Ahead of the Kansas Department of Education’s anticipated guidelines for reopening schools, the Manhattan-Ogden school district is working on the aspects it can address in the meanwhile, administrators told the school board Wednesday.

After K-State announced its 11-step action plan to address racism and discrimination on campus, top university leaders acknowledged that the tension goes back beyond a student tweet that erupted the campus community.

The Riley County Commission will limit public comment time to three minutes per person, and photographers must take photos from their seats during meetings to maintain physical distancing, according to proposed rules announced Thursday.

Several of the new coronavirus cases in Riley County are tied to bars, said Julie Gibbs, director of the Riley County Health Department and local health officer.


K-State officials are enacting an 11-step action plan in response to calls for them to do more on the issues of racism and discrimination on campus, president Richard Myers announced Wednesday.

The Manhattan-Ogden school board on Wednesday will review a request to buy $10,300 in annual workbooks for the district’s math and English language arts students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

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Harry’s, the upscale restaurant inside the historic Wareham Hotel in downtown Manhattan, is closing July 17 as the pandemic has taken its toll on the business, the restaurants’ owners announced Monday.

Manhattan city commissioners on Tuesday will discuss for the second time the possibility of requiring face masks in public for the second time.

One person is dead after a utility terrain vehicle crash in Olsburg Friday, according to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office.

Riley County on Monday posted its largest yet increase in coronavirus cases. Since Friday, the county has seen 38 new cases, bringing the total to 222.

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An outbreak of coronavirus at Riley County EMS has infected at least six employees, an official confirmed Saturday. And some Manhattan firefighters with whom EMS shares stations are quarantining at a local hotel because of exposure to one of the infected people.

K-State will reopen Hale Library’s second floor on Wednesday for the first time since the building suffered extensive fire, smoke and water damage in May 2018, officials announced Friday.