• Auditorium renovations should be city’s priority

    To the Editor: It appears that sometime after 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, in City Hall, Manhattan’s city commissioners will discuss and maybe vote on two big issues. One is the almost $2 million in new Parks and Recreation office space .

  • Sanctimonious hypocrisy is now a major U.S. export

    To the Editor: The Obama administration has taken obfuscation of the truth and reality to the pinnacle of deceit. Cyberspying has now become an international crime, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder puts violators on a “Most Wanted” list .

  • Veterans’ medical care truly shames our country

    To the Editor: This Memorial Day, let us remember not only the soldiers fallen on the battlefield but those wounded who wait in long, endless lines without help and without hope in various Veterans Administration hospitals. My father was wounded .

  • Thanks for making benefit for auditorium a big success

    To the Editor: “Give My Regards to Broad-way,” presented as a benefit concert for restoration of Peace Memorial Auditorium, a living memorial to honor the 101 Riley County veterans who died during World War II, was a great success. A big .

  • Folks at Paul’s Pharmacy are informative, helpful

    To the Editor: I would like to give special thanks to Paul Hagen of Paul’s Pharmacy at 461 E. Poyntz Ave. Unlike grocery or discount store pharmacies I have encountered, Paul’s is informative, personable, friendly, one-on-one and very prompt. .

  • Manhattan should be proud of youth, MHS baseball

    To the Editor: I’m inspired to write to you by a letter to the editor I just read in my (now) local paper, The Norfolk Daily News. There is apparently quite a division in this town regarding youth baseball, .

  • Plenty of our neighbors deserve thanks, recognition

    To the Editor: This letter is to honor two totally unrelated but positive examples of community benefit in Manhattan. One is Charlie Sprott and the counseling staff and teachers at Manhattan High School’s east campus. We appreciate their support. .

  • We’re fortunate to have a hospital of Mercy’s quality

    To the Editor: My wife just went through colon cancer surgery at Mercy Regional Health Center. After having gone through three major surgeries in three big-city hospitals in Arizona, we were amazed at the superiority of Mercy. That was the .

  • Crafty Seniors grateful for support of young people

    To the Editor: The Crafty Seniors would like to express our appreciation and thanks to the young people outside Manhattan Town Center who have given us a hand in loading our crafts and supplies at the end of our sales .

  • Youth graceful, disciplined at recent dance recital

    To the Editor: On Sunday, May 4, I was invited to the Sharron Washington Dance Recital, “Dance Out Loud.” I had not been to a dance recital since my children danced with Sharron many years ago. I was so impressed with .

  • Heritage Foundation adds to climate change dialogue

    To the Editor: Keith Miller in a recent letter calls Heritage Foundation writer Nicholas Loris’s column on climate change “misleading and obstructionist.” If a person con-siders only one side of an issue, then you might reach that conclusion. However, .

  • Jenkins is indeed a CPA; Mercury criticism ‘absurd’

    To the Editor: The editorial in Tuesday’s Mercury criticizing Lynn Jenkins and others was overwhelmingly absurd. The statutes governing the practice of public accountancy in Kansas may be difficult to comprehend, but the Q and A section at the .


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