• Don’t privatize air traffic control

    Charles Reagan Contributing Writer On Monday, The Manhattan Mercury published an opinion piece from the Washington Post under the headline, “FAA modernization is essential.” The issue is the migration of the air traffic control system from a ground radar-based system .

  • Governer’s policies have made Kansans suffer

    To the Editor: What kind of person do we have as governor of this state? During his tenure, he has brought Kansas to its knees financially. For over five years now, business owners and farmers have paid no state income .

  • Deadline nears to order military memorial bricks

    To the Editor: We would like to take this opportunity to remind citizens of Riley County that twice a year the names of veterans and loved ones are placed in the patio area of the Riley County Armed Forces Memorial. .

  • Wonderful young people can be found everywhere

    To the Editor: Returning from a long trip, our plane had a medical emergency in Birmingham, Alabama. We were late getting to Dallas to catch the plane to Manhattan. Seated next to me on the delayed flight to Manhattan was .

  • Barton is proud to be a partner of Fort Riley

    To the Editor: On behalf of all of us at Barton Community College, I would like to publicly extend congratulations to the First Infantry Division at Fort Riley for celebrating its 100th year. The relationship between the First Infantry Division .

  • Let’s look at things from opponents’ point of view

    To the Editor: Our nation faces many real and serious challenges. Internal and external threats present themselves to us. It is easy to say we should do this or that, but it can be hard to put plans into action. .

  • More research needed on USD 320 drug testing

    To the Editor: Our names are Phillip and Monica Shaffer, and we have a sophomore, freshman and fifth-grader in the Wamego School District. We have some concerns about the proposed drug policy for students in eighth grade and high school .

  • Marshall should go beyond recent photo-op

    To the Editor: It’s hard for us to get Republicans to come to Manhattan for town hall meetings, and I think it says a lot about Rep. Roger Marshall that he held one here last weekend. During the meeting, .

  • Let’s restore city’s links with the Kansas River

    To the Editor: A K-State landscape architecture class taught by Professor Alpa Nawre is developing ideas for connecting downtown Manhattan with the Kansas River frontage, including the east bank boat ramp area and Fairmont Park. The public is invited to .

  • It’s past time to stop blaming the victims

    To the Editor: I read with interest — and a bit of “huh?” — Helen Roser’s letter in Friday’s paper. She was cautioning college- age men to run like hell when encountering young women consuming alcohol in a bar or .

  • Elected officials’ loyalty should be to constituents

    To the Editor: I have voted in every presidential election since I was eligible, and in most state and local elections as well. I studied political science in college, interned on Capitol Hill and spent five years working for a .

  • Fans should give Weber the respect he deserves

    To the Editor: I read a quote lately that goes a bit like this, “Determined deafness does not respond to logical argument.” I am not meaning to berate Frank Martin; what I don’t understand is why the “trolls” were .


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