Partly Cloudy



  • There are good reasons not to integrate bathrooms

    To the Editor: Why, despite significant progress in their fight for equal rights, has the LGBT community become such “poor winners?” Why are they now insisting that anyone who objects to integrated bathrooms and locker rooms is a hateful bigot? .

  • Highland is among crowd who seek to ruin education

    To the Editor: I suppose I could be mistaken, but I’m afraid I am not. It appears that our state government, led in part by our own Rep. Ron Highland of Wamego, is out to destroy public education. The .

  • Volunteer firefighters very effective and considerate

    To the Editor: I would like to thank Patrick Collins, Riley County fire chief, for his letter of April 18. As a grateful recipient of the hard work of our rural firefighters, I’d like to briefly relate how I was .

  • Earth Day anniversary a time to rethink habits

    To the Editor: With the 47th annual observance of Earth Day approaching, this is a great time to explore more effective ways of slowing climate change and conserving Earth’s natural resources for future generations. A 2010 U.N. report charged .

  • Gratitude and respect go to county volunteer firefighters

    To the Editor: As Riley County fire chief, I want to thank all those men and women who are firefighters in Riley County and the surrounding counties for their dedication and efforts above and beyond the call of duty this .

  • Join 12th annual poetry recitation in City Park

    To the Editor: Spring is still springing as nature’s poetry rises in earth and air.  It’s time to reawaken your visions, dust off your senses and get ready for the 12th annual Enid Stover Memorial Poetry Recitation in .

  • USD 378 patrons should support bond issue May 3

    To the Editor: The stalling by a very vocal group to prevent a bond issue for school improvements in USD 378 has gone on for four or more years, yet there are definite needs to be addressed in the district regarding .

  • Mushroom hunt leads to a unforgettable episode

    To the Editor: With mushroom hunting season upon us, I have a story that needs to be told. Some three to four years ago, after attending an insurance sales meeting in Wichita, I drove off K-96 Bypass onto I-135 and .

  • Relay for Life is making a difference against cancer

    To the Editor: A cancer diagnosis can trigger may different emotions: fear, grief, anger, or even betrayal. It may seem like the end — the end of happiness, of life, of the world. In reality, it’s only the beginning — the .

  • Kassebaum’s service to Flint Hills exemplary

    To the Editor: The Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation will recognize Nancy Kassebaum Baker as our 2016 Friend of the Flint Hills this Saturday, for her exemplary service as an elected official who has been instrumental in preserving the Flint Hills, .

  • CASA volunteers perform services that are invaluable

    To the Editor: The Second Week of April is “Volunteer Appreciation Week,” and I want to honor our CASA volunteers at Sunflower CASA. “What is the essence of Life?  To service others and to do good.” - Aristotle (384-322 .

  • More study won’t preserve water in Ogallala Aquifer

    To the Editor Percolating slowly for 3 million years in a saturated gravel bed that varies from more than 1,000 feet thick in Nebraska to a few feet in southwest Texas, the Ogallala Aquifer slept quietly until shortly after World War II, .


Subscribers can access a list of local public employees' 2014 pay records.

You can subscribe for as little as $1.99.


Mobile Alerts

Get the latest news, weather and sports updates from The Mercury sent to your phone.

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2017