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  • Neighbors | April 29, 2013

    Baker all smiles after prom queen crowning

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    It’s good to be queen. An audience of Kristyn Baker’s peers witnessed her coronation at Manhattan Town Center on Saturday. Baker, who has Down syndrome, was named prom queen at Manhattan High’s prom. Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes mental,

  • Neighbors | April 22, 2013

    Best friend ...even if only for a few weeks

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    Emily Pendergrass came to Kansas State University to study animal science, but discovered other ways to help her four-legged friends. Pendergrass began doing community service work with the Riley County Humane Society three years ago. Currently, she is adoption coordinator for the pet adoption program

  • Neighbors | April 15, 2013

    Providing security in an insecure environment

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    To put it simply, Roxanne Brunnel leads an interesting life. She is a mother of three, a student, has a husband stationed at Fort Riley and is a contractor for ManTech International in Iraq. In March 2011 she was hired by the U.S. Department of

  • Neighbors | April 09, 2013

    Area priest celebrates 60 years of work in the church

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    When Father Carl Dekat was only in middle school, he stayed for a week with his uncle, a priest, at his uncle’s parish in Kansas City. Dekat, raised in the 1930s on a farm in Flush, in a house full of hardwoods and linoleum,

  • Neighbors | April 01, 2013

    Dad’s influence evident in her professional focus

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    Like father, like daughter. Stephanie Pierce’s dad went to K-State, so she did as well. He graduated from the business school, and she followed in his footsteps. He’s a business owner, so naturally Pierce became one, too. Purple Swirl Frozen Yogurt, owned by

  • Neighbors | March 25, 2013

    Her letterpress works make an impression

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    Ashley Flinn enjoys the tactility and the tediousness of her art. “Certain artists are drawn to things that have a lot of steps or have a lot of paraphernalia involved with them, and letterpress is this perfect Venn diagram meshing of lots of process and

  • Neighbors | March 18, 2013

    The many personalities of Krysten Day

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    Some say a good career is like a hobby. For others a hobby becomes their career. That may be the case for local actress Krysten Day. Day, who has been performing since high school, has taken the extra-curricular activity to a new level since performing

  • Neighbors | March 11, 2013

    Colorful mosaic pieces show ex-soldier’s creative side

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    In Tony Nichols’ own words, he’s never known for having the right tool for the right job. He eschews glass-cutters for simple pliers and uses gadgets from around the kitchen to create large stained glass mosaics, which he sells, with the help of his

  • Neighbors | March 04, 2013

    Not too hot or cold…well, it is, but then it changes

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    While parents work, they leave young children in the hands of others trained to develop their foundational skills. Diana Wertz is one of those people entrusted by parents. Wertz has been the director of the College Avenue Early Learning Center for 14 months. “I’ve always

  • Neighbors | February 25, 2013

    Manager glad to be part of the Call Hall tradition

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    When Renee Westgate accepted the position as Call Hall’s dairy sales manager in 1992, she never anticipated it would be a game changer in her running of odd jobs. Westgate graduated from high school in 1975. By 1977 she was working full time, taking classes here and


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