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Lifestyle - Neighbors

  • Local |Neighbors | January 04, 2016

    Fresh out of academy, KHP trooper reports to duty in Manhattan

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    As a multi-sport athlete growing up in WaKeeney and later in college, Derek Carr spent much of his life within the boundaries of playing fields or baseball diamonds. But as Manhattan’s newest law enforcement officer he’ll be patrolling a new domain — the highway.

  • Neighbors | December 21, 2015

    Home life a balancing act ahead of deployment

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    Two-year-old Calixto Torres has two options — gum, or pretzels? To claim his prize, however, he needs to crawl into the lower compartment of a double-decker stroller. “Bribery has become a crucial element in my life,” groaned his mother, Melissa Torres, as she strapped Maddex, Calixto’

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | December 14, 2015

    Life in the outdoors a natural fit for Tomb

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    For Spencer Tomb, being named the Little Apple Brewery’s first ever Beer Drinker of the Year was no small honor. The brewery started its Mug Club and Beer Drinker Hall of Fame in 1998, allowing regulars to purchase ceramic mugs — personalized with a number on

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | December 07, 2015

    Woman brings childcare principles to dog daycare

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    Cindy Peters is ending her 2015 with a bang. That bang just happens to sound like a pack of dogs barking. Peters quit her job of 10 years at CivicPlus at the end of 2014 to build up RolloverU: Dog Services, which offers dog daycare, supervised play groups,

  • Neighbors | November 30, 2015

    For EMS director Couchman, public safety a ‘family business’

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    While serving the Riley County community for the last 26 years, Larry Couchman inspired his children to follow him and his wife into the “family business.” Couchman is the director of emergency and EMS services for Riley County and Via Christi Hospital. He has served in

  • Local |Neighbors | November 16, 2015

    How a woman’s desire to save dogs also helps diabetic patients

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    Everybody has a weakness. Donna Elliott’s weakness is dogs — in more ways than one. “Is there any point where I should bring up that I’m allergic to dogs?” Elliott asked. Elliott said she carries an EpiPen with her because she sometimes has trouble

  • Local |Neighbors | November 09, 2015

    Organizing Manhattan’s first TEDx event keeps doctoral student busy

    Marcio Goncalves is a busy man. Less than two weeks ago, he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation. He’s about to spend a couple of weeks in Australia attending a research conference. In December he’ll be back in Manhattan to receive his doctorate in

  • Local |Education |Neighbors | November 02, 2015

    New debate coach says he has big shoes to fill

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    Replacing a successful coach is never easy, but Ben Sutherland is up for the challenge. Sutherland joined Manhattan High School in August as a language arts teacher and the school’s new debate and forensics coach, replacing the successful debate and forensics coach Shawn Rafferty.

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | October 26, 2015

    Local doctor aims to prevent illness with wellness center

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    While Manhattan urologist Suelyn Hall can speak at length about the health benefits of hormone replacement therapy, what’s most apparent upon stepping into her office is her love of dogs. Hall opened Quantum Health and Wellness Center, in Blue Earth Place on South Third

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | October 19, 2015

    Stitt looks to help others with mental illness

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    After finding his way, Richard Stitt is interested in helping others do the same. Stitt has been the sole or co-director of Morning Star for 11 years, nearly the organization’s entire existence. The organization, 1018 Poyntz Ave., is run for people with mental illness by those


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