• Lighted parade is part of local giving tradition

    To the Editor: Manhattan is a great place for people to live, work and play. We live in a wonderful community where so many people reach out to help one another. I see evidence of kindhearted people in our community .

  • King art, essay contests are open to everyone

    To the Editor: All community members are invited to participate in this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art and Writing Contest. The theme is “How to Make Justice a Reality for All.” Area schools already have received information .

  • MHS Indian is a part of a positive tradition

    To the Editor: I am a 1963 graduate of Manhattan High School. My maiden name was Gale Ray. I transferred to MHS my junior year. From my first day at school, fellow students alerted me to the round “Indian” inlay on .

  • How can farm taxes rise as income drops?

    To the Editor: Each year when I receive my real estate tax statement, I wonder how long the doubledigit increases on farm land will continue. The past several years, farm income has declined and farm operating expenses have increased. The .

  • Celebrate holidays by helping the hungry

    To the Editor: The City of Manhattan has many parades with a purpose, and one of the best occurs this coming Friday, Dec. 2. The Mayor’s Spirit of Christmas Lighted Parade takes on special cheer this year with a new .

  • Get an Optimist tree and support local youth

    To The Editor: The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club is continuing the annual tradition of selling Christmas trees and holiday decorations. All proceeds benefit area youth and community projects. These include Optimist Ball Park, which is used practically year-round by Optimist-supported .

  • Small businesses vital to community’s culture

    To the Editor: The traditional holiday shopping season officially kicks off this week with big box stores promoting special Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday supporting shopping online. Sitting between these two big shopping days now sits Small Business Saturday, .

  • Help Toys for Manhattan brighten kids’ holidays

    To the Editor: On a Christmas Eve about 50 years ago, police office Al Myers answered a call to a family residence. Upon taking care of the matter, he realized that the children at this home had no Christmas gifts waiting .

  • Seniors should review Medicare drug options

    To the Editor: Seniors have the opportunity to save themselves and the State of Kansas money by making an appointment with a SHICK (Senior Health Insurance Counseling of Kansas) counselor to decide on what part D insurance provider would best .

  • Clinton’s critics ignore her many achievements

    To the Editor: The election is over. The journey is not. When I assessed the evidence against each candidate, I found the evidence of Hillary Clinton’s so-called corruption and lack of achievement to be poorly vetted, hyperbolic overstatement. I .

  • Trump, Obama weren’t equally inexperienced

    To the Editor: It’s hard to imagine how Brad Starnes, in his Nov. 11 essay, ‘Trump played media well,’ found similarities in the political backgrounds of Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Starnes asks, ‘How else could two inexperienced politicians who’.

  • Board should listen to voices of outnumbered

    To the Editor: I have been following the debate about changing the Manhattan High School mascot over the last year in the Mercury, and I am pleased that the school board will hear public input on the issue Nov. 30 before .


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