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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | November 25, 2015

    Optimist Christmas tree sales benefit area youth

    To The Editor: The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club is continuing the annual tradition of selling Christmas trees and holiday decorations. All proceeds from the Optimist Tree Lot benefit area youth and community projects. These include the Optimist Ball Park, which is used almost year-round by

  • Letters | November 24, 2015

    Many contributed to success of recent Buttons ‘n’ Bows

    Many contributed to success of recent Buttons ‘n’ Bows To the Editor: The Buttons ‘n’ Bows Craft Fair has become an annual tradition in the Manhattan community and a valuable fundraiser for the Manhattan Catholic Schools PTO.  The just-completed Buttons ‘n’ Bows was once

  • Letters | November 23, 2015

    Let’s protect young from themselves

    The overall death rate from all drug overdoses for Kansans 12 to 25 years old is 5.9 per 100,000. That might not sound alarming, but the rate doesn’t lessen the grief for the families and friends of those who suffer fatal drug overdoses. Even folks who take comfort

  • Letters | November 23, 2015

    Realtor, property owner should be embarrassed

    To the Editor: I am writing in response to the Mercury article on Nov. 20 concerning the problem of run-down houses in the 500 block of Moro Street. The sentiment of the article seemed to be that we should feel sorry for the owner of these houses

  • Letters | November 23, 2015

    Fix shabby properties, or price them realistically

    To the Editor: Congratulations to Loren Pepperd for the front-page advertisement of his listings in the 500 block of Moro Street. Most of us would have to pay real money for that kind of thing.  There are quite a few parts of the article that

  • Letters | November 21, 2015

    We should heed words on the Statue of Liberty

    To the Editor: Driving home a few days ago, I saw a large sign that said, “Keep Christ in Christmas.” For the last couple of days, I have been thinking about the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 25-37) and the poem on Lady Liberty

  • Letters | November 21, 2015

    Thanks for helping EMS to assist area’s poor, hungry

    To the Editor: Thank you to the community for making our first “Fill the Ambulance” food drive a huge success; 2,138 pounds of food as well as cash donations were donated on Nov. 14 at Dillons Westloop. The generosity of the public surpassed our expectations, and we

  • Letters | November 21, 2015

    Friendship Meal grateful for Pilot Club’s generosity

    To the Editor: A big thank-you to the Little Apple Pilot Club from the Friendship Meal program. Thank you so very much for the apples and gift cards provided for our meal volunteers. They were greatly appreciated. Our delivery drivers and those who volunteer in

  • Letters | November 20, 2015

    Cattle country is no place for foot-and-mouth research

    To the Editor: Dustin Pendell, Ph.D., a 2006 graduate of K-State, recently moved back to KSU from Colorado State University. In October, he published an article in Science Daily titled, “New research shows the simulated economic impact of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak.” He used mathematical

  • Letters | November 19, 2015

    Rejecting Syrian refugees plays into terrorists’ hands

    To the Editor: The recent action of the Brownback administration to ban state agencies from helping to relocate Syrian refugees is short-sighted, wrong-headed, lacking in compassion and simply morally wrong. The refugees fleeing the chaos and death of the Syrian conflict are victims in desperate

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