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News - I Wonder

  • I Wonder |Men's Basketball | March 20, 2013

    Why is it Us vs. To Be Determined?


    Q: I see that K-State is supposed to play the winner of a “play-in” game in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament. How come K-State, which is a No. 4 seed, plays the winner of a play-in game? I thought the play-in games automatically

  • I Wonder | March 19, 2013

    Why was the arson case made federal?


    Q. I read the stories last week about the two people brought up on federal charges for the deadly apartment fire and the two others who robbed Dara’s Fast Lane who were also brought up on federal charges. Why were these case made federal?

  • I Wonder | March 13, 2013

    Why does the Mercury print teachers’ pay information?


    Q: Why is the Mercury again going to put teachers’ pay information in the paper? Why don’t you use that space to cover meaningful items related to education, and to inform readers of all the positive things going on in education? Also, can’t

  • I Wonder | March 08, 2013

    Who’s the parent of this child?


    Q. I read your story that ran March 4 about the origin of Fake Patty’s Day, and it doesn’t match the stories I’ve heard. Wasn’t it the beer distributors who started it?

  • I Wonder | March 05, 2013

    Our early power source? It’s a classic mystery


    Q: I’ve been reading the “Manhattan history” items every day in the Mercury, and I had a question about the very first one, for Jan. 1: I wonder where the power came from on Jan. 1, 1890 for the Manhattan Electric Light Company. Where was the plant

  • I Wonder | March 01, 2013

    Why doesn’t the fire dept. respond to rural fires?


    Q. When did the Manhattan Fire Department quit responding to calls in the rest of Riley County? When someone has a car accident outside of town, they send a fire truck. When they have a fire and live outside of town, they don’t — instead,

  • I Wonder | February 26, 2013

    What is the deadline for financial firms to send statements?


    Q: I have not yet received a statement from a firm that handles my investments and that I need in order to file my income taxes. Is there a legal deadline?

  • I Wonder | February 22, 2013

    Is the Time Machine open?


    Q. There’s a building out on the highway by the airport that looks like an antiques store that says “Time Machine” on the outside. I can’t find any information about it. Is it an operating business? If so, what are the hours, etc.?

  • I Wonder | February 19, 2013

    What’s going up near the animal shelter?


    Q: What are they building just west of the animal shelter?

  • I Wonder | February 15, 2013

    Why aren’t inmates picking up trash?


    Q. As I travel around the outskirts of Manhattan and on the main roads I can’t seem to help but notice all the trash in ditches. With the number of Adopt-a-Highway groups backing out of volunteering, I got to wondering… We have inmates in

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