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  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | September 09, 2013

    Paraguay’s new minister of agriculture has K-State ties

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    Manhattanites wouldn’t normally be interested in a new cabinet officer in Paraguay. But at least one local family is keyed up about the naming of K-State alum Jorge Gattini as that nation’s minister of agriculture. Gattini, who in 1998 earned a master’s degree

  • Neighbors | September 03, 2013

    River rescue got new cop’s feet wet


    WAMEGO — Two days after graduating from the police academy, Wamego Police Department Officer Derek Gray found himself in the Kansas River, rescuing a 9-year-old girl. The rescue occurred Aug. 4 following a weekend of heavy rains and flooding. The girl, Kayla Hardie of Wamego, had been

  • Neighbors | August 26, 2013

    Empty-nester has more to do before she kicks the bucket

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    Carolyn Besa started her bucket list long before the release of the movie of the same name. She first created it about 20 years ago. Since then, she and her husband have traveled to Germany and Australia and, most recently, to Kansas City for a hot

  • Neighbors | August 19, 2013

    An accountant with fashion sense


    When Kelsey Hemmy earned a degree in apparel marketing at K-State in 2008, she was drawn to the bright lights of Houston. But after working for Macy’s for a short time, she found that big city life wasn’t for her. So she returned to

  • Neighbors | August 12, 2013

    Business school: He’s combined them in one


    Aggieville is known as a place where K-State students party. For nearly a year, it’s also been a place where a K-State student has operated his business with fellow students. Alex Philip, a computer engineering major at K-State, is the owner, manager and technician

  • Neighbors | August 05, 2013

    Help is on its way: Woman enjoys challenge of dispatch job

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    A person who enjoys problem solving, Anna Sharp, 21, gets to do it every day for her job, but not in the way she expected. Sharp, who lives in Riley, is a dispatcher for the Riley County Police Department. Sharp, who has worked there since March

  • 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

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