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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | November 10, 2013

    Support city infrastructure; it helps save residents’ lives

    To the Editor: There are many features that make Manhattan a wonderful place to live and raise a family. We see those things every day and we take them for granted. My grandchildren love to see the fire stations and the fire trucks, and if

  • Letters | November 10, 2013

    New residents’ sewer bills should be based on usage

    To the Editor: I moved into a new home in late January 2013 that is part of a homeowners association. The association pays for lawn watering. Therefore, my individual water usage and individual sewer usage are identical. I was surprised that I was being charged a

  • Letters | November 10, 2013

    Mercury should apologize to Roberts; he was right

    To the Editor: A few weeks ago, after a few words of kindness, to appear fair, you criticized Senator Pat Roberts’ call for the resignation or firing of Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Now that her incompetence appears

  • Letters | November 07, 2013

    On issue of self-defense, be smart and be safe

    On issue of self-defense, be smart and be safe To the Editor: There are many things people say about self-defense: “You don’t need to study empty hand self-defense; just carry a gun.” “It’s no good to carry a gun because most people who

  • Letters | November 07, 2013

    Manhattan Chamber’s gifts popular at California event

    To the Editor: We would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Wamego Chamber of Commerce and the Oz Winery for supporting our annual Community Awards Gala on November 2. The evening was a huge success and great fun, as

  • Letters | November 06, 2013

    KSU Marching Band has been great all season long

    To the Editor: I’d like to thank the Kansas State University Marching Band for the terrific halftime shows it has  performed for K-State football fans this season. What a gift these young people have given to the K-State faithful. I especially enjoyed the “Les

  • Letters | November 06, 2013

    Support Wamego’s efforts to erect a veterans memorial

    To the Editor: Gary McCloud, commander of American Legion Post 172, will talk Sunday about the veterans memorial to be constructed in the Wamego City Park. The occasion will be a community dinner at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church to honor all veterans and those now serving

  • Letters | November 06, 2013

    K-State bands proud to be part of our Wildcat family

    To the Editor: We at the K-State bands would like to thank all of you for the incredible hospitality and response you showed us and the Iowa State Marching Band during last weekend’s Fort Riley Day football game and performance. We had the incredible

  • Letters | November 06, 2013

    DAR honored to support America’s military veterans

    To the Editor: The Daughters of the American Revolution supports veterans of the United States and their military service. Our national defense has been supported by these fine men and women during their military service. The freedom our country has today is the result of

  • Letters | November 05, 2013

    Where should society look to turn people from suicide?

    To the Editor: In a recent issue of the Mercury, there were two apparently unrelated detailed articles dealing with related issues, namely, the marked in-crease in the rate of suicides in Kansas and the decrease in funding for mental health ser-vices. Suicide is among the


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