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  • Clinic serves poor, uninsured patients

    To the Editor: I am a retired doctor but still enjoy seeing patients without working full time. I volunteer at the Flint Hills Community Clinic. The Flint Hills Community Clinic in Manhattan is a clinic for lower- income patients who .

  • SNAP is an important element in Farm Bill

    To the Editor: On Thursday, Sen. Pat Roberts was in Manhattan for the first hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill. Roberts’ goal was to travel “straight to the heartland” to hear directly from us — his constituents. As a student at K-State, .

  • Amid focus on refugees, remember our homeless

    To the Editor: We are hearing lots of idealistic talk about how “our country welcomes everyone in need.” I was reminded recently of the double standard for ideals and reality. A hint of this was in Kansas City Star stories .

  • Credit for K-State’s rise should go to Wefald

    To the Editor: Over the passing years, like so many other K-State alumni, I probably gave more credit to the football program for the fantastic success of Kansas State University. But after reading Jon Wefald’s book, “The Transformative Years .

  • Brownback should get out of Legislature’s way

    To the Editor: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein Gov. Sam Brownback has been exemplifying this quote for years, and he is still at it. He was told by credible economists .

  • You’ll find plenty to read at annual library book sale

    To the Editor: We all know that books are food for the brain, stimulate our imaginations and take us to places beyond our physical reach. So boy, are we in for a real treat this weekend when the annual Friends .

  • Shepherd’s Crossing grateful for support

    To the Editor: Shepard’s Crossing held its annual meeting Jan. 30 to thank its many volunteers, member churches, partner agencies and numerous donors for making it possible to distribute $286,800 in community assistance for rent, utilities, prescription medications, and to procure .

  • We must learn more about indigenous culture

    To the Editor: I completely endorse the letter of David Jones in the Mercury last Wednesday regarding American history courses and historical projects in USD 383 schools, both elementary and secondary. The topic of American history needs to include, from indigenous .

  • Change MHS mascot; ‘education’ won’t work

    To the Editor: How long will the Mercury continue to print the trite and vacuous pleas of the Brothers Felber for the retention of the Indian mascot at Manhattan High SchEool? The community has had four or five opportunities since 1970 .

  • Thanks for helping make Troop 75 event a success

    To the Editor: On Feb. 5, Boy Scout Sunday, Troop 75 held a spaghetti dinner at the First United Methodist Church on Poyntz Avenue to raise funds to help our scouts pay for summer camps. Many thanks are in order. First, a .

  • Cultural education should go well beyond ‘Indians’

    To the Editor: As I sat down to write this response to the op-ed piece “MHS mascot as learning tool,” my wife reminded me of two things. First, it doesn’t matter whether someone is right or wrong; according to .

  • Learning about fascism, populism, nationalism

    To the Editor: During and after the election of U.S. President No. 45, I heard several terms spoken broadly throughout the media that, quite frankly, I did not fully understand — terms like “fascism,” “populism” and “nationalism.” So, I did my .


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