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  • Mercury should support MATC request, not criticize it

    To the Editor: The Mercury editorial on July 10 went into unusual local history and an attempt at facetiousness to denigrate the Manhattan Area’s Technical College request to the City of Manhattan for $300,000 in economic development money. MATC has more .

  • Thanks for making Kiwanis pancake feed a big success

    To the Editor: Once again our Solar Kiwanis July 4 Pancake Feed was a huge success, thanks to the generous donations of local businesses and the attendance of more than 425 hungry local citizens. We would like to thank The Trust Company .

  • Garage sale a fundraiser for research into rare disease

    To the Editor: My family has a rare genetic disorder known as MECP2 Du-plication Syndrome. We are raising money for research and clinical trials on this syndrome.  Symptoms include mental retardation, epilepsy, limited or absent speech and develop-mental regression. .

  • Kind strangers helped make July 4 parade memorable

    To the Editor: I want to sincerely thank all the people who helped me after I fell on the pavement while walking to the parade on July 4 in Wamego. I do not have their names, but they know who they .

  • Boyd’s judgment flawed;  vote for Marvin Rodriguez

    To the Editor: Headline: Riley County commissioners, under political pressure in an election year, refuse the pay hike they gave themselves this year. Important side note: For the past three years, they voted themselves the same pay hikes that greatly .

  • It’s not ‘too early yet’ to eliminate Donald Trump

    To the Editor: The first line in Friday’s Mercury editorial was, “It’s too early yet to pick a presidential candidate…” I have to ask, what color is the sky in a world where it is too early to .

  • County should support development outside city

    To the Editor: I disagree with your opinion in the editorial of July 5. First of all, nothing about expenditures by the Riley County Commission is “routine.” I am confident that approval of the budget and of individual expenditures throughout the .

  • In the United States, no one tells us what to say or not say

    To the Editor: I will be frank. I don’t like Donald Trump. There are things about Trump that deeply offend me. I think that his mindset is dangerous for the United States. Yet the very fact that he is .

  • Get involved in auction to help strengthen families

    To the Editor: Circles Manhattan works to reduce poverty in our community through programming designed to build support and strengthen families. Our first class began in March 2015, and the individuals involved have now been with the program for 15 months. We .

  • Begin Independence Day at Kiwanis Pancake Feed

    To the Editor: Please mark your calendars and join us at for the Kiwanis Pancake Feed from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, July 4, in Pottorf Hall at the Riley County Fairgrounds. For $6, you will receive pan-cakes two sausage links, milk or .

  • Catbackers Club pleased with local involvement

    To the Editor: On June 6, the Manhattan Catbackers did what all 28 Catbacker Clubs across Kansas do each spring — we met our goals of having fun, raising K-State fans and raising funds to support our KSU student athletes through the Ahearn .

  • AFS exchange year full of good memories

    To the Editor: I am Laure Pierreux, an 18-year-old AFS exchange student from Brussels, Belgium, who attended Manhattan High School as a senior last year. The Sutliff Sanders family hosted me, and I really would like to thank them for .


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