Saturday, June 25, 2016



Lifestyle - Neighbors

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | June 20, 2016

    Wamego veterinarian judges, shows cats in free time

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    Sometimes, people are faced with major existential questions, such as: What’s the true meaning of life? Does God exist? Are you a dog or cat person? Regarding the last question, Amy Hanson said she likes dogs, but she’s drawn more to cats. “They’

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | June 13, 2016

    Man buys Manhattan business to continue his life of service

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    Throughout his life, Woody Shoemaker says his work has always been about serving others. After serving in the Navy SEALs during the Vietnam War and serving in Christian ministry for about 30 years, Shoemaker now lives in Manhattan and owns At Home Assisted Care. The company

  • Neighbors | June 06, 2016

    Flush priest marking 50 years looks to show love for congregation by saying it out loud

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    FLUSH — Last week, the week before celebrating his 50th anniversary as a priest,  Father Earl Dekat had dinner with the pastor and a group of parishioners from St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wamego, where he preaches every other Sunday. After the meal, Dekat said

  • Local |Education |Neighbors | May 30, 2016

    Lamb ‘lucky’ to have stumbled into teaching

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    Manhattan High School teacher Pat Lamb stumbled into teaching. Now, after more than three decades in education, he’s stepping out gracefully. Lamb, who spent 29 years at MHS and eight at Fort Scott, taught his last day of school Wednesday. Lamb mostly taught biology classes

  • Neighbors | May 23, 2016

    Pastor up to challenge of growing local congregation

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    The pastor of Redemption Lutheran Church knows about hard work. In addition to Allen Brakke’s duties as pastor, he serves as an on-call chaplain at Via Christi Hospital, substitute teaches three to four days a week for the Manhattan-Ogden and Geary County school districts

  • Neighbors | May 16, 2016

    Teen leaves lasting mark on elementary school with stage

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    William Shakespeare wrote that all the world’s a stage, but for students at Amanda Arnold Elementary School, there’s one place in particular to put on a show. There’s also one person in particular who is responsible for that place: 13-year-old Cooper Lohman.

  • Neighbors | May 09, 2016

    Navy veteran recalls service, talks about D.C. trip

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    During his four years in the U.S. Navy, Lou Stewart crossed the Pacific Ocean 13 different times, and he did so on a ship. Stewart, who grew up in Wamego, joined the Navy almost immediately after graduating from high school in 1951, a year after the

  • Neighbors | May 02, 2016

    Woman has no plans to retire after marking 4 decades at Walmart

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    Lots of things have changed since 1976. The population of Manhattan has nearly doubled. K-State fans have witnessed “the greatest turnaround in college football history.” Fort Riley’s troop strength continually fluctuated. Through it all Donna Burns’ presence at Walmart is something that’s been consistent

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | April 25, 2016

    New business combines friends’ passions: beer and bikes

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    Clint McAllister and Aaron Thornton like figuring out how to do things themselves. When McAllister’s bike broke, he learned how to fix it. When Thornton wanted better tasting beer, he learned how to make it. When the two found themselves unemployed around the same

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | April 18, 2016

    Growing up focus of RCHS musician’s ‘King for a Moment’

    Before a Riley County teen could write and record music, he had to grow up. Dalton Huey, an 18-year-old senior at Riley County High School, is releasing his first full-length album “King for a Moment” on May 1. The album will be available on iTunes, Spotify,


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