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  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | February 13, 2015

    What happened to Riley County’s health fair?

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    Q: What happened to the Riley County Health Fair in the last couple of years? If you thought the Riley County Health Fair disappeared, you’re right, it has. Health department director Brenda Nickel said the last health fair was in April of 2012. One big

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | January 23, 2015

    How much does that roundabout really cost?

    Q: Will it really cost the city $5 million to build a roundabout? A: No. Well, at least the answer is no if you’re referring to the proposed roundabout at the intersection where West Anderson Avenue crosses Kimball Avenue as it becomes Scenic Drive. There

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | January 20, 2015

    Is Manhattan one of the most hung-over cities?

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    Q: Why was Manhattan the fourth most hung-over city, according to Business Insider? A: Step aside, old men. I’ll handle this. Business Insider rang in the new year with a count of the 25 most hung-over cities in America. This year, Manhattan came in at

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 16, 2015

    Why can police talk on cell phones while driving?

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    Q: RCPD officer spotted on the phone driving down Anderson. Y u no follow the rules? Can we get a Mercury story on this? #doublestandards. A: First of all: Yes, you read that right. Gone are the days when hand-written, head-scratching inquiries arrived at The

  • I Wonder |Local |Business |Holidays | December 19, 2014

    What is the mall charging to sit on Santa’s lap?

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    Is it true that the mall is charging $25 for visits with Santa? Is that a change from previous years? A fee for sitting on Santa’s lap? What’s next, tipping the elves? A surcharge for chimney delivery? Guess Santa has to pay for all

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | December 12, 2014

    Is Kohl’s coming to town?

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    Q: Will Kohl’s fill the Kmart vacancy? A: Kids have “Are we there yet?” on road trips. Adults in Manhattan have “Is Kohl’s coming?” whenever retail space becomes available. Usually, the answer to both questions is “Not yet.” That’s true in this

  • I Wonder |Local | December 02, 2014

    Why are Blue Earth Plaza’s lights blue?

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    Q: Are the lights at Blue Earth Plaza blue to fit the name of the park? A: Yes. The business owners and managers who brought you the lights at the Festival of Lights wanted you to have a blue, blue Christmas. Brad Everett, the general

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | November 30, 2014

    Where do students go at halftime?

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    Q: I have season tickets to the K-State football games and sit on the west side. I have noticed that every game a large number of premium student seats on the east side goes unused during the second half. Where do these students go, and

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | November 28, 2014

    What does ‘JD’ stand for on Snyder’s hat?

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    Q: I’ve seen the initials “JD” on the caps worn by Bill Snyder and some of the assistant football coaches this season. What does that stand for? A: I’m tempted to say: “Jack Daniels,” in the name of the Tennessee whiskey. You probably

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | November 06, 2014

    How was Sherow able to run for office as a K-State employee?

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    Q: Why was Jim Sherow allowed to run for office as a K-State employee when Bill Snyder wasn’t allowed to endorse Pat Roberts? A: Technically, policy didn’t stop Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder from appearing in a campaign advertisement for U.

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