Letters

  • Get involved in planning for city recreation facilities

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department has em-barked on a process to take a comprehensive look at our community’s recreation facilities and programs. In working with a professional consultant and a citizen-led steering committee, we have .

  • Legislature must limit harm of Brownback budget

    To the Editor The election is behind us and, in spite of my amazement and consternation about the out-come, I remember my parents’ instructions to me very clearly: “Fight like hell for your choice of candidate, but the day after .

  • Rock Creek band was cold — and proud — after marching

    To the Editor: On Veterans Day, the Rock Creek High School band marched in the parade to thank the veterans who have served and currently serve our country. Because of the bitter cold, band members’ fingers were numb and the .

  • Reserve term ‘marriage for heterosexual couples

    To the Editor: For many years, I have known of devoted couples of the same gender who lived together, and whose companionship was a convenience and comfort to them. I can believe that sexual activity was not part of their .

  • Democrats shouldn’t gloat about financial forecasts

    To the Editor: No Kansans, particularly Democrats, should delight or gloat in the Nov. 10 economic estimates that the state will collect $1 billion less in revenue in the years 2015 and 2016 than its projected expenses. We’re in this together. But Kansans .

  • To return to greatness, America must return to God

    To the Editor: Isn’t it time for us as a nation to ask God to forgive us for rejecting him, his son, Jesus Christ, and his Ten Commandments? God’s word, the Bible, tells us that if we reject .

  • Many contributed to success of Promenade on Poyntz

    To the Editor Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the sellout crowd participating in the 10th annual Prom-enade on Poyntz. Despite the weather, more than 250 people showed their support for Homecare & Hospice. Money raised at this event benefits .

  • Fairy Godmothers grateful for support of tournament

    To the Editor: It is with much appreciation that I write to acknowledge the generosity of our Manhattan community in its support of the Fairy Godmothers Charity Golf Tournament on Oct. 6. The tournament was a great success due to our .

  • Actors, readers deserve more from reviews of plays

    To the Editor: I’ve been wondering for a long time how the Mercury defines “critique” or “review.” As a longtime performer and participant in the arts in Manhattan, I am an avid reader of the critiques of the plays .

  • It takes more than the necessary funds to put a ‘Welcome’ sign on bridge pier

    To the Editor: I naively thought that once we had raised the necessary funds, it would be full speed ahead on constructing and placing the “MANHATTAN WELCOMES YOU!” sign on the east art deco bridge pier in the Kansas River. .

  • In light of last week’s election results, Legislature should adopt new state motto

    To the Editor, The Great Seal of the State of Kansas was adopted by the first session of the Kansas Legisla-ture, on May 25, 1861. At the same time, the Legislature also adopted our state motto, “Ad Astra per Aspera” “To the .

  • Teen Town Reunion, Dance a success, thanks to many

    To the editor: The Teen Town Reunion and Dance on Oct. 26 was a great success! Teen Town was a regular Friday night dance for area teens beginning in 1943 and continuing through the early 1970s. Many of Manhattan’s adult citizens .


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