• Enjoy an Optimist tree and support area youth

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club is continuing the annual tradition of selling Christmas trees and decorations. All proceeds benefit area youth and community projects. These projects include Optimist Ball Park, which is used by Optimist supported fast-pitch .

  • Patronize local merchants on Small Business Saturday

    To the Editor;: The holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thanksgiving week with big-box stores promoting special Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday supporting shopping on-line.  Sitting between these two big shopping days is Small Business Saturday, a day .

  • Thanks for making annual Buttons ‘n’ Bows a success

    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 Buttons ‘n’ Bows was once again a resounding success, thanks .

  • Top 4 unchanged in AP; Cats up to No. 11

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Lions Club is grateful for all who purchased tickets and attended our annual pancake feed in mid-October. We also greatly appreciate the purchase of tickets and donations by the following merchants and groups. Armour-Eckrich/John .

  • Join the celebration Friday at annual Christmas parade

    To the Editor: It’s that wonderful time of the year again, and Manhattan will have its annual Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Christmas Parade soon. If you want to show your family a good, old-fashioned holiday evening, .

  • Veterans, public enjoyed military memorabilia display

    To the Editor: During the recent military appreciation week — Nov. 10-15 — we were able for the eighth time to display our military memorabilia at the Riley County Senior Service Center. We owe a big “Thank-you” to Jamie Ram-sey, Susan Peterson, .

  • This Christmas, let’s do more than talk the seasonal talk

    To the Editor: Fifty years ago this month was the first time I tried to kill myself. I have been receiving treatment ever since. It has been a long time to deal with the “stuff” in my head. It is .

  • Smoking has absolutely no redeeming qualities

    To the Editor: This month is World COPD Month. Last Thursday, Nov. 20, the American Cancer Society celebrated the 39th Great American Smoke Out. Recent scientific publications emphasize the need to avoid coronary artery disease by avoiding second-hand smoke.  These .

  • Will Brownback stand firm to protect Kansas children?

    To the Editor: In Gov. Sam Brownback, have we elected the man the times require? If we as Kansans are to remain a self-governing people, we need a governor of uncommon resolve. For when the federal government prevails in its .

  • We’re wrong to disregard God’s model for marriage

    To the Editor: Raise your hand if you belong to the “Help, Mr. Karsmizki! I’ve locked myself out of my house!” club. Some decades ago, my wife and I even needed Mr. K to replace our whole front door .

  • Coverage of local same-sex marriage much appreciated

    Thank you for your coverage of the first same-sex marriage in Riley County in the Nov. 14 issue of the Manhattan Mercury. I appreciated the well-covered event and the fact that it was actually covered. Although same-sex marriage has come to .

  • Get involved in important downzoning proposal

    To the Editor, The traditional neighborhood fabric that defines Manhattan’s livability between downtown and City Park requires better protection. In response to this situation, Manhattan city planners and their consultants have proposed to downzone a significant part of this .


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