Sunday, November 29, 2015

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | September 10, 2013

    What if U.S. dropped food and toys instead of bombs?

    To the Editor: It is now almost 2:30 am; I have been thinking for the past hour about Syria and our US reaction to it. Yesterday, our Bible study group put aside our Bibles to discuss what positive things we as individuals could do to counter

  • Letters | September 10, 2013

    USDA puts meat industry ahead of U.S. consumers

    To the Editor: According to the lead story in yesterday’s Washington Post, the meat inspection program that the US Department of Agriculture plans to roll out in meat and poultry plants nationwide has repeatedly failed to stop production of contaminated meat. The program allows

  • Letters | September 10, 2013

    Anyone can criticize; does Herspring have suggestions?

    To the Editor: We should all ignore Dale Herspring’s September 1 and September 8 Mercury columns about the Obama administration’s response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria because both columns are wholly negative, filled only with criticisms and fault findings and totally devoid

  • Letters | September 09, 2013

    With small schools, a single low score skews the data

    To the Editor: In the Manhattan Mercury on August 28, an article was printed titled, “How they scored.” The article was on how area schools performed on the ACT. I did not send data for the article because I was unsure how scores were going to

  • Letters | September 09, 2013

    NDSU fans treated superbly during visit for K-State game

    To the Editor: We traveled from Fargo to Manhattan for the North Dakota State-K-State football game on August 30. What a terrific experience we had, and it was not all due to the outcome of the game.

  • Letters | September 09, 2013

    Matta and Butler should quit adolescent behavior

    To the Editor: At the next City Commission meeting, may I suggest that Commissioners John Matta and Wynn Butler stop rolling their eyes, passing notes, smirking and instead listen to everyone politely?

  • Letters | September 08, 2013

    KSU fans make alumnus in North Dakota proud

    To the Editor: I am a KSU grad living in Fargo, North Dakota. Two of my Fargo acquaintances related the following scenarios upon re-turning from the Cat-Bison football game in Manhattan.

  • Letters | September 08, 2013

    We ought to try harder to understand one another

    To the Editor: Because September is Suicide Awareness month, I felt I should send you this.

  • Letters | September 08, 2013

    ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws cast conflict resolution aside

    To the Editor: Years ago I was a counselor in two public schools for kindergarten through fifth grade.  It was a wonderful job because no matter how hokey I was with classroom presentations on topics ranging from combatting drugs and preventing bullying to manners

  • Letters | September 08, 2013

    God and guardian angels were on duty on June 18

    God and guardian angels were on duty on June 18 To the Editor: Monday afternoon, June 17, I called Mike’s Wrecker Service (David Motley) for a jump-start for my car battery in the Saintt Thomas More Church parking lot. Tuesday morning, June 18, the car started fine.

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