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  • I Wonder |Local |Business | January 05, 2016

    What’s going on with all the digging around Manhattan?


    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

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | December 22, 2015

    Where are all the Salvation Army bell ringers this year?

    Q: Is the Salvation Army still ringing bells in Manhattan? I’ve seen the kettle holders outside stores, but no bell ringers. A: There’s a reason you haven’t heard as many bells jingling this year: the Salvation Army has had fewer volunteers. Mary

  • I Wonder |Local | December 18, 2015

    Do sirens have separate tones for different emergencies?


    Q: As a kid growing up in Nebraska, we had different siren blasts for different emergencies. I’m curious to know if standard siren blasts in Manhattan are still symbolic of a tornado, local alert, etc. A: To give you a general answer first, yes,

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | December 04, 2015

    What happened to the ‘Coach Bill Snyder Highway’ sign?


    Q: Hey, what’s happened to the sign on Kansas Highway 177, the one that proclaims the road to be “Coach Bill Snyder Highway”? A: If you feel a little outraged by that missing sign, we’re sorry to break the news that things are even

  • I Wonder |Local |Traffic | November 13, 2015

    Why are the street lines in Manhattan so hard to see?

    Q: Why are the street lines in Manhattan hard to see? It can be dangerous in some places, especially at night. A: Have you visited an eye doctor lately, just to make sure you’re even taking the right road to work? Just kidding. Actually,

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | November 06, 2015

    How many Green Apple Bikes have disappeared or been stolen?


    Q: I’ve seen several Green Apple Bikes left on the sidewalk. How many of the bikes have disappeared or been stolen? A: Well, before we dig into numbers here, it’s probably a good idea to let everyone know about Green Apple Bikes – and

  • I Wonder |Local |Traffic | November 03, 2015

    What’s going on at the intersection of 11th and Fremont streets?


    Q: What’s going on at 11th and Fremont? A: A lot of stuff is happening. The city is placing a traffic signal at the intersection at 11th and Fremont streets. City engineer Brian Johnson said the intersection was a high-accident location with left-hand T-bone

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | October 30, 2015

    Isn’t the new apartment complex in the floodplain?

    Q: It seems like news about this giant apartment complex being built on Marlatt Avenue has come out of nowhere. Isn’t that area inside the Blue River floodplain? And won’t traffic be congested at that intersection on Tuttle Creek Boulevard once this place

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | October 23, 2015

    How many same-sex marriages has Riley County had this year?


    Q: How many same-sex marriage licenses have been issued in Riley County this year? A: More than one, and fewer than 691, which is the total number of marriage licenses issued as of Friday morning. Beyond that, it’s difficult to say because officials in the

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 20, 2015

    How does killing a person result in such a light penalty?


    Q: In the past month, one man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for possessing anabolic steroids. But another man was sentenced to only 44 days in jail after he killed a bicyclist while checking his cell phone. What gives? A: Yeah, that

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