Q: What is going on with Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Mattress Firm? I thought the hamburger place was going to be in the freestanding building and Mattress Firm in the building attached to the main structure in the east side complex. Now I
Q: How will AMC’s purchase of Carmike affect the movie theater being built at the mall? A: You asked a good question, and good questions deserve good answers. However, we don’t always get what we deserve. Kansas City-based AMC Theaters announced the $1.1 billion
Q: With all the injuries to the Kansas State football program this year, why weren’t there any physical therapists on staff in the athletic department? A: This is true, and while there is no physical therapist on the payroll in the athletic department, it
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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