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Letters

  • To view homosexuality as a religious issue is wrong

    To the Editor: Most Kansans expect legislators to resurrect the “Religious Freedom Bill” at some point. Before that happens, I would like to share an important fact for your consideration. Homosexual people are born that way, just as heterosexual people .

  • Residents of Riley, too, remember Ehlers fondly

    To the Editor: I read with interest the articles in the Manhattan Mercury last week regarding the passing of Walter Ehlers and his place in history as a great American and the only Manhattan resident to receive the Congressional Medal .

  • It’s true; I’m heterosexual

    To the Editor: I have thought about this for a long time and don’t want to put it off any longer. I have decided it is finally time to public. Well, here goes… I want to announce that I .

  • Was governor painting picture of students’ future?

    To the Editor: I couldn’t help wondering if our esteemed governor was telling the Wilson Elementary School child pictured in the Feb. 25 edition how he was going to continue reducing the resources that the child’s teachers had to .

  • Unqualified ambassadors hardly unique to Obama

    To the Editor: Dale Herspring’s Feb. 23 column, “Obama picks incompetent ambassadors,” attacked the current administration for putting politics ahead of professionalism in choosing diplomats. Though he did not cite a source, Herspring claimed that 50 percent of the Obama admin-istration’.

  • ‘Thanks, but no thanks’ for religious liberty bill

    To the Editor: Carl Sandburg is quoted as saying, “The ugliest word in the English language is exclusion.” Upon reading House Bill 2453 and considering the possible ramifications, we believe that this bill would actually increase exclusion and discrimination in our .

  • Mercury reviewer aside, ‘Philomena’ is amazing

    To the Editor: Quite the contrary of your local arts critic, I found the film “Philomena” very entertaining. And I hope his review won’t dissuade others from seeing this very engrossing, moving, often funny film, which is based on .

  • Thanks for support of RSVP’s Sweetheart Dance

    To the Editor: RSVP of the Flint Hills hosted the third annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance on Feb. 16. It was an amazing success. We appreciate all those who attended and hope you made lasting memories. We are grateful to our sponsors, .

  • States must limit powers of federal government

    To the Editor: The federal government is out of control and out of touch with the citizenry. As the state legis-lators at the recent Mt. Vernon Assembly realized, Washington’s abuse of power — instigated by both Republicans and Demo-crats — must .

  • Thanks for assistance with recent food drive

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Surgical Hospital recently sponsored a “share the love” food drive. A total of 2,175 nonperishable food items were donated to the Flint Hills Breadbasket. As members of the organizing committee, we want to express a public .

  • Brooks was a tough coach who prepared players well

    To the Editor: As a former player for Coach Tim Brooks and the Manhattan High basketball program, I am very disappointed in the series of events that took place. I have never questioned his coaching techniques or methods. Yes, he .

  • Health department should be of interest to residents

    To the Editor: A news item in the Jan. 27 Mercury announced the first official meeting of the Riley County Board of Health. It will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in the County Commission chambers of the Court House Plaza .


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