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  • Mercury visit enlightening for adult ESL students

    To the Editor: On Thursday, Dec. 11, the teachers and students in the English as a Second Language Program at the Adult Learning Center visited the Manhattan Mercury. We had been studying the vocabulary related to news-papers, elements of articles (e..

  • Barton Community College grateful for city’s kind words

    To the Editor: The Manhattan City Commission recently issued a letter to the U.S. Army in support of maintaining Fort Riley’s current size as the Army looks for force reduction opportunities. In its letter, the commission identified Barton .

  • Commitment, generosity key to ‘Keep the Drive Alive’

    To the Editor: We would like to express our appreciation to the Manhattan community for its support of the fifth annual “Keep the Drive Alive” blood drive held Nov. 20-21 in memory of our son, Kevin Coffey. Thanks to the .

  • There is plenty to like and admire about Kansas

    To the Editor: Ron Roesler is Joyless in Manhattan. He apparently hoped that Kansas was on the political verge of turning blue. However, the Democrats’ hopes were dashed on the rocks of President Obama’s unpopular policies. Still dyspeptic over .

  • Prairie grasses is a superb theme for Discovery Center

    To the Editor: This is in reference to Bob Strawn’s letter to the editor criticizing the Flint Hills Discovery Center primarily for its “dreadfully bad theme — prairie grasses. Who in the world — outside of a few academics — cares about .

  • KSU band was a special treat in Christmas parade

    To the Editor: As in the past, my wife and I took our grandkids to the Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Christmas Parade recently and thoroughly enjoyed the efforts and hard work of all the organizations, businesses and .

  • Thanks for collaborating to support those in need

    To the Editor On behalf of the Aggieville Business Association, I would like to thank everyone who took part in the Mayor’s Christmas Holiday Food and Fund Drive, which culminated Friday, Dec. 5. This is the 29th year the com-munity, .

  • Liberals should go teach war etiquette to terrorists

    To the Editor: Ed Horne’s letter to the editor Sunday trying to point out the illegalities of waterboarding and it being a violation of the Geneva Convention borders on fantasy. With the threat of death and destruction, the Geneva .

  • County shouldn’t remove voters from big decisions

    To the Editor: No way that Riley County commissioners should vote to form a public building commission! I do not want the building of large projects in Riley County to be decided by this public building commission. This is taxation .

  • Flint Hills Messiah Chorus part of dazzling NYC show

    To the Editor: On Sunday, Nov. 30, the Flint Hills Messiah Chorus from Kan-sas joined Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) for “Handel’s Messiah” at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. DCINY’s annual presentation of the 1959 re-orchestration of the .

  • Discovery Center must change to become popular

    To the Editor I understand The Mercury is reporting about the Flint Hills Discovery Center and downtown redevelopment, generally, in today’s paper. In that regard it’s interesting, although not sur-prising, that the museum is losing money hand-over-fist. Many .

  • Computers are not substitutes for teachers

    To the Editor: This is in response to Bill Felber’s column, “Why do we teach the way we do?” I understand that there are flaws in our educational system. However, having taught for 40 years, including geometry, I do not .


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