• Park ranger enjoys doing something different every day Neighbors5

    The park life has always fit well with Matt Colvin, a Tuttle Creek Lake park ranger. “I’ve always liked the outdoors,” he said. Tuttle Creek Lake State Park employs two park rangers who have a litany of responsibilities, Colvin .

  • Advocate connects families, victims to help Neighbors4

    Families and victims of abuse or neglect who seek help usually have a lot of questions. Amanda Sheaffer has the answers. If she doesn’t, she knows how to help them. Sheaffer is the new advocate for families and victims .

  • Researcher uses science to combate false claims

    Historically, Alma Laney isn’t a fan of fake news. The term has gained prominence in the political realm in recent months, but the issue goes beyond this time frame for Laney, a research associate in K-State’s plant pathology .

  • Architecture professor builds knowledge of past masters Neighbor arch

    Mick Charney, an associate professor of architecture at K-State, still has a memento from when he first realized his interest in architecture. When he was in elementary school, a salesman came to his family’s door peddling encyclopedias. His parents .

  • AMS teacher loves to see students solve puzzles Teacher1

    Sheryl Fjell’s students don’t love math like she does, but she will go out of her way to help them solve a puzzle. “I’ve always loved math,” she said. “It’s just so fun. It’s just .

  • Lessons from dad, granddad guide Stephanie Watts’ planning Swatts

    Part of being a planner is knowing what works best. So when you ask Stephanie Watts about her opinion of a picture of her, she’ll give it to you. “Don’t use that one,” she said. “It makes me .

  • Manhattan man’s job keeps his eyes on sky Neighbors116

    With new technology, we can get a bird’s-eye view of places we thought we knew, and a local man is using this ability to explore. Kyle Griffith has always been interested in using technology to capture parts of the .

  • Helicopter pilot lands on a career teaching piano

    When Emily Quiles sets her mind to something, she knows how to make it happen. Quiles started her own business as a piano teacher when she moved to Manhattan. She started training for another of her passions, piloting helicopters, as .

  • Local couple to buy Strecker-Nelson Gallery Artheads

    On Jan 27, 1990, K-State lost 57-85 to the University of Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum. Also on that day, Fort Riley soldier Kevin West met KU student Alyn Pennington Our because one of his friends invited a former girlfriend to Manhattan to .

  • Customers gobble up Manhattan woman’s meal planners

    As junk food for every meal seems to become more and more normal, Lindsay Siebert tries to make it easier for people to make nutritious, home-cooked meals for their families. Siebert began selling her “My Family Meal Planner” in 2006 and .

  • New Boys & Girls Club director has fostered 158 children Boysandgirls

    Pamela Nealey has always enjoyed caring for and mentoring children. Nealey, director of operations for the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan, used to babysit when she was younger and taught girls modeling. Her passion for working with children has .

  • Couple known for community service — especially at holidays

    For one area couple, serving their community is all about making the town as special as it should be. Bunny and Gary McCloud, have made a name for themselves in Wamego through their community service, including focusing efforts to benefit .


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