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  • Brownback should get out of Legislature’s way

    To the Editor: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein Gov. Sam Brownback has been exemplifying this quote for years, and he is still at it. He was told by credible economists .

  • You’ll find plenty to read at annual library book sale

    To the Editor: We all know that books are food for the brain, stimulate our imaginations and take us to places beyond our physical reach. So boy, are we in for a real treat this weekend when the annual Friends .

  • Shepherd’s Crossing grateful for support

    To the Editor: Shepard’s Crossing held its annual meeting Jan. 30 to thank its many volunteers, member churches, partner agencies and numerous donors for making it possible to distribute $286,800 in community assistance for rent, utilities, prescription medications, and to procure .

  • We must learn more about indigenous culture

    To the Editor: I completely endorse the letter of David Jones in the Mercury last Wednesday regarding American history courses and historical projects in USD 383 schools, both elementary and secondary. The topic of American history needs to include, from indigenous .

  • Change MHS mascot; ‘education’ won’t work

    To the Editor: How long will the Mercury continue to print the trite and vacuous pleas of the Brothers Felber for the retention of the Indian mascot at Manhattan High SchEool? The community has had four or five opportunities since 1970 .

  • Thanks for helping make Troop 75 event a success

    To the Editor: On Feb. 5, Boy Scout Sunday, Troop 75 held a spaghetti dinner at the First United Methodist Church on Poyntz Avenue to raise funds to help our scouts pay for summer camps. Many thanks are in order. First, a .

  • Cultural education should go well beyond ‘Indians’

    To the Editor: As I sat down to write this response to the op-ed piece “MHS mascot as learning tool,” my wife reminded me of two things. First, it doesn’t matter whether someone is right or wrong; according to .

  • Learning about fascism, populism, nationalism

    To the Editor: During and after the election of U.S. President No. 45, I heard several terms spoken broadly throughout the media that, quite frankly, I did not fully understand — terms like “fascism,” “populism” and “nationalism.” So, I did my .

  • Fort Riley’s thunder is music to Americans’ ears

    To the Editor: The sound of freedom or noise and a nuisance disturbing one’s sleep? Which is it for you? In December we heard the stories of the aging men and women who fought the battles of World War .

  • Farm Bill provisions help low-income Kansans

    To the Editor: Sen. Pat Roberts recently announced that the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee will be hosting the first Farm Bill hearing in McCain Auditorium. In an effort to find out “what is working and what is not working .

  • Roberts, Moran put party ahead of students

    To the Editor: As a mother, grandmother, and former public school educator, I am appalled that Betsy DeVos will now be U.S. Secretary of Education. I am especially appalled at the votes of our senators from Kansas, Jerry Moran .

  • Senate bill would erect more obstacles to voting

    To the Editor: The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 provides sensible rules for legal voting. The act puts prospective voters at risk of prosecution for perjury if they claim citizenship falsely, and they must produce documentation confirming their place of .


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