• A fable of governance

    To the Editor: A Kansas hiker stumbled across the deadly viper, s. brownbackius, as he climbed the first hill of the Flint Hills. The snake called out to the hiker, “Please carry me to the top of this hill.” The .

  • RCPD officer’s considerate actions much appreciated

    To the Editor: Good deeds need to be recognized! Recently, a friend suffered a grand mal seizure while in middle school class. She was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital.  Her parents were immediately summoned from their jobs . Her .

  • It’s difficult to find much about state leaders to praise

    To the Editor: After reading Sandra Pottorff’s letter in Sunday’s Mercury, I also couldn’t help wondering why there haven’t been an equal number of letters praising our state and its leaders.  Could it be that .

  • ‘Mockingjay’ review showed writer’s ignorance, conceit

    To the Editor: I am disappointed in the Dec. 3 review of “Mockingjay Part 1” by G.W. Clift. Having read all three “Hunger Games” books and seen the first two movies, I was drawn in by the headline that this movie .

  • Treatment of McCulloh reflects ‘hick town mentality’

    To the Editor: Wow! Is the Little Apple’s face red! All these years, we have trusted Karen McCulloh’s intelligence and integrity and have twice elected her to our City Commission, where she has served as our mayor. Our .

  • Mercury editorial defaults to a ‘tired stereotype’

    To the Editor: I’m writing regarding Sunday’s Mercury editorial regarding a dust-up between Mayor Wynn Butler and another city commissioner. You apparently fail to see the irony of the headline, “Let’s stick to the issues,” leading off .

  • City Commission traditions deserve members’ respect

    To the Editor: The Sunday editorial on the City Commission urged a focus on policies rather than on personalities. That seems appropriate, but so are policies and practices of fairness. Such a respect for traditions of fairness tends to reinforce .

  • Transparency essential if county wants voters’ trust

    To the Editor: As the Board of County Commissioners for Riley County continues to discuss the possibility of creating a public building commission, the more the public should be provided facts and figures on previous building purchases and building projects .

  • Articles by professors only demean our state leaders

    To the Editor: We just had an election in Kansas. All the Republican officeholders, from Gov. Sam Brownback down, won easily. There was not one close contest, as had been predicted by the polls and the media. I am very .

  • Look beyond bottom line in judging Discovery Center

    To the Editor: Writer Andrew Wayne recently opined on your editorial page about how distressed he was that the Flint Hills Discovery Center wasn’t making money. Or was it that it was losing too much — or was he just .

  • Merrick should classify lawmakers as nonproducers

    To the Editor: Congratulations to State Rep. Ray Merrick for discovering that government employees produce nothing. This group of non-producers includes lawyers, stockbrokers, doctors, state auditors, teachers, retail clerks, etc. They are called service workers, and they generate 79 percent of .

  • Online retailers should be required to collect sales tax

    To the Editor: As the owners of Big Poppi Bicycle Shop, we have witnessed a variety of changes that have had an impact on our industry. We have adapted to address each situation.  As business owners, we welcome competition from .


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