• Raising taxes isn’t the answer

    The next time a candidate for state legislature promises to “fully fund education,” ask them how much more they will raise your taxes. Since the Kansas Supreme Court in 2005 ordered the Kansas Legislature to increase K-12 spending by more than $1 .

  • Cats for Cans combines philanthropy, football

    To the Editor: As the Wildcats continue Big 12 play, I would like to remind you of our upcoming philanthropy event, “Cats for Cans.” I invite you all to join us in the battle against hunger in our area and help .

  • Clinton has long helped those with great needs

    To the Editor: Hillary Clinton has been active her entire professional and political life working on important social issues. She has been an advocate for children with disabilities and has pledged support for the Disability Integration Act and for autism .

  • How do you take back a well deserved honor?

    To the Editor: There have been many points made about the Manhattan High School Indian mascot. I wonder if all the effort to express opinions is worth the value of the issue, as compared to say, school funding in Kansas. .

  • Join the fun Saturday at Riley’s Fall Festival

    To the Editor: Looking for something to do this Saturday, Oct. 1? Come to Riley for the seventh annual Fall Festival! This fun-filled day has something for everyone in the family. Spend the day on Broadway Street, where events include a .

  • Ojejnik is committed to children, families

    To the Editor As we near Election Day, many politicians will prompt us to act based on our fears. I commit instead, to listen, pay attention, care, seek out the things I hold in common with others and be a .

  • Let’s put safety ahead of any football game

    To The Editor: As a Manhattan native and lifelong KSU supporter, I am disheartened that #family really is just another hashtag. While my own financial opportunities may be at risk by stating the obvious, this community has a rich tradition .

  • Indian mascots stem from white colonization

    To the Editor: I moved to Manhattan a little over a year ago from Oklahoma, where the Native American presence is more noticeable than it is here. Thirty-nine nations (or tribes) have their headquarters in Oklahoma, including 14 that were relocated .

  • Review of Piano Guys was disrespectful

    To the Editor: I think Mr. Gary Clift owes the public an apology for his Sunday column. Including the phrase: “wondering if the hall wasn’t full of half the Mormons in the three counties,” it was extremely disrespectful of .

  • Let MHS students pick mascot and move on

    To the Editor: C’mon people. Seriously. With all the problems in the world, we are getting upset about the mascot of our high school. If the mascot needs to be changed, I say leave it up to the students, .

  • Olejnik support education funding

    To the Editor: Voters in Kansas have a choice to vote for people who are pro-education. Here in Manhattan we are fortunate to have excellent legislators who are supportive of education. If you live east of Manhattan in Blue Township .

  • MHS Indian symbolizes strength

    To the Editor: In the past few weeks there have been several letters in the Mercury regarding whether to keep the Indian as the symbol of Manhattan High School. As I write this, the word “mascot” has been used approximately 45 .


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