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  • Greatest Generation failed to teach children manners

    To the Editor: I am one of the so-called “Greatest Generation.” There are not a lot of us left around. We were given that name because of what we had endured, but too soon we came to realize the consequences .

  • Present rental inspection program serves city well

    To the Editor: Once again, we are looking at a rental inspection program. This time it is not as intrusive as in the past. Still, it tries to force itself upon a segment of housing where there is only a .

  • Present system offers renters all the help they need

    To the Editor: Recently the city commission took up the topic of rental inspection once again. This subject was backed by three complaints from college students who felt they had issues with their apartments. In all three cases the issues .

  • City should not reinstate a rental inspection program

    To the Editor: I am writing in regard to the Manhattan City Commission’s attempt to reinstate a rental inspection process. I want to make it clear that I am completely against this. I am aware that some of the .

  • Our tax dollars should not go to enable binge drinking

    To the Editor: I’m writing to extend Ms. O’Neill’s letter on March 9. I, too, was appalled to learn that $80,000 of our tax dollars were allocated to respond to Fake Patty’s Day events. Personally, I vote for .

  • Zika is another wake-up call to the prevalence of viruses

    To the Editor: Welcome to the world of viruses. They have been on earth for 300 million years while man has been here for a scant 200,000 years. Scientists do not consider viruses to be “alive” because they lack the many properties .

  • K-State Federal Credit Union isn’t just a financial center

    To the Editor, Recently my husband and I became customers of Kansas State Federal Credit Union after years with an online bank that had no local branches. Our desire was to give our business to a local banking facility, an .

  • In this political season, we must brace for hot air

    To the Editor: There is a story about teaching martial arts that when a person asks how long it takes to get a black belt, the only honest response is, “An average person does not get a black belt.” It .

  • Troop 223 grateful for support of annual chili feast

    To the Editor: On Feb. 20, Boy Scout Troop 223, sponsored by Crestview Christian Church, held its annual chili and chili dog feast at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park to raise funds in support of scouts’ registration for summer camps and high .

  • Fake Patty’s Day a blot on our community

    To the Editor: $60,000 to $80,000 to pay for police service for fake Patty’s Day! How does this compare to the tax revenue collected — some of it earmarked to fund a program to combat binge drinking? What’s wrong with this .

  • Library grateful to Little Apple Brewery

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Public Library would like to thank the Little Apple Brewing Company for its generosity in sponsoring our Shakespeare Reading Party. A large group enjoyed great food, drink and lots of fun while reading aloud Shakespeare’.

  • Mercury’s 313 magazine is outstanding

    To the Editor: I want to compliment you on the issues of 313 magazine. I have read both copies page by page and found them to be very interesting and well presented. The magazine is an excellent addition to the Mercury .


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