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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | May 05, 2013

    Find a teacher this week and offer thanks or a hug

    To the Editor: This week, May 6-10, is National Teacher Appreciation Week, with Tuesday designated as National Teacher Day. It is the goal of the National Teachers Hall of Fame, Emporia State University, and the National Education Association to have everyone in America thank at

  • Letters | May 05, 2013

    Too many of us find excuses to resist growing as people

    To the Editor: As someone who has suffered from mental illness for over 45 years, mental health is a subject that I have a lot to say about. I have a different perspective from most people on the subject, as a self-defense expert and a gun

  • Letters | May 05, 2013

    Support of Ethiopia Reads fundraiser appreciated

    To the Editor: “Imagine a place without books,” challenged Jane Kurtz, author of “Lanie, the 2010 American Girl Doll of the Year.” Ms. Kurtz shared inspirations for her writing and her work as a founder of Ethiopia Reads at an event last Sunday at Manhattan’s

  • Letters | May 03, 2013

    Kansas reaps many benefits from investing in higher ed

    To the Editor: In recent weeks, Gov. Sam Brownback has been touring college campuses in support of public higher education.

  • Letters | May 02, 2013

    Help return Wounded Knee tract to the Lakota people

    To the Editor: Nathan Blindman, an Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, informed attendants at the 2013 Flint Hills Wisdom Keepers Gathering in Council Grove on April 28 that an 80-acre tract owned by a nonIndian in the middle of the Wounded Knee massacre

  • Letters | May 01, 2013

    ‘Get Around 2 It’ with us and celebrate Manhattan

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau invites residents of the Little Apple and the surrounding area, to help us celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, May 4-12.

  • Letters | May 01, 2013

    MHS students showed their true character and integrity

    To t he Editor: I want to express some feelings that are not usually found in my letters to the editor. This past weekend my granddaughter, Kristyn, was voted Prom Queen at Manhattan High School. I sure many of you have read the Mercury story

  • Letters | April 30, 2013

    Many contributed to event for local ‘Summer Fun Camp’

    Dear Editor, On Sunday, April 21, members of our community came together for An Evening with Bill Snyder, a benefit for Flint Hills Summer Fun Camp. FHSFC is a nine-week summer program for elementary-aged children, with spaces reserved for children with autism. This event raised $23,568 toward

  • Letters | April 28, 2013

    Let’s require our leaders to have sound character

    To the Editor: Growing up, I was warned by both my parents and grand-parents not to be misled by people of low character. I was taught that a person’s character was the basis of their future actions.

  • Letters | April 28, 2013

    How hypocritical can Brownback, legislators be?

    To the Editor: Rank hypocrisy! Gov. Sam Brownback and most conserva-tive Kansas legislators have repeatedly inveigh against “big government” dictating how people should live. But then they turn around and do exactly that by mandating that the University of Kansas Medical Center establish a stem


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