• MHS Class of 1961 benefited from visit to Douglass Center

    To the Editor: Last weekend my husband and I attended our high school class reunion in Manhattan. When we grew up in the 1950s and’60s, our hometown was divided. There was a black community and there was a white .

  • Brownback’s record is reason enough for recall

    To the Editor: Considerable data published by respected economists, scholars, editors and others make a good case for the recall of Gov. Sam Brownback and complicit state legislators. Among numerous examples cited are billions of dollars swept away from the .

  • Learn about tornadoes in Manhattan’s history

    To the Editor: A whirlwind experience re-visiting the Manhattan tornadoes of 1966 and 2008, plus the recent tornado scares in April and May, will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 5, in Peace Memorial Auditorium at Manhattan’s City Hall. On June 8, 1966, .

  • Remember Riley County heroes of World War II

    To the Editor: On Memorial Day, as we honor Americans who died fighting for our country, let us also pause to remember those World War II veterans from Riley County who gave their all. Peace Memorial Auditorium was constructed as .

  • Alter public restrooms and fund public schools

    To the Editor: I suggest that we de-genderize all public rest rooms, remove public urinals and possibly install door jambs on stall doors. Hey, Presto, complete privacy, just like at home. Problem solved.  Perhaps now, Kansas Senate President Susan .

  • Make plans to participate in fifth ‘Taste of the ‘Ville’

    To the Editor: As the fifth annual Taste of the ’Ville is fast approaching — it will be Saturday, June 11 — we would like to take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude to all the restaurants that have partnered with us .

  • Roundabouts are here to stay; get used to them

    To the Editor: I read Monday night’s harangue on “turnarounds” with a certain amount of amusement. First, let me say for the longest time I also resisted their allure, but have now conceded their value and safety. Before going .

  • ‘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 .


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