Tuesday, May 24, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | March 17, 2016

    Present system offers renters all the help they need

    To the Editor: Recently the city commission took up the topic of rental inspection once again. This subject was backed by three complaints from college students who felt they had issues with their apartments. In all three cases the issues were common maintenance or misunderstandings

  • Letters | March 16, 2016

    City should not reinstate a rental inspection program

    To the Editor: I am writing in regard to the Manhattan City Commission’s attempt to reinstate a rental inspection process. I want to make it clear that I am completely against this. I am aware that some of the college rentals in Manhattan are

  • Letters | March 16, 2016

    Our tax dollars should not go to enable binge drinking

    To the Editor: I’m writing to extend Ms. O’Neill’s letter on March 9. I, too, was appalled to learn that $80,000 of our tax dollars were allocated to respond to Fake Patty’s Day events. Personally, I vote for shutting down the event. If

  • Letters | March 14, 2016

    Zika is another wake-up call to the prevalence of viruses

    To the Editor: Welcome to the world of viruses. They have been on earth for 300 million years while man has been here for a scant 200,000 years. Scientists do not consider viruses to be “alive” because they lack the many properties associated with living organisms. Even

  • Letters | March 11, 2016

    K-State Federal Credit Union isn’t just a financial center

    To the Editor, Recently my husband and I became customers of Kansas State Federal Credit Union after years with an online bank that had no local branches. Our desire was to give our business to a local banking facility, an institution that gives back to

  • Letters | March 10, 2016

    In this political season, we must brace for hot air

    To the Editor: There is a story about teaching martial arts that when a person asks how long it takes to get a black belt, the only honest response is, “An average person does not get a black belt.” It takes years of hard work

  • Letters | March 10, 2016

    Troop 223 grateful for support of annual chili feast

    To the Editor: On Feb. 20, Boy Scout Troop 223, sponsored by Crestview Christian Church, held its annual chili and chili dog feast at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park to raise funds in support of scouts’ registration for summer camps and high adventure programs. The funds also

  • Letters | March 09, 2016

    Fake Patty’s Day a blot on our community

    To the Editor: $60,000 to $80,000 to pay for police service for fake Patty’s Day! How does this compare to the tax revenue collected — some of it earmarked to fund a program to combat binge drinking? What’s wrong with this picture? Perhaps the bar owners —

  • Letters | March 09, 2016

    Library grateful to Little Apple Brewery

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Public Library would like to thank the Little Apple Brewing Company for its generosity in sponsoring our Shakespeare Reading Party. A large group enjoyed great food, drink and lots of fun while reading aloud Shakespeare’s “A Comedy of Errors.”

  • Letters | March 09, 2016

    Mercury’s 313 magazine is outstanding

    To the Editor: I want to compliment you on the issues of 313 magazine. I have read both copies page by page and found them to be very interesting and well presented. The magazine is an excellent addition to the Mercury and provides great information about


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