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Letters

  • Kansas should eliminate mortgage registration ‘tax’

    To the Editor: Did you know that Kansas is one of only nine states that impose a fee, which Kansas courts have declared a tax, on purchasers of real estate when they take out a loan to finance that purchase? .

  • Enjoy pancake feed and help support youth projects

    To the Editor: This Saturday, Dec. 14, is the Manhattan Kiwanis Club’s 63rd consecutive pancake feed at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. In addition, our holiday silent auction will be available for Christmas shopping or for satisfying wants. Members enjoy .

  • Boys & Girls Club grateful to Burger King, local donors

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manhattan, we would like to thank the many individuals who donated to the Charity Coin Drop at Burger King.  Also, thanks to Burger King for choosing our .

  • Youth teams have long been welcome in school facilities

    To the Editor: I was very disappointed to see the following quote in Sunday’s Mercury regarding the use of Manhattan-Ogden School District facilities by local sports teams: “Frank Beer, a local business owner who has (been) vocal in supporting .

  • Enjoy holiday concert, help fund auditorium upgrades

    To Editor: On Dec. 7, 1941, 72 years ago last Saturday, World War II began for the United States with the attack on Pearl Harbor. In 1946, the citizens of Manhattan voted three times to build a living memorial to remember the 101 soldiers from .

  • 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 .


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