Monday, July 6, 2015



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | February 26, 2013

    MHS’s nine state BPA entrants deserved better

    To the Editor: Nine Manhattan High School students had prepared for a year to compete at the State Business Professionals of America con-ference last week in Wichita.

  • Letters | February 25, 2013

    Legislators must reject preposterous proposals

    To the Editor: Several bills now being considered by our state Legis-lature are stunning in their breadth, ignorance and rejection of important moral values.

  • Letters | February 25, 2013

    Adopting children in need would be a productive move

    To the Editor: Ms. Ward’s letter of Feb. 20 cites Rally for Life marches in Kansas and in our nation’s capital. The number of participants was estimated at 702,500, and even that number may be conservative.

  • Letters | February 24, 2013

    Even legal abortions cause physical, emotional issues

    To the Editor: I read with interest the recent letter from Marie Peterson, “State abortion efforts likely to increase suffering and deaths.”

  • Letters | February 24, 2013

    Super Bowl ad should say, ‘And God Made a Mexican’

    To the Editor: Dodge Ram’s Super Bowl ad, “And God Made a Farmer,” captured more attention and touched more hearts — old and young, urban and rural — than any of the other multi-million dollar commercials.

  • Letters | February 21, 2013

    Community should do more to meet needs of homeless

    To the Editor: I saw a short article in the Mercury recently about the overload of seniors to the Wichita homeless shelter. So I went to our Manhattan Emer-gency Shelter (MESI) to see if there was any increase of senior citizen homelessness here in Manhattan.

  • Letters | February 21, 2013

    Time has come to allow liquor sales at grocery stores

    To the Editor: My name is Nate Swalley. I am a resident of Manhattan and am currently the store director for Hy-Vee at 601 Third Place. Hy-Vee has been a part of the Manhattan community for over three years.

  • Letters | February 20, 2013

    Strawn is a proven leader who is solution-oriented

    To the Editor: Bob Strawn is running for City Commission. He’s experienced, having served as our mayor before. I know that Bob is effective, practical and very good at listening to the concerns people have. He is very much about finding solutions that everyone

  • Letters | February 20, 2013

    Mercury ought to give pro-life position equal time

    To the Editor: Thrice more it has occurred — no publicity. First, unless I happened to miss any of the write-ups, there was no mention or publicity about the interdenominational Rally for Life at the state Capitol in Topeka on Jan. 22. Despite the very cold weather,

  • Letters | February 17, 2013

    Library is gearing up for its annual book sale

    To the Editor: As chairs of Manhattan Public Library’s Book Committee, we want to thank the patrons who donate their used books, the librarians at the Information Desk who collect the donations and the volunteers who collectively put in more than 1,000 hours this past


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