Wednesday, May 27, 2015



Lifestyle - Neighbors

  • Local |Neighbors | March 09, 2015

    Ex-Iraqi interpreter now a US citizen

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    Having felt that his life was in danger for six years during the Iraq war, Ayad Ahmed says he has felt safe since he moved to Manhattan in 2009. And just a few months ago, on Nov. 14, 2014, Ahmed became an American citizen after years of waiting

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | March 02, 2015

    After surviving Friday the 13th accident, store owner now thinks he’s pretty lucky

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    Growing up, Rusty Schroll’s life revolved around sports. He played baseball and basketball. He lifted weights. He parlayed a passion for football and baseball cards into his first job, at a trading card store. “I enjoyed trying to build up an impressive collection, but

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | February 23, 2015

    Builders association head strives for integrity in construction, life

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    Many creative people attach some sort of signature or symbol to their work to let people know it’s theirs. Brad Hartenstein, executive officer of the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, has his own calling card. It’s just a bit harder to find. “In

  • Local |Neighbors | February 16, 2015

    Trainer back in the saddle after accident

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    Tucked away on a winding gravel road just outside of Manhattan is a white barn outfitted with a riding arena, nine horses and just as many barn cats. The property is home to Clearwater Training Stables. Its owner, Rebecca Snavely, took a moment last week

  • Neighbors | February 09, 2015

    Minister finds purpose in funerals for those without ‘church home’

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    Retired pastor Ben Duerfeldt has officiated 863 funerals in his 60-year career. A former pastor with the First Christian Church in Manhattan, Duerfeldt, 81, is now a go-to celebrant for those who aren’t members of a church. “Most of the funerals I have, incidentally, are for

  • Neighbors | February 02, 2015

    Cataloging memories after 31 years in KSU special collections

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    After 31 years of documenting K-State history, Tony Crawford, the university’s first archivist, understandably struggles to pick a favorite era or research collection. “That’s hard when people ask me that,” he said. “I don’t think I can pinpoint one.” Crawford is officially retired

  • Neighbors | January 26, 2015

    Artist, former teacher found his calling with stained glass

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    When Maury Berggren was a kid, he was told he’d never be a farmer. “I had a disease, and they said, ‘You will never be a farmer. You are not going to work that hard,’ ” Berggren said. So Berggren started working with his hands.

  • Neighbors | January 19, 2015

    Local musician composes song for ‘50 Shades of Grey’

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    Local musician Scott Senn has been a lifelong performer, but on Valentine’s Day, one of the biggest gigs of his career will be in a major motion picture. The movie “50 Shades of Grey” will feature a song Senn wrote for the production. Senn, 52, of

  • Neighbors | January 12, 2015

    Aggieville gig just part of Harms’ involvement in the community

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    Rod Harms wanted to be a part of the community. He became the Aggieville Business Association executive director in September. Harms is also the president of the Civitas Group, a development company involved in restoration and erosion projects, building straw bale homes and finding new

  • Neighbors | January 05, 2015

    Pastor helps women exit sex industry

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    Deb Kluttz has a sign printed on white paper, taped abover her desk, that says “love out loud.” Her love for the Lord and people are what motivate her each day, she says. “It’s hard to say you love the Lord if you don’


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