Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | July 01, 2013

    Manhattan is blessed with many outstanding mentors

    To the Editor: In the summertime here in Manhattan, parents and families are fortunate to have many good activities and programs to select from in making arrangements to fill their children’s days with healthy fun.

  • Letters | June 27, 2013

    Many contributed to success of recent ‘Taste of the Ville’

    To the Editor: Thank you, thank you, thank you! Saturday evening, June 8, the second “Taste of the Ville” was held in Aggieville. And what an evening it was. This important fundraiser for PEO Chapter IL was truly a great experience for anyone wanting to sample

  • Letters | June 27, 2013

    We’re fortunate to have an independent judiciary

    To the Editor: The recent sentence imposed by our district court judge John Bosch in a tragic drunk driving case has generated a lot of comment.

  • Letters | June 25, 2013

    Letter writer’s ignorance of concealed carry shows

    To the Editor: This is in reference to the letter, “It’s not always wise to carry concealed weapons,” in Sunday’s Mercury.

  • Letters | June 23, 2013

    It’s not always wise to carry concealed weapons

    To the Editor: In the Rudyard Kipling poem about the five blind men and the elephant, the blind men are used as symbols for the way we see the world. In the writings of Plato, the same sort of image is used in his story

  • Letters | June 23, 2013

    Peace Memorial Auditorium has been one of city’s gems

    To the Editor: I was saddened to see that the Peace Memorial Auditorium at City Hall will be taken down. There is something special about heavy burgundy or taupe curtains being opened amidst silence from an unlighted audience. Then the performer walks onto the stage

  • Letters | June 23, 2013

    Have we all forgotten what ‘forgiveness’ means?

    To the Editor: This is concerning the situation involving the young man driving drunk who in an accident killed the two young people.

  • Letters | June 23, 2013

    Alas, not all trees are alike; some are steel and plastic

    To the Editor: Well, I suppose people get used to anything or else our wives would have kicked us men out long ago. However, I am having a little trouble getting used to the cell phone tower “disguised” as a tree, which I view from

  • Letters | June 20, 2013

    Exchange year has been one of great experiences

    To the Editor: Hello! Mv name is Alice Ghilardi, and I am a 17-years-old AFS exchange student from Italy. I haven’t realized yet that in a few days I’ll return to my home country. I’m so glad to have chosen to do

  • Letters | June 20, 2013

    60-day is an outrage in double-fatal DUI crash

    To the Editor: I read in disbelief the 60-day jail sentence given by District Judge John Bosch to the double killer Miles Theurer. While driving drunk the wrong way on a one-way section of highway, Theurer caused the head-on collision that resulted in the deaths


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