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  • Neighbors | July 29, 2013

    A little help keeping her mother’s memory alive


    For many years, Eula Mae Hedman saved a set of fabric squares with flowers her mother had hand-painted in hopes of turning them into a quilt. Hedman said she had been looking for someone to put them together for some time, but had not had

  • Neighbors | July 22, 2013

    One 4Her, plenty of entries


    For Lexy Wilson, being in 4H is more like a family tradition. “My mom was involved in 4H before me or my brother was even born,” Wilson said. As a result, Lexy has grown up inside 4H. She officially joined 4H at 7, the minimum age.

  • Neighbors | July 15, 2013

    K-State athlete now keeps copters in shape


    For some, running is a hobby to keep in shape. For others, it’s an escape. For Spc. Mathew Chesang, running is a way of life. “When you are out there, you just run and communicate with nature, you just have fun,” Chesang said. A

  • Neighbors |Arts, Leisure | July 10, 2013

    Local country singer, a Manhattan native, looks to make it big

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    Alternative country music singer Stewart Ray has come a long way in country music since he started sneaking into bars at the age of 14 to sing on open mic nights. Ray was born in Manhattan and graduated from Manhattan High School in 2011. While he still

  • Neighbors | July 08, 2013

    Their life together started on a high, stayed there


    It was on top of a Ferris wheel almost 67 years ago in Manhattan that Harold “Sprug” Burgman proposed to Margery Burgman. The Ferris wheel had broken down while the pair were on it as one would expect in a romantic comedy. Sprug, as he is

  • Neighbors | June 24, 2013

    Mixed martial artist inspired by ‘Rocky’

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    Ethan Stevenson, 23, has recently gotten more involved in mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting, a sport that simultaneously challenges the mind and body. Stevenson first found his interest for the sport at the age of 10, while watching a Rocky movie. “Rocky became my inspiration; I had

  • Neighbors | June 17, 2013

    Through the Dust Bowl and the Battle of the Bulge


    Herman Westmeyer may not be as spry as he once was or hear as well as he once did, but he is as sharp as a tack at 100 years old. Born Nov. 15, 1912, he worked with farmers and ranchers in western Kansas through the Dust Bowl,

  • Neighbors | June 10, 2013

    Community service: Corrections officer feels he’s giving back

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    The patrol officers get the glory of the chase, but the lesser-seen corrections officers keep order in the jail while the justice system runs its course. For eight hours a day, Jess Wickizer keeps watch over about 80 inmates housed at the Riley County Jail. For

  • Neighbors | June 03, 2013

    Her career path is very snowy


    Stephanie Oursler has great dreams and has already taken some big steps to make sure they come true.  A May 2012 graduate of Kansas State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Oursler attended the 2012 Iditarod in Anchorage, Alaska, while still a student assisting Iditarod trail veterinary

  • Neighbors | May 30, 2013

    K-State baseball, Manhattan Day and more


    This weekend go cheer on the Cats at 2 p.m. on Friday as they take on the Wichita State Shockers at Tointon Family Stadium as they enter the NCAA regional tournament. For the first time in school history, K-State will host postseason play. Or check

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