Monday, October 5, 2015

News - I Wonder

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | October 02, 2015

    How did previous businesses get water at I-70/K-177?


    Q:I seem to remember way back that there was a gas station and restaurant at the intersection of I-70 and K-177. Now there’s a mobile home site. Where did they get their water? A:Your question, obviously, refers to recent statements from members

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 23, 2015

    Does Manhattan have a sexual assault response team?


    Is there a sexual assault response team currently available in Manhattan? Yes, Manhattan has a sexual assault response team, but the program recently returned after a short hiatus. Via Christi Hospital is one of only 20 hospitals in the state with a certified sexual assault response

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | September 15, 2015

    Is the country club planning to offer public play opportunities?


    Q: Is there any truth to the gossip about the Manhattan Country Club going to a semi-private status, and allowing some form of public play? It would be great for area golfers to have access to another first-class course. A: Sorry, but unless somebody’s

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | September 11, 2015

    Why don’t bank signs display the same temperature?


    Q: Banks and other businesses have “time and temperature” signs all over town, but it seems like they can never agree on what the temperature actually is. What gives? A: After a brief jaunt through town in the “I Wondermobile,” I can confirm there’s

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | September 01, 2015

    What happened to the flowers at the corner of Kimball and College?


    Q: Whatever happened to that beautiful purple-and-white flower arrangement at the corner of Kimball and College avenues? It was a nice welcome combined with the Kansas State University sign at that edge of the campus. If the flowers were removed because of construction in that

  • I Wonder |Local | August 28, 2015

    Is there any penalty for pool poopers?


    Q: If someone has a “No. 2” accident in a city pool and it has to be closed, is there a penalty or fine for the perpetrator? A: It can certainly be a bit frustrating when your plans are interrupted by fecal matters, as has happened

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | August 18, 2015

    When is the city going to fix the bricks on South Juliette Avenue?


    Q: When are they planning to fix South Juliette directly in front of the public library? It feels like I’m driving on a washboard. A: Doggone it, we’re always sorry to bear bad tidings, but the city has no current plans to upgrade

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 14, 2015

    Do police have a special tool to break vehicle windows?


    Q: Summer is winding down, but the danger of children or pets left in hot vehicles hasn’t gone away. Do police carry anything to help break windows? A: Yes, police will be able to break your car window in an emergency. Riley County Police

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | August 07, 2015

    Does Manhattan have an ordinance against public nudity?


    Q: I’ve heard a hullabaloo about some nudists in Topeka, where public nudity is apparently legal — what about Manhattan? Must I wear clothes whilst in public? A: Ah yes, Steven Herrold, the Topekan who enjoys hiking and biking in the buff, has raised quite

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | July 31, 2015

    Is something going on with Colbert Hills’ water bills?


    Q: Is something strange going on with the water bills at Colbert Hills? A: If you’re a golfer, your only worry about water out at Jim Colbert’s jewel is whether or not you might shank a brand new Titleist into a blue and

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