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  • I Wonder |Local |Business | March 22, 2016

    What is going on with Five Guys Burgers and Fries?

    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

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | March 15, 2016

    Will AMC’s purchase of Carmike affect the new theater?

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    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

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | March 11, 2016

    Why doesn’t K-State have physical therapists on staff?

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    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

  • 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?

    Pole.mercury

    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?

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    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?

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    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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