• Olejnik will help restore public school funding

    To the Editor: He slept in a hole at the base of Bluemont Hill during his first cold, miserable weeks in Kansas, but thanks to the sacrifices of pioneers like Manhattan’s Isaac Goodnow, Kansas became a free state with .

  • Mascot can help our cultural awareness

    To the Editor: At age 80 and as a 1954 graduate of Manhattan High School, I do not understand the negative reactions to the Indian mascot. I always knew the Indian mascot was to honor Frank Prentup, a former football coach. Since .

  • Thanks for supporting Flint Hills Wine Festival

    To the Editor: Supporters of the Homecare & Hospice Foundation enjoyed nature’s skyline as they gathered at Colbert Hills for the 17th annual Flint Hills Festival of Wines dinner Aug. 26. Since its inception, Standard Beverage of Wichita has generously .

  • Indian mascot is not disrespectful; keep it

    To the Editor: I’m writing regarding some people who think the Manhattan High School mascot disrespects Indians. I feel strongly that they are wrong. There hasn’t been anything disrespectful since the mascot was named. Is the Indian statue .

  • Natives have waited too long to be honored

    To the Editor: After reading the op-ed piece in Wednesday’s Mercury titled “Indian can unify, educate us,” a few thoughts came to mind. To start off, there was talk of how sports teams reflect our many nationalities. Let me .

  • Senior Care Act works and should be expanded

    To the Editor: ‘Experts: Elderly with no family need safety net,.’ This Chicago Tribune article published in the Mercury Sept. 9, is a timely as the Silver Haired Legislature is meeting Oct. 4-6 in Topeka to discuss the needs of the .

  • ‘A great day with great cars for great causes’

    To the Editor: On Saturday, Sept. 10, the community had the opportunity to attend the Highway 2 Help car show at Bill Snyder Family Stadium’s Cat Town. This event was started by Russ Briggs and Mike Sanson of the Corvette Club .

  • We have more to worry about than mascots

    To the Editor: I have been reading various letters concerning the need to change the Manhattan High School mascot — the Indians — to something less degrading. I was thinking about this controversy when I was driving past the town of Chapman .

  • America must honor Indigenous tradition

    To the Editor: I attended Manhattan High School from 1984 to 1986. I am Mississippi Choctaw/Biloxi. I moved to Manhattan from Shreveport, Louisiana. Tribal communities have language, cultural and environmental practices tied to their places of origin. Choctaw people had geographic .

  • Trust must be restored in Riley County officials

    To the Editor: Several weeks ago the Manhattan Mercury wrote an editorial that indicated that I had influenced the current Riley County commissioners into rescinding the Public Building Commission as well as canceling the sale of several county buildings just .

  • Indian mascot belongs to a different time

    To the Editor: The Manhattan High School mascot has made the news several times during the almost 20 years we have lived in this community. The controversy reminds me of a similar issue surrounding my alma mater. More than 40 years ago .

  • Mascot should be up to MHS students, alums

    To the Editor: As a proud graduate of Manhattan High School more than 50 years ago, I really am tired of all the bickering over the Indian mascot. For one thing, all these “Johnny-come-latelys” should just plain shut up. For another, .


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