling money from the transportation program to help with the state’s general fund. The T-Works program, supported by all 105 county commissions, allotted $1.5 billion for transportation preservation over a 10-year period. Through the years,

  • Letters | April 23, 2016

    Legislature must rise up and stop Gov. Brownback

    To the Editor: “When bullies rise up, we must join together to beat them back.”  (“The Majestic”). If ever there was a time to beat back the bullies, it is now. It is time for the Kansas Legislature to quit kidding around and restore


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