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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | March 24, 2014

    Editorial, column get a lot wrong on Ukraine, Crimea

    To the Editor: The Mercury’s March 20 editorial, “US should help the ‘real’ Ukraine,” and Dale Herspring’s March 23 column, “Right or wrong, Putin is an opportunist,” share a common problem. They both make factual errors and present facts in a one-sided way. The result

  • Letters | March 24, 2014

    As dedicated to teaching as Snyder is to football

    To the Editor: Last week I was in Chattanooga, Tenn. My wife was at a bridge tournament and I was touring the sites. I was wearing my purple K-State jacket and purple K-State hat. I was at the Battles for Chattanooga on Lookout Mountain overlooking

  • Letters | March 20, 2014

    We’re lucky in Manhattan to have good rehab support

    To the Editor: We all know that as we age, parts of our bodies, like parts on old automobiles, fall apart or have to be replaced. I recently had my second replacement part installed — a “new left hip.” One arrives at the decision to have

  • Letters | March 20, 2014

    Thanks to all who helped with lawn mower clinic

    To the Editor: The annual Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic was held March 11 at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. This is a cooperative event put on by KSU Riley County Extension and the Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club. The purpose of the clinic is to provide information

  • Letters | March 20, 2014

    We don’t need head of the RCPD to be elected

    To the Editor: Thank you for Sunday’s editorial regarding SB463, a bill that would make the head of the RCPD an elective office, and your subsequent coverage. Certainly we need professional leadership in the RCPD. We do not need an elected person who probably

  • Letters | March 19, 2014

    More citizen involvement could be of benefit to RCPD

    To the Editor: A letter to the editor I wrote a few years ago drew some discussion regarding the Riley County Law Board. The Sunday Mercury editorial stated that some Law Board members are city and county commissioners and some are “ordinary citizens.” While state

  • Letters | March 19, 2014

    Anderson-Hudson crossing is hazardous for children

    To the Editor: I thought I would submit this for publication as I have yet to receive any plan to fix this potential problem. I emailed a version of this letter to the city and/or the mayor of Manhattan through their web link about

  • Letters | March 17, 2014

    Enjoy 4-H Straight Shooters competition this weekend

    To the Editor I would like to invite the people in Riley and Pottawatomie counties interested in youth activities to attend the Riley/Pottawatomie 4-H Straight Shooters matches on March 22 and 23.   The BB gun match will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 22, and the air

  • Letters | March 16, 2014

    Fake Patty’s Day a winner, thanks to countless people

    To the Editor: Another Fake Patty’s Day celebration has come and gone. As I read in the Mercury, it appears that the Riley County Police Department handled about the same load as always. The Emergency Medical Service was maybe a little lighter, but they

  • Letters | March 16, 2014

    Sherow an honorable man who would serve us well

    To the Editor: It used to be a thrill when a friend announced that he was seeking election to our U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. In those days, intelligence and diplomacy were admired in those who had the strength of character to use

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