Saturday, July 23, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | May 12, 2016

    More abortions occurred under Reagan than Obama

    To the Editor, When writers engage in open tug-of-war letters, cherry-picking numbers is a bad habit. A good example of this was a recent letter from Woody Surs responding to Nolan Carlson. Mr. Surs attempted to show Democratic President Obama in a dim light by

  • Letters | May 11, 2016

    Don and Darrell Rosenow were ‘celebrated winners’

    To the Editor: The Mercury on Tuesday, May 3, carried a long obituary on Don Rosonow of Clay Center. Don deserved every column inch he received. He and his brother Darrell were quite a battery as a pitcher-catcher combination. To play behind them was a real

  • Letters | May 11, 2016

    It’s not too late to choose iris to buy at KSU Gardens

    To the Editor: The Flint Hills Iris Society would like to thank all the visitors who endured the rain showers and toured the iris collection at the K-State University Gardens on Mother’s Day. The iris were really putting on a show this year, and

  • Letters | May 10, 2016

    Help letter carriers Saturday collect food for area hungry

    To the Editor: On Saturday, May 14, Branch 1018 of the National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct our annual food drive. As we deliver our mail, we will collect food donations along our mail routes and bring them to the Flint Hills Breadbasket for redistribution to

  • Letters | May 10, 2016

    Solve problems? Obama has only made them worse

    To the Editor: In Sunday’s letters to the editor, Nolan Carlson, purging his angst, accused “The Donald” as he calls Mr. Trump, of not being “specific or in-depth” in how to handle our country’s big problems. Yet this was Mr. Carlson’s specific

  • Letters | May 10, 2016

    About the ‘last’ school day…

    To the Editor: Thanks to the board of education and the Mercury’s editorial writer for the nice thoughts but I have to point out that we cannot cancel the last day of school — we can only move it back; if we have a first

  • Letters | May 09, 2016

    Refitting Peace Auditorium is a noble community goal

    To the Editor: Last fall’s multigenerational Veterans Day ceremony and many recent community entertainment events at Peace Memorial Auditorium are excellent reminders of the intent Manhattan and Riley County citizens had in 1946 to create a multi-purpose living memorial auditorium to help our younger citizens

  • Letters | May 09, 2016

    Wonder Workshop grateful for support of recent festival

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Wonder Work-shop Children’s Museum, we wish to thank you for your generous donations and participation in our second annual Storytelling Festival. It was a huge success, with many activities, music and storytellers.

  • Letters | May 09, 2016

    Rental inspection program is an unnecessary solution

    To the Editor: A recent, long discussion with advocates of a rental inspection mandate left me with a number of questions about their goals and motivations. While many wanted to discuss trash, noise, parking, rental rates and deposit issues — none of which would be improved,

  • Letters | May 06, 2016

    Pastor McLaughlin has served Manhattan superbly

    To the Editor: We’re fortunate to live in a community filled with talented and energetic people who “give back” to Manhattan through good work and dedicated volunteering. One of those persons is Pastor Patrick McLaughlin of the First United Methodist Church. Patrick is one


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