• Local Realtor makes good impression in Branson

    To the Editor: While on vacation in Branson, Mo., last week, we returned to our car in a shopping area parking lot to find a business card on the windshield from Laurie Berard, a Realtor with High Pointe Realty in .

  • Can we get any more moral than executing killers?

    To the Editor: What a delicious experience it was to read the June 28 column by your reporter, Chris Haxel. He has developed a wonderful low-key “voice” when too many over-reach when trying to be funny. I loved his reference to .

  • Usage, not fees, should determine our electric bills

    To the Editor: Westar Energy has proposed to the Kansas Corporation Commission (the KCC, our state utility regulatory board) an increase in the monthly service charge that we all pay. The charge now is $12 a month. Westar proposes to in-crease .

  • Thomas More congregation to miss Father Zimmerman

    To the Editor: We, the Spirit Spreaders group (there are nine of us) from the Light of the World Retreat at Thomas More Catholic Church, wish to publicly thank Father Don Zimmerman, our beloved pastor and active Manhattan community servant, .

  • Life in a small Kansas town impresses Spanish student

    To the Editor: Hello! My name is Pablo Herrera, a 16-year-old AFS exchange student from Spain. This year I was a sophomore at Rock Creek High School. When I looked at Kansas, I thought it was going to be hard .

  • Legislature needn’t meddle in local government matters

    To the Editor: Shades of “Big Brother.” According to an Associated Press article in Sunday’s Mercury, the Kansas Legislature proposes to limit how local government can spend revenue increases generated by increases in property values. Cities, counties and townships .

  • Westar’s proposed solar rates target family systems

    To the Editor: Solar energy is naturally democratic. Like rain, it falls on your house and mine. And unlike coal, nuclear power or natural gas, it’s hard for monopolies to corner the market. You own the wiring in your .

  • People make the difference, and people here are great!

    To the Editor: The girl who came to America 10 short months ago had no confidence in herself and a terrible lack of self-esteem. The girl who’s going back to Norway is much more confident, has an agreeable amount of .

  • On Independence Day, let’s celebrate America’s ideals

    To the Editor: July 4, 1776 … On that day 239 years ago, our ancestors declared independence from Great Britain. They wanted to have ideals and principles that were just and fair to all individuals. As citizens of the United States, we must uphold .

  • Wamego was a great home for Thai exchange student

    To the Editor: Hi! My name is Tahm Wattan-avekin. I am an AFS exchange student from Thailand and nicknamed “Putter” because my dad plays golf. My older brothers are nicknamed Tee and Birdie. I live in Bangkok, the capital; it .

  • Prepare for holiday bang at Kiwanis pancake feed

    Start the Fourth of July celebration with a bang and a full stomach! The Solar Kiwanis’ annual pancake feed will be from 7:30 to 11 a.m. this Saturday at Pottorf Hall on the Riley County fairgrounds. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 .

  • Avoid becoming a victim of costly computer scams

    To the Editor: Three weeks ago as I was reading my email, my computer screen suddenly went black. A notice came up and said my PC had been compromised and that damage had been done to my hard drive. It .


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