• ‘Turnarounds’ don’t prevent problems; they cause them

    To the Editor: I will begin this letter by saying that I HATE turnarounds. They’re totally obnoxious and useless. Shortly after the one on East Bluemont Avenue was completed, I was driving to Wal-Mart. I was in the inside .

  • Juneteenth promises a variety of activities

    To the editor: The 27th annual Manhattan Juneteenth Cele-bration will be held Saturday, June 18, at City Park. The theme of this year’s event is “Freedom — Community — Family.” Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in .

  • Olsburg has much to offer area residents

    To the Editor: After I finished reading the historically-based article about the town of Olsburg in the May 6 edition of The Mercury, it became quite clear that unfortunately, so few of the many, many businesses and services Olsburg has to .

  • Employers are vital partners in MHS Job Skills Program

    To the Editor: I’d like to take a moment to express appreciation to numerous local employers whose sup-port has been invaluable to our Manhattan High School Jobs Skills Program. These employers have generously offered their places of business as .

  • Thanks for helping carriers in ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ drive

    To the Editor: On Saturday, May 14, Branch 1018 of the National Association of Letter Carriers conducted our annual food drive. As we delivered our mail, we collected food donations along our mail routes and took them to the Flint Hills Breadbasket .

  • MATC graduates should be proud of their skills

    To the Editor: During this time of year, many organizations in this region, including K-State, Manhattan Christian College, Manhattan High School and others, graduate excellent students. I want to share with you a group of fine young people who graduated .

  • District, Mercury should learn value of a school day

    To the Editor: On Thursday, May 5, the Mercury had two front-page articles that left me wondering whether I should laugh or cry. One dealt with the school board again considering the Manhattan High School mascot. If memory serves me, the .

  • RCPD officer’s courtesy, professionalism appreciated

    To the Editor: While visiting Manhattan recently, my husband and I were very impressed with the politeness and respect shown by one of your Riley County police officers, and I wanted to take a moment to express our appreciation. We .

  • Blaming victims of rape makes their situation worse

    To the Editor: This is in response to Helen Roser’s letter May 13 titled, “Responsible behavior.” Victims of sexual assault do feel and are made to feel that somehow they are responsible for what happened to them. They feel that .

  • ‘Whole issue of surrogacy is ethically questionable’

    To the Editor: The recent article regarding the surrogate in Missouri who had carried four sets of twins makes it sound like the process is one of pure bliss without concerns or problems. While the surrogate in the story says .

  • No reason to equivocate; men are responsible for rape

    To the Editor: I generally enjoy reading Helen Roser’s letters to the Mercury, and I must confess that the following line from her May 13 letter (“Adults must be responsible for their own behavior”) gave me a chuckle: “When a .

  • Easterners would find plenty to like about MHK

    To the Editor: I read the Mercury article about Manhattan officials flying to New York to “sell MHK.”  That was a good idea. However, one of the most direct ways to an Easterner’s heart is through his pocketbook. .


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