• 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 .

  • Organizing Manhattan’s first TEDx event keeps doctoral student busy

    Marcio Goncalves is a busy man. Less than two weeks ago, he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation. He’s about to spend a couple of weeks in Australia attending a research conference. In December he’ll be back in Manhattan .

  • New debate coach says he has big shoes to fill Neighbor.mercury

    Replacing a successful coach is never easy, but Ben Sutherland is up for the challenge. Sutherland joined Manhattan High School in August as a language arts teacher and the school’s new debate and forensics coach, replacing the successful debate .

  • Local doctor aims to prevent illness with wellness center Neighbor.mercury

    While Manhattan urologist Suelyn Hall can speak at length about the health benefits of hormone replacement therapy, what’s most apparent upon stepping into her office is her love of dogs. Hall opened Quantum Health and Wellness Center, in Blue .

  • Stitt looks to help others with mental illness Neighbor.mercury

    After finding his way, Richard Stitt is interested in helping others do the same. Stitt has been the sole or co-director of Morning Star for 11 years, nearly the organization’s entire existence. The organization, 1018 Poyntz Ave., is run for people .

  • Former Marine found peace when he found God Neighbor.mercury

    There’s an old aphorism about the lack of atheists in foxholes, and it isn’t tough to imagine such a scene when Bill Gasser discusses his military career. Gasser, these days a senior pastor at Manhattan’s Grace Baptist .

  • Woman’s love of travel, culture endures Neighbor1.mercury

    Pat Embers was 27 years old when she decided it was time for her to move to Europe for the second time. This time around, she would take a boat. “I just had a travel bug in me, and I wanted .

  • Teen riding for MS charity Neighbor.mercury

    Manhattan High School junior Isabel Dritz rode her bike to school on Monday morning, just like she does most school days. Every morning and afternoon, she takes the 20-minute ride from Virginia Drive to the high school. “It’s a .


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