Letters

  • Thanks for help with pancake feed

    To the Editor: The Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan thanks all of those who shared pancakes, sausage, and eggs with us on the morning of July 4 at Pottorf Hall. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed having a large .

  • Make a point to fly flag, thank soldiers on July 4

    To the Editor: The United States of America is celebrating 238 years of independence on July 4. Gen. George Washington’s army fought what it believed in — God, home and country. Soldiers in the Revolutionary Army sacrificed their lives and paved the .

  • Renewed awareness can prevent next tragedy

    To the Editor: I almost hit a bicyclist the other day. I was driving at dusk near City Park. Pausing at a stop sign, I began turning right. The biker suddenly appeared in my headlights. I hit the brake pedal — .

  • President Ford said it best, long before soccer defeat

    To the Editor: Echoing in my mind in the wake of the U.S. soccer team’s loss Tuesday evening is the reassuring sentiment expressed so profoundly by President Gerald Ford in August of 1974. My fellow Americans, our long national .

  • Enjoy holiday pancakes and help us help local youth

    To the Editor: The Solar Kiwanis Club of Manhattan has held a Fourth of July Pancake Feed in conjunction with Thunder Over Manhattan and its predecessors for the past 15 years. Unfortunately, there will be no thunder Over Manhattan fire-works show .

  • Genealogical updates help people in family searches

    To the Editor: The Riley County Genealogical Society has recently digitized its library card catalog. If you are interested in researching your family history, we have a wealth of resources for you. All our information is now searchable online on .

  • Renewed interest in dealing with Wildcat Creek welcome

    To the Editor: I am very encouraged by the recent articles in the Mercury and Wednesday’s editorial about Wildcat Creek. My home is on Wildcat Creek, and although I live high on a bank on the north side of .

  • Absence of fireworks show is a major disappointment

    To the Editor: I want to shame my City of Manhattan. You dropped the ball this year when it comes to the Fourth of July. Not only did you not foot the bill for the fireworks this year, but failed .

  • Officials should work toward solution for Wildcat Creek

    To the editor: Your recent editorial on Wildcat Creek pointed out a matter of importance to all of us in and near Manhattan — namely, the management of this wonderful natural resource (Wildcat Creek) or, more to the point, our failure .

  • Native American mascots are inaccurate stereotypes

    To the Editor: I’m Mike Ford. I attended Northview Elementary, Manhattan Jr. High and Manhattan High School between 1981-1986. I’m a Choctaw/Biloxi descendant. I’m also a person who marched at Arrowhead Stadium in 2005 protesting the Redskins .

  • ‘One of the best experiences of my life’

    To the Editor: Hola! I wanted to share with you a little story. My name is Tomas Nocetti and I am an exchange student from Argentina. This story begins with a 17-year-old boy who decided to apply for a scholarship .

  • Year in Manhattan has been awesome

    To the Editor: Hi! My name is Pablo, and I’m an exchange student from Spain. I’ve been here for almost 10 months, and I have barely two weeks to enjoy myself before it’s time to go back. When .


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