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Lifestyle - Neighbors

  • Neighbors | September 15, 2014

    Cranford brings 3 decades of experience to K-State students

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    Jerry Jay Cranford is a busy man. The Kansas State theatre instructor is directing the department’s first play of the year in October, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” a comedy that won the 2013 Tony Award for best play. After weeknights of play

  • Neighbors | September 08, 2014

    Curator packs lots of information into educational trunk

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    Allana Parker became fascinated with history as a child when her father took her to museums. Now, she works for one. Parker, 27, is the curator of design at the Riley County Historical Museum, and not surprisingly, introducing kids to history has been a big part

  • Neighbors |Arts, Leisure | September 02, 2014

    Kentucky native brings passion for stage to Wamego

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    Heather Branham Green left her long-time home in Kentucky for the middle of the country and found Columbian Theatre, a place she’s been charged to help maintain as the vibrant staple Wamego loves. She moved to Kansas two years ago from a community of

  • Neighbors | August 18, 2014

    Music, forestry brought couple together

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    Bob and Melissa Atchison have made music not something one just listens to in the car or plays in the background during a chore. For the Atchisons, the joy of music has been an active pursuit and the foundation of their life together. Bob, a

  • Neighbors | August 11, 2014

    Knopp reflects on long career of helping people in transition

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    Monday morning was the start of a new era in Nancy Knopp’s life. Knopp finished her final days as the director of care management at Mercy Regional Health Center last week after 26 years of working at the hospital. “It does feel really strange to

  • Neighbors | July 28, 2014

    Pizza expert says he won’t give up title in retirement

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    Even in retirement, Tom Lehmann isn’t about to relinquish his title of “The Dough Doctor.” After about 50 years, the 70-year-old Manhattan-area resident is stepping down from his bakery assistance director position at Manhattan-based AIB International, where he became known worldwide as an expert on

  • Neighbors | July 21, 2014

    Decades maintaining Manhattan’s cemeteries, history

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    Mike Mohler’s father told him something as a kid that has stuck with him to this day. His dad, handicapped at 21 years old because of a stroke, passed on some advice about employment. “He always told me, ‘I don’t care if you flip

  • Neighbors | July 14, 2014

    Barber works to stay a cut above the rest

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    A little bit before 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aggieville Barber and Style Shop was already in operation with one man in the chair and three men waiting in line. “I hoped it wouldn’t be as busy,” said barber Phil Kuehl. The sign in the window

  • Neighbors | June 30, 2014

    Looking to help his father, man farms bananas, tilapia in Kansas

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    What began for James Sperman as a way to help manage his father’s health has now grown into a sight that inspires astonishment.  Just off the northeast corner of Highway 24 and Flush Road, Sperman cultivates bananas, figs and raises tilapia — in Kansas. He

  • Neighbors | June 23, 2014

    Retired teacher turns another page with book project

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    When Karen Little was in second grade, she knew she wanted to write a book. What she didn’t know then was how long it would take before that would happen. That’s the way it can go with dreams. Sometimes one has to wait


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