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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | September 14, 2013

    Thanks, Westview Church, for ‘Choosing to Live’

    To the Editor: Thank you to Westview Community Church for serving Pawnee Mental Health Services on its second annual “Inside-Out” day.  Instead of going inside to attend church last Sunday morning, members went outside to be church.  Their theme was “Choose to Live.”

  • Letters | September 14, 2013

    Kansas pays its EMTs embarrassingly low wages

    To the Editor: There is a chart in the September AARP bulletin that ranks annual mean wages for EMTs by state.

  • Letters | September 14, 2013

    Is Herspring playing to the red state peanut gallery?

    To the Editor: Leo Schell’ s recent letter was right on point. It seems obvious that Professor Herspring is trying for the title of the KSU nattering nabob of negativism. My perception is that his positions are against anything President Obama does or says. Is

  • Letters | September 13, 2013

    Huelskamp is a steadfast, honorable conservative

    To the Editor: I attended Congressman Tim Huelskamp’s town hall meeting August 16, and I have read the letters by Karl Kramer and Maggie Davis. Obviously they both support gay marriage, which Rep. Huelskamp does not.  Rep. Huelskamp told us he does not and

  • Letters | September 13, 2013

    MHS volleyball seniors grateful for support of team

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Manhattan High School volleyball team, we — Kaci Cink, Jessie Kujawa, Aubrey Jung, Lauren Goralczyk, Michaela Braun and Erica Hairgrove — would like to say a big “Thank you” to the Man-hattan community for supporting our program through our cookie

  • Letters | September 11, 2013

    How safe are votes citizens cast on electronic machines?

    To the Editor: The League of Women Voters of Manhattan/Riley County will announce the recipient of the 2013 Edith Stunkel Good Government Award on Sunday, September 15, in a program to be held from 2 to 4 pm in the Blue Earth Room of the Flint Hills Discovery

  • Letters | September 10, 2013

    What if U.S. dropped food and toys instead of bombs?

    To the Editor: It is now almost 2:30 am; I have been thinking for the past hour about Syria and our US reaction to it. Yesterday, our Bible study group put aside our Bibles to discuss what positive things we as individuals could do to counter

  • Letters | September 10, 2013

    USDA puts meat industry ahead of U.S. consumers

    To the Editor: According to the lead story in yesterday’s Washington Post, the meat inspection program that the US Department of Agriculture plans to roll out in meat and poultry plants nationwide has repeatedly failed to stop production of contaminated meat. The program allows

  • Letters | September 10, 2013

    Anyone can criticize; does Herspring have suggestions?

    To the Editor: We should all ignore Dale Herspring’s September 1 and September 8 Mercury columns about the Obama administration’s response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria because both columns are wholly negative, filled only with criticisms and fault findings and totally devoid

  • Letters | September 09, 2013

    With small schools, a single low score skews the data

    To the Editor: In the Manhattan Mercury on August 28, an article was printed titled, “How they scored.” The article was on how area schools performed on the ACT. I did not send data for the article because I was unsure how scores were going to


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