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  • Which Republican candidate said what?

    Which Republican candidate said what? To the Editor: In view of the purpose of the Republican presidential debate — so voters would not only hear ideas but also know who had them, it would have been nice if the candidates had .

  • Boys and Girls Club grateful for help in providing backpacks to kids in need

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan, we would like to thank the many people who helped make our backpack drive successful again this year. Prior to 2014, this backpack drive was something we did .

  • Peace Memorial Auditorium to celebrate 60th anniversary

    To the Editor: The Friends of Peace Memorial Auditorium and honored chairs Burke Bayer, Jim Sharp and Frank Tracz invite everyone in Manhattan and Riley County to join us for our Diamond Jubilee celebration and commemoration Saturday, Sept. 26. It will .

  • We all can help people going through recovery

    To the Editor: National Recovery month is an observance held every September to promote recovery for people with mental health or substance use disorders. The theme for Recovery Month 2015 is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valua-ble.” The theme .

  • Club for Growth is adept at ‘playing us for chumps’

    To the Editor: The paper’s editorial Sept. 16 asks this question: “Is GOP certain Trump will fall?” and cites the Club for Growth’s TV advertisements aimed at hastening The Donald’s demise. Here’s a delicious quote from those .

  • Let’s reverse policies that have hurt the middle class

    To the Editor: Through deliberate tax policy and deregulation of the financial industry, among other such actions that favor the already well-to-do, we have seen the middle class shrink to the point that it hardly exists anymore. And important programs .

  • Emergency crews showed great professionalism, care

    To the Editor: We would like to thank the men and women of the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County Police Department for helping to ease the stress of a recent fire at our home. They were on the spot .

  • Tracz should be commended for his superb service to KSU

    To the Editor: As a former high school and middle school band instructor, I can tell you from personal experience that not all of the best plans for designing, charting and teaching a halftime show go the way you mean .

  • Proper plants, maintenance work wonders

    To the Editor: We are responding to the “I Wonder” column that appeared on the front page of the Manhattan Mercury on Tuesday, Sept. 1, regarding the annual color bed on the northwest side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The article .

  • U.S. Constitution is a global icon of freedom

    To the Editor: Sept. 17 begins the national celebration of the 228th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The United States functions as a republic under the Constitution, which is the oldest document still in active use. It .

  • Schulz, Currie owe Tracz and KSU band an apology

    To the Editor: The recent “appearance” of mismanagement of the KSU band issue is troubling, and further clarification would be desirable. KSU President Kirk Schulz and Athletics Director John Currie initially reported that they reacted to social media by apologizing .

  • Citizens’ priorities matter; so do costs

    We’re not experts, but we’ll bet that Manhattan residents who respond to an upcoming city survey give low marks to the quality of our streets but high marks to snow removal from them. The city this fall is .


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