• Anderson-Hudson crossing is hazardous for children

    To the Editor: I thought I would submit this for publication as I have yet to receive any plan to fix this potential problem. I emailed a version of this letter to the city and/or the mayor of Manhattan .

  • Enjoy 4-H Straight Shooters competition this weekend

    To the Editor I would like to invite the people in Riley and Pottawatomie counties interested in youth activities to attend the Riley/Pottawatomie 4-H Straight Shooters matches on March 22 and 23.   The BB gun match will begin at 8 a.m. .

  • Fake Patty’s Day a winner, thanks to countless people

    To the Editor: Another Fake Patty’s Day celebration has come and gone. As I read in the Mercury, it appears that the Riley County Police Department handled about the same load as always. The Emergency Medical Service was maybe .

  • Sherow an honorable man who would serve us well

    To the Editor: It used to be a thrill when a friend announced that he was seeking election to our U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. In those days, intelligence and diplomacy were admired in those who had the .

  • Shrine Circus has brought joy, laughter to thousands

    To the Editor: Only in Kansas… A drunken driver who hit and killed multiple people was sentenced to probation and rehabilitation. Shortly there-after, a Kansas judge sentenced a man who killed his own cat to two years in prison. Have .

  • Floersches epitomize good local ownership, service

    To the Editor: We hear frequent chatter about bringing jobs to Manhattan and keeping the profits local. I believe in this with a passion, and I would like to applaud two brothers who I would like to see celebrated and .

  • KDOT’s road crews cleared way for Constitution Bee

    To the Editor: We of the Flint Hills Tea Party Educational Fund extend our sincere thanks to the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) for another job well done Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2. It may have been just another workday .

  • God bless all American veterans and their families

    To the Editor: I want to thank you for the articles you’ve published regarding my brother, Walter D. Ehlers, and Roland, my brother who died on D-Day. My second-oldest brother, Claus, was with the infantry in the South Pacific. .

  • Ray’s brought community spirit to the neighborhood

    To the Editor: Learning that Ray’s Apple Market is closing is like learning that an old friend is moving away — without notice. I am at once sad, disappointed and confused (and a bit angry). Honestly, I don’t know .

  • ‘True K-State fans’ will accept coaching change

    To the Editor: Some, perhaps many, have been shocked by KSU Athletics Director John Currie’s decision to dismiss women’s basketball coach Deb Patterson from her duties. Currie was hired to do a job. That is to make and .

  • Patterson firing doesn’t fit KSU’s ‘family’ theme

    To the Editor: I cannot believe the firing of KSU women’s basketball coach Deb Patterson could be because of wins and losses over the past 18 years. Thank goodness our personal lives in health, success or lack thereof are not .

  • Businesses, volunteers key to Troop 223’s chili fiesta

    To the Editor: Boy Scout Troop 223 had a very successful chili feed on Saturday, Feb. 15. The chili feed is an effort to raise money to help provide funds for the scouts’ camping, summer camps and high adventure programs. The funds .


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