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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | January 05, 2014

    Transplanted Manhattanites proud of the Wildcats

    To the Editor: In our winter home, we subscribe to the Desert Sun newspaper in the Coachella Valley in Southern California. We were proud to see the enclosed picture and write-up in the newspaper here (a picture of K-State quarterback Jake Waters eluding Michigan defenders

  • Letters | January 03, 2014

    Sen. Hawk corrects error   in recent newsletter

    To the Editor: This past week I sent out a print newsletter to constituents in the 22nd Senate District providing a legislative update from the 2013 session and a preview of the 2014 session. Unfortunately, there was a typographical error made in the portion discussing the tax

  • Letters | January 02, 2014

    This act of kindness didn’t go unnoticed

    To the Editor: Just days before Christmas, while the snow was still falling, one gentleman who was picking up a skid loader from his construction site took it upon himself to scoop multiple driveways of unsuspecting families. This included an untouched driveway of a deployed

  • Letters | December 29, 2013

    Professors address regents on social media issue

    To the Editor: The following was sent to the Kansas Board of Regents: Dear Kansas Board of Regents, As University Distinguished Professors at Kansas State University, we write to call for the immediate repeal of the new social media policy, and to ask that you

  • Letters | December 29, 2013

    Church declares support for marriage equality

    To the Editor: I recently consulted my convenient source of information on just about anything, Wikipedia, and learned that same-sex marriage is legal, or will be legal in 2014, in 18 states in the U.S., and by eight Native American tribal jurisdictions.  Approval of same-

  • Letters | December 26, 2013

    Of ducks, geese, ‘Happy Holidays’ and Hobby Lobby

    To the Editor: I simply do not understand how the same people who demand free speech rights for Phil Robertson (of the show “Duck Dynasty”) from his employers and those who are in his circle of contact throw a clot when someone wishes them “Happy

  • Letters | December 20, 2013

    Observing the Sabbath may ease ‘Sunday night blues’

    To the Editor, In last Friday’s Mercury, an article was printed from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune which described the problem of the “Sunday night blues,” and bemoaned the loss of rest, connection, and contentment which Sundays now represent to many people. Could these significant losses

  • Letters | December 20, 2013

    County building issue should be on the ballot

    To the Editor: I read in this paper that the county commission has finalized the bylaws for a public building commission that doesn’t exist. One thing that I have not read or heard is any reason that such a board is necessary or desirable.

  • Letters | December 19, 2013

    Herspring needn’t worry—military will be funded

    To the Editor: The sky is falling! The sky is falling! At least Dale Herspring believes so. Time chose Pope Francis as Person of the Year. I nominate Mr. Herspring as Mr. Gullible of the Year. In his column of Dec. 15, he quotes numerous high

  • Letters | December 19, 2013

    We should worry about the beam in our own eyes

    To the Editor: Two thousand years ago, someone said (according to the King James Bible) that we should worry about the beam in our own eyes and not the mote in someone else’s. In the song, “Get Over It,” by the Eagles, there’s

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