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News - I Wonder

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | October 16, 2015

    Can I scoop up fish at the Tuttle Creek outlet tubes this year?


    Q: I saw pictures of the outlet tubes at Tuttle Creek in The Mercury the other day. They were lowering the water level in order to inspect the tubes. Seems like in past years, when they’ve done that, they’ve let the public in

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | October 13, 2015

    Why does Riley County charge for using a card?

    Q: Why does the Riley County treasurer’s office charge a 2.5-percent transaction fee when you pay with a credit or debit card? A: When registering your car in Riley County, paying with cash or a check will save you some money. If you choose

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

    Is Discovery Center space available to all?

    Q: Is the exhibition space at the Flint Hills Discovery Center available to all regional businesses as a sales gallery for their merchandise? Is that one of the center’s legitimate functions that we’re all subsidizing? A: Assuming the business is in the exhibit

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | October 02, 2015

    How did previous businesses get water at I-70/K-177?


    Q:I seem to remember way back that there was a gas station and restaurant at the intersection of I-70 and K-177. Now there’s a mobile home site. Where did they get their water? A:Your question, obviously, refers to recent statements from members

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 23, 2015

    Does Manhattan have a sexual assault response team?

    Is there a sexual assault response team currently available in Manhattan? Yes, Manhattan has a sexual assault response team, but the program recently returned after a short hiatus. Via Christi Hospital is one of only 20 hospitals in the state with a certified sexual assault response

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | September 15, 2015

    Is the country club planning to offer public play opportunities?

    Q: Is there any truth to the gossip about the Manhattan Country Club going to a semi-private status, and allowing some form of public play? It would be great for area golfers to have access to another first-class course. A: Sorry, but unless somebody’s

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | September 11, 2015

    Why don’t bank signs display the same temperature?

    Q: Banks and other businesses have “time and temperature” signs all over town, but it seems like they can never agree on what the temperature actually is. What gives? A: After a brief jaunt through town in the “I Wondermobile,” I can confirm there’s

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | September 01, 2015

    What happened to the flowers at the corner of Kimball and College?


    Q: Whatever happened to that beautiful purple-and-white flower arrangement at the corner of Kimball and College avenues? It was a nice welcome combined with the Kansas State University sign at that edge of the campus. If the flowers were removed because of construction in that

  • I Wonder |Local | August 28, 2015

    Is there any penalty for pool poopers?


    Q: If someone has a “No. 2” accident in a city pool and it has to be closed, is there a penalty or fine for the perpetrator? A: It can certainly be a bit frustrating when your plans are interrupted by fecal matters, as has happened

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | August 18, 2015

    When is the city going to fix the bricks on South Juliette Avenue?


    Q: When are they planning to fix South Juliette directly in front of the public library? It feels like I’m driving on a washboard. A: Doggone it, we’re always sorry to bear bad tidings, but the city has no current plans to upgrade

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