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.

Thanks-Giving and Receiving: Community seeks solutions as food insecurity at K-State increases

COVID-19 presented new challenges for people facing food insecurity, but with the help of Cats' Cupboard, peoples' needs are still being met.

As COVID-19 cases surpass 3,000, Riley County launches new health campaign

Called Fight for the Front Line, the health campaign encourages locals to make choices that support COVID-19 prevention — like proper mask wearing — in order to keep the burden of high rates of spread off health care workers.

‘Every vote matters’: Focke wins commission seat after tight race

With the official count in, Democrat Kathryn Grace Focke is the winner.

Dirty Dawg Saloon ordered to close following recent health order violations

The order indicates that the bar must remain closed beginning 10 a.m. Nov. 7 and remain close until they take necessary action to comply with health orders.

Kathryn Focke pulls ahead by one vote in County Commission District 3 race

After ending election night 10 points behind, Democrat Kathryn Focke overtook Republican John Matta in the race for the County Commission District 3 seat.

Voters approve 0.5 percent sales tax increase in Manhattan

The increase, which will take effect at the start of 2023, will cover the parts of Manhattan in Riley and Pottawatomie counties.

Kansas’ 22nd State Senate incumbent Tom Hawk leads in preliminary results

All 87 precincts of Clay, Geary and Riley County are reporting.

Tracy Mann defeats Kali Barnett in race for Kansas’ 1st Congressional District

With over half of Kansas falling within its borders, the "Big First" is one of the largest congressional districts in the United States. On election night, it went to Republican Tracey Mann.

Republican candidate leads in race for District 67 State Representative

In District 67, Republican Mike Dodson led in unofficial general results for Kansas House of Representatives while District 66 Rep. Sydney Carlin ran unopposed.

Republican candidates lead in District 2, 3 Riley County Commission races

Unofficial polling results showed Republican candidates Greg McKinley in District 2 and John Matta in District 3 ahead of their competitors for Riley County Commission, but the District 3 race is far from over.

Uncontested candidates eager to continue serving Riley County

With years in elected office under their belts, Riley County Treasurer Shilo Heger and Attorney Barry Wilkerson said they're still committed to serving the public.

‘It can impact student life’: U.S. Census is more important than it may seem,...

Manhattan Mayor Usha Reddi and SGA local affairs director Jacob Land emphasized the importance of students completing the U.S. census.

Bollier emphasizes strength of young voters, students’ role in the election

Senate candidate Barbara Bollier said young people can decide the result of the election in her Manhattan "Lawn Chair Chat" on Thursday.