Friday, July 31, 2015



News - I Wonder

  • I Wonder |Local |Traffic | July 24, 2015

    What’s the best route to avoid road construction?

    Wonder1

    Q: I live on the west side of town and work on the east side of town. With all the construction, I feel like I can’t get anywhere. How can I get across town, and when will all this be over? A: Have you

  • I Wonder |Local |Traffic | July 10, 2015

    What is the city’s official designation for Nutmeg?

    Nutmeg.mercury

    Q: There’s a street in Manhattan called Nutmeg near the intersection of Casement and Butterfield roads. Except apparently it’s not a street, drive, or a road, or anything, because the street sign just says “Nutmeg” and nothing else. Is that possible? Or is

  • I Wonder |Local | June 19, 2015

    Why did officials send 1,000 sandbags to Manhattan?

    Wonder1

    Q: Why did Manhattan officials request 1,000 sandbags from the Army Corps of Engineers earlier this week? Compared to the 43,000 sent to the Blue River Basin, it doesn’t seem like the 1,000 will help us out all that much if flooding actually occurs. Also, what will

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | June 05, 2015

    What’s happening on Memorial Stadium’s east side?

    Wonder1

    I have run stairs at K-State’s Memorial Stadium in the past for exercise, and last year they filled in nearly all the seating on the west side for landscaping. Now it looks like they’re starting to do something on the east side bleachers.

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | June 02, 2015

    How long are demolition permits from the city valid?

    Wonder1

    Q: Do demolition permits expire?  On October 2, 2012, on a vote of 3-1, the Manhattan City Commission approved a demolition permit requested by the property owner of 1446 Laramie St., but the property has yet to be demolished.  If the permit has expired, does the

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 22, 2015

    Does hosting outside officers at range violate RCPD’s lease?

    Wonder1

    Is the Riley County Police Department violating its shooting range lease when it holds training sessions with other agencies? I’m not a lawyer or a judge, so I have no idea if the Riley County Police Department is violating its lease with James Seymour

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | May 08, 2015

    Why are county officials against moving local elections?

    Wonder1

    Q: Why are Riley County commissioners and clerk Rich Vargo opposed to moving local elections from spring to fall? A: Haven’t you looked at a calendar? November elections are smack-dab in the middle of college football season. They figure voters are paying more attention

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | April 28, 2015

    Can the RTA use federal money for air service?

    Wonder1

    Q: Can the Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration use federal money to add more air service from Manhattan Regional Airport? A: Sorry, but no. Our new transit agency is stuck squarely on the ground. The RTA is up and running with considerable federal dollars (approximately $2.7

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | April 14, 2015

    How many beers can I have before heading to the polls?

    Wonder1

    Q: Is there any law against voting while intoxicated? A: What, do you need a few cocktails to make it through the candidate forums? Do discussions of mill levies and local option budgets go down easier with a coupla cold ones? Gotta get sloshed to

  • I Wonder |Local | April 07, 2015

    Who do I call for unscooped pet poop?

    Poop.phatch

    Q: Our neighbor’s dog makes a mess on the street and sometimes on our property, and the neighbor won’t watch the pet or clean up what’s left behind. Is there anything I can do about it? A: Yes… call the cops! That

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