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  • Shaffer: Building community a cure for political incivility

    Timothy Shaffer has neighbors who disagree with him politically, but he and his wife still made a point to take their daughters trick-or-treating in their neighb orhood because it’s more important to be a part of the community. Shaffer .

  • Manhattan transplant at home with watercolors

    Even after having produced 344 watercolor paintings of houses, Cora DuChene still doesn’t consider herself a professional. “Even though I sell paintings, I don’t know when you become more professional,” DuChene said. “I just know I still have a .

  • Managing KSU’s sheep, goats brings man shear joy

    Joseph Hubbard’s farming dreams were more than just counting sheep. While he was in high school, Hubbard set his sights on becoming the sheep and goat specialist of Kansas. He also wanted to be the largest sheep producer in .

  • Gym owner helps people find confidence with boxing

    Lorissa Belcher knows how to roll with the punches. Belcher, owner of KO Boxing and Fitness, transitioned from years of dance training into coaching boxing, and she emphasizes the fitness and focus aspects of the sport, not the fight. She’.

  • Couple racks up nearly 3,000 volunteer hours at RCPD

    Two thousand eight hundred hours is nearly 117 full days, longer than the regular season for K-State football. That’s how many combined hours Chris and Karen Hunter have volunteered as Riley County auxiliary police officers. Chris and Karen served more .

  • Manhattan strongman loves to prove people wrong

    Eric Brodkin gets around. He can’t walk, but he doesn’t let that stop him from doing much of anything — including staging strongman style events in which he competes only against himself. Brodkin has cerebral palsy and he has .

  • Manhattan woman set to receive national 4-H honor

    After nearly 60 years working with children in her area, Ann Domsch is set to be recognized for serving others. Domsch, who turns 81 in January, will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on Friday for her lifetime achievements .

  • Couple navigating life, and rivers, together

    A great adventure could be right in your backyard. Frank Bouchard and Kerry Regan spend a lot of their time in the outdoors. Most weekends find them hiking, biking or kayaking. Recently they’ve found ways to share their love .

  • Single mother works to shed stigma while attending K-State

    When Jordan Rinner got pregnant unexpectedly six years ago, she felt like she had to choose between being a mother and being a college student. She ultimately chose both. But not right away. Initially, Rinner said she decided to drop .

  • Friends take to the streets with new restaurant

    A good partnership is about compatibility more than agreeability. But when you own a food establishment like Josh Deal and Charlie Strathman, owners of Streetside Kitchen, a new non-mobile food truck, agreeing on foods does help. While waiting on Strathman .

  • In cheering, helping others, K-State grad fulfills 2 lifelong dreams

    Two of Tricia Holliday’s lifelong dreams have become a reality because of education opportunities in Manhattan: teaching students with special needs and cheerleading at K-State. Holliday, a K-State graduate, began her first semester as a speech language pathologist at .

  • Wilson enjoys her many roles — all of them ag-related

    On any given day, Chris Wilson may be selling real estate, practicing law, planning a wedding or kissing llamas — and some days she does all of the above. Though her interests seem unrelated, Wilson said each one is an offshoot .


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