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  • The kind of place where everybody knows your name Neighbor2.mercury

    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 .

  • Student guides K-State’s Burrow through wizarding world Neighbor.mercury

    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 .

  • King of local chess scene says he was born to play games Neighbor.mercury

    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. .

  • ‘Master’ award allows Bluemont teacher to reflect on career path Neighbor.mercury

    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’.

  • Business owner hopes new gym sets Foundation for fitness Neighbor.mercury

    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 .

  • Kistner’s and its owners mark milestone anniversaries Neighbor.mercury

    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, ‘.

  • Fresh out of academy, KHP trooper reports to duty in Manhattan Neighbor.mercury

    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 .

  • Home life a balancing act ahead of deployment Neighbor.mercury

    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, .

  • Life in the outdoors a natural fit for Tomb Neighbor.mercury

    For Spencer Tomb, being named the Little Apple Brewery’s first ever Beer Drinker of the Year was no small honor. The brewery started its Mug Club and Beer Drinker Hall of Fame in 1998, allowing regulars to purchase ceramic mugs — .

  • Woman brings childcare principles to dog daycare Neighbor.mercury

    Cindy Peters is ending her 2015 with a bang. That bang just happens to sound like a pack of dogs barking. Peters quit her job of 10 years at CivicPlus at the end of 2014 to build up RolloverU: Dog Services, which offers .

  • For EMS director Couchman, public safety a ‘family business’ Neighbor.mercury

    While serving the Riley County community for the last 26 years, Larry Couchman inspired his children to follow him and his wife into the “family business.” Couchman is the director of emergency and EMS services for Riley County and Via Christi .

  • How a woman’s desire to save dogs also helps diabetic patients Neighbor.mercury

    Everybody has a weakness. Donna Elliott’s weakness is dogs — in more ways than one. “Is there any point where I should bring up that I’m allergic to dogs?” Elliott asked. Elliott said she carries an EpiPen with her .





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