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  • What are total, long-term costs of ‘improvements’?

    To the Editor: Over the past several months I have had conversations with a number of Manhattan residents about our city and county taxes, and none of us seem to understand in simple terms how we are paying for all .

  • Allegiant Air wasn’t around long enough to get to know

    To the Editor: Allegiant Air: Well it was a fun idea for the short time that it lasted. In December, I flew to Phoenix for one of the three-per-year North American Bridge Championships (NABC). The plane down was packed; the .

  • Drag queen feature was something else to pray about

    To the Editor: Thank you for running the front-page story Sunday celebrating the 10th anniversary of the local drag queen show. It gave me something beyond the usual litany to pray for when I went to church that morning. Bill .

  • How much does Kobach’s voter fraud obsession cost?

    To the Editor: A week ago last Wednesday, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach told the House Elections Committee that the number of Kansans who have registered to vote but who have not yet provided satisfactory proof of citizenship is .

  • Family greatly appreciates countless search efforts

    To the Editor: We sincerely appreciate the efforts of all the men, women and children who were involved with or aided in the search for Jane Peterson last week. We are very fortunate to live in such a great community. .

  • After Super Bowl parties, countless will still be hungry

    To the Editor: This coming Sunday is called Super Bowl Sunday. Two-thirds of the nation will be somewhat bummed out because their team should be playing but is not. Half of the remainder will be happy with a victory; half .

  • True regional transportation would be a big step forward

    To the Editor: It was refreshing to read in Thursday’s Mercury that our county commissioners are championing the creation of regional transportation. This is the first significant step to a regional transportation solution for the Manhattan metropolitan area. Unfortunately, .

  • Regionalism retreat should have been a regional event

    To the Editor: Leo Schell asks some valid questions concerning the 2014 Leaders Regional Retreat, a Joint Chamber of Commerce event for Junction City, Manhattan and Wamego.  The stated goal was promoting regionalism for the Flint Hills. I fail to .

  • Were COP conventioneers planning on a shootout?

    To the Editor: The world gets crazier by the day.  It was announced that the Wichita hotel holding the state Republican convention is allowing attendees to conceal and carry weapons. Does this mean that those attending do not even .

  • Some people seem to need to put others into categories

    To the Editor: I find it amusing that so many people want to divide the human race into “us” or “them.” As for my personal situation, people want to make me either conservative or liberal. Either way, I would be .

  • Couldn’t commissions have held retreat locally?

    To the Editor: Our City and County com-missions, some of whose members are fiscally conservative, had a weekend retreat in Overland Park. Was it necessary to go to Overland Park rather than someplace local? Where did the commissions stay and .

  • It’s good to see progressives prevail on City Commission

    To the Editor: I have regained my respect for our Manhattan City Commission after several key votes. They were all 3 to 2 votes with the more progressive commissioners prevailing over the ultra conservative Wynn Butler and John Matta. I certainly hope .


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