Sunday, April 26, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | March 18, 2015

    Example of double waste seen at transfer station

    To the Editor: A trip to the Riley County Transfer Station is not usually a memorable event. My trip to properly dispose of some no-longer-useful things was a disappointment. It was not because of the facility or the public works staff; they are always top-notch.

  • Letters | March 18, 2015

    Unsolicited pregnancy comments unwelcome, rude

    I am writing this to inform the general public that pregnancy is not an invitation to public comment. I believe the majority of folks know this, however, a small minority have made it so that I feel compelled to educate us all about social etiquette

  • Letters | March 17, 2015

    Do Republican senators want another war?

    To the Editor: I’ve been aware for some time that Sen. Pat Roberts wasn’t the brightest kid on the block, but hadn’t realized stupidity was contagious and communicable. Those 47 fire-breathing Repub-lican senators who favor war over diplomacy evidently learned nothing from the

  • Letters | March 17, 2015

    Youth mowing clinic had plenty of help

    To the Editor: The annual Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic was held March 10 at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. This is a cooperative event put on by the KSU Riley County Extension and the Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club. The clinic’s purpose is to provide information

  • Letters | March 17, 2015

    Morse offers variety of experiences

    To the Editor: Please vote for Linda Morse for City Commission. As contrasted with her opponents, Linda has years of experience working with Manhattan city services, including, but not limited to, urban planning, land use and flood mitigation. Her experiences with local social services include

  • Letters | March 16, 2015

    Herspring’s renewed assault on Obama is unwarranted

    To the Editor: As in every contribution your “expert” provides concerning U.S. foreign policy, Dale Herspring wasted little time turning his Sunday column into a fantasy rant about President Obama. “Both Boehner and Netanyahu doubted that Obama would agree to let Netanyahu speak to

  • Letters | March 16, 2015

    Theaters in Sears’ old spot would be a step forward

    To the Editor: The article in Wednesday’s Mercury explaining that the former Sears store in Manhattan Town Center would be torn down and replaced by an eight-screen movie complex was very good news — for two reasons. 1. Carmike Cinemas has been the only movie theater

  • Letters | March 16, 2015

    Claeys’ comments reflect legislative double standard

    To the editor State Rep. J.R. Claeys, who tweeted that he would like to hold funding for higher education hostage to his notions about what should be taught at a university, seems to have a short memory. In 2013, after a KU professor sent out

  • Letters | March 13, 2015

    Troop 223 grateful for support of chili feast

    To the Editor: On Feb. 28, Boy Scout Troop 223, sponsored by Crestview Christian Church, held its annual Chili and Chili Dog Feast at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. The event was held to raise funds to support scouts’ registration for summer camps and high adventure programs.

  • Letters | March 13, 2015

    Mercury’s progressive voice appreciated

    To the Editor: It is noteworthy that the Mercury has the best editorial page in Kansas. Its editorial of March 11, in which the paper severely criticizes Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature for the dishonest approach to K-12 and higher education funding in Kansas,


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