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  • 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

  • Neighbors | May 27, 2013

    Battling ALS into overtime


    Scott Jennings is a rarity. He has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that leads to rapidly progressive weakness, muscle atrophy and spasticity, and difficulty speaking, swallowing and breathing. Thirty-thousand people suffer from it, and half are dead within three years of its onset. Yet

  • Neighbors | May 20, 2013

    Woman aspires to change treatment of prisoners


    Dropping out of high school and spending time in jail changed one Manhattan woman’s life for the better. Marilyn Ortega said her experiences helped her develop a passion for changing how society deals with people who have made bad decisions in their lives. She

  • Neighbors | May 13, 2013

    Officer once worked on reality TV show

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    Though Officer Matthew Droge wanted to be a policeman since he was a young child, his first real experience with crime prevention came while working as part of a five-person loss prevention team at Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale, Ariz. There, Droge worked undercover to

  • Neighbors | May 06, 2013

    Teaching canine friends to be more agile

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    Jocelyn Baker found a way 1 1/2 years ago to connect her love of dogs and her desire to stay busy by opening up her own agility training facility in Manhattan. In February 2012, Baker, who has been teaching agility for 12 years, built a 60 x 80 foot arena on

  • Neighbors | April 29, 2013

    Baker all smiles after prom queen crowning


    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,

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