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  • Pastor up to challenge of growing local congregation Neighbor.mercury

    The pastor of Redemption Lutheran Church knows about hard work. In addition to Allen Brakke’s duties as pastor, he serves as an on-call chaplain at Via Christi Hospital, substitute teaches three to four days a week for the Manhattan-Ogden .

  • Teen leaves lasting mark on elementary school with stage Neighbor.mercury

    William Shakespeare wrote that all the world’s a stage, but for students at Amanda Arnold Elementary School, there’s one place in particular to put on a show. There’s also one person in particular who is responsible for .

  • Navy veteran recalls service, talks about D.C. trip Neighbor.mercury

    During his four years in the U.S. Navy, Lou Stewart crossed the Pacific Ocean 13 different times, and he did so on a ship. Stewart, who grew up in Wamego, joined the Navy almost immediately after graduating from high school .

  • Woman has no plans to retire after marking 4 decades at Walmart Neighbor.mercury

    Lots of things have changed since 1976. The population of Manhattan has nearly doubled. K-State fans have witnessed “the greatest turnaround in college football history.” Fort Riley’s troop strength continually fluctuated. Through it all Donna Burns’ presence at Walmart is .

  • New business combines friends’ passions: beer and bikes Neighbor.mercury

    Clint McAllister and Aaron Thornton like figuring out how to do things themselves. When McAllister’s bike broke, he learned how to fix it. When Thornton wanted better tasting beer, he learned how to make it. When the two found .

  • Growing up focus of RCHS musician’s ‘King for a Moment’

    Before a Riley County teen could write and record music, he had to grow up. Dalton Huey, an 18-year-old senior at Riley County High School, is releasing his first full-length album “King for a Moment” on May 1. The album will .

  • Snyder trims time at salon, looks back on self-styled career Neighbor.mercury

    The hair business is also the people business. That’s a key principle for Belinda Snyder. “This is one of the businesses that can’t be run over the computer as far as the actual service,” she said. “I don’.

  • Photographer comfortable making snap decisions to open co-work space Neighbor.mercury

    Josh Hicks doesn’t follow a script. Most high school students either know exactly where they’re headed to college, or at least spend months obsessing over post-graduation plans. It wasn’t until about three weeks before graduation, when a .

  • Cross-Kansas bike trip just the latest fitness feat for Ogden U.S. Army retiree Neighbor.mercury

    Come the end of May, Roger Graham will be eating a lot of pancakes and bananas. That’s because he’s going to spend the first week in June biking across Kansas to raise money for Ogden youth. The pancake .

  • Boley shares longtime passion for woodworking with others Neighbor1.mercury

    Bob Holcombe says Tom Boley stood out from the crowd when they met at a local craft fair where Holcombe was selling wood cut items. Boley, who is a tall man, was walking straight toward him — wearing a cowboy hat .

  • Collector’s prized barbs include ‘Dodge Star,’ ‘Vicious Wamego’ Neighbor3.mercury

    “I’ve got barbed wire everywhere,” says Wayne Griffin, as he roots through a shed on his Louisville homestead. He’s looking for a particular thick-gauge wire, which is slightly different from the 300 or so other types of barbed wire .

  • After 50 years at same store, jeweler doesn’t plan to retire anytime soon Neighbor.mercury

    Laurel Zimmerman has helped Danenberg Jewelers build 50 years worth of clientele. That’s long enough to see jewelry trends to go from white gold to yellow gold, then back to white gold. “Right now, it’s white gold again, but .


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