The Riley County Health Department was informed Sunday evening of another positive coronavirus test, which brings the county’s number of known cases to 14.

The Geary County Health Department announced the county’s first positive case of COVID-19 Saturday afternoon.

O’Malley’s Inc. denied nearly all allegations in a lawsuit against it for allegedly failing to protect its bar patrons from sexual assault. A former K-State student reported to police she was raped at O’Malley’s Alley in 2018 and sued the bar for negligence.

The Manhattan-Ogden school district on Wednesday launched its continuous learning webpage, which will act as a hub for learning materials as the district works to continue educating students.

Although K-State is allowing this spring’s graduates to walk at December’s commencement ceremonies, veterinary students won’t have that same opportunity, as the College of Veterinary Medicine doesn’t have a fall commencement.

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Wednesday was the first day of the Manhattan-Ogden school district’s continuous learning plan, and district administrators say rollout of that plan has been largely successful.

The Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday passed an emergency resolution on how its meetings would proceed, but two commissioners expressed their dissatisfaction with the resolution’s removal of open public comment at the first meeting of each month.


Alison and Nat Bjerke-Harvey started preparing for the anticipated social distancing measures brought by COVID-19 around St. Patrick’s Day. It didn’t make the reality of when those measures were implemented any easier.

Local businesses will soon be able to apply for no-interest loans up to $20,000 after the Manhattan City Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a $500,000 loan request from the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce to help struggling businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

Meadowlark Hills, the largest retirement community in the Manhattan area, established a checkpoint station Wednesday to start screening all traffic coming into its campus.

The Manhattan-Ogden school board will meet Wednesday to discuss contracting for a $389,000 fiber internet build-out to Oliver Brown Elementary School and the district’s new warehouse property in east Manhattan.

The Riley County Commission on Monday approved how the county will pay employees during the month of April in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Little Apple Brewing Company on Sunday announced it would be closing indefinitely amid struggles to keep up with restrictions on hospitality and restaurant businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.