As the entire population of Fort Riley, and anyone who has lost a loved one in combat is keenly aware, there is vastly more to Memorial Day than standing around the backyard grill with friends and beer.
For a diplomat, nothing is more frustrating than dealing with North Korea. It does not play by the same rules as other countries. There is, however, logic to its actions, even if it is hard for us to relate to.
It was just a little accident of timing, but it revealed how little progress Democrats have made in advancing the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court.
As the fifth annual Taste of the ’Ville is fast approaching — it will be Saturday, June 11 — we would like to take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude to all the restaurants that have partnered with us.
Hillary Clinton violated State Department rules in using a home e-mail server for official business and did a poor job of preserving federal records when she was this country’s Secretary of State.
The 5.81-percent tuition increase that Kansas State University proposes to charge students this fall isn’t much of a surprise.
Americans who were glad to learn that Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, the leader of the Taliban, had been killed over the weekend in a drone strike in Pakistan ought to realize that not even U.S. leaders are sure what it means for peace.
I read Monday night’s harangue on “turnarounds” with a certain amount of amusement. First, let me say for the longest time I also resisted their allure, but have now conceded their value and safety.
For most area adults, this is just another Monday in May. For hundreds of others, especially certain young adults, this is the first Monday since they became high school graduates.
I have no idea how many accidents have happened in these turnarounds, but I hope that if enough accidents happen, the city will see the folly of installing these blasted things.
The people in charge of picking the next president at Kansas State University are asking for help, and we’d like to offer some thoughts.
The 27th annual Manhattan Juneteenth Cele-bration will be held Saturday, June 18, at City Park. The theme of this year’s event is “Freedom — Community — Family.”
After I finished reading the historically-based article about the town of Olsburg in the May 6 edition of The Mercury, it became quite clear that unfortunately, so few of the many, many businesses and services Olsburg has to offer were recognized.
While much attention has been focused on U.S. domestic matters, the situation on Russia’s border with NATO has been heating up. Conflict is not imminent, but the situation in that region has grown more tense.
It probably won’t take long for Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer to get right with Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake and the Department of Defense.
The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games don’t need additional problems. Already beset by pollution woes, domestic political turmoil and Zika-bearing mosquitoes, the games might take place without one of the main national teams
I’d like to take a moment to express appreciation to numerous local employers whose sup-port has been invaluable to our Manhattan High School Jobs Skills Program.
On Saturday, May 14, Branch 1018 of the National Association of Letter Carriers conducted our annual food drive. As we delivered our mail, we collected food donations along our mail routes and took them to the Flint Hills Breadbasket.
The best chance Kansas State University and the University of Kansas had for something resembling a fair shake with regard to funding died Wednesday.
During this time of year, many organizations in this region, including K-State, Manhattan Christian College, Manhattan High School and others, graduate excellent students.
On Thursday, May 5, the Mercury had two front-page articles that left me wondering whether I should laugh or cry.
Let’s take this opportunity to recommit ourselves to increasing awareness and understanding of mental health.
While visiting Manhattan recently, my husband and I were very impressed with the politeness and respect shown by one of your Riley County police officers, and I wanted to take a moment to express our appreciation.
Kansans want to believe that the welfare reform measure Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law Monday puts the interests of poor people in this state first, as the governor suggests.
For supporters of public education, the idea of cutting state funding is frightening. For those who want to shrink that budget, cuts to education are necessary and desirable.
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