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  • I Wonder |Local |Business |Government, Politics | July 04, 2014

    Exactly what is a watershed district?

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    Q: There has been discussion recently about forming a watershed district in an attempt to stop flooding on Wildcat Creek. What exactly is a watershed district and how does it function? And what is the alternative if the district isn’t created?

  • I Wonder |Local |Traffic | June 13, 2014

    Is the ‘diverging diamond’ interchange still happening?

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    Q: Is the city still planning to create some kind of a diamond thing at the intersection of Seth Child Road and Fort Riley Boulevard? If so, when will it happen and how long will construction slow up traffic?

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | June 10, 2014

    What’s with the new trees downtown?

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    Q: What’s with the new trees downtown? Why did the city plant small trees before they can give a canopy of shade? Why did they choose these trees anyway over other species? And why did some trees on North Fourth Street disappear?

  • I Wonder | May 16, 2014

    Which film about journalism is most realistic?

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    Q: There have been lots of movies about newspapers, or flicks featuring heroic reporters risking life and limb for a big story. Which of these films represent anything like the day-to-day business of a real newspaper?

  • I Wonder |Local |Government, Politics | May 09, 2014

    How much power does the mayor really have?

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    Q: Does Manhattan’s mayor have any more authority than the other four city commissioners? Wynn Butler fights routinely to hold down the city’s budget – so now that he’s mayor, can he use any additional power to push his favorite issue?

  • I Wonder | April 28, 2014

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, April 21, 2014 9:00 – KSL 9:00 Channel-Foster, Asia Status (14 CR 208 Disorderly) JJC III 9:00 Drummond, Eric SENTENCING (13 CR 634 Poss MJ) BRW III 9:00 Friesen, April Arraignment (14 CR 53 Forgery x3, etc) JJC III 9:00 Garcia, Mistie Arr/PLEA (13 CR 666 Poss Morphine to Dist, etc) KSL III 9:00 Hamler, Bailey Status (14 CR 197 Poss MJ,

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | April 11, 2014

    Why does Salina get big-name musical acts?

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    Q: Why can’t Manhattan get bigger musical acts to come here? Salina has had Darius Rucker, REO Speedwagon, and Marty Stuart play to full houses in the last few weeks, and they have several more fairly big names coming, including Rob Thomas, Martina McBride,

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | March 30, 2014

    What’s the scoop on all these business rumors?

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    Q: Time for the annual Kohl’s question. Can you confirm the latest rumors? Early Edition is moving from their east location to the old Lemmy’s Pizza building. With Kmart and others moving out, Kohl’s is building a store at that location. Sam’

  • I Wonder |Local |Business | March 21, 2014

    Is new Chick-fil-A still opening here?

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    Megan Moser .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)/*= 0)out += unescape(l[i].replace(/^\s\s*/, '&#'));while (--j >= 0)if (el[j].getAttribute('data-eeEncEmail_TaVQioPeDm'))el[j].innerHTML = out;/*]]>*/ Q: A while ago the Mercury had an article that Manhattan was getting

  • I Wonder |Local |Education | March 16, 2014

    Was it illegal when the school district failed to withhold taxes?

    Wonder1

    Q: I thought it was a violation of state law for an employer to fail to withhold and remit an employee’s income tax to the state. Why is the school district putting the burden on the teachers to pay out of their own pockets

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