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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | January 10, 2014

    Let’s stop associating Christian faith with politics

    To the Editor: In our currently highly politicized and divisive society, individuals and parties have tried to portray themselves as defenders of the Christian faith. The result is a distortion of government and of Christianity. There is no Christian party, there is no “Christian right”

  • Letters | January 10, 2014

    Thanks to those who helped with holiday food drive

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Flint Hills Breadbasket and those whom we serve, we would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to all the individuals who so generously donated to the Mayor’s Christmas Holiday Food & Fund Drive. Also,

  • Letters | January 08, 2014

    Blaine Thomas made many contributions to community

    To the Editor: Manhattan has recently endured the deaths of three prominent citizens. Two of those citizens (Charlie Hostetler and John Graham) were eulogized in the Mercury in deservedly glowing terms, detailing the rich history of their civic contributions. The Sunday (Jan. 5) Mercury article which

  • Letters | January 08, 2014

    Sometimes it seems like everybody’s gone crazy

    To the Editor: “Has everybody around here gone crazy?”  So cried John Hamilton’s Perry White, 1950s editor of The Daily Planet.  That question can be directed to our various levels of government and special-interest groups. In the heretofore land of the free,

  • Letters | January 08, 2014

    Residents grateful for snow-shoveling ‘angels’

    To the Editor: We have several angels in our neighborhood who have shoveled our driveway several times. We would like to thank them personally. God bless them, and we thank them for doing what they do for others also. There’s lots of good people

  • Letters | January 06, 2014

    Farm Bill intended to help those who need its benefits

    To the Editor:     Some of our vaunted solons in Washington are quarreling among themselves about how much yet again to reduce food stamps provided qualified recipients under the Farm Bill.     At the same time our solons are quarreling about reform of

  • Letters | January 06, 2014

    We cannot censor our students’ or faculty’s speech

    To the Editor: I have suspected for a long time that no one ever listens to me! In September, I wrote a letter to the editor concerning the KU professor’s comments on the NRA. It was printed in the Manhattan Mercury and Lawrence Journal-World.

  • Letters | January 05, 2014

    Optimists say ‘thanks’ to all who supported Christmas Tree Lot

    To the Editor:       The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club would like sincerely to thank everyone who supported the Optimist Christmas Tree Lot this past holiday season.  We had another successful year, thanks to those who purchased trees or decorations from us.   &

  • Letters | January 05, 2014

    Transplanted Manhattanites proud of the Wildcats

    To the Editor: In our winter home, we subscribe to the Desert Sun newspaper in the Coachella Valley in Southern California. We were proud to see the enclosed picture and write-up in the newspaper here (a picture of K-State quarterback Jake Waters eluding Michigan defenders

  • Letters | January 03, 2014

    Sen. Hawk corrects error   in recent newsletter

    To the Editor: This past week I sent out a print newsletter to constituents in the 22nd Senate District providing a legislative update from the 2013 session and a preview of the 2014 session. Unfortunately, there was a typographical error made in the portion discussing the tax


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