News - I Wonder

  • 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?

  • I Wonder | June 04, 2012

    What roads should I avoid during the summer construction season?

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    It seems the city has begun its annual summer road work extravaganza. What streets should I avoid to stay away from construction?

  • I Wonder | May 28, 2012

    Why isn’t this road fixed?

    The road in front of Hobby Lobby and on the way to Dillons is in terrible shape. Who is in charge of fixing this and why hasn’t anything been done about it?

  • I Wonder | May 28, 2012

    Who paid for the free copy of the Discovery Center book I received?

    Q: I received a letter in the mail today from the city manager thanking me for my contributions to the Flint Hills Discovery Center and offering me a free copy of the commemorative book entitled “From the Ground Up: Creating the Flint Hills Discovery Center”

  • I Wonder | May 23, 2012

    Is the McCall Road project finished yet?


    I heard that there’s going to be more construction on McCall Road. Didn’t they already have construction on that road? How will this affect traffic?

  • I Wonder | May 15, 2012

    Tunnel forces ramp closure

    Q: When will construction begin on the tunnel beneath the K-177 on-ramp to the train depot?

  • I Wonder | May 13, 2012

    When is Manhattan Day?


    Q: When is the Manhattan Day celebration this year?

  • I Wonder | May 11, 2012

    What’s the difference between macaron and macaroon?

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    Q: On Tuesday’s food page, you had a piece with recipes for “macarons.” I always thought they were called “macaroons.” Was it just a misspelling?

  • I Wonder | May 08, 2012

    What’s going on with paper’s new look?

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    Note: This is a series of questions prompted by the new design of The Manhattan Mercury, which launches today. Most of these questions were posted on a bulletin board on, which, as you no doubt know if you’ve been there, is populated

  • I Wonder | May 02, 2012

    Why is the high school prom held Town Center?


    Q: Why has Manhattan High School held its prom at the mall instead of one of the high school gymnasiums?  Do they have to pay to use the mall?

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