Sunday, November 29, 2015

Lifestyle - Neighbors

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | September 08, 2015

    Self-described ‘nerd’ hopes to turn drone hobby into business


    Sam Smock can be described in a number of ways. Husband. Father. Kiss Army member. Smock is also gearing up to add entrepreneur to his list of descriptors, although he’s not a big fan of that word. “It’s a mainstream thing,” he said. “

  • Neighbors | August 31, 2015

    Local couple plans to set sail on 6-month voyage from Mississippi to Chesapeake Bay

    Kansas isn’t exactly a sailing hotbed, but that sure hasn’t kept Henry Otto off the water. For more than 50 years, Otto, a longtime Manhattan resident, has been sailing boats on Tuttle Creek Lake and other area waterways. And after years of dreaming and

  • Local |Neighbors | August 24, 2015

    Woman finds painting therapeutic after near-paralysis


    It wasn’t until she found herself nearly paralyzed, having lost most of the movement in her hands, that Myrna Filion discovered her love of painting. Her passion may have arisen at an unlikely time, but it has nonetheless changed her life in more ways

  • Local |Education |Neighbors | August 17, 2015

    Job allows nature-lover to avoid daily routine


    When you have a passion for something, you’ll find a way to do it. In January, Daniel Schapaugh became an education specialist at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. For the first time, he was able to make his love for nature a full-time job. “

  • Local |Neighbors | August 10, 2015

    Retired Army officer finds fulfillment as teacher, hunting guide


    David McNeal has had a few chapters in his life. He spent four years in the Marine Corps, where he learned Vietnamese and deployed to Vietnam as an infantryman executing search-and-destroy missions. He later transferred to the Army, where he rose to the rank of

  • Local |Neighbors | August 03, 2015

    Couple takes beekeeping hobby to Zimbabwe town


    Husband and wife Bob and Marian Brandenburg didn’t expect they’d be going to Africa to help spread the knowledge of one of their favorite hobbies: beekeeping. The Brandenburgs of Manhattan went to Zimbabwe for the first time this year for a two-month mission

  • Local |Neighbors | July 27, 2015

    K-State student loves country dance scene

    Briell Howbert had no idea the first time she stepped foot into Aggieville’s Dirty Dawg Saloon that she would discover a passion for country swing dancing and, later, a group of teammates that would become more like family. Howbert, a junior in K-State’s

  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | July 20, 2015

    KSU professor’s retirement includes more work


    If Nebraska had its own veterinary college, perhaps Kansas’ northern neighbor could have held onto Larry Erickson. Erickson grew up in Wahoo, Nebraska, but Erickson’s older brother wanted to become a veterinarian. So in 1957, he “tagged along behind” his brother to Manhattan and enrolled

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | July 13, 2015

    Volunteer marks 10,000 hours of service at hospital


    Don’t greet Erma McManis with a handshake. The Via Christi Hospital volunteer prefers hugs. “If I don’t know them, they’re going to know who I am because I go up and give them a hug whether I know them or not,” McManis

  • Neighbors | July 06, 2015

    Entomologist trades bugs for brushes in retirement


    As a research entomologist, Dick Beeman spent his career studying the natural world. Now in retirement,  he spends his time painting portraits. Beeman’s interest and talent in art started when he was a child in Madison, Wisconsin. “I’d always loved art,” Beeman

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