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Letters

  • What was our country even doing in those places?

    To the Editor: In a letter to the editor Friday, Pat Burns wrote that we have given diplomacy a chance in 12 different conflicts starting with the Vietnam War, and it has not worked. We should give up on diplomacy.  .

  • Peace Memorial Auditorium to host Christmas concert

    To the editor: The Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance (M/RCPA) in partnership with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a music fraternity at Kansas State University, will present the “Holiday Musical Spectacular” at Peace Memorial Auditorium, 1101 Poyntz Ave., at 7:30 p.m. .

  • Excessive ads take pleasure out of football games on TV

    To the Editor: I was really pleased a few days ago when I read the article in the Mercury about the recent increase in the amount of advertising on television. The excess of ads seemed to start with the advent .

  • ‘Dear Sarah is thinking!’

    To the Editor: This might call for a celebration. It was the most enjoyable news I’ve read in a long time. Sarah Palin, the playing field leveler for those resentful of the president’s intelligence, re-marked recently about some .

  • Remember to donate food, checks at holiday parade

    To the Editor,  It has been my privilege to volunteer on the marketing committee for the Mayor’s Christmas Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade since its beginning. Now in its 12th year, this wonderful event is a chance .

  • 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, .


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