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.

Fang plans to use her youth, ‘inexperience’ to her advantage if elected to county...

Fanny Fang is running for the district two seat on the Riley County Commission.

As COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000, health officer urges compliance with restrictions

Since Aug. 17 — the first day of classes at Kansas State — the total number of COVID-19 cases in the county has more than doubled.

Nine outbreaks in Riley County associated with K-State

One outbreak is associated with K-State football. The team has 10 positive cases. The other eight associated with K-State are in Greek life.

Recent climb in new COVID-19 cases steeper than anticipated, health officials say

The increase is more than the county was anticipating, Vivienne Uccello, public information officer for the city of Manhattan, said, even with classes restarting on Kansas State's campus.

Health department orders O’Malley’s to close due to multiple ordinance violations

O'Malley's received the order due to violations of Local Health Order 18 which states "all individuals present within the city limits of Manhattan must comply with the local mask ordinance."

COVID-19 positivity rate is down, health officer hopes it stays that way

Most of the newer cases have been mild and were only tested because they were a close contact of another positive, not necessarily because they had symptoms, Andrew Adams, public health emergency preparedness coordinator, said.

New health order lifts gathering size restrictions, eases other restrictions

Venues of 2,000 person capacity or more are cleared to reopen under new Local Health Order No. 18.