Walk against sexual violence on Friday features discussion on assault, Title IX

On Friday, April 23, the Wildcat Walk to End Sexual Violence begins at 4 p.m. in City Park.

Volunteers help maintain uncontrolled brush fires in Riley County, offer fire prevention advice

Riley County Emergency Director Russel Stukey said the department gets calls for fires that take five minutes to put out and others that take days to extinguish or neutralize.

Local advocacy groups look to solve housing issues facing Manhattan residents

April is National Fair Housing Month, which marks the anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968. But beyond that, local advocacy organizations look to solve housing issues currently facing Manhattan residents in different ways.

Community members make money-saving adjustments to compensate for high gas prices

With gas prices at a two-year high, community members such as Abbey Luedders are adjusting to the change. Some students are even limiting their driving destinations to save money.

Stolen car found in Starbucks parking lot

RCPD public information officer Aaron Wintermote said the suspect is now in custody.

Community members gather for flashlight vigil to Stop AAPI Hate

Several community members gathered in City Park Sunday evening for a Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate Flashlight Vigil to honor the lives of the six Asian American women who were killed in a series of shootings in Atlanta, Georgia.

County-wide mask mandate extended

The county also approved public health order No. 21. Similar to the previous order, the current ordinance does not require event registration permits nor does it impose a limit to gathering size.

Community to host flashlight vigil to honor victims of anti-Asian violence Friday

Community member Fanny Fang helped organize the event in remembrance of the victims of the Atlanta, Georgia, shooting as well as victims of other anti-Asian violence.

St. Isidore’s held vaccine drive with help of S&S Drug

St. Isidore’s Catholic Student Center had the opportunity to provide the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to over 200 Kansas State students.

Manhattan Housing Authority appoints new executive director

Aaron Estabrook filled the position of executive director for the Manhattan Housing Authority. The executive director oversees the operations of MHA and administers federal, state and local housing and related programs, according to an MHA press release.

Ecumenical Campus Ministry teaches vegan recipes virtually, provides food to students

Christian Watkins, director and campus pastor, said ECM always focused on making sure Kansas State students have a welcoming and inclusive space since the ministry's beginning 70 years ago.

Aggieville Business Association will no longer organize, promote Fake Patty’s Day

The evolution of Fake Patty's Day started in 2007 when Kansas State students were unable to celebrate Manhattan's St. Patrick's Day race and parade because of spring break.

New health order removes restaurant, bar restrictions, keeps mask ordinance

Beginning on March 1, restaurants and bars can stay open past midnight without customer limits, events and gatherings can exceed 50 people and there is no event request process.

Livability in Manhattan: Diversity, equity, inclusion committee to create city improvement recommendations

Throughout 2021, the committee aims to meet monthly and recommend improvements to the city.

Riley County changes quarantine requirement to 10 days

This decision falls in line with new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

With changes, Flint Hills Breadbasket continues to help community during pandemic

The Flint Hills Breadbasket continued to participate in their annual Mayor's Holiday Food and Fun Drive this year, with some changes due to COVID-19.

Riley County receives $15 million fund for COVID-19 relief

Riley County allocated nearly $15 million among cities, schools and small businesses for COVID-19 relief.

‘It was a complete disaster’: Couple shares bad local renting experiences

Korrie Kennedy, senior in anthropology and medical laboratory science, and her boyfriend, Brett Moss, former Kansas State student, experienced two bad rental situations in Manhattan.

Countywide mask mandate to last indefinitely

The majority of the new order is the same as Local Health Order No. 18, except the new mandate requires facial coverings in all public spaces in county limits.

COVID-19 close contacts defined by 10 minutes of nonconsecutive interactions

Local health officials hope the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's updated close contact definition will help alleviate the COVID-19 surge in Riley County.