Tuesday, May 3, 2016



Lifestyle - Neighbors

  • 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

  • Neighbors | March 14, 2016

    Collector’s prized barbs include ‘Dodge Star,’ ‘Vicious Wamego’

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    “I’ve got barbed wire everywhere,” says Wayne Griffin, as he roots through a shed on his Louisville homestead. He’s looking for a particular thick-gauge wire, which is slightly different from the 300 or so other types of barbed wire Griffin displays inside the house.

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | March 07, 2016

    After 50 years at same store, jeweler doesn’t plan to retire anytime soon

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    Laurel Zimmerman has helped Danenberg Jewelers build 50 years worth of clientele. That’s long enough to see jewelry trends to go from white gold to yellow gold, then back to white gold. “Right now, it’s white gold again, but it’s starting to turn,”

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | February 29, 2016

    Woman weaves together creative interests

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    Behind every finished basket is a pile of fibers. To get from fibers to basket requires weaving together a bunch of disparate strands into one coherent container. Marsha Jensen has spent countless hours doing just that. She has approached her career as an artist and


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