• Matta and Butler should quit adolescent behavior

    To the Editor: At the next City Commission meeting, may I suggest that Commissioners John Matta and Wynn Butler stop rolling their eyes, passing notes, smirking and instead listen to everyone politely?.

  • KSU fans make alumnus in North Dakota proud

    To the Editor: I am a KSU grad living in Fargo, North Dakota. Two of my Fargo acquaintances related the following scenarios upon re-turning from the Cat-Bison football game in Manhattan..

  • We ought to try harder to understand one another

    To the Editor: Because September is Suicide Awareness month, I felt I should send you this..

  • ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws cast conflict resolution aside

    To the Editor: Years ago I was a counselor in two public schools for kindergarten through fifth grade.  It was a wonderful job because no matter how hokey I was with classroom presentations on topics ranging from combatting drugs .

  • God and guardian angels were on duty on June 18

    God and guardian angels were on duty on June 18 To the Editor: Monday afternoon, June 17, I called Mike’s Wrecker Service (David Motley) for a jump-start for my car battery in the Saintt Thomas More Church parking lot. Tuesday morning, .

  • Visit the Cancer Education Booth at the State Fair

    To the Editor: It is State Fair time again. I’ll be heading there for the great attractions, the food and friends, but also top on my list is a visit to the Hutchinson Clinic and the Prevent Cancer Foundation’.

  • Huelskamp should set his personal views aside

    To the Editor: This is a follow-up to the town hall meeting with Rep. Tim Huelskamp and the letter to the editor from Karl Kramer..

  • Thoughts on the salaries of university administrators

    To the Editor: Sometimes an alternative view helps put existing institutional structures in a new light. The mission of a public university is not to create a bureaucracy of high-paid administrators. Citizens expect that the university will be a place .

  • Planning board should deny Body First rezoning request

    To the Editor: This Thursday, there is a public hearing before the Urban Area Planning Board to discuss the rezoning of 3615 Hudson Ave, now home to the Body First health club..

  • Downtown is well worth the construction hassles

    To the Editor: It has taken me a while to put my thoughts concerning our downtown Poyntz Avenue in writing..

  • City should either preserve memorial or build another

    To the Editor: The city auditorium, stage and balcony were built by this community to honor the 101 Riley County servicemen who died in World War II and about 2,000 other county veterans who survived. The facility was named Peace Memorial Auditorium .

  • Downtown is the rightful home of Purple Power Play

    To the Editor: The Wednesday, August 28, edition of the Mercury contained an “I Wonder” article about the construction on Poyntz Avenue and the effect it would have on downtown parades..


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