Sunday, April 26, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | March 12, 2015

    Chamber strives to make 2A players, fans welcome

    To the Editor: On Wednesday, the 2015 Class 2A Kansas High School State Championship Tournament began at Bramlage Coliseum. The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and its many volunteers do a tremendous job of making players and fans welcome to Manhattan. I am sure the Manhattan Mercury

  • Letters | March 12, 2015

    Are 2A state tournaments not important enough?

    To the Editor: I scoured the Mercury on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Not a single word about one of the biggest events in Manhattan: the Class 2A boys and girls Kansas High School State Championship tournaments at Bramlage Coliseum from Wednesday through Saturday. Not important

  • Letters | March 12, 2015

    Help Rotary make our town and world better places

    To the Editor: Rotary International has been an important part of my career and personal development for most of my professional life. As a young, single woman who had moved away from friends and family for the first time, I joined a Rotary Club in

  • Letters | March 11, 2015

    Cheer on the MHS girls in state basketball tourney

    To the Editor: Your Lady Indians’ basketball team has made it to state for the second consecutive year and third in the last four years. They play at 4:45 p.m. Thursday in Koch Arena on the Wichita State University campus. If they win Thursday, they

  • Letters | March 11, 2015

    Something has changed in Kansas in recent years

    Something has changed in Kansas in recent years To the Editor: Is this state getting a bit scary, or is it just me? I have lived in Kansas all of my life except for three years in the military service. I’ve loved living in

  • Letters | March 10, 2015

    Common sense is part of Manhattan’s magic

    To the Editor: Over the past five to 10 years, Manhattan has been the envy of communities across America. That’s because of a lot of things lining up right. There’s been great communication between the community, K-State and Fort Riley. Put simply, it’s

  • Letters | March 10, 2015

    We all should jot down some words about our lives

    To the Editor: In the Sunday paper, I read about the World War II vets here in Manhattan who gathered together and with the help of some outside funds videotaped some stories of their personal involvement in that war. These are good things, these recordings —

  • Letters | March 09, 2015

    Powell Brothers will be missed for multiple reasons

    To the Editor: For me, the closing of Powell Brothers is comparable to the death of a family member or friend. For 50 years, Powell Brothers has taken care of the plumbing, heating and cooling needs of our various rentals and homes. They have been avail-able

  • Letters | March 09, 2015

    Thanks for terrific response to annual MLA book sale

    To the Editor: Thank you is such a small phrase, but it is a powerful phrase when expressed to an entire community. Thanks to the Manhattan community for another successful Manhattan Library Association book sale. The MLA is an all-volunteer organization, and the annual book

  • Letters | March 07, 2015

    Keep guns from people who are untrained, unscreened

    To the Editor: An extremist minority is again poised to push its ugly agenda on the majority. About half of Americans don’t own guns, and the vast majority of Americans who do own them use them only for recreation. But a small minority of


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