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  • Time, talents of volunteers are immensely appreciated

    To the Editor: National Volunteer Week, which begins Sunday, is designed to recognize all volunteers and celebrate the spirit of service in a community. RSVP of the Flint Hills, a volunteer center with over more than 350 individuals age 55 and older, .

  • Pride Prom an occasion specifically for LGBT youth

    To the Editor: Flint Hills Pride Prom will be from 7 to 11 p.m. this Saturday, April 5. This event was started for LGBT youth to have a prom experience with the date of their choice and dress as they choose. It .

  • Make time this month to share and hear poetry

    To the Editor: There’s always time for poetry! Spring is gathering her precious momentum, and National Poetry Month began Tuesday, April 1. We’ll celebrate it this year with two events. The first, Poem in your Pocket Day, will be .

  • We must ensure that others don’t control our minds

    To the Editor:  In a typical week, I read about five books, one news magazine and the Mercury. In the 1970s, I went to Kansas State University and tech school. I have written several books and other items. Why .

  • Generosity led to success of Adopt-A-Family program

    To the Editor: The women of Junior League of the Flint Hills would like to thank the Manhattan community for its support of the Adopt-A-Family program during the Christmas season. We are very appreciative of the individuals, organizations, groups and .

  • Celebrate role of farmers during American Ag Week

    To the Editor: Where does your food come from? If you’re like many Americans, your answer may be the grocery store. You, we and more than 150 other people ate today because of one American farmer — an increase of 800 percent .

  • Story sensationalized ‘civil’ Law Board exchange

    To the Editor: The Riley County Law Board had its March meeting on the 24th, and, as usual, there was media coverage. The Mercury’s story appeared the next day. Having been at the meeting, I found the Mercury’s .

  • Please return missing coat to McCain’s Lost and Found

    To the Editor: To whomever took my black, three-fourths length coat from Nichols Theatre — middle section, front row — on Saturday, March 8: I hope you’ll return it to McCain Auditorium’s Lost and Found. No questions asked..

  • Kansas’ natural heritage is under attack in Legislature

    To the Editor: Bills in the Kansas Legislature are reversing decades of conservation of our natural heritage. House Bill 2118 proposes to reverse state law protecting our plants and animals, including 60 endangered or threatened birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles. Senate Bill 276 .

  • Constitution a good source for new NSA regulations

    To The Editor: I think I can help the president craft a new regulation that will reduce to approximately zero the prospect of improper snooping by the NSA. I suggest regulatory language along the following lines: “The NSA shall not .

  • Editorial, column get a lot wrong on Ukraine, Crimea

    To the Editor: The Mercury’s March 20 editorial, “US should help the ‘real’ Ukraine,” and Dale Herspring’s March 23 column, “Right or wrong, Putin is an opportunist,” share a common problem. They both make factual errors and present facts in .

  • As dedicated to teaching as Snyder is to football

    To the Editor: Last week I was in Chattanooga, Tenn. My wife was at a bridge tournament and I was touring the sites. I was wearing my purple K-State jacket and purple K-State hat. I was at the Battles for .


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