Wednesday, May 25, 2016



Lifestyle - Neighbors

  • 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,

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | April 11, 2016

    Snyder trims time at salon, looks back on self-styled career

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    The hair business is also the people business. That’s a key principle for Belinda Snyder. “This is one of the businesses that can’t be run over the computer as far as the actual service,” she said. “I don’t know if you’d

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | April 04, 2016

    Photographer comfortable making snap decisions to open co-work space

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    Josh Hicks doesn’t follow a script. Most high school students either know exactly where they’re headed to college, or at least spend months obsessing over post-graduation plans. It wasn’t until about three weeks before graduation, when a college counselor asked where Hicks

  • Neighbors | March 28, 2016

    Cross-Kansas bike trip just the latest fitness feat for Ogden U.S. Army retiree

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    Come the end of May, Roger Graham will be eating a lot of pancakes and bananas. That’s because he’s going to spend the first week in June biking across Kansas to raise money for Ogden youth. The pancake and banana diet is part

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | March 21, 2016

    Boley shares longtime passion for woodworking with others

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    Bob Holcombe says Tom Boley stood out from the crowd when they met at a local craft fair where Holcombe was selling wood cut items. Boley, who is a tall man, was walking straight toward him — wearing a cowboy hat made of wood. “He had


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