Tuesday, May 24, 2016

News - I Wonder

  • I Wonder |Local |Traffic |Government & Politics | March 04, 2016

    Is it possible KDOT won’t pay for road maintenance in city?


    Q: We keep hearing that KDOT’s budget has been cut, then cut again. Is it possible that there might not be enough money available to maintain the state roads that are also Manhattan city streets? A: The best answer, at least for now, is

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | March 01, 2016

    What’s the deal with all the new poles going up around town?


    Q: I’ve been seeing new poles around town recently with a box attached to them. What are these? A: These boxes help increase a very important resource in today’s society: wireless bandwidth. Back in October 2014, the Manhattan City Commission approved a franchise agreement

  • I Wonder |Local | February 23, 2016

    Did Harper Lee and Truman Capote spend a summer here?

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    Q. I saw on Facebook that Harper Lee and Truman Capote spent a summer at a house in Manhattan while Capote was writing “In Cold Blood.” Is that true? A. You’re referring to a post made by the Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance that

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | February 12, 2016

    Is Dillons stamping out postal service at its stores?


    Q: There’s some confusion regarding what, if any, postal services are being offered at both Dillons locations. Some people have been told that as of the end of January no postal services are being offered. Others have been told that no metered services are

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | January 29, 2016

    How safe is the city’s water?


    Q: The water in Flint, Michigan, had high levels of lead, and people drank and bathed in unsafe water. How safe is the water supply in Manhattan? A: Manhattan’s water is safe, according to federal standards. It’s perhaps easiest to compare the situations.

  • I Wonder |Local |Traffic | January 08, 2016

    What’s with the odd extra lane on Kimball near NBAF?


    Q: I wonder if the city of Manhattan road engineering department is planning on leaving the crazy “S” curve on Kimball between the Fire Department and Manhattan Avenue? Wasn’t it only supposed to be temporary for NBAF construction? A: Perhaps, you’ve already noticed

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | January 05, 2016

    What’s going on with all the digging around Manhattan?


    Q: What was all that digging that caused delays around town this summer? Will we get some major benefit from all the work and hassle? A: You know how the brass at Fort Riley asks us to think of all those booms and rat-tat-tats in

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | December 22, 2015

    Where are all the Salvation Army bell ringers this year?

    Q: Is the Salvation Army still ringing bells in Manhattan? I’ve seen the kettle holders outside stores, but no bell ringers. A: There’s a reason you haven’t heard as many bells jingling this year: the Salvation Army has had fewer volunteers. Mary

  • I Wonder |Local | December 18, 2015

    Do sirens have separate tones for different emergencies?


    Q: As a kid growing up in Nebraska, we had different siren blasts for different emergencies. I’m curious to know if standard siren blasts in Manhattan are still symbolic of a tornado, local alert, etc. A: To give you a general answer first, yes,

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | December 04, 2015

    What happened to the ‘Coach Bill Snyder Highway’ sign?


    Q: Hey, what’s happened to the sign on Kansas Highway 177, the one that proclaims the road to be “Coach Bill Snyder Highway”? A: If you feel a little outraged by that missing sign, we’re sorry to break the news that things are even

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