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  • 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 .

  • Make plans to donate during memorial blood drive

    To the Editor: As the holidays approach, we would like to encourage all who are able to consider donating blood at the Nov. 20-21 “Keep the Drive Alive” blood drive in Manhattan. November blood drives are especially critical because donations .

  • GeoWeek is an occasion to learn about geography

    To the Editor: I’m a graduate student with the Department of Geography at Kansas State University and a resident of Manhattan. This week, Nov, 16-22, is Geography Awareness Week (GeoWeek). GeoWeek is an annual awareness program organized by National .

  • KSU’s ‘developing scholars’ left us with a nice feeling

    To the Editor: We very much appreciate the KSU’s Developing Scholars Program for its “Rake ‘n Run” community service event. The leaves in our yard were at least 3 inches deep. About 13 students worked in the yard for at least .

  • Get involved in planning for city recreation facilities

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department has em-barked on a process to take a comprehensive look at our community’s recreation facilities and programs. In working with a professional consultant and a citizen-led steering committee, we have .

  • Legislature must limit harm of Brownback budget

    To the Editor The election is behind us and, in spite of my amazement and consternation about the out-come, I remember my parents’ instructions to me very clearly: “Fight like hell for your choice of candidate, but the day after .

  • Rock Creek band was cold — and proud — after marching

    To the Editor: On Veterans Day, the Rock Creek High School band marched in the parade to thank the veterans who have served and currently serve our country. Because of the bitter cold, band members’ fingers were numb and the .


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