• Why do so many smart people do dumb things?

    To the Editor: I was born in Council Grove and have lived within 50 miles of Manhattan and its places of higher education for all but three years of my life. I am used to being around smart people. I have .

  • Via Christi is committed to care of disabled children

    To the Editor: I want to thank Joel Jellison for his article on pediatric therapy in Manhattan. No Stone Unturned provides a much-needed service in the area for disabled children. I would just like to add that for more than 15 .

  • Thanks for enthusiastic support of Municipal Band

    To The Editor: Thank you to all the supporters of the 95th version of the “100-member” Manhattan Municipal Band! Your attendance at our concerts this summer was incredible, and your response was truly appreciated. Thank you for a great summer .

  • Is Kasich too compassionate to prevail in GOP primaries?

    To the Editor: John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, who has announced his candidacy for election to the presidency of our republic, wants to leave a record of public service that will merit a just reward in heaven on .

  • Organization takes new approach to ending poverty

    To the Editor: The level of poverty in Riley County is shocking. According to The State of the Family study performed by KSU and the Department for Children and Families, 17.7 percent of children in Manhattan live in poverty. That’s .

  • Americans have options to costly poultry products

    To the Editor: The U.S. egg industry is reeling from a colossal outbreak of avian flu, mostly among egg-laying chickens. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48 million birds, accounting for 11 percent of the nation’s egg-laying hens, .

  • City should add gender identity to protected classes

    To the Editor: I was very pleased to see that the Manhattan City Commission has made sexual orientation a protected class in the city hiring policies, but very disappointed that gender identity was not included in the policy. Transgender individuals .

  • Sorry state of city streets takes toll on drivers, vehicles

    To the Editor: One of the many joys of my life is to ride my Honda motorcycle trike as many days as possible. Hot or cold, I pretty much ride 365 days a year unless there is rain, snow or ice .

  • Ethics code, transparency deserve greater respect

    To the Editor: The Mercury’s article Thursday about the City Commission taking action on items not formally published on its agenda skirted issues of ethics and transparency. It’s noteworthy that the city manager and mayor avoided mentioning the .

  • Westar is overreacting to private solar efforts

    To the Editor: Westar Energy is attempting to punish you if you decide to install a solar panel for part of your electric usage. The company is asking the Kansas Corporation Commission, the board that regulates utility companies, to place .

  • Don’t hate the Trumpster; he’s right on a lot of issues

    To the Editor: It is widespread practice in the very top echelons of the Republican Party to accuse Donald Trump of “killing the Republican Party.” The Republicans I talk to generally, as well as increasing numbers of Democrats, see Mr. .

  • Don’t use my tax dollars to sustain discrimination

    To the Editor: I am an old person, so I remember discrimination against Catholics. My husband almost didn’t get his first coaching/teaching job because he was Catholic. We got through that to begin focusing on Jewish people. In .


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