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  • Single mother works to shed stigma while attending K-State

    When Jordan Rinner got pregnant unexpectedly six years ago, she felt like she had to choose between being a mother and being a college student. She ultimately chose both. But not right away. Initially, Rinner said she decided to drop .

  • Friends take to the streets with new restaurant

    A good partnership is about compatibility more than agreeability. But when you own a food establishment like Josh Deal and Charlie Strathman, owners of Streetside Kitchen, a new non-mobile food truck, agreeing on foods does help. While waiting on Strathman .

  • In cheering, helping others, K-State grad fulfills 2 lifelong dreams

    Two of Tricia Holliday’s lifelong dreams have become a reality because of education opportunities in Manhattan: teaching students with special needs and cheerleading at K-State. Holliday, a K-State graduate, began her first semester as a speech language pathologist at .

  • Wilson enjoys her many roles — all of them ag-related

    On any given day, Chris Wilson may be selling real estate, practicing law, planning a wedding or kissing llamas — and some days she does all of the above. Though her interests seem unrelated, Wilson said each one is an offshoot .

  • Boat tours suit retired Navy officer’s gift of gab

    Dan Peters had a vision that some people just didn’t understand. Peters, 55, is the owner and operator of Tuttle Puddle Tours. He conducts tours on a duck boat, an amphibious vehicle that can drive on land and “swim” in .

  • Man glad he chose delivering kids over delivering pizza

    Delivering Manhattan-Ogden students to school every day was a much better part-time job option than delivering pizzas late at night to college students, Erik Prohaska said. Prohaska is the Manhattan-Ogden school district’s new assistant director of transportation and will .

  • Art school dropout a master of ink at his tattoo shop

    Tattoo artist Cody Bader has evolved from a student to a master. Bader learned his trade as an apprentice under the guidance of Robert Black at Stray Cat Tattoo, which recently closed in Aggieville. Now 27-year-old Bader runs his own .

  • Manhattan man to toss first pitch at NBC World Series Neighbor.mercury

    The home office of Harry Manges, a retired K-State agricultural engineering professor, has many items that show his life’s work. There are things picked up from his overseas travels as a lecturer, plaques from his involvement with Kiwanis and .

  • Couple starts new undertaking with cemetery Neighbor.mercury

    Following decades of spotty upkeep, the trees and hedges of Valley View Memorial Gardens were nothing short of overgrown — so much so that the cemetery’s centerpiece, a roughly 10-foot-tall statue of Jesus, was barely visible amid the foliage. That’.

  • A new chapter for woman who bought bookstore Neighbor.mercury

    Mary Ubel is uniquely qualified for her job. Ubel, who holds a master’s degree in English from K-State, recently became the sole owner of a bookstore in a small converted house on Highway 177. The bookstore used to be part .

  • Artist’s leaf coloring book grew out of love of nature Neighbor.mercury

    As one of only a few botanical illustrators in the state of Kansas, Gail Selfridge traces a fine line between art and science. Selfridge has devoted most of her career to creating technically accurate illustrations to be published alongside scientific .

  • Wamego veterinarian judges, shows cats in free time Neighbor1.mercury

    Sometimes, people are faced with major existential questions, such as: What’s the true meaning of life? Does God exist? Are you a dog or cat person? Regarding the last question, Amy Hanson said she likes dogs, but she’s .


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