• Elect Huelskamp to Congress and Rodriguez to Commission

    To the Editor: We have all seen positive and negative ads, supporting and attacking incumbents and new candidates. It is important that we are engaged voters, investigating both the good and bad of these ads, to get the whole story, .

  • Boyd has earned re-election to Riley County Commission

    To the Editor: With commanders-in-chief such as those named Bush (two of them) and Clinton and Obama, I learned to be politically neutral in my career in the military. On this occasion, I have to make an exception. This is .

  • If you object to transgender policy for schools, speak up

    To the Editor: A new government policy will take effect as our schools open soon. Students, regardless of their age, can demand that staff accommodate their gender choice in bathroom and pronoun use and overnight accommodation. In other words, if .

  • Many contributed to success of 2016 Riley County Fair

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Riley County Extension staff, thanks to all who helped make the Riley County Fair and Kaw Valley Rodeo a success this year. The Riley County Fair is always a good community gathering and .

  • Rodriguez will be a voice for victims of high taxes

    To the Editor: I endorse Marvin Rodriguez for Riley County commissioner. I have known Marvin for several decades and greatly appreciate the contributions he has made to our community, and particularly his leadership training for young people. We can depend .

  • Celebrate with Padgetts by donating a Christmas toy

    To the Editor In the Mercury on Sunday, July 24, there was a notice of a 25th wedding anniversary celebration for Bill and Judy Padgett. Judy is the director of Toys for Manhattan, which distributes toys at Christmas to make sure .

  • Racial bias evident in marijuana arrests

    To the Editor: In his July 21 letter to the Mercury, Isaac Madison offers evidence that Riley County Police Department officers arrest black people for marijuana possession at rates much higher than those of white people. He notes that in 2010 this .

  • Marshall knows value of forging consensus

    To the Editor: Choosing effective leaders is important. In Kansas’ 1st Congressional District race, Dr. Roger Marshall is the choice of virtually all of the major agriculture organizations because we believe it’s time for a different approach. Roger is .

  • Marshall realizes ‘lone wolf’ legislating is ineffective

    To the Editor: Kansas Farm Bureau supports the political endorsement Kansas Farm Bureau’s VOTE FBF (Voters Organized to Elect Farm Bureau Friends) decision to endorse challenger Dr. Roger Marshall over incumbent Rep. Tim Huelskamp in the 1st Congressional District .

  • Rodriguez will make sure to put county residents first

    To the Editor: Riley County Commissioner Bob Boyd proposes to sell your taxpayer-owned Riley County office building and then use your tax dollars to lease it back as an expense going forward. How does the commissioner explain who really benefits. .

  • We often know little about those we’re around daily

    To the Editor: Years ago I ran a black radio station in Omaha, Neb.  For two years I was the operations manager and a disc jockey.  When I left to come to Kansas State University, I was often .

  • Keep lawns green, healthy while minimizing water use

    To the Editor: Smart Irrigation Month is an Irrigation Association (IA) initiative designed to increase awareness of efficient outdoor water use practices. At the root of this initiative is education about water-saving products, practices and services. The Irrigation Association (www..


Subscribers can access a list of local public employees' 2014 pay records.

You can subscribe for as little as $1.99.


Mobile Alerts

Get the latest news, weather and sports updates from The Mercury sent to your phone.

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2017