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  • I Wonder |Local |Business |Holidays | December 19, 2014

    What is the mall charging to sit on Santa’s lap?


    Is it true that the mall is charging $25 for visits with Santa? Is that a change from previous years? A fee for sitting on Santa’s lap? What’s next, tipping the elves? A surcharge for chimney delivery? Guess Santa has to pay for all

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | December 12, 2014

    Is Kohl’s coming to town?


    Q: Will Kohl’s fill the Kmart vacancy? A: Kids have “Are we there yet?” on road trips. Adults in Manhattan have “Is Kohl’s coming?” whenever retail space becomes available. Usually, the answer to both questions is “Not yet.” That’s true in this

  • I Wonder |Local | December 02, 2014

    Why are Blue Earth Plaza’s lights blue?


    Q: Are the lights at Blue Earth Plaza blue to fit the name of the park? A: Yes. The business owners and managers who brought you the lights at the Festival of Lights wanted you to have a blue, blue Christmas. Brad Everett, the general

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | November 30, 2014

    Where do students go at halftime?


    Q: I have season tickets to the K-State football games and sit on the west side. I have noticed that every game a large number of premium student seats on the east side goes unused during the second half. Where do these students go, and

  • I Wonder |Local |Kansas State University | November 28, 2014

    What does ‘JD’ stand for on Snyder’s hat?

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    Q: I’ve seen the initials “JD” on the caps worn by Bill Snyder and some of the assistant football coaches this season. What does that stand for? A: I’m tempted to say: “Jack Daniels,” in the name of the Tennessee whiskey. You probably

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | November 06, 2014

    How was Sherow able to run for office as a K-State employee?


    Q: Why was Jim Sherow allowed to run for office as a K-State employee when Bill Snyder wasn’t allowed to endorse Pat Roberts? A: Technically, policy didn’t stop Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder from appearing in a campaign advertisement for U.

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | November 05, 2014

    Why don’t polls match ballots?


    Q: Why did the Republicans —particularly Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts — do so much better than the pre-election polls indicated they would? A: Without asking thousands of voters, it’s impossible to know for sure, and I have some leaves I need to rake. So

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | November 04, 2014

    Is coach a staunch Republican?


    Q: Dude, is Snyder a hardcore Republican? A: It seems fair to assume two things. That: 1. By “Dude,” you’re referring to the seasoned, rather stiff writer of this distinguished column, not some movie character played by Jeff Bridges; and 2. By “Snyder” you’re referring

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | October 31, 2014

    Is Mercy still performing heart procedures locally?


    Q: Is there a problem with the cardiology unit at Mercy Hospital? I’ve heard that patients needing catheterization or stents have been sent to Topeka, and that some services now are restricted to certain hours. What’s going on? A: You’re right, there’

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | October 30, 2014

    Where are the paper’s endorsements?


    Q: Why is it that by now nearly every other newspaper in the state has come out with their endorsements for state and national offices, but yet the Mercury waits until the weekend just prior to Election Day? A: Oh, jeez. We forgot! Thanks for

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