Sunday, November 29, 2015

Lifestyle - Neighbors

  • Local |Neighbors | November 16, 2015

    How a woman’s desire to save dogs also helps diabetic patients


    Everybody has a weakness. Donna Elliott’s weakness is dogs — in more ways than one. “Is there any point where I should bring up that I’m allergic to dogs?” Elliott asked. Elliott said she carries an EpiPen with her because she sometimes has trouble

  • Local |Neighbors | November 09, 2015

    Organizing Manhattan’s first TEDx event keeps doctoral student busy


    Marcio Goncalves is a busy man. Less than two weeks ago, he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation. He’s about to spend a couple of weeks in Australia attending a research conference. In December he’ll be back in Manhattan to receive his doctorate in

  • Local |Education |Neighbors | November 02, 2015

    New debate coach says he has big shoes to fill


    Replacing a successful coach is never easy, but Ben Sutherland is up for the challenge. Sutherland joined Manhattan High School in August as a language arts teacher and the school’s new debate and forensics coach, replacing the successful debate and forensics coach Shawn Rafferty.

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | October 26, 2015

    Local doctor aims to prevent illness with wellness center


    While Manhattan urologist Suelyn Hall can speak at length about the health benefits of hormone replacement therapy, what’s most apparent upon stepping into her office is her love of dogs. Hall opened Quantum Health and Wellness Center, in Blue Earth Place on South Third

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | October 19, 2015

    Stitt looks to help others with mental illness


    After finding his way, Richard Stitt is interested in helping others do the same. Stitt has been the sole or co-director of Morning Star for 11 years, nearly the organization’s entire existence. The organization, 1018 Poyntz Ave., is run for people with mental illness by those

  • Neighbors | October 12, 2015

    Former Marine found peace when he found God


    There’s an old aphorism about the lack of atheists in foxholes, and it isn’t tough to imagine such a scene when Bill Gasser discusses his military career. Gasser, these days a senior pastor at Manhattan’s Grace Baptist Church, got his start as

  • Local |Neighbors | October 05, 2015

    Woman’s love of travel, culture endures


    Pat Embers was 27 years old when she decided it was time for her to move to Europe for the second time. This time around, she would take a boat. “I just had a travel bug in me, and I wanted to know what it was

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | September 28, 2015

    Teen riding for MS charity


    Manhattan High School junior Isabel Dritz rode her bike to school on Monday morning, just like she does most school days. Every morning and afternoon, she takes the 20-minute ride from Virginia Drive to the high school. “It’s a time where I can step

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | September 21, 2015

    ‘School mom’ has a long history at Ogden Elementary


    Sharon Nations began working as a custodian at Ogden Elementary in 1984, and after 31 years, she’ll be retiring in October. But the school was a family affair long before Nations started working there, and it will likely stay that way for a long time to

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | September 14, 2015

    Williams’ desire to help children leads to CASA comedy fundraiser


    No matter how humbly he presents his own role, when Steve Williams describes Sunflower CASA, you can hear the passion in his voice. Sunflower CASA is the local branch of a national nonprofit organization whose name stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates and whose mission

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