Saturday, October 3, 2015

Lifestyle - Neighbors

  • Neighbors | July 14, 2014

    Barber works to stay a cut above the rest


    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


    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


    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

  • Neighbors | June 16, 2014

    Pastor feels called to help soldiers with PTSD


    Sandra Moore has considered it her mission in life to help soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. It’s an anxiety disorder experienced after emotional trauma, which can happen during war for soldiers. “My mission is to help them understand their relationship with

  • Neighbors | June 09, 2014

    Woman keeps busy as crafter, senior advocate


    Despite being retired, Mary Jo Harbour is constantly busy working as an advocate for other retirees at the Riley County Seniors Service Center. She’s the chair of the Riley County Council on Aging and the chair of the Spam Protection Committee for Manhattan Area

  • Neighbors | May 26, 2014

    Man’s love of model planes helped club take off


    Gary Niehaus said he was bringing in one of his “smaller” planes. When Niehaus opened the back of his van on a hot, sunny afternoon in the Mercury parking lot last week, he revealed quite a sight. The airplane’s nose nearly touched the front

  • Neighbors | May 12, 2014

    Librarian loves how books can build character


    Jennifer Adams may have grown up in Kansas, but her love of literature has taken her many other places. That ability to crack open a good book and, through words, step into the shoes of a completely new person with a vastly different life is

  • Neighbors | May 05, 2014

    Miller proud of how floral shop has grown in the community


    The fresh smell is one of the first noticeable things when walking into Steve’s Floral. The presence of owner Jan Miller in her apron is also a constant there. She’s there when the store opens at 8 a.m. and when it closes. “I

  • Neighbors | April 28, 2014

    Aubert the first female in MATC electrical program in 42 years


    Elizabeth Aubert is only 19, but she’s already accomplished something that hasn’t been done in 42 years. The 2012 St. Marys High grad is the first female in that span to be part of the Electric Power and Distribution program at the Manhattan Area Technical College.

  • Neighbors | April 21, 2014

    MHS auto tech teacher plugs field as viable option


    Automotive technology is changing and demand for mechanics is on the rise — so Manhattan High auto tech teacher Elizabeth Crooks is helping students make careers for themselves in an increasingly challenging field. When Crooks, a 2000 MHS graduate, was a freshman at the high school herself,

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2012

Reproduction of any kind is prohibited without written consent.