• It isn’t just ‘progressives’ who support downzoning

    It isn’t just ‘progressives’ who support downzoning To the Editor: The effort to downzone the area east of City Park has become very heated. I believe that Chuck Henderson, whose letter was published earlier this week, is misinformed about .

  • Downzoning will protect the area east of City Park

    To the Editor: I would like to urge the City Commission to support the proposed downzoning of the neighborhood east of City Park. The interests of landlords there will be sufficiently protected by grandfathering. However, no one has so far .

  • Lack of Social Security COLA makes life harder for seniors

    To the Editor: I am writing to express my deep disappointment in the recent announcement that there will not be a cost-of-living increase for Social Security beneficiaries next year. As health-care costs continue to rise, the strain on seniors like .

  • Food, utility costs have increased since last year

    To the Editor: On Oct. 15, the Mercury published the article, “Government: No benefit hike for Social Security next year,” which stated that the main reason for no increase in benefits was “low gas prices.” Explain to those individuals in nursing .

  • Plan now to get involved in Veterans Day activities

    To the Editor: “Thank You Veterans!” This is the theme for this year’s Veter-ans Day celebration. The Flint Hills Veterans Coalition invites you to attend and be a part of the 2015 tribute to our veterans. This celebration begins with .

  • Student rentals endangered in areas east of City Park

    To the Editor: “The 15 most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the city, and I’m here to help students get safe and affordable housing.’ ” (A hat tip to Ronald Reagan.) KSU students — beware the real .

  • For creative holiday ideas, enjoy McCain Home Tour

    To the Editor, The holidays are just around the corner, and so is the 2015 McCain Holiday Home Tour. This popular community event, set for Sunday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., is a biennial fundraiser for McCain Auditorium and .

  • Our ability to destroy may wreck our ability to survive

    Our ability to destroy may wreck our ability to survive To the Editor: When we arrive in this world, we bring nothing but ourselves. When we depart we take nothing, but we leave the residue of our lives. For many, .

  • Thanks to all who made school carnival a success

    To the Editor: On behalf of the students and staff of West Elementary School in Wamego USD 320, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all those who made this year’s West Fall Carnival a tremendous success. The .

  • Before overbuilding, visit Junction City

    To the Editor: More isn’t always getter. Manhattan needs a 613-unit apartment complex about like it needs another Discovery Center. You would think city officials might have shown a little more loyalty to local landlords and developers before approving .

  • Homecoming honor was a huge thrill

    To the Editor: I was one of many individuals who left World War II to go to college. I was most fortunate to be sent to Kansas State University. During my three years at K-State, I was privileged to be .

  • Trick-or-treating at Stonybrook is safe, warm

    To the Editor I remember being a mom in Colorado, working hard to make the perfect costume for my daughter to go trick-or-treating. Halloween would come, bringing cold weather with it. All my creative work was quickly covered with a .


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