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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | August 21, 2013

    Focus on suicide prevention

    To the Editor: Sept 8-14 is National Suicide Prevention Week and Sept. 10 is National Suicide Awareness Day.  There will be educational events across the nation to raise awareness of the signs of suicide and encourage communities to engage in suicide prevention activities. Ninety percent

  • Letters | August 20, 2013

    Our congressman sounds like he’s awfully afraid

    To the Editor: Like you, and everyone else in Kansas’ First District, I recently received in the mail Representative Huelskamp’s “mid-year update from our nation’s capital.” His opening letter was well-written, and provided a nice summary of events in which he participated on

  • Letters | August 20, 2013

    Preserve Peace Memorial Auditorium

    To the Editor: Over the past few weeks I have been following the ongoing debate about Manhattan’s Memorial Auditorium at City Hall. While I no longer live in Manhattan, my family has had roots there since the Civil War and I still consider it

  • Letters | August 18, 2013

    Flock of the Good Shepherd helps people feel at home

    To the Editor: “Have you noticed how little touches can enhance a room, a garden — even our lives? Often those little things are the most celebrated. With this in mind, we have set up a membership drive for The Flock of the Good Shepherd.

  • Letters | August 15, 2013

    Preserving bridge piers helps preserve our legacy

    To the Editor: The art-deco bridge piers adjacent to the K-177 viaduct spanning the Kansas River near the Discovery Center were built in 1936. Those piers and bridge replaced a wooden bridge built in 1871 that survived the flood of 1903 but was destroyed by the flood of 1935.

  • Letters | August 14, 2013

    Restore auditorium to its original splendor

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1786 was one of the organizations that provi-ded planning and leadership in the building of Peace Memorial Auditorium following World War II.

  • Letters | August 14, 2013

    KCC should say no to Westar rate increase

    To the Editor: Westar Energy has asked the Kansas Corporation Commission for a raise. Why? After reading area business news, I saw an article on Westar. How greedy they all must be.

  • Letters | August 12, 2013

    Felber’s columns and other contributions will be missed

    To the Editor: I enjoyed Bill Felber’s Off the Beat column in the Sunday, August 11, newspaper for several reasons.

  • Letters | August 11, 2013

    Kansas should invest more in infrastructure

    To the Editor: A recent article in USA Today (Monday, July 29) noted a national problem with bridges and highways that need extensive repair or replace-ment.

  • Letters | August 11, 2013

    Volunteers on civic boards deserve our appreciation

    To the Editor: I am writing to clarify some points made in a front-page article in the Wednesday, August 7, Mercury regarding the rezoning of the lots at 1021 and 1027 Thurston St.


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