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  • I Wonder | March 25, 2013

    Was Sherow e-mail authentic?


    Q: An e-mail made the rounds Friday and I wanted to know if it’s authentic. It was purported to be from Jim Sherow. Can you check into it?

  • I Wonder | March 24, 2013

    Is the county violating its nepotism policy?


    Q: In looking at the Riley County Commission’s agenda packet of Feb. 28, I noticed that the county had hired a person named Blake Vargo as a temporary election worker. The hourly wage was listed at $8.48 per hour and the position was listed as part-time.

  • I Wonder | March 22, 2013

    Should I pull over right away or wait for place to turn off?


    Q: I’ve always wondered. . . if the RCPD pulls you over on a major road like Kimball or Bluemont, would the police officers prefer you to pull over immediately and block the outside lane of these streets or follow you for a ways until you

  • 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?

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