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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | September 03, 2013

    Downtown is the rightful home of Purple Power Play

    To the Editor: The Wednesday, August 28, edition of the Mercury contained an “I Wonder” article about the construction on Poyntz Avenue and the effect it would have on downtown parades.

  • Letters | September 03, 2013

    Lawrence manages to keep a pool open until September

    To the Editor: Wow. The last two weekends of August certainly proved how wrong the decision of Parks and Recreation to close City and CiCo Park pools early was. Lesson learned?

  • Letters | August 30, 2013

    Thanks, alumni and friends, for bolstering KSU football

    To the Editor: This week I visited with the new students to Kansas State University. Several thousand of them attended a pep rally at the “Family Stadium.” I shared with them my congratulations and my admiration for selecting Kansas State as their school of choice.

  • Letters | August 28, 2013

    Huelskamp poorly informed about rights of LGBT citizens

    To the Editor: I attended the town hall meeting hosted last Friday by Rep. Tim Huelskamp and would like to comment about an answer he provided to one of the questions asked. The question focused on his introducing into the House of Representatives the Federal

  • Letters | August 28, 2013

    Vesta, Job Corps workers deliver community service

    To the Editor: I just read in the Topeka Capital Journal about Bergman School’s completion of an ADA accessible playground. Great credit goes to Principal Lori Martin and all of the dedicated parents who believed in the project and raised a hefty chunk of

  • Letters | August 27, 2013

    Can we restore memorial so it is used as intended?

    To the editor: Following the Second World War, communities throughout the country deliberated on the type of memorials to build to honor those soldiers who served. On Sept. 12, 1945, the Kansas City Times wrote, “Any memorial must be one of utility, with resistance to anything that

  • Letters | August 27, 2013

    College Hill’s condition should be a lesson to voters

    To the Editor: Well, here we go again. The paint’s barely dry on USD 383’s $97.5 million school bond con-struction and we have another school building crisis.

  • Letters | August 26, 2013

    League seeks nominations for Good Government Award

    To the Editor: The League of Women Voters of Manhattan/Riley County is accepting nominations for the Edith L. Stunkel Good Government Award. The award will be presented on Sunday, Sept. 15, in a program to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Blue Earth

  • Letters | August 26, 2013

    ‘Repurposing’ auditorium doesn’t disrespect veterans

    To the Editor: As our city commissioners do their best to serve all the people of Manhattan in the most money-saving way possible, the issue of the Peace Memorial Auditorium has arisen. It is suggested that “the people” be heard from. So far, that has

  • Letters | August 22, 2013

    World War II vets say they want auditorium preserved

    To The Editor: The WW II Veterans of Meadowlark Hills would like to go on record in support of renovating and modernizing Peace Memorial Auditorium, its stage and balcony— instead of using it for government offices.


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