Wednesday, July 27, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | May 24, 2016

    Roundabouts are here to stay; get used to them

    To the Editor: I read Monday night’s harangue on “turnarounds” with a certain amount of amusement. First, let me say for the longest time I also resisted their allure, but have now conceded their value and safety. Before going merrily on my way, let

  • Letters | May 23, 2016

    ‘Turnarounds’ don’t prevent problems; they cause them

    To the Editor: I will begin this letter by saying that I HATE turnarounds. They’re totally obnoxious and useless. Shortly after the one on East Bluemont Avenue was completed, I was driving to Wal-Mart. I was in the inside lane, and a woman driving

  • Letters | May 21, 2016

    Juneteenth promises a variety of activities

    To the editor: The 27th annual Manhattan Juneteenth Cele-bration will be held Saturday, June 18, at City Park. The theme of this year’s event is “Freedom — Community — Family.” Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back

  • Letters | May 21, 2016

    Olsburg has much to offer area residents

    To the Editor: After I finished reading the historically-based article about the town of Olsburg in the May 6 edition of The Mercury, it became quite clear that unfortunately, so few of the many, many businesses and services Olsburg has to offer were recognized. With the

  • Letters | May 20, 2016

    Employers are vital partners in MHS Job Skills Program

    To the Editor: I’d like to take a moment to express appreciation to numerous local employers whose sup-port has been invaluable to our Manhattan High School Jobs Skills Program. These employers have generously offered their places of business as job site hosts and have

  • Letters | May 20, 2016

    Thanks for helping carriers in ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ drive

    To the Editor: On Saturday, May 14, Branch 1018 of the National Association of Letter Carriers conducted our annual food drive. As we delivered our mail, we collected food donations along our mail routes and took them to the Flint Hills Breadbasket for redistribution to area food

  • Letters | May 19, 2016

    MATC graduates should be proud of their skills

    To the Editor: During this time of year, many organizations in this region, including K-State, Manhattan Christian College, Manhattan High School and others, graduate excellent students. I want to share with you a group of fine young people who graduated this past weekend who need

  • Letters | May 19, 2016

    District, Mercury should learn value of a school day

    To the Editor: On Thursday, May 5, the Mercury had two front-page articles that left me wondering whether I should laugh or cry. One dealt with the school board again considering the Manhattan High School mascot. If memory serves me, the board had recently decided to

  • Letters | May 18, 2016

    RCPD officer’s courtesy, professionalism appreciated

    To the Editor: While visiting Manhattan recently, my husband and I were very impressed with the politeness and respect shown by one of your Riley County police officers, and I wanted to take a moment to express our appreciation. We were in town May 7 for

  • Letters | May 17, 2016

    Blaming victims of rape makes their situation worse

    To the Editor: This is in response to Helen Roser’s letter May 13 titled, “Responsible behavior.” Victims of sexual assault do feel and are made to feel that somehow they are responsible for what happened to them. They feel that instinctively, and society often makes


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