Letters

  • Actors, readers deserve more from reviews of plays

    To the Editor: I’ve been wondering for a long time how the Mercury defines “critique” or “review.” As a longtime performer and participant in the arts in Manhattan, I am an avid reader of the critiques of the plays .

  • It takes more than the necessary funds to put a ‘Welcome’ sign on bridge pier

    To the Editor: I naively thought that once we had raised the necessary funds, it would be full speed ahead on constructing and placing the “MANHATTAN WELCOMES YOU!” sign on the east art deco bridge pier in the Kansas River. .

  • In light of last week’s election results, Legislature should adopt new state motto

    To the Editor, The Great Seal of the State of Kansas was adopted by the first session of the Kansas Legisla-ture, on May 25, 1861. At the same time, the Legislature also adopted our state motto, “Ad Astra per Aspera” “To the .

  • Teen Town Reunion, Dance a success, thanks to many

    To the editor: The Teen Town Reunion and Dance on Oct. 26 was a great success! Teen Town was a regular Friday night dance for area teens beginning in 1943 and continuing through the early 1970s. Many of Manhattan’s adult citizens .

  • Mercury’s coverage of Snyder ad disappointing

    To the Editor: As an avid reader of online news content and a K-State fan who was searching for information about the Snyder and Roberts campaign debacle, I was shocked to find out that your newspaper didn’t have nearly .

  • Senior center to again host military memorabilia display

    To the Editor: For the eighth year in a row, local retired military members are teaming up with Army Airborne (Heritage Platoon) members for a weeklong military display in the Riley County Senior Center. This display has been favorably received .

  • Snyder should not have endorsed any politician

    To the Editor: I grew up loving K-State and especially K-State football. I was proud of my affiliation with the university and the team. I wore my purple with great pride, but with that pride came teasing and mocking, even .

  • Brownback’s ‘experiment’ hurting low-income Kansans

    To the Editor: I’m writing this in the hope of cutting through the political noise of the upcoming election. I have a story to tell, and I believe it matters. My name is Mary Lucas and I’m the .

  • Paid Endorsement: Laffer approach discredited; Brownback plan has failed

    To the Editor: A few years ago, Gov. Sam Brownback (or Kansas taxpayers?) paid an enormous consulting fee to Arthur Laffer to provide counsel on policy aimed at promoting growth in the state. Regarded by most knowledge-able economists as a .

  • Paid Endorsement: Put a stop to misjudgment; vote to remove Judge Bosch

    To the editor: Over the past few years, I have read several articles in local papers and online websites regarding our local district court judge, John F. Bosch. In the Oct. 5 Manhattan Mercury, an article titled “Judge’s sentences raise .

  • Paid Endorsement: Help re-elect Pat Roberts, a proven leader with integrity

    To the Editor: If you truly want what’s best for Kansas, it makes no sense to choose Greg Orman over Sen. Pat Roberts. Here’s just a short list of Pat Roberts’ accomplishments for Kansas and Manhattan. See more .

  • Royals were a welcome distraction from mudslinging

    To the Editor: Hooray for the boys in blue… and their coach, Ned Yost! I watched practically all of the Royals’ games this season on TV. The Royals were spectacular. They were having fun, and one could tell there was .


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