Several school districts in the region have delayed the first day of school for the 2020-21 year, but Wabaunsee USD 329 is not one of them.

The Pottawatomie County Commission on Monday approved for publication a proposed 2021 budget with lower general fund spending and a lower property tax levy than the current fiscal year.

A program to filter $2.2 trillion in federal funding to millions of businesses, cities and schools through every county in every state in the nation can’t have any glitches ... can it?

Taxpayers will have a lower bill from the Riley County government in 2021 as commissioners Monday approved their budget, setting the county property tax rate at 42.285 mills, down 0.79 mills from 43.075 mills in 2020.


When he spotted an escaped alligator sunbathing near Wildcat Creek on Thursday, 22-year-old Hunter Cragg didn’t merely report it; he waded into the water, wrestled the 5-foot gator and helped return it to the store from which it was reported stolen in June.

Dave Colburn, a former Manhattan-Ogden school board member, announced Thursday his intention to run a write-in campaign on the Democratic ticket for the District 6 Kansas Board of Education seat.