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  • Neighbors | January 28, 2013

    How Steve Shields changed life in senior facilities

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    Steve Shields moved to Manhattan 20 years ago to attend Kansas State University, but that’s not what kept him here. He said the desire to live here was based on a moment of clarity. His mother became ill and needed to go to a nursing

  • Neighbors | January 21, 2013

    How to live a full life while coping with CP

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    Like many 22-year-olds, Carol Moore loves playing bingo, spending time on the Internet or with friends, participating in 5k runs, watching sports and doing her job. She excels at these activities while living with type two cerebral palsy. “I can do pretty much anything anyone

  • Neighbors | January 14, 2013

    Dreamworks from an artistic palette


    In local artist Shay Dodson’s converted studio—it used to be a second bedroom in her apartment—Dodson paints with an undeniably feminine color palette, often using variations of bright blues, purples and pinks. Her work is primarily influenced by the female form and

  • Neighbors | January 07, 2013

    Rock Creek pick is a popular one


    Being different can make school a hard place. That’s what’s remarkable about what happened this weekend to one Rock Creek High School student with special needs. Taylor Newman, a senior at Rock Creek High School, received the title of winter queen Friday night

  • Neighbors | December 31, 2012

    Empty nesters with more love to give assemble a second family

    When Doug and Manuela Wilson saw the last of their three children leave the nest, Doug decided he wanted more children. So the couple became foster parents in order to fill their house with the sound of laughter. “I was injured on the job in 1999,”

  • Neighbors | December 24, 2012

    In girlfriend’s ‘no’ he also heard God saying ‘yes’


    When Father Jarett Konrade, of St. Isidore’s Catholic Center, was contemplating becoming a priest, he looked to God for a sign. It wasn’t more than a week later that his girlfriend dumped him. Of course his newfound singledom was only part of the

  • Neighbors | December 17, 2012

    Cobb happy to lend a hand both here and in New York

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    For some, helping others comes easy; it’s almost second nature. This is the case for Matthew Cobb, the executive director of the Meadowlark Hills Foundation in Manhattan. Cobb, who is also a chaplain, recently returned from New York, where he spent time helping the

  • Neighbors | December 10, 2012

    Smiling through his own funeral day


    The funeral of Jerry Borth, 66, of Manhattan, was supposed to have been held Friday. It didn’t happen because Borth is very much alive despite doctors’ prognostications after he suffered a massive stroke and heart attack Nov. 25. Borth, who continues to recuperate at Mercy Regional

  • Neighbors | December 03, 2012

    Her campaign to snuff out sexual assault

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    Though K-State senior Kaitlyn Dechant may find humor in many things, jokes about rape won’t make her crack a smile. That all too-worn joke amongst students that a particularly hard test “raped” them only exasperates her. As an employee of the K-State Women’s

  • Neighbors | November 26, 2012

    To Hudgins, volunteering is investing in the future


    Pat Hudgins looks at the Manhattan community like a quilt; each person or group — retired people, military families or college students — contribute to the whole. She said each social service and volunteer organization creates the thread that holds the community together, and without it the

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