After nearly two years of work, the Pottawatomie County Commission Monday approved an updated comprehensive plan by a vote of 2-1.

Officials are preparing for the first Riley County Multi-County Legislative Summit, aimed to foster discussions among Kansas county representatives, on Aug. 29.

Chad Kinsley will succeed Robert Reece as Pottawatomie County administrator, effective Jan. 8.


As if they were sailing through a sea of gold, the peoples’ heads bobbed up and down in the wavy sunflower field Friday evening at A&H Farm.

Local government representatives from Manhattan and Riley County on Thursday analyzed a proposed noise impact notice policy aimed to alert residents and potential residents near Fort Riley about booming sounds coming from the military base.

Gary Fike, county extension director, asked Riley County commissioners on Thursday about partnering to develop a conference focused on rural entrepreneurship. The idea is to improve sustainability and survivability in towns like Riley, Leonardville and Randolph.

Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday adopted the 2020 budget and settled on a future road project “wish list” to present to the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Riley County Health Department director Jennifer Green said she resigned from her position last week because she and her husband are moving to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Green’s husband, a member of the military, received orders to move there, she said.

Shopping in the produce aisle can take time, if one stops to look and study all the fruits and vegetables on display. If only those fruits and vegetables could be packaged together – maybe even with a recipe to help my family use them. Today we’ll learn about an innovative program which is s…

The Riley County Police Department’s bomb squad and hazardous materials response team destroyed explosive and hazardous materials in Eskridge Tuesday while helping the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office.

With ongoing rain expected moving into the weekend, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Riley, Pottawatomie and Geary counties until 7 a.m. Saturday.

Could the extension service do for health what it has done for agriculture through the years? During the past century, American agriculture — with assistance from agricultural research and extension — has been transformed from subsistence farming to an agricultural system that is the envy of…

All are invited to stop by for free cancer screenings hosted by Lafayette Masonic Lodge No. 16, Midwest Cancer Alliance, Kansas State University Johnson Cancer Research Center and The University of Kansas Cancer Center.

Over the last 21 years, the Riley County mill levy has increased 6.899 mills, or an average of 0.329 mills per year, county budget and finance officer Tami Robison reported Thursday at the county commission meeting.

Pottawatomie County commissioners Monday appointed Chad Kinsley as acting county administrator, but made little headway in seeking a permanent successor to Robert Reece.

Where do bibles and rifles connect? That unlikely combination can be found in the history of Kansas, and particularly in one historic rural community church. This church is continuing to serve its members and its historic legacy.

After telling the Riley County commission that they didn’t need to extend a monthslong disaster declaration, emergency management director Pat Collins held out his thumb and pointer finger a couple of inches apart. That’s how close the city of Manhattan and parts of Riley County came to disaster.

A “full-scale” emergency-preparedness training exercise will take place at Fort Riley Wednesday, which may involve road closures and increased traffic on base.