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  • Neighbors | May 05, 2014

    Miller proud of how floral shop has grown in the community

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    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. and when it closes. “I

  • Neighbors | April 28, 2014

    Aubert the first female in MATC electrical program in 42 years

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    Elizabeth Aubert is only 19, but she’s already accomplished something that hasn’t been done in 42 years. The 2012 St. Marys High grad is the first female in that span to be part of the Electric Power and Distribution program at the Manhattan Area Technical College.

  • Neighbors | April 21, 2014

    MHS auto tech teacher plugs field as viable option

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    Automotive technology is changing and demand for mechanics is on the rise — so Manhattan High auto tech teacher Elizabeth Crooks is helping students make careers for themselves in an increasingly challenging field. When Crooks, a 2000 MHS graduate, was a freshman at the high school herself,

  • Neighbors | April 14, 2014

    Local business owner uses personality, daughter for inspiration

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    Dell Ann Upp has poured herself into her new business, Straight Upp Creative Studio. No, really. The concept, atmosphere and décor of Straight Upp, now entering its fifth week of operation, are reflections of Upp’s personality. “I think the people that know me

  • Neighbors | April 07, 2014

    Entrepreneurial spirit led coffee enthusiast to open shop

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    Good things don’t happen out of the blue. For many people, years of preparation go into their work. That’s certainly true enough for David Adkins, 26, who started Arrow Coffee Company in August 2013. A lot of stops along the way contributed to the opening

  • Neighbors | March 31, 2014

    Artist’s paintings bring her together with children

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    Though they’re depicted as light and whimsical, local artist Ann Carter paints birds that have a deeper meaning under their aesthetic beauty. Carter’s paintings, including a bird series, currently are displayed in the Strecker-Nelson Gallery in downtown Manhattan. “It’s sort of the

  • Neighbors | March 24, 2014

    ‘Amazing’ teenager finds time in busy schedule to help others

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    Kennedy Felice said that being around so many other people dedicated to serving others restored her faith in society. But it’s safe to say that anyone who has talked to Felice, recently named runner-up in the Kansas Boys and Girls Club Youth of the

  • Neighbors | March 17, 2014

    Soldier and his wife cope with tumor diagnosis

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    Sometimes it can be difficult to describe exactly what it was like to go through a traumatic situation. Lt. Col. Chris and Kristen Danbeck, who have been married for 11 1/2 years, attempted to explain their feelings after doctors discovered Chris had a brain tumor late last

  • Neighbors | March 03, 2014

    Lundquist can’t stay away from fire department

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    Guy Lundquist contributes to the Manhattan Fire Department in a multitude of ways – as a former firefighter, current custodian and unofficial department historian. Lundquist, born and raised in Manhattan, served as an MFD firefighter from January 1977 until his early retirement in March 1997. During his career,

  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | February 24, 2014

    K-State performer says she trains like an athlete

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    You won’t see Lauren Meis making a tackle or shooting a basketball. But as a Kansas State featured baton twirler, she needs to maintain the same level of dedication as those athletes who keep the crowd entertained at football and basketball games. Meis, a


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