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  • Let’s reject hatred, embrace our blessings

    To the Editor: Much has happened in the past few days. The devastating and horrific shootings in Olathe have given us reason to pause and reflect. Manhattan is a diverse, welcoming and safe community; however, our sense of security is .

  • State should restore COLA to KPERS retirees

    To the Editor: One of the focus areas for the Kansas National Education Association-Retired (KNEA-R) is financial stability in retirement. More than 90,000 Kansans, including public-school staffs, firefighters, law-enforcement officers, judges, state employees, and city and county employees, receive KPERS benefits. .

  • Recent tour of LEC quite instructive

    To the Editor: A part of the monthly programming at the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center includes a tour of a local public or private business or organization. On Feb. 15, 21 Seniors’ Center members toured the Riley County Law Enforcement Center (.

  • Lions grateful for support of fundraiser

    To the Editor: To the people who helped support the Manhattan Lions’ Biscuit and Gravy Feed on Feb. 4, we thank you. With the funds we received, we will once again help Habitat for Humanity, Shepherd’s Crossing, the Emergency Shelter .

  • Clinic serves poor, uninsured patients

    To the Editor: I am a retired doctor but still enjoy seeing patients without working full time. I volunteer at the Flint Hills Community Clinic. The Flint Hills Community Clinic in Manhattan is a clinic for lower- income patients who .

  • SNAP is an important element in Farm Bill

    To the Editor: On Thursday, Sen. Pat Roberts was in Manhattan for the first hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill. Roberts’ goal was to travel “straight to the heartland” to hear directly from us — his constituents. As a student at K-State, .

  • Amid focus on refugees, remember our homeless

    To the Editor: We are hearing lots of idealistic talk about how “our country welcomes everyone in need.” I was reminded recently of the double standard for ideals and reality. A hint of this was in Kansas City Star stories .

  • Credit for K-State’s rise should go to Wefald

    To the Editor: Over the passing years, like so many other K-State alumni, I probably gave more credit to the football program for the fantastic success of Kansas State University. But after reading Jon Wefald’s book, “The Transformative Years .

  • Brownback should get out of Legislature’s way

    To the Editor: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein Gov. Sam Brownback has been exemplifying this quote for years, and he is still at it. He was told by credible economists .

  • You’ll find plenty to read at annual library book sale

    To the Editor: We all know that books are food for the brain, stimulate our imaginations and take us to places beyond our physical reach. So boy, are we in for a real treat this weekend when the annual Friends .

  • Shepherd’s Crossing grateful for support

    To the Editor: Shepard’s Crossing held its annual meeting Jan. 30 to thank its many volunteers, member churches, partner agencies and numerous donors for making it possible to distribute $286,800 in community assistance for rent, utilities, prescription medications, and to procure .

  • We must learn more about indigenous culture

    To the Editor: I completely endorse the letter of David Jones in the Mercury last Wednesday regarding American history courses and historical projects in USD 383 schools, both elementary and secondary. The topic of American history needs to include, from indigenous .


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