RILEY — After two failed bond issues in the past decade, the Riley County school board said it’s trying a more communicative approach in educating residents about a 20-year, $15 million bond issue on the November ballot.

The Manhattan-Ogden school board will hear a proposal Wednesday that would set a consistent deadline across all of the district’s schools for students to become current on their required immunizations.

U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo will read her work this spring at the K-State Alumni Center Ballroom. The event, which will be on March 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., is free and open to the public.

Constant communication and collaboration among several local, area and state agencies were essential in keeping the community prepared during flooding threats this year, local officials said Monday.

The Riley County Police Department hosted a police interaction course for teens and adults with autism to learn how to act in police situations, such as traffic stops, Saturday morning at Westview Community Church.

The Riley County Police Department plans to install a 25-yard and 50-yard shooting range for officers at its new facility near Tabor Valley and Zeandale roads.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been doing it for years or if you think you’ve never been sick from it — you should not wash chicken before cooking it, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s top food safety official told a group of K-State students and faculty.

The majority of Manhattan City Commission wants ban vaping in public parks, but commissioners are divided on whether to allow vaping in current and future e-cigarette shops.

Fighting a 12.3% decline in enrollment in the last five years, K-State has hired Karen Goos as the university’s vice provost for enrollment management.

WAMEGO — Though finding your way home may involve a long journey accompanied by an oddball team of a little black dog, a tin man, a scarecrow and a cowardly lion, Wamego visitors will have no trouble spotting and traversing the famous yellow brick road in downtown.


On a lonely Saturday night in 1989, artist Tom Bookwalter sat in his studio sketching and designing — two activities for which he has immense passion.