• Obama showed rare boldness in recess appointment of Cordray

    Finally there are signs of life in the White House. I strongly applaud President Barack Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray to be the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It’s an important enforcement arm of .

  • Citizens should understand that they must depend on themselves

    To the Editor: Crime is much in the news here lately. As a person with a lot of experience in self-defense, I feel that people need to learn to defend themselves and not depend on the police. The police cannot .

  • Why do people choose to expose themselves to serious health risks?

    To the Editor: A very perplexing situation is rising up out of the smoke, so to speak. We have recently had the federal government wanting to shut down many coal-fired power plants (undoubtedly raising the cost of electricity for the .

  • New Year’s resolution involves thwarting ultraconservatives

    To the Editor: ‘Tis the beginning of yet another year. This year, 2012, seems special. With the upcoming national, state and local elections along with the controversial theory of Armageddon coming on Dec. 21, I would like to put forth my resolutions .

  • Thanks for support of Toys for Manhattan

    To the Editor: Santa Claus’ branch workshop for the community, Toys for Manhattan, has completed another year helping those in need. Those people are as varied as young parents in school, families raising grandchildren and great-grandchildren, families hardly able to .

  • At least get information on the front page right

    To the Editor: The last two nights, the “sundown” time in your paper has been wrong by one hour. Those of us who hunt use these times frequently, so please try to get it right. The other day you had .

  • Board member’s personal attack on principal was unprofessional

    To the Editor: At the USD 383 School Board meeting last Wednesday, an update of the professional learning time activities at Manhattan High School was presented. The update included information on a new approach for reaching the hard-to-reach students being implemented .

  • Another Democrat doing what he accuses Republicans of doing

    To the Editor: Robert Bruce Scott like so many Democrats suffers from selective memory. In true Democrat form he tries to deflect what his party is guilty of by blaming it on the other party first. If he is truly .

  • Attention called to Christmas sign

    To The Editor: For several years the Manhattan Knights of Columbus Councils, i.e. St. Thomas More Council 8488, Seven Dolors Council 1832 and St. Isidore’s Council 8511, have sponsored a billboard sign entitled “Keeping Christ in Christmas”.  This beautifully lighted .

  • I’m resigning because Gov. Brownback’s goal is to censor the arts in Kansas

    To The Editor: This is an open letter to the Kansas Arts Foundation. It is with regret that I must resign as a Kansas Arts commissioner.  My primary reason for doing so is because by staying on the commission .

  • The state actually supported sentencing Brewer to house arrest

    To The Editor: I represent Daniel Brewer and want to correct what appeared in Sunday’s newspaper as well as in a previously published article regarding Daniel Brewer. The Sunday Mercury indicated that the State would not oppose Mr. Brewer’.

  • Kiwanis pancake feed fund-raiser a lot of fun as well as profitable

    To The Editor: The “Spirit of Giving” was quite visible as Manhattan residents participated in the 61st annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction sponsored by the Manhattan Kiwanis Club on December 10th.  Business sponsors, visitors, families and neighbors made .


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