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  • At the ready, dispatcher takes all calls seriously Neighbor 4-9.phatch

    Thinking she was taking Mylanta, an elderly woman in Riley County once ingested a spoonful of silver polish. When she realized her mistake, she called 911 in a panic. It was 3 a.m. and Wayne Colson answered her call. People like .

  • A: Waiting; Q. What’s the hardest part? Neighborpic-wright.phatch

    Dennis Wright admits he can’t tell you much about Shakespeare, but he can tell you about traveling around the world. If you’re lucky he might even tell you about lending his hat to the president of Mexico. The 54.

  • Helping others cultivate their own family trees Neighbor

    When people come to Misty Gandara to learn how to get started in genealogy, she always tells them the same thing: “Start with yourself!” “You want to prove that somebody was on this Earth on a certain time on a .

  • Animals need more than a playmate Neighbor 3-39-12

    Behind every good animal is a good zookeeper, because that keeper does more than people might expect. Rachel Meek, a keeper in Sunset Zoo’s South America area, deals with animals of many varieties, including flamingos, tortoises and anteaters. She .

  • Made you look! Man behind sign uses humor to catch customers’ attention Jason daras

    Jason Wiedenmeyer might be the funniest man behind a gas station counter. The 39-year old, who mainly works the weekend graveyard shift, is one of three men behind the funny marquees at the Dara’s Fast Lane, located at 1102 Laramie .

  • In a better place and with a better life balance Neighbor 2

    On Feb. 25, 2009, Will Hommertzheim realized he had two choices: swallow his pride and ask for help or check out. For the previous decade, Hommertzheim had lived in Topeka, abusing alcohol and drugs in an attempt to drown out the thoughts .

  • Adventurous professor likes to grab the bull by the horns Mondayneighbor

    “I’ve never been bored in my life,” says Donita Whitney-Bammerlin. But then why would she be? A professor in the College of Business Administration at KSU, Whitney-Bammerlin has ridden a Brahma bull, has been an astronaut candidate, participated in .





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