• Kiwanis grateful for support of club’s recent ‘Peanut Day’

    To the Editor: The 2015 Manhattan Kiwanis Club Peanut day was a success. Thank you to the following contributors: Kansas State Bank, Myers Insurance Agency, Steve’s Floral, Kistner’s Flowers, Briggs Auto Group, Stewart Advisory Services, UMB Bank and Yor-gensen-Meloan-Londeen .

  • Gens. Andy and Dick Seitz make a tough act to follow

    To the Editor: I read the letter to the editor about Gen. Seitz in the Aug. 11 Manhattan Mercury. Most readers will have assumed that the letter was about Gen. Dick Seitz, who passed away in June 2014. Actually, the letter was .

  • ‘Bandgate’ was a contrived controversy from the outset

    To the Editor: Just for what it might be worth, the whole issue of the KSU Band’s on-field display ranks right up there with the “deflate -gate” controversy in the NFL. I call it “bandgate.” Whoever the Big 12 Confer-ence .

  • Does Big 12 understand its sportsmanship code?

    To the Editor: Let me see whether I have the Big 12 Conference’s new sports-manship code straight. The KSU band is being sanctioned for a violation of the code “related to… the depiction of a mascot from a team other .

  • Tracz a man of integrity who deserves far better

    To the Editor: In one of the best movies ever made, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” there is a line that essentially says, “Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.”  I don’t know Frank Tracz personally, .

  • Reaching out to troubled people can save their lives

    To the Editor: Sept. 7-13 is National Suicide Prevention Week, and Sept. 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day.  It is estimated that worldwide, more than 800,000 people die of suicide each year. In the United States in 2013, 41,149 people (13 per 100,000) died of .

  • We need to do more than talk about the Golden Rule

    To the Editor: Throughout the history of mankind, more than one person has said that we should treat each other as we would want to be treated. I myself have failed to do that more often than I would like .

  • Preventing tobacco use saves lives and money

    To the Editor: Smoking is an expensive addiction, and not just for smokers. Taxpayers pay billions of dollars annually in smoking-related health-care costs, and nearly 42,000 people die each year from tobacco-related diseases. In Kansas, the cost exceeds $1.12 billion each year. .

  • ‘Art Happens’ in Manhattan because of local involvement

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Arts Center (MAC) entertained guests attending its premier fundraiser, “Art Happens,” Saturday, Aug. 11. For MAC to live up to its motto of “Arts for All,” it depends on the generosity of the community to ensure .

  • Supreme Court has invited the wrath of God upon us

    To the Editor: Within the last 50 years, the Supreme Court of the United States has handed down quite a number of decisions that run contrary to the biblical and historical foundations of our country. These decisions have paved the way .

  • We paid for convenience, but we got only headaches

    To the Editor: I wanted to share a story about our experiences last weekend with American Airlines. I was returning from a wonderful family vacation on Hatteras Island, N.C., with my wife, three kids ages 14, 12 and 9, and my wife’.

  • Many contributed to success of Stuff the Bus campaign

    To the Editor: Konza United Way is grateful to the many local organizations that collected school supplies for area children. As our students return to classes this week, we want to make certain that they are prepared to learn; that .


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