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  • Local |Business |Neighbors | February 29, 2016

    Woman weaves together creative interests


    Behind every finished basket is a pile of fibers. To get from fibers to basket requires weaving together a bunch of disparate strands into one coherent container. Marsha Jensen has spent countless hours doing just that. She has approached her career as an artist and

  • Neighbors | February 22, 2016

    Appalachian Trail trek one of man’s many journeys


    Zach Martin is determined to inspire people, but first he needs to accomplish his goals. “Before people will listen to you, or take something from you, you kind of have to do something first,” he said. Martin, 21, will soon leave Manhattan to begin a four-

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | February 15, 2016

    The kind of place where everybody knows your name


    On one particular day in 1995, of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Greg Finn walked into this one.  He met Marcia, then his girlfriend and now his wife, for a drink at the Gin Mill, a longtime downtown bar.

  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | February 08, 2016

    Student guides K-State’s Burrow through wizarding world


    In the Harry Potter series, owls deliver important mail to wizards. In the real world, Cherra Bliss saw a Harry Potter banquet flyer meant for everyone at K-State. “Oh my gosh, there’s something on campus that has to do with Harry Potter,” Bliss remembered

  • Neighbors | February 01, 2016

    King of local chess scene says he was born to play games


    Mory Mort was born with two passions — nature and games. A Manhattan resident for about 50 years, Mort works as a sales representative for Three Men Tree Service, a business he helped start years ago that focuses on keeping trees healthy. When Mort isn’t working,

  • Neighbors | January 25, 2016

    ‘Master’ award allows Bluemont teacher to reflect on career path


    Stephanie Chitwood shed tears a few times reading the letters parents and students wrote about her when she was nominated for the Manhattan-Ogden School District’s 2016 Master Teacher award. Chitwood, a Bluemont Elementary second-grade teacher, was announced as the district’s Master Teacher Jan. 4 during

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | January 18, 2016

    Business owner hopes new gym sets Foundation for fitness


    Matt Karstetter is in a good place — literally. He’s hanging out at the gym he just opened in Manhattan. But he has more than one reason to feel satisfied about where he is. Karstetter graduated from K-State in 2007 and has spent the past nine

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | January 11, 2016

    Kistner’s and its owners mark milestone anniversaries


    Despite being married and owners of Kistner’s Flowers, Matt and Bronwyn Douglas don’t spend as much time together as people might think. “We don’t really see each other at work,” Matt said. “At home, it’s like, ‘How was your day?’ It’

  • Local |Neighbors | January 04, 2016

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


    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


    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’

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