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  • Neighbors | November 24, 2014

    Hobby becomes community service for LaGrange

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    Since retiring from the Army, it’s safe to say Col. Gary LaGrange has been a busy bee. He’s also been a bee keeper. LaGrange has 32 bee hives scattered throughout the area, with four hives at Sunset Zoo and another set at Meadowlark Hills

  • Neighbors | November 17, 2014

    Local priest revels in parenthood after arrival of first child

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    Life changes for a father when he becomes a father. The Rev. Patrick Funston of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, who ministers to approximately 200 members, welcomed a baby girl, Eirnín Marjory Funston, into the world on Oct. 19. “She’s my first, and I don’

  • Neighbors | November 10, 2014

    Preparation boosts motorcycle racer

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    Motorcycle racer Drew Jankord always tries his best to be prepared for a day on the track. It’s preparedness, Jankord said, that has helped him win motorcycle races this past year — some big races. Jankord, 26, won five national championships at the Daytona 200 at the

  • Neighbors | November 03, 2014

    Salon owner starts second career with home store

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    Ralph Diaz is trying something new. After owning Gaia Salon since 1999, he sold his share of the business this year to open a new “interior home decor boutique” business, The Winged Lion. “At 55, people think, ‘Oh, you’re crazy,’” he said of starting again. “I

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | October 27, 2014

    Aggieville barber gives up his chair after 50 years

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    When Roger Allerheiligen opened Aggieville barbershop Campus Hairstyling nearly 30 years ago, he made sure that the first haircut he gave was for his then-10-year-old son, Jarod. Last Saturday, Allerheiligen ended his 50 years of experience as a barber in similar fashion, this time by giving

  • Neighbors | October 20, 2014

    Chen takes on bigger role in family business — while taking classes

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    Michael Chen’s family has always followed an unexpected path when pursuing opportunity. That’s one reason the 23-year-old Kansas State University student didn’t hesitate when the opportunity arose to purchase a local restaurant. Chen co-owns Chen’s Chinese, 2704 Anderson Ave., with his parents,

  • Neighbors | October 13, 2014

    Georgia native represents Flint Hills with pride

    It’s the accent that gives Jerri Hager away. Hager, development officer at the Flint Hills Discovery Center, is an Atlanta native, something that’s noticeable in her speech. “I really tried hard the first few months I was here to not let my accent

  • Neighbors | October 06, 2014

    Music keeps Hood plugged in at work

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    Rick Hood plugged a black electric guitar in an amp by his workbench and played a lick or two to the delight of his customer, who’d dropped it off earlier because she wasn’t happy with its sound. She seemed pleased with it now. “

  • Neighbors | September 29, 2014

    Life on the road easier with company for these friends

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    Mike Wilson and Frank Garcia weren’t even supposed to be in Manhattan. Yet on Thursday afternoon, the traveling buddies found themselves sitting in the grass near the corner of Leavenworth Street and Tuttle Creek Boulevard. Some drivers passing by smiled or waved, others sent

  • Neighbors | September 22, 2014

    Business sense, duty to community drive Jones’ work

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    Only one person can be the first dean of Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration, and that special title goes to C. Clyde Jones. Being one of K-State’s firsts puts him in the books of university history, but for the last 50 years,


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