Letters

  • Decision on equestrian makes mockery of ‘family’

    To the Editor: It was late on a recent Monday night when my 18-year-old-daughter called from Manhattan. I couldn’t understand her through her tears. This was a call I would never want a parent to endure. I couldn’t .

  • Questions remain after equestrian dream cut short

    To the Editor: A little girl’s dream of riding a horse turns into a dream of competing on a collegiate equestrian team. As with any athlete, years of practicing, no normal childhood and financial resources can indeed make that .

  • Wildcat fans can help poor with donations at OSU game

    To the Editor: The leaves are changing, and it’s beautiful to walk through campus with the sun shining and a soft breeze blowing. Recently as I built the first fire of the season in my fireplace, I could not .

  • Tranparency is needed on KSU’s equestrian decision

    To the Editor: As a concerned parent of a K-State equestrian athlete, it saddens me that K-State Athletic Director John Currie is being allowed to spin this story without challenge. Please consider the following points: 1) Mr. Currie’s entire premise .

  • Paid Endorsement: Anderson will protect Kansans’ insurance interests

    To the Editor: Billionaires Charles and David Koch of Wichita want to repeal Obamacare, relax over-sight rules for insurance companies and privatize Medicare. The Republican candidate for Kansas Insurance Commissioner, Ken Selzer, shares their goals. Seltzer said that if elected, .

  • Before casting ballots, voters should become informed

    To the Editor: I take strong exception to the letter printed Friday in which officials of the League of Women Voters urge one and all, no matter their level of preparation, to vote in the upcoming election. My objection is .

  • Equestrian participants deserve better from K-State

    To the Mercury, Did you know the K-State equestrian team is now ranked No. 2 in the nation? Why is K-State’s athletic director, John Currie, so quick to end the equestrian program before the NCAA has even taken a final .

  • Paid Endorsement: Huelskamp ‘too disruptive’; Sherow is a problem-solver

    To the Editor: I urge Kansans to vote for Jim Sherow for Congress. Jim is known to be a cooperative, constructive individual who focuses not on obstruction but on solving problems. While serving on the state level in the Kansas .

  • Health Care Compact would cause great harm in Kansas

    To the Editor: Gov. Sam Brownback signed House Bill 2553, called the “Health Care Compact,” into law on April 22. The law requests the federal government to suspend by legislation the operation of federal laws, rules and regulations and orders regarding Medicare. .

  • Paid Endorsement: Davis is an honest man who will lead Kansas well

    To the Editor: Scripture says a man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a war club, or a sword, or sharp arrow. (Proverbs 25-18). Nothing can be so injurious to an individual as to harm his good .

  • Paid Endorsement: Independent judiciary vital; vote to retain local judges

    To the Editor: Every four years we are asked to vote to retain our local judges who serve Riley and Clay counties. Over that four-year period, literally thousands of disputes come before our judges in criminal cases, divorces, civil disputes, .

  • Enjoy yourself Sunday at Teen Town Reunion

    To the Editor: During the 1940s, ’50 and ’60s, the Manhattan Lions Club sponsored a dance and social activities called Teen Town on Friday nights for Manhattan and Luckey High School students. I attended Teen Town in the 1950s, and my .


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