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  • Please join efforts to feed hungry in our community

    To the Editor: It’s nearing the end of the year and our local food pantry, the Flint Hills Breadbasket, could use your help. The pantry provides free food to low-income families and individuals who need food assistance. In Riley .

  • Toys for Manhattan helps bring joy to needy children

    To the Editor: About 50 years ago on Christmas Eve, Al Myers, a police officer, answered a call to a family residence. Upon taking care of the matter for the call, he realized that the children at this home had no .

  • Thanks for participating in bank’s anniversary event

    To the editor Thank you to everyone who attended the open house event and celebration on Nov.14 and 15 in Manhattan. The celebration marked Central National Bank providing Banking Service for 129 years.  Founded in 1884, Central National Bank is a family .

  • The question is how many MHS freshmen graduated

    The question is how many MHS freshmen graduated To the Editor: I read the article in The Mer-cury reporting on the concern over the number of graduating seniors. Notice I said the Mercury report on “graduating seniors.”  What I .

  • Young Americans should learn the unvarnished truth

    To the Editor: In recent weeks the daily news has been unusually focused on American history. Last month alone alone we observed the 50th anniversary of John Kennedy’s murder and the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. It is .

  • Enjoy concert and support Peace Memorial Auditorium

    To the Editor: On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the music fraternity of Phi MU Alpha Sinfonia from Kansas State University will put on a musical program on the stage in Peace Memorial Auditorium at City Hall. It will begin at 7:30 pm. One .

  • Optimist Tree Lot is part of local Christmas tradition

    To The Editor: The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club this year is continuing the annual tradition of selling Christmas trees and holiday decorations.  All proceeds benefit local area youth and community projects.  These projects include the Optimist Ball Park, .

  • Help local business owners strengthen this community

    To the Editor: You see “these faces” running fundraisers for the local schools. You see “these faces” not only sponsoring local youth activities, but coaching, directing and participating in these activities. You see “these faces” on local boards such as .

  • Spare a turkey; enjoy a vegetarian Thanksgiving

    To the Editor President Obama will get a break from “Obamacare” when he pardons the traditional Thanksgiving turkey. Each of us can also set aside our cares by pardoning a turkey and choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance — one that gives .

  • Something is terribly wrong in our country

    To the Editor: Since one of the more recent public shootings, the media propaganda frenzy has concentrated on what they term conspiracy theories about one-world government. They intimate that you’re a conspiracy theorist and a kook if you believe .

  • Why hasn’t FDA warned public about diet pill drug?

    To the Editor: I am calling for the resignation of the director of the Food and Drug Administration. Why? Because he is “mum on new drug in diet pills,” as per a story on the front page of USA Today .

  • MHS cross country team grateful for broad support

    To the Editor: On behalf of the 2013 Manhattan High School cross country boys and girls team, I would like to thank all those who supported our efforts throughout the years and who shared the celebration after our boys won the 6.


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