• KU faculty endorse KSU’s position on guns on campus

    To the Editor Forty Distinguished Professors from  Kansas State University wrote to members of the Kansas Legislature on Dec. 2, 2015, regarding guns on university campuses. We, undersigned Distinguished Professors at the University of Kansas, endorse their position. We agree that universities .

  • Helping others in need is a community mission

    To the Editor: During this season of giving, it is important for all of us to stop and reflect on the joy and blessings in our own lives while also being aware that not everyone is so fortunate. The Mayor’.

  • Annual lighted parade is an occasion to help others

    To the Editor: It has been my privilege to volunteer on the marketing committee for the Flint Hills Breadbasket Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade since its beginning. Now in its 14th year, this wonderful event is a .

  • Use of deadly force against an attacker often unjustified

    To the Editor: In more than four decades of doing and teaching martial arts and self-defense, one of the “secrets” I have learned is in the line from the comic strip “Pogo”  — “We have met the enemy and he .

  • Toys for Manhattan has long tradition of goodwill

    To the Editor: On a Christmas Eve about 50 years ago, police officer Al Myers answered a call to a family residence. Upon taking care of the matter for the call, he realized the children at this home had no Christmas .

  • Small Business Saturday strengthens local economy

    To the Editor; The traditional holiday shop-ping season officially kicks off this week with big box stores promoting special Black Friday sales, and to start next week, Cyber Monday supports shopping online. Sitting between these two big shopping days now .

  • Optimist Christmas tree sales benefit area youth

    To The Editor: The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club is continuing the annual tradition of selling Christmas trees and holiday decorations. All proceeds from the Optimist Tree Lot benefit area youth and community projects. These include the Optimist Ball Park, which .

  • Many contributed to success of recent Buttons ‘n’ Bows

    Many contributed to success of recent Buttons ‘n’ Bows To the Editor: The Buttons ‘n’ Bows Craft Fair has become an annual tradition in the Manhattan community and a valuable fundraiser for the Manhattan Catholic Schools PTO.  The just-completed .

  • Let’s protect young from themselves

    The overall death rate from all drug overdoses for Kansans 12 to 25 years old is 5.9 per 100,000. That might not sound alarming, but the rate doesn’t lessen the grief for the families and friends of those who suffer fatal drug overdoses. .

  • Realtor, property owner should be embarrassed

    To the Editor: I am writing in response to the Mercury article on Nov. 20 concerning the problem of run-down houses in the 500 block of Moro Street. The sentiment of the article seemed to be that we should feel sorry for .

  • Fix shabby properties, or price them realistically

    To the Editor: Congratulations to Loren Pepperd for the front-page advertisement of his listings in the 500 block of Moro Street. Most of us would have to pay real money for that kind of thing.  There are quite a few .

  • We should heed words on the Statue of Liberty

    To the Editor: Driving home a few days ago, I saw a large sign that said, “Keep Christ in Christmas.” For the last couple of days, I have been thinking about the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 25-37) and .


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