Thursday, June 30, 2016

News - I Wonder

  • I Wonder |Local | June 28, 2016

    Is it true the city is under water restrictions?


    Q: Last Thursday night and again on Friday morning WIBW news had a story about lawn watering restrictions in Manhattan. There has been nothing in the Mercury about this, and I can find nothing on the Manhattan city website or other local news outlets.  So,

  • I Wonder |Local | June 14, 2016

    Who is responsible for repairing sidewalks, the city or homeowner?


    Q: Who is responsible for repairing or replacing sidewalks, the city or the homeowner? A: You. State statute (K.S.A. 12-1808) makes property owners responsible for the maintenance and repair of the sidewalks adjacent to their properties, despite the fact sidewalks are public property.

  • I Wonder |Local |Business |Kansas State University | June 10, 2016

    Does Bill Snyder have an LLC?

    Q: Does Coach Snyder receive his salary through an LLC? A: This question likely is coming up because of that story about KU basketball coach Bill Self a few weeks ago. Public radio station KCUR reported last month that $2.75 million — more than half of Self’

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | June 03, 2016

    Is Manhattan Town Center under new ownership?

    Q: I heard the mall is under new ownership. Is that true? A: No, but there has been a change. Manhattan Town Center has a new property manager, said Brad Simonsson, the mall’s general manager. Effective June 1, the third-party property manager is CBRE Inc., “

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | May 17, 2016

    Can anyone apply to be a judge in Riley County District Court?

    Q: I read that Riley County District Court is losing one of its three judges to retirement. I’ve always wanted to be a judge, and I’d definitely wear shorts under that long robe. Can I apply? A: Well you’re certainly free to

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | May 06, 2016

    I keep seeing Ryder trucks; where are they going?


    Q: Every morning on my drive into Manhattan I see at least three Ryder moving trucks going north on U.S. Highway 77. Then, the other day, I saw some Ryder trucks heading south back into town at about 3 p.m. It seems so strange. Where

  • I Wonder |Local | May 03, 2016

    Did the Corps ever fix the sinkhole near the tubes at Tuttle Creek Lake?


    Q: Where do things stand with the sinkhole by the tubes at Tuttle Creek? The engineers said they would fix it last October during the quinquennial inspection of the stilling basin. A: “Quinquennial.” Good word. For those of you without a knowledge of Latin prefixes,

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | April 29, 2016

    Why were the trees at the mall near Dillard’s removed?


    Q: Why were the trees at the mall near Dillard’s removed? A: Much like the former Sears store, several trees around Manhattan Town Center have been targeted for reincarnation. Sears closed its doors in December 2014 and was demolished last fall to make way for

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | April 09, 2016

    What can I do with my old TV?


    Q: My old TV was working fine until everything switched to high definition. Now I can’t get a signal and I don’t want to put it in the trash. Is anyone interested in old TVs? A: If you mean you have an older

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | April 05, 2016

    Can Noel Schulz still take her sabbatical?


    Q: I read that Noel Schulz was approved for a sabbatical. Could she still take it, now that she and Kirk are leaving for Washington State? A: Ah, the sabbatical. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Sort of an extended paid vacation. OK, so there are

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