Letters

  • Chamber’s letter-writing campaign for Fort Riley misses post’s true purpose

    To the Editor: I was very displeased with the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s community letter-writing campaign regarding the future of Fort Riley. Not a single one of the seven “talking points” deals with the U.S. Army’s .

  • Character has always been a factor for Cooperstown

    To the Editor: Steve Cameron is certainly entitled to his opinion that Pete Rose and Barry Bonds (and Joe Jackson, Steve?) ought to be enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., because only on-field accomplishments should .

  • Come to Cattle Baron’s Ball and help us fight cancer

    To the Editor: On Saturday, Aug. 23, the American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball will be holding its annual party with a purpose — to raise money to support the fight against cancer. We invite you to join us as we .

  • Don’t miss this opportunity to voice your preferences

    To the Editor: As stated in Joan Strickler’s letter July 30, it is sad that only about 20 percent of the qualified voters in Riley County participate in primary elections. The primary election Tuesday is too crucial to miss because key .

  • Baseball Hall of Fame exceeded expectations

    To the Editor: This is in response to Steve Cameron’s column July 29 lambasting the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Hall of Fame induction ceremony this year, visit the museum in .

  • If your phone is ‘spoofed,’ file a complaint with the FCC

    To the Editor: My phone was “spoofed.” I recently answered my phone without checking caller ID, and it was a telemarketer. I hung up my phone and checked caller ID to see who was calling me. It showed my phone .

  • Gossage is the best choice in GOP insurance primary

    To the Editor: Kansans have a rare opportunity this primary election season to affect public policy. Many do not know that it was insurance commissioners who wrote the model language for the Affordable Care Act — Obama-care — which has caused drastic .

  • Thanks for helping to make Riley County Fair memorable

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Riley County Extension staff, thanks to all who helped make the Riley County Fair and Kaw Valley Rodeo a success in 2014. The Riley County Fair is always a good community gath-ering, and this .

  • Herspring ought to rein in partisan criticism of Obama

    To the Editor: I read with interest Professor Dale Herspring’s July 27 column dealing with U.S. foreign relations issues, and specifically what he calls America’s need for a genuine leader. His weekly columns in the Mercury bring insight .

  • Primaries are an important; please make yourself heard

    To the Editor: How sad it is that, generally, only 20 percent of the qualified voters in Riley County participate in primary elections. Primary elections are so important — they determine the choice of candidates you will have to select from in .

  • Writer needn’t go on and on about his dislike of Obama

    To the Editor: It is obvious that Art Loub does not like our president, Barack Obama or anything he does — we get it! Why doesn’t Mr. Loub just come out and say so rather than going on and on .

  • Thanks for helping make ‘Taste of the ‘Ville’ a success

    To the Editor: P.E.O. Chapter IL would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the 21 participating Aggieville restaurants and pubs (You know who you are!) for the generous donations of delicious food and beverages that helped to make .


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