Monday, November 30, 2015

Lifestyle - Neighbors

  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | April 13, 2015

    A wild dream, now within reach for student


    When Julia Chestnut was a little girl, her Sunday tradition was to wake up, turn on the television and watch Steve Irwin’s “The Crocodile Hunter” with her family. But when Irwin was killed by a stingray while filming in 2006, Julia said she was devastated. “

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | April 06, 2015

    Manhattan radio station’s music strikes heavenly tune


    Jerry Hutchinson wanted something different for the radio station based in a studio overlooking downtown Manhattan. Hutchinson, 62, of Manhattan, and his wife, Cathy, have owned since 1990 a Christian radio station called Angel 95 on 95.3 FM. “We wanted to not sound like every other Christian radio station

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | March 30, 2015

    ‘Happy guy’ brings cheer to drive-thru


    Scott McCune is the type of guy who gets recognized all over town. Sometimes it’s at the gas station. Other times it’s a bar. It’s not the sort of fame typically enjoyed by employees at fast food restaurants, but then, McCune is

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | March 23, 2015

    Stylist accustomed to cutting new paths


    Sometimes, it takes just one conversation to change a life’s direction. Today, Kent Yeager is the owner and master stylist at Hair Shapers and Color Design. About four decades ago, he was a Florida man unsure about his life goals, having been forced out

  • Local |Kansas State University |Neighbors | March 16, 2015

    K-State fraternity member roughing it for charity


    Nearly every night, a K-State sophomore drags his sleeping bag out to the front lawn of his fraternity house on Sunset Avenue, crawls into it and goes to sleep under the stars - and he’s doing it voluntarily, rain, snow or otherwise. It isn’

  • Local |Neighbors | March 09, 2015

    Ex-Iraqi interpreter now a US citizen

    Neighbor horz.phatch

    Having felt that his life was in danger for six years during the Iraq war, Ayad Ahmed says he has felt safe since he moved to Manhattan in 2009. And just a few months ago, on Nov. 14, 2014, Ahmed became an American citizen after years of waiting

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | March 02, 2015

    After surviving Friday the 13th accident, store owner now thinks he’s pretty lucky


    Growing up, Rusty Schroll’s life revolved around sports. He played baseball and basketball. He lifted weights. He parlayed a passion for football and baseball cards into his first job, at a trading card store. “I enjoyed trying to build up an impressive collection, but

  • Local |Business |Neighbors | February 23, 2015

    Builders association head strives for integrity in construction, life


    Many creative people attach some sort of signature or symbol to their work to let people know it’s theirs. Brad Hartenstein, executive officer of the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, has his own calling card. It’s just a bit harder to find. “In

  • Local |Neighbors | February 16, 2015

    Trainer back in the saddle after accident


    Tucked away on a winding gravel road just outside of Manhattan is a white barn outfitted with a riding arena, nine horses and just as many barn cats. The property is home to Clearwater Training Stables. Its owner, Rebecca Snavely, took a moment last week

  • Neighbors | February 09, 2015

    Minister finds purpose in funerals for those without ‘church home’


    Retired pastor Ben Duerfeldt has officiated 863 funerals in his 60-year career. A former pastor with the First Christian Church in Manhattan, Duerfeldt, 81, is now a go-to celebrant for those who aren’t members of a church. “Most of the funerals I have, incidentally, are for

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