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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | December 14, 2014

    Discovery Center must change to become popular

    To the Editor I understand The Mercury is reporting about the Flint Hills Discovery Center and downtown redevelopment, generally, in today’s paper. In that regard it’s interesting, although not sur-prising, that the museum is losing money hand-over-fist. Many of us believed from the

  • Letters | December 14, 2014

    Computers are not substitutes for teachers

    To the Editor: This is in response to Bill Felber’s column, “Why do we teach the way we do?” I understand that there are flaws in our educational system. However, having taught for 40 years, including geometry, I do not believe that “it would take

  • Letters | December 14, 2014

    Computers are good options but classrooms are superior

    To the Editor This is in regard to Bill Felber’s column Wednesday, “Why do we teach the way we do?” There is a certain appeal to computer courses as an alternative to being in a classroom with a human teacher who drones on about

  • Letters | December 11, 2014

    A fable of governance

    To the Editor: A Kansas hiker stumbled across the deadly viper, s. brownbackius, as he climbed the first hill of the Flint Hills. The snake called out to the hiker, “Please carry me to the top of this hill.” The hiker said, “If I do

  • Letters | December 09, 2014

    RCPD officer’s considerate actions much appreciated

    To the Editor: Good deeds need to be recognized! Recently, a friend suffered a grand mal seizure while in middle school class. She was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital.  Her parents were immediately summoned from their jobs . Her dad is a soldier at

  • Letters | December 09, 2014

    It’s difficult to find much about state leaders to praise

    To the Editor: After reading Sandra Pottorff’s letter in Sunday’s Mercury, I also couldn’t help wondering why there haven’t been an equal number of letters praising our state and its leaders.  Could it be that articulate writers simply can’t

  • Letters | December 09, 2014

    ‘Mockingjay’ review showed writer’s ignorance, conceit

    To the Editor: I am disappointed in the Dec. 3 review of “Mockingjay Part 1” by G.W. Clift. Having read all three “Hunger Games” books and seen the first two movies, I was drawn in by the headline that this movie would indeed “please fans of

  • Letters | December 09, 2014

    Treatment of McCulloh reflects ‘hick town mentality’

    To the Editor: Wow! Is the Little Apple’s face red! All these years, we have trusted Karen McCulloh’s intelligence and integrity and have twice elected her to our City Commission, where she has served as our mayor. Our trust and confidence in her

  • Letters | December 08, 2014

    Mercury editorial defaults to a ‘tired stereotype’

    To the Editor: I’m writing regarding Sunday’s Mercury editorial regarding a dust-up between Mayor Wynn Butler and another city commissioner. You apparently fail to see the irony of the headline, “Let’s stick to the issues,” leading off an entire column blaming their

  • Letters | December 08, 2014

    City Commission traditions deserve members’ respect

    To the Editor: The Sunday editorial on the City Commission urged a focus on policies rather than on personalities. That seems appropriate, but so are policies and practices of fairness. Such a respect for traditions of fairness tends to reinforce collegiality in the face of


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