Tuesday, September 1, 2015



Lifestyle - Neighbors

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | June 22, 2015

    Local retiree volunteers time helping parolees, inmates get jobs

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    It’s been a bit of a long, strange journey for Darrell Denton. He grew up in Marshall County, and after high school, he bummed around for a couple of years before enlisting in the Marine Corps. After three years in the Marines, and 12 months

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | June 15, 2015

    Bringing West Coast style to new party store

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    An event-planning Kansan has returned home, and she brought some Los Angeles flavor with her. “I really wanted to take the influence of the West Coast and bring it here,” said Jill Mason. Mason opened Confetti and Cashmere Party Boutique at 108 N. 3rd St. at

  • Local |Neighbors | June 08, 2015

    KSU professor looks to teach soccer players life lessons

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    Through coaching youth soccer, Kansas State University professor Bill Turnley has been teaching boys life skills for 10 years. Turnley, a management professor and interim department head in the College of Business Administration, started coaching when his oldest son, Jonathan, was 10 years old after he was

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | June 01, 2015

    Perfect brew one of job’s perks for Wamego coffee shop owner

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    Jim Hovind responded to a “strange” call in the early 1980s that ignited a lifelong passion. Hovind was a 19-year-old handyman in the San Francisco Bay area, where he’d moved after growing up in Kansas City. One day someone called him up after seeing

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | May 25, 2015

    Dianne Paukstelis takes delight in acting, pageant directing

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    Dianne Paukstelis leads a triple life. Paukstelis works for the Kansas State College of Engineering as a project coordinator for the University Engineering Alliance by day. When duty calls, she’s an actress and pageant director by night, and also during the day. Paukstelis served

  • Neighbors | May 18, 2015

    Mother of 5 says she loves energy of her household

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    A family of seven is not small, but it’s not large, either, according to a Manhattan mom. It’s medium. Janette Moldrup and her husband, Justin, are raising five children and also homeschooling them. Justin, the son of Riley County Police Department Capt. Kurt

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | May 04, 2015

    Early childhood educator retiring after 37 years at Hoeflin

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    The Hoeflin Stone House on the campus of Kansas State University has been around since 1866. Over the years, the building has served many roles, ranging from a family homestead to the university’s poultry husbandry department. But since 1978, the building has housed the university’s

  • Neighbors | April 27, 2015

    A new chapter for retiring Lee librarian

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    Patty McCrary has spent a lot of time at Lee Elementary School — in fact, much of her life. McCrary, a librarian who is retiring after this school year, started as a student, and after finishing her additional education and getting some experience, she came back

  • Local |Neighbors | April 20, 2015

    Family puts memories online for world to see

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    The family that prays and plays together, stays together. Brian Hough, pastor of Manhattan Presbyterian Church, and his family do plenty of both. What’s a typical day like in the Hough home? “We do a lot of playing, and we don’t clean up

  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | April 13, 2015

    A wild dream, now within reach for student

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    When Julia Chestnut was a little girl, her Sunday tradition was to wake up, turn on the television and watch Steve Irwin’s “The Crocodile Hunter” with her family. But when Irwin was killed by a stingray while filming in 2006, Julia said she was devastated. “


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