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  • I Wonder | October 02, 2012

    Is Butler making donations to social services?


    Q: I read in the “I Wonder” column last week about the amount of money that has been raised to support social services by allowing individuals to contribute via their city water bills. I recall that City Commissioner Wynn Butler claimed he was donating. Is

  • I Wonder | September 18, 2012

    Can I get rid of political mail?


    Slow junk mail by filing a request with the Direct Marketers Association: Put your phone number on the Do Not Call list: Q: I wonder whether there is any way to prevent delivery

  • I Wonder | September 15, 2012

    How is the city checking my water meter?


    How is the monthly water bill determined? Two months in a row, my bill was exactly the same down to the penny (even though I was gone for two weeks during the second month). The meter for my house is never opened and for several

  • I Wonder | September 11, 2012

    Posting political signs? Sure, any time now


    Q: I’m told that political signs can be up only 45 days before an election. Signs on our street have been displayed two or three weeks already. Could you please restate the rules so we can all be fair?

  • I Wonder | September 04, 2012

    Local Chamber to stay neutral on races


    Q: Does the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce contribute funding to support candidates in local elections, or provide money to the state and national chambers that is used for political support at those levels?

  • I Wonder | September 03, 2012

    Clean water for the naked kiddies


    Q: I’m curious to know if the water fountains and catch pool, just south of the Discovery Center, are filtered? I would assume the water in the “splash park” in City Park is filtered. My concern is for the kids. I have driven by

  • I Wonder | August 30, 2012

    Delinquent taxes are no answer to sales tax question


    Q: I wonder: If someone added up all the delinquent property taxes that were published in the Mercury recently and added up the tax collected for calendar year 2011 under the Riley County half-cent sales tax, which would be the larger amount? The current delinquent sales

  • I Wonder | July 10, 2012

    Storing boat in city garage?

    Q: I saw in the paper Monday that a city employee lost some of his personal property in a fire that occurred at a city-owned garage out near the Manhattan airport. Why is it that a city employee gets to store his boat and camper

  • I Wonder | June 20, 2012

    Why doesn’t the city use blinking red lights at night?

    Q: Why can’t they flip the stoplights at some intersections in town over to blinking red during the overnight hours? Does Manhattan think it’s too “big-time” for that?

  • I Wonder | June 12, 2012

    Is the city paying off redevelopment debt?

    Q: I’ve read your stories every month about the city’s collection of sales tax, and they always have a caveat about sales-tax collections that go toward the debt on the downtown redevelopment project. Are those collections also coming in on budget?

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