Tuesday, May 24, 2016



Lifestyle - Neighbors

  • 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

  • Neighbors | February 22, 2016

    Appalachian Trail trek one of man’s many journeys

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    Zach Martin is determined to inspire people, but first he needs to accomplish his goals. “Before people will listen to you, or take something from you, you kind of have to do something first,” he said. Martin, 21, will soon leave Manhattan to begin a four-

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | February 15, 2016

    The kind of place where everybody knows your name

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    On one particular day in 1995, of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Greg Finn walked into this one.  He met Marcia, then his girlfriend and now his wife, for a drink at the Gin Mill, a longtime downtown bar.

  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | February 08, 2016

    Student guides K-State’s Burrow through wizarding world

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    In the Harry Potter series, owls deliver important mail to wizards. In the real world, Cherra Bliss saw a Harry Potter banquet flyer meant for everyone at K-State. “Oh my gosh, there’s something on campus that has to do with Harry Potter,” Bliss remembered

  • Neighbors | February 01, 2016

    King of local chess scene says he was born to play games

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    Mory Mort was born with two passions — nature and games. A Manhattan resident for about 50 years, Mort works as a sales representative for Three Men Tree Service, a business he helped start years ago that focuses on keeping trees healthy. When Mort isn’t working,

  • Neighbors | January 25, 2016

    ‘Master’ award allows Bluemont teacher to reflect on career path

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    Stephanie Chitwood shed tears a few times reading the letters parents and students wrote about her when she was nominated for the Manhattan-Ogden School District’s 2016 Master Teacher award. Chitwood, a Bluemont Elementary second-grade teacher, was announced as the district’s Master Teacher Jan. 4 during

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | January 18, 2016

    Business owner hopes new gym sets Foundation for fitness

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    Matt Karstetter is in a good place — literally. He’s hanging out at the gym he just opened in Manhattan. But he has more than one reason to feel satisfied about where he is. Karstetter graduated from K-State in 2007 and has spent the past nine

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | January 11, 2016

    Kistner’s and its owners mark milestone anniversaries

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    Despite being married and owners of Kistner’s Flowers, Matt and Bronwyn Douglas don’t spend as much time together as people might think. “We don’t really see each other at work,” Matt said. “At home, it’s like, ‘How was your day?’ It’


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