• Are 2A state tournaments not important enough?

    To the Editor: I scoured the Mercury on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Not a single word about one of the biggest events in Manhattan: the Class 2A boys and girls Kansas High School State Championship tournaments at Bramlage Coliseum from .

  • Help Rotary make our town and world better places

    To the Editor: Rotary International has been an important part of my career and personal development for most of my professional life. As a young, single woman who had moved away from friends and family for the first time, I .

  • Cheer on the MHS girls in state basketball tourney

    To the Editor: Your Lady Indians’ basketball team has made it to state for the second consecutive year and third in the last four years. They play at 4:45 p.m. Thursday in Koch Arena on the Wichita State University campus. .

  • Something has changed in Kansas in recent years

    Something has changed in Kansas in recent years To the Editor: Is this state getting a bit scary, or is it just me? I have lived in Kansas all of my life except for three years in the military service. .

  • Common sense is part of Manhattan’s magic

    To the Editor: Over the past five to 10 years, Manhattan has been the envy of communities across America. That’s because of a lot of things lining up right. There’s been great communication between the community, K-State and Fort .

  • We all should jot down some words about our lives

    To the Editor: In the Sunday paper, I read about the World War II vets here in Manhattan who gathered together and with the help of some outside funds videotaped some stories of their personal involvement in that war. These .

  • Powell Brothers will be missed for multiple reasons

    To the Editor: For me, the closing of Powell Brothers is comparable to the death of a family member or friend. For 50 years, Powell Brothers has taken care of the plumbing, heating and cooling needs of our various rentals and .

  • Thanks for terrific response to annual MLA book sale

    To the Editor: Thank you is such a small phrase, but it is a powerful phrase when expressed to an entire community. Thanks to the Manhattan community for another successful Manhattan Library Association book sale. The MLA is an all-volunteer .

  • Keep guns from people who are untrained, unscreened

    To the Editor: An extremist minority is again poised to push its ugly agenda on the majority. About half of Americans don’t own guns, and the vast majority of Americans who do own them use them only for recreation. .

  • Firearm safety is just one aspect of training course

    I have written about firearms and concealed carry before and the training required to be licensed. There are two errors in the Mercury’s Wednesday edit-orial, “Don’t drop safety precautions,” that beg to be corrected. The first is that .

  • Letter writer ignorant about LGBT citizens’ issues

    To the Editor: I am writing in response to Mr. Mullin’s recent letter and several erroneous statements expressed within. The relevance of many of his points is predicated upon others sharing his specific religious interpretation, and I am addressing .

  • Landlords: clean up quickly after Fake Patty’s Day

    To the Editor: The Board of Directors of the Landlords of Manhattan wants to remind all landlords that this Saturday, March 7, is Fake Patty’s Day. By noon Sunday, your property must be cleaned up and all trash removed. The .


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