Letters

  • Generous sponsors, hundreds of diners boosted annual Kiwanis pancake feed

    To the Editor: The spirit of the season was clearly evident Dec. 12 during Manhattan Kiwanis Club’s 64th annual Pancake Feed and Silent Auction. More than 500 people came by to enjoy the food, shop for presents and visit with neighbors .

  • Joe Cocker wasn’t just a hard rocker; he was an extremely generous man

    Joe Cocker died the other day. I didn’t take the news very well, and I found myself tearful many times during the day. Friends were posting on Facebook about his death and how much they enjoyed his music. His .

  • RCPD should again provide processing area videos

    To the Editor: I was pleased that on Sunday, Dec. 21, the Manhattan Mercury ran the article dealing with the Riley County Police Department’s change in its video policy with DUI incidents and more specifically, the videos from the “processing .

  • Two good Samaritans helped in recent emergency

    To the Editor: There are still good people in Manhattan! This past week I was walking my dog, and when I went to cross Marlatt Avenue, I stumbled stepping off the curb. My dog pulled at the leash and I .

  • Mercury visit enlightening for adult ESL students

    To the Editor: On Thursday, Dec. 11, the teachers and students in the English as a Second Language Program at the Adult Learning Center visited the Manhattan Mercury. We had been studying the vocabulary related to news-papers, elements of articles (e..

  • Barton Community College grateful for city’s kind words

    To the Editor: The Manhattan City Commission recently issued a letter to the U.S. Army in support of maintaining Fort Riley’s current size as the Army looks for force reduction opportunities. In its letter, the commission identified Barton .

  • Commitment, generosity key to ‘Keep the Drive Alive’

    To the Editor: We would like to express our appreciation to the Manhattan community for its support of the fifth annual “Keep the Drive Alive” blood drive held Nov. 20-21 in memory of our son, Kevin Coffey. Thanks to the .

  • There is plenty to like and admire about Kansas

    To the Editor: Ron Roesler is Joyless in Manhattan. He apparently hoped that Kansas was on the political verge of turning blue. However, the Democrats’ hopes were dashed on the rocks of President Obama’s unpopular policies. Still dyspeptic over .

  • Prairie grasses is a superb theme for Discovery Center

    To the Editor: This is in reference to Bob Strawn’s letter to the editor criticizing the Flint Hills Discovery Center primarily for its “dreadfully bad theme — prairie grasses. Who in the world — outside of a few academics — cares about .

  • KSU band was a special treat in Christmas parade

    To the Editor: As in the past, my wife and I took our grandkids to the Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Christmas Parade recently and thoroughly enjoyed the efforts and hard work of all the organizations, businesses and .

  • Thanks for collaborating to support those in need

    To the Editor On behalf of the Aggieville Business Association, I would like to thank everyone who took part in the Mayor’s Christmas Holiday Food and Fund Drive, which culminated Friday, Dec. 5. This is the 29th year the com-munity, .

  • Liberals should go teach war etiquette to terrorists

    To the Editor: Ed Horne’s letter to the editor Sunday trying to point out the illegalities of waterboarding and it being a violation of the Geneva Convention borders on fantasy. With the threat of death and destruction, the Geneva .


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