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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | July 11, 2013

    Manhattan is a welcoming place for exchange students

    To the Editor: I, Katarina Zdolsek, left Sweden 10 months ago. I have spent a wonderful time here as an AFS exchange student. At first I didn’t want to come. The thought of being in a foreign family did not seem pleasant to me. I

  • Letters | July 10, 2013

    Mercury erred in running ‘anti-university screed’

    To the Editor: The Mercury should be ashamed of itself for reprinting obvious junk journalism like the editorial from the Livingston County, Mich., Daily Press and Argus on Monday, July 8.

  • Letters | July 10, 2013

    Many contributed to success of Solar Kiwanis fundraiser

    To the Editor: The Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan thanks all of those who shared pancakes, sausage and eggs with us the morning of July 4 at Pottorf Hall. In an era of fiscal constraints at all levels of government, more is expected of civic groups

  • Letters | July 09, 2013

    Pack Wells Arena for ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo’

    To the Editor: The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association’s seventh annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, in CiCo Park. The event honors people who have faced breast cancer and other cancers, and supports cancer research at K-State.

  • Letters | July 09, 2013

    Americans must not take God’s blessings for granted

    To the Editor: What a blessing it was to open the Manhattan Mercury on the Fourth of July and see in large colorful letters the words, “In God We Trust.”

  • Letters | July 07, 2013

    KSU might cap enrollment but president gets a raise?

    To the Editor: I read recently that because of a shortage of money, some students may not be allowed to attend Kansas State University next year. Some families of these young people have perhaps paid taxes in Kansas for several generations.

  • Letters | July 07, 2013

    The hardest part is leaving friends you won’t see again

    To the Editor: Hello! My name is Thora Omarsdottir, and I’m an ex-change student from Iceland. Last August I arrived here with no expectations or any idea what was about to happen in the next 10 months. I was both nervous and excited. I had

  • Letters | July 07, 2013

    Manhattan has become Norwegian’s second home

    To the Editor: Hey, my name is Jakob Borgen and I have been an exchange student in Manhattan through the AFS exchange program since Aug, 10, 2012. Now you have learned something about me, but what have I learned from you? So much.

  • Letters | July 04, 2013

    Randolph was a great place to spend an exchange year

    To the Editor: My name is Felix Tsigos; for the past school year, I was an exchange student with AFS. I attended Blue Valley High School in Randolph while living with the Todd and Sally Olson family outside Olsburg.

  • Letters | July 03, 2013

    Light sentence for fatal DUI sends the wrong message

    To the Editor: Residents of Kansas were left in shock recently when the sentence for the offender of a drunk driving fatal crash was announced. As a resident of Tonganoxie and a member of MADD’s State Advisory Board, I have to ask, what message


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