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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | December 11, 2013

    Enjoy pancake feed and help support youth projects

    To the Editor: This Saturday, Dec. 14, is the Manhattan Kiwanis Club’s 63rd consecutive pancake feed at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. In addition, our holiday silent auction will be available for Christmas shopping or for satisfying wants. Members enjoy visiting with friends and neighbors

  • Letters | December 11, 2013

    Boys & Girls Club grateful to Burger King, local donors

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manhattan, we would like to thank the many individuals who donated to the Charity Coin Drop at Burger King.  Also, thanks to Burger King for choosing our organization as the beneficiary. Since 1994,

  • Letters | December 10, 2013

    Youth teams have long been welcome in school facilities

    To the Editor: I was very disappointed to see the following quote in Sunday’s Mercury regarding the use of Manhattan-Ogden School District facilities by local sports teams: “Frank Beer, a local business owner who has (been) vocal in supporting the feasibility study, put it

  • Letters | December 09, 2013

    Enjoy holiday concert, help fund auditorium upgrades

    To Editor: On Dec. 7, 1941, 72 years ago last Saturday, World War II began for the United States with the attack on Pearl Harbor. In 1946, the citizens of Manhattan voted three times to build a living memorial to remember the 101 soldiers from Riley County who sacrificed their

  • Letters | December 09, 2013

    What was our country even doing in those places?

    To the Editor: In a letter to the editor Friday, Pat Burns wrote that we have given diplomacy a chance in 12 different conflicts starting with the Vietnam War, and it has not worked. We should give up on diplomacy.  We have also tried military

  • Letters | December 08, 2013

    Peace Memorial Auditorium to host Christmas concert

    To the editor: The Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance (M/RCPA) in partnership with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a music fraternity at Kansas State University, will present the “Holiday Musical Spectacular” at Peace Memorial Auditorium, 1101 Poyntz Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. The program will

  • Letters | December 08, 2013

    Excessive ads take pleasure out of football games on TV

    To the Editor: I was really pleased a few days ago when I read the article in the Mercury about the recent increase in the amount of advertising on television. The excess of ads seemed to start with the advent of football this fall. I

  • Letters | December 08, 2013

    ‘Dear Sarah is thinking!’

    To the Editor: This might call for a celebration. It was the most enjoyable news I’ve read in a long time. Sarah Palin, the playing field leveler for those resentful of the president’s intelligence, re-marked recently about some of the status-quo-shuffling pope’s

  • Letters | December 05, 2013

    Remember to donate food, checks at holiday parade

    To the Editor,  It has been my privilege to volunteer on the marketing committee for the Mayor’s Christmas Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade since its beginning. Now in its 12th year, this wonderful event is a chance for our community to come

  • Letters | December 04, 2013

    Please join efforts to feed hungry in our community

    To the Editor: It’s nearing the end of the year and our local food pantry, the Flint Hills Breadbasket, could use your help. The pantry provides free food to low-income families and individuals who need food assistance. In Riley County, 18.4 percent of people are


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