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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | September 19, 2013

    Let’s learn the right lessons from Navy Yard massacre

    To the Editor: This is in reference to the Washington Post editorial “Tragically, nothing has changed” and the Associated Press story, “Contract worker behind Navy Yard shooting rampage” on page in Tuesday’s Mercury.

  • Letters | September 18, 2013

    Public building commission here would be an outrage

    To the Editor: I will be blunt. It is a very bad idea for the Riley County commissioners to create a public building commission inasmuch as it would establish the three current elected commissioners as the members of said commission.

  • Letters | September 18, 2013

    Deadline nears for bricks for Armed Forces Memorial

    To the Editor: On November 11, Veterans Day, our nation will honor all who have served in the armed forces. A way to personally honor someone you know who has served, or even to honor your own service, is by purchasing a memorial brick.

  • Letters | September 17, 2013

    Generous citizens, sponsors boosted Kiwanis Peanut Day

    To the editor: Last Friday evening and Saturday morning, the Man-hattan Kiwanis Club held its 10th annual Kiwanis Peanut Day fundraiser at numerous sites throughout Manhattan. Our club members as well as members from the Manhattan High School Key Club and KSU Circle K branches

  • Letters | September 17, 2013

    Congress and ruling class take fine care of themselves

    To the Editor: I have never been more concerned about our country than I am today. Yes, Syria, our military budget cuts, our deficit, etc. are all on the list. But my biggest concern is our U.S. Congress.

  • Letters | September 16, 2013

    Stranger’s kindness made Friday the 13th cheerier

    To the Editor: Friday morning… Friday the 13th… 7:30 am, and it’s been a long week. I decided to stop by the Starbucks at the eastside Dillons for a treat on my way to work. I ordered my drink and handed Shirley a $20 bill. Imagine

  • Letters | September 16, 2013

    Herspring’s critic resorted to predictable name-calling

    To the Editor: Liberals are so predictable, as Ed Horne aptly points out in his letter to the editor in Sunday’s edition of the Mercury. When the “left” runs out of arguments they resort to name-calling, as he refers to Professor Herspring as, “...trying

  • Letters | September 14, 2013

    Thanks, Westview Church, for ‘Choosing to Live’

    To the Editor: Thank you to Westview Community Church for serving Pawnee Mental Health Services on its second annual “Inside-Out” day.  Instead of going inside to attend church last Sunday morning, members went outside to be church.  Their theme was “Choose to Live.”

  • Letters | September 14, 2013

    Kansas pays its EMTs embarrassingly low wages

    To the Editor: There is a chart in the September AARP bulletin that ranks annual mean wages for EMTs by state.

  • Letters | September 14, 2013

    Is Herspring playing to the red state peanut gallery?

    To the Editor: Leo Schell’ s recent letter was right on point. It seems obvious that Professor Herspring is trying for the title of the KSU nattering nabob of negativism. My perception is that his positions are against anything President Obama does or says. Is


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