Neighbors

  • 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 .

  • 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 .





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