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  • Neighbors | October 06, 2014

    Music keeps Hood plugged in at work


    Rick Hood plugged a black electric guitar in an amp by his workbench and played a lick or two to the delight of his customer, who’d dropped it off earlier because she wasn’t happy with its sound. She seemed pleased with it now. “

  • Neighbors | September 29, 2014

    Life on the road easier with company for these friends


    Mike Wilson and Frank Garcia weren’t even supposed to be in Manhattan. Yet on Thursday afternoon, the traveling buddies found themselves sitting in the grass near the corner of Leavenworth Street and Tuttle Creek Boulevard. Some drivers passing by smiled or waved, others sent

  • Neighbors | September 22, 2014

    Business sense, duty to community drive Jones’ work


    Only one person can be the first dean of Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration, and that special title goes to C. Clyde Jones. Being one of K-State’s firsts puts him in the books of university history, but for the last 50 years,

  • Neighbors | September 15, 2014

    Cranford brings 3 decades of experience to K-State students


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

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