To the Editor: National Volunteer Week is April 12-18 and is designed to recognize all volunteers and celebrate the spirit of service in a community. The Flint Hills Volunteer Center serves as a clearinghouse for volunteerism and provides a strong network for organizations in the
To the Editor: With the passage of HB 2258, the Kansas Legislature has ramped up its war on poverty — or at least on the poor, in particular those who are the beneficiaries of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Some doubt that such a law
To the Editor: The City of Manhattan has accepted the engineer’s design required by the Kansas Department of Transportation for the K-177 east bridge pier project. The city has prepared a letter that will also be signed by Riley County officials requesting that KDOT
To the Editor: With the tragic copilot-caused crash of the plane in the Alps that killed 150 people, the inquiry into what may have induced him to do something so drastic led to the discovery of anti-depressants in his home. Sadly, some cartoonists have depicted pilots
To the Editor: The death of Mr. Wiske should never have happened. I was confused on the initial reporting of the accident that Mr. Wiske was buried up to his waist and later passed away. Only last week did I find out that Mr. Wiske
To the Editor: This letter is to try and answer any questions or confusion that the public has when reading the published wage numbers in the Manhattan Mercury and Free Press. First, several members had leave payment added to their ending wages at retirement. This
To the Editor: A recent letter criticized the Manhattan mayor for appointing “mean-spirited” “extremists” to the Social Services Board and directly accused me of being one of those “mean-spirited” “extremist” appointments. I have never visited with the author of that letter, so let me tell
To the Editor: The patrons of USD 378 have the right to know what a candidate for school board believes. A sitting member candidate not showing up for a forum should speak volumes to voters.
To the Editor: On Tuesday, we need to elect three city commissioners. Who is qualified for the job? I found out the basic job of the City Commission is to prioritize the spending of our tax dollars; pay down city debt; fund basic city services
To the Editor: Wynn Butler is good for Manhattan. He seeks to get the best value out of our city assets so we can have more dollars for other priorities. For example, Butler is interested in the repurposing of city structures like the Community House.
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