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  • Writers should itemize impact of all property taxes

    To the Editor: Manhattan is composed of a lot of people, very young people, who have never purchased a home before. Property taxes can be confusing to them. Some people think property taxes are just paid to the Manhattan-Ogden School .

  • Encounter with Gen. Seitz became a lifelong memory

    To the Editor: I was so interested in your article about honoring Lt. Gen. Richard Seitz. At the time he came to Fort Riley, I was working for Lloyd Seitz, who had a laundry at Camp Forsyth. A driver hauled .

  • ‘Fighter jets’ again infiltrate Mercury; eliminate them

    ‘Fighter jets’ again infiltrate Mercury; eliminate them To the Editor: Well, I see that the Op-Ed Page…or is it the Ed-Op Page… has allowed the introduction of “fighter jets” once more. Where does the professor get his information? Surely .

  • ‘Flock’ membership helps support Hospice House

    To the Editor: Ah, August. It’s a time to rest as we start thinking about school, football, cooler weather, autumn leaves… and of course, the holiday season. It’s an excellent time to renew or begin your annual membership .

  • Many contributed to success of fourth Everybody Counts

    To the Editor: On behalf of Everybody Counts, thank you to all the volunteers, agency representatives and participants who made our fourth event on Aug. 1 at the Douglass Community Center and Annex a huge success. You always run the risk .

  • Is it time yet to worry about foot-and-mouth disease?

    To the Editor: In 2001, Britain experienced a foot-and-mouth disease epidemic that devastated its livestock industry. The outbreak was only brought under control when the government slaughtered six million sheep, cattle and pigs, almost crippling the economy. Concerned about these incidents,&.

  • ABLE Act a potent new asset for persons with disabilities

    To the Editor: While 16-year-old Rachel Mast dreams of a pink house, her mother, Jawanda, dreams of a savings account for Rachel that will enable her to make that house a reality. Starting next year, that dream of a tax-free .

  • President Obama is right to pursue prison reform

    President Obama is right to pursue prison reform To the Editor: Isn’t it strange that now that the Republicans are in control of the U.S. House and Senate, bills are passed easily and without a lot of controversy? .

  • Water matters in more ways than we sometimes realize

    To the Editor: What is Water Matters Day, and why is water so important? Water Matters Day is the Manhattan Konza Rotary Club’s signature event. Through Water Matters Day, Manhattan Konza Rotary raises funds each year to support local .

  • Infant-toddler services a community asset

    To the Editor: I have appreciated the Mercury’s recent attention to services for children with special needs. It is important that families are aware of what is available to them so they can make informed choices that support their .

  • Question of NBAF release is when, not if

    To the Editor: Could someone please remind me why we are supposed to be happy that NBAF will study even more deadly diseases? When the lab operates on Plum Island, the releases from accidents (or intentional mistakes) blow out to .

  • Many contributed to success of 2015 Riley County Fair

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Riley County Extension staff, thanks to all who helped make the Riley County Fair and Kaw Valley Rodeo a success in 2015. The Riley County Fair is always a good community gathering, and this .


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