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  • Music, forestry brought couple together 081414 atchison 025.phatch

    Bob and Melissa Atchison have made music not something one just listens to in the car or plays in the background during a chore. For the Atchisons, the joy of music has been an active pursuit and the foundation of .

  • Knopp reflects on long career of helping people in transition Neighbor.phatch

    Monday morning was the start of a new era in Nancy Knopp’s life. Knopp finished her final days as the director of care management at Mercy Regional Health Center last week after 26 years of working at the hospital. “It .

  • Pizza expert says he won’t give up title in retirement Doughdoctorvert.phatch

    Even in retirement, Tom Lehmann isn’t about to relinquish his title of “The Dough Doctor.” After about 50 years, the 70-year-old Manhattan-area resident is stepping down from his bakery assistance director position at Manhattan-based AIB International, where he became known .

  • Decades maintaining Manhattan’s cemeteries, history Mike-1.phatch

    Mike Mohler’s father told him something as a kid that has stuck with him to this day. His dad, handicapped at 21 years old because of a stroke, passed on some advice about employment. “He always told me, ‘I don’.

  • Barber works to stay a cut above the rest Barberoftheville-1.phatch

    A little bit before 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aggieville Barber and Style Shop was already in operation with one man in the chair and three men waiting in line. “I hoped it wouldn’t be as busy,” said barber Phil Kuehl. .

  • Looking to help his father, man farms bananas, tilapia in Kansas Neighbor6-30.phatch

    What began for James Sperman as a way to help manage his father’s health has now grown into a sight that inspires astonishment.  Just off the northeast corner of Highway 24 and Flush Road, Sperman cultivates bananas, figs and .

  • Retired teacher turns another page with book project Karenlittlehorz.phatch

    When Karen Little was in second grade, she knew she wanted to write a book. What she didn’t know then was how long it would take before that would happen. That’s the way it can go with dreams. .

  • Pastor feels called to help soldiers with PTSD Pastormoorehorz.phatch

    Sandra Moore has considered it her mission in life to help soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. It’s an anxiety disorder experienced after emotional trauma, which can happen during war for soldiers. “My mission is to help .

  • Woman keeps busy as crafter, senior advocate 6-9neighborhorz.phatch

    Despite being retired, Mary Jo Harbour is constantly busy working as an advocate for other retirees at the Riley County Seniors Service Center. She’s the chair of the Riley County Council on Aging and the chair of the Spam .

  • Man’s love of model planes helped club take off Garyniehaushorz.phatch

    Gary Niehaus said he was bringing in one of his “smaller” planes. When Niehaus opened the back of his van on a hot, sunny afternoon in the Mercury parking lot last week, he revealed quite a sight. The airplane’s .

  • Librarian loves how books can build character Neighbor.phatch

    Jennifer Adams may have grown up in Kansas, but her love of literature has taken her many other places. That ability to crack open a good book and, through words, step into the shoes of a completely new person with .

  • Miller proud of how floral shop has grown in the community Neighbor.phatch

    The fresh smell is one of the first noticeable things when walking into Steve’s Floral. The presence of owner Jan Miller in her apron is also a constant there. She’s there when the store opens at 8 a.m. .


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