• USD 378 bond issue will help improve district schools

    To the Editor: When we moved to a farm in northern Riley County in 1970, I had no idea how fortunate we were to be moving into USD 378. We have always been thankful for the excellent education our boys received, and .

  • Volunteers provide myriad services in our community

    To the Editor: National Volunteer Week is April 10-16 and is designed to recognize all volunteers and celebrate the spirit of service in a community. The Flint Hills Volunteer Center serves as a clearinghouse for all things related to volunteerism .

  • Deadline nears to order bricks for county memorial

    To the Editor: We would like to take this opportunity to remind the citizens of Riley County that twice a year the names of veterans and loved ones are placed in the patio area for the Riley County Armed Forces .

  • Countless volunteers share time and talents with others

    Countless volunteers share time and talents with others To the Editor: “Celebrate Service” is again the theme for National Volun-teer Week, April 10-16. We set aside this observation period to honor people of service in our community. There’s a .

  • Commission consensus on LGBT rights appreciated

    To the Editor: The Flint Hills Human Rights Project would like to thank the Manhattan City Commission for expressing unanimous support Tuesday evening to amend our city’s non-discrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity. This was a .

  • Let’s get beyond biases and see people’s qualities

    To the Editor: During daily interpersonal interactions, I assume that perceptions are not first based upon sexuality. I trust that we first perceive each other based on other outward signs, such as countenance (engaging or not) and demeanor (positive or .

  • Do USD 378 voters know enough for wise decisions?

    To the Editor: The Riley County notice of an election for USD 378 (Riley County) voters concerns a bond question. What the notice does not say in that the proposed question is whether voters will pass a new school bond of $22,500.000 .

  • When Ogallala Aquifer goes dry, we’ll all suffer

    To the Editor: With more than a dozen previous water studies sitting on the shelf gathering dust, do we need another study to tell us what anyone with common sense already knows? We’re pumping the Ogallala Aquifer dry! The .

  • Via Christi volunteers provide valuable services

    To the Editor As National Volunteer Appreciation Week approaches (April 10-16), I am proud to live in a community where service is near and dear to our hearts. Not only do I have pride in my community, I also have .

  • Story on commissioner was ‘tabloid journalism’

    To the Editor: Really, Manhattan Mercury? After a long and momentous City Commission meeting in which multiple citizens addressed the commission and about which multiple apropos stories could have been told, you devote the top story on the front page .

  • Every city should protect rights of LGBT individuals

    To the Editor: I really respect the Riley County Commission chair’s openness in giving his statement about his personal struggles regarding sexuality, which was written about in Wednesday’s Mercury. I am pressed to respect any one speaking with .

  • Rental inspection program will drive up tenants’ costs

    To the Editor: I am writing in regard to the recent decision by the Manhattan City Commission to create a rental unit registration and exterior inspection program. A similar program was implemented and repealed just five years ago. I am .


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