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  • Merit pay requires a fair, objective judge

    To the Editor: Regarding merit pay for teachers, this is certainly not a new initiative. I began teaching in Salina in the spring semester of 1969. During the 1970 school year, there was much discussion about merit pay. My dear, dear colleague .

  • Tree lot patronage helps Optimists assist local youth

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club would like sincerely to thank everyone who supported the Optimist Christmas Tree Lot this season. We had another successful year, thanks to those who purchased trees or decorations from us. We would .

  • At K-State, ‘fan experience’ can be genuinely gratifying

    To the Editor: Ever since John Currie arrived at Kansas State, we’ve heard the term “fan experience.”  It’s the aim of the K-State Athletic Department to provide the best fan experience in the Big 12 Conference, perhaps in .

  • 9/11 memorial at MHK is something to behold

    To the Editor: A moment to reflect… We were at Manhattan Regional Airport just before Christmas. In the spacious check-in area, we encountered something remarkable — a beautiful piece of metal imprinting art and a touching memorial to 9/11. This free-standing 4-foot-tall .

  • Officer’s Christmas Eve kindness much appreciated

    To the Editor: I was in a car accident on Christmas Eve. Everyone is fine and walked away with no serious injury. She was able to drive away, I was not. I had an older vehicle, so liability only. Without .

  • Griffith Lumber’s service has won it a loyal customer

    To the Editor: I am writing to praise one of your local businesses, Griffith Lumber Company.   Some time ago, my adult daughter scorched our new Onyx bathroom counter top with her curling iron. Since she knew that Griffith sells Onyx .

  • MHS should publicize Indian mascot’s background

    To the Editor: With the renewed discussion of the name of the mascot for Manhattan High School, I have wondered if there is any record of how the decision was made in the first place. One theory I have heard .

  • Circles of Manhattan offers a way out of poverty cycle

    To the Editor My husband and I are lucky to have escaped a cycle of poverty in our young married lives. In 1975, we headed to the South-west with no jobs, no home and a few possessions packed into our 1965 Chevy .

  • Countless ‘elves’ ensured Toys for Manhattan’s success

    To the Editor: Santa Claus was very busy this year and had many elves helping him, though most folks didn’t notice them. Many “elves” don’t want to be seen or acknowledged for what they are doing to help .

  • Long story on Pepperd showed poor judgment

    To the Editor: We were disappointed by the extraordinarily long, front-page story on Mr. Loren Pepperd in the Sunday, Dec. 20, Manhattan Mercury. It seemed to defy good journalism practices of appropriate placement, fact-checking and judgment. We do not quarrel with .

  • Kansans should consider ousting governor, others

    To the Editor: Grey Davis was recalled as governor of California in 2003, with Arnold Schwarzenegger chosen by the electorate to replace him. I understand Kansas is one of several states that has a mechanism to similarly recall, or impeach, elected .

  • Donating blood is a simple — and vital — act of generosity

    To the Editor: We would like to express our appreciation to the Manhattan community for its ongoing support of Keep the Drive Alive, the sixth annual blood drive (held Nov. 19-20 this year) in memory of our son, Kevin Coffey. .


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