• Thanks for great support of annual MLA book sale

    To the Editor: Love of reading. Love of books. Love of literacy. These shared values were in evidence at the recent Manhattan Library Association’s 2017 Book Sale. Hundreds of supporters of the Manhattan Public Library purchased books. The proceeds will .

  • We honor ‘Stand with Muslim Neighbors Week’

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Friends Meeting (Quakers) appreciates the letter to the editor that appeared in The Mercury last Sunday, March 5, by Jonalu Johnstone and other area pastors. We are in agreement with it and we support “Stand with .

  • Growth a sign of success for K-State engineering

    To the Editor: An article in the Manhattan Mercury on Thursday, Feb. 16, from Lawrence discusses the engineering program at the University of Kansas. It quotes a sophomore from Olathe High School about KU’s engineering facilities, and also quotes KU’.

  • Entertaining new circus replacing traditional show

    To the Editor: Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus has been with us in some form for about 150 years. Sadly, later this year, it will fold its tent for the last time. I guess it’s a sign of the .

  • Trump unpredictable, inconsistent, insulting

    To the Editor: I don’t envy anyone working for our new president. He shoots from the lip with little or no idea of the ramifications on his victims; nor does he care. He insults anyone and everyone at whim; .

  • Senate should follow House lead on KanCare

    To the Editor: Leadership was recently on display at the Kansas Statehouse. A group of 81 representatives from all over the state voted to support the expansion of KanCare, the Medicaid program in Kansas. I want to thank each of those .

  • Manhattan offers superb medical care

    To the Editor: From time to time, I hear local residents say that they went out of town for medical care because they did not feel that our services were up to par with more distant cities. My recent experience .

  • Fake Patty’s Day clashes with community’s values

    To the Editor: It’s time for us to stop looking the other way on Fake Patty’s Day. The event has turned into a day of insanity for the community: intoxicated young people in the streets, perilous conditions for .

  • KPERS retirees have been treated shabbily

    To the Editor: Thank you for publishing Chris Huntsman’s letter regarding the situation with the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System. His facts and figures speak for themselves. KPERS has been underfunded for years, and KPERS beneficiaries have received no .

  • We stand with Muslim neighbors

    Rev. Jonalu Johnstone As religious leaders, we embrace “Stand with Muslim Neighbors Week,” March 6-12. The recent shootings in Olathe demonstrate the energy that is channeled into hate, particularly against people of the Islamic faith. The hatred is so strong .

  • Simulation helps increase awareness of poverty

    To the Editor: A poverty simulation was held at the First United Methodist Church Harris Activity Center last Saturday, Feb. 25. It was co-sponsored by First United Methodist Church, Thrive Flinthills, Everybody Counts, K-State Research & Extension, Stepping Stones Child Advocacy .

  • Thanks for joining us for Black History Month

    To the Editor: Bethel AME Church would like to thank the many community members who supported our recent Black History Month Breakfast on Feb. 18. The annual breakfast was inaugurated last year as a fundraiser and outreach effort to bring diverse .


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