Saturday, November 28, 2015

News - I Wonder

  • I Wonder |Local |Traffic | November 13, 2015

    Why are the street lines in Manhattan so hard to see?


    Q: Why are the street lines in Manhattan hard to see? It can be dangerous in some places, especially at night. A: Have you visited an eye doctor lately, just to make sure you’re even taking the right road to work? Just kidding. Actually,

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | November 06, 2015

    How many Green Apple Bikes have disappeared or been stolen?


    Q: I’ve seen several Green Apple Bikes left on the sidewalk. How many of the bikes have disappeared or been stolen? A: Well, before we dig into numbers here, it’s probably a good idea to let everyone know about Green Apple Bikes – and

  • I Wonder |Local |Traffic | November 03, 2015

    What’s going on at the intersection of 11th and Fremont streets?


    Q: What’s going on at 11th and Fremont? A: A lot of stuff is happening. The city is placing a traffic signal at the intersection at 11th and Fremont streets. City engineer Brian Johnson said the intersection was a high-accident location with left-hand T-bone

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | October 30, 2015

    Isn’t the new apartment complex in the floodplain?


    Q: It seems like news about this giant apartment complex being built on Marlatt Avenue has come out of nowhere. Isn’t that area inside the Blue River floodplain? And won’t traffic be congested at that intersection on Tuttle Creek Boulevard once this place

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | October 23, 2015

    How many same-sex marriages has Riley County had this year?


    Q: How many same-sex marriage licenses have been issued in Riley County this year? A: More than one, and fewer than 691, which is the total number of marriage licenses issued as of Friday morning. Beyond that, it’s difficult to say because officials in the

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 20, 2015

    How does killing a person result in such a light penalty?


    Q: In the past month, one man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for possessing anabolic steroids. But another man was sentenced to only 44 days in jail after he killed a bicyclist while checking his cell phone. What gives? A: Yeah, that

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | October 16, 2015

    Can I scoop up fish at the Tuttle Creek outlet tubes this year?


    Q: I saw pictures of the outlet tubes at Tuttle Creek in The Mercury the other day. They were lowering the water level in order to inspect the tubes. Seems like in past years, when they’ve done that, they’ve let the public in

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | October 13, 2015

    Why does Riley County charge for using a card?


    Q: Why does the Riley County treasurer’s office charge a 2.5-percent transaction fee when you pay with a credit or debit card? A: When registering your car in Riley County, paying with cash or a check will save you some money. If you choose

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | October 06, 2015

    Is Discovery Center space available to all?


    Q: Is the exhibition space at the Flint Hills Discovery Center available to all regional businesses as a sales gallery for their merchandise? Is that one of the center’s legitimate functions that we’re all subsidizing? A: Assuming the business is in the exhibit

  • 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

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