Tuesday, May 5, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | February 15, 2013

    We have strong candidates; don’t become a ‘free-rider’

    To the Editor: How would you describe the people of Manhattan to a stranger? “They put on their purple and rush to fill the stadium?” No. this is about the community of Manhattan. Its vigorous support, or lack of it, is measured in how many

  • Letters | February 12, 2013

    Konza Kampers have fun and support local programs

    To the Editor: Are you someone who enjoys traveling with your camper or rig? If so, you might be interested in joining a camping club, the Konza Kampers. This club gets together once a month, usually the second weekend, for six campouts in the warmer

  • Letters | February 12, 2013

    Landlords of Manhattan to hold candidate forum

    To the Editor: On April 2, the residents of Manhattan will vote to fill three of the five seats on the City Commission, the governing board of the City of Manhattan. These five people will decide what amount of property tax money you will pay to

  • Letters | February 10, 2013

    Brownback’s proposals undercut state revenue

    To the Editor: The interwoven subjects of budget and taxes I believe should be considered as a whole-state picture — including the state’s needs — and that taxes are an insurance policy funded by all to meet various particular needs.

  • Letters | February 10, 2013

    Nuss well-versed on needs of young, old in Manhattan

    To the Editor: We are very fortunate to have Debbie Nuss as a candidate for the Manhattan City Commission.

  • Letters | February 08, 2013

    State abortion efforts likely to increase suffering, deaths

    To the Editor: An article in the Feb. 4 Manhattan Mercury reports that Tony Powell was to be sworn in to the Kansas Court of Appeals this week. Powell, appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback, was a leader among anti-abortion Republicans while he was in the Legislature.

  • Letters | February 07, 2013

    Sponsors, participants made ‘A Dress the Heart’ a success

    To the Editor: The ninth annual “A Dress the Heart” Gala was a huge success! Words cannot express the level of gratitude we must extend to the many businesses and members of the Manhattan community for their continued support and partnership.

  • Letters | February 06, 2013

    Thanks for the blessing; I’ll be happy to pass it on

    To the Editor: On Monday evening I ate my evening meal at our local Denny’s restaurant. As I was finishing, my waitress came to me and said that I didn’t have a check. She said that a young couple who had been in

  • Letters | February 06, 2013

    Support of ‘Souper Bowl’ is again greatly appreciated

    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 of the individuals who so generously donated food and funds at our Souper Bowl col-lection at Dillons

  • Letters | February 04, 2013

    Colin Powell offers timely perspective on Obama

    To the Editor: In response to my good friend Art Loub’s request for a response to his column in the Manhattan Mercury, let me offer comments from an interview last fall with retired four-star Gen. Colin Powell, a former secretary of state under President


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