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  • Neighbors | February 10, 2014

    New 4-H and youth extension agent believes it takes a village

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    John Jobe stands by the old adage, “It takes a village.” Jobe, Riley County Research and Extension’s new 4-H agent, believes that communities play an important role in a child’s upbringing, and said 4-H can be part of that. “If you want youth

  • Neighbors | February 03, 2014

    Couple loves to share designs

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    Every business needs its hook. For Box Lab, Chris and Marci Spaw decided to have several hooks. One of them comes into play when people walk into the architecture firm on 407 Poyntz Ave. The showroom offers a look at what people could put into their

  • Neighbors | January 27, 2014

    Grad student wants to use degree to help addicts

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    Kristy Soloski is a Ph.D. student at Kansas State University in human ecology. She decided to focus her degree on drug abuse because of some family members. “Substance abuse is something that is near and dear to my heart,” she said. “I’ve had

  • Neighbors | January 20, 2014

    Freelance poster artist a presence in Aggieville

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    Anyone exploring Manhattan’s local music scene might have noticed the whimsical work of Keegan Hudspeth hanging in several Aggieville store windows. Hudspeth, 27, is a freelance poster artist who currently creates material for Aggie Central Station. He also designed the art for Aggiefest 2013 – Aggieville’s

  • Neighbors | January 13, 2014

    Adaptability helped doctor in practice, life

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    Part of Dr. Rahila Andrews’ job in occupational medicine is to help people transition back into the workplace. She helps patients deal with workplace injuries, working them through physical or occupational therapy to get them back in the swing of things. “I like seeing people

  • Neighbors | January 06, 2014

    Campbell finds passion in helping youth

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    A local youth leader uses her own experiences as a young person to help guide Manhattan’s future. Junnae Campbell, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan, leads an organization that serves around 690 kids daily and about 2,000 yearly at the club’s

  • Neighbors | December 30, 2013

    Owner of new home store says choosing items you love the key to decorating

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    The secret to home decorating is making your heart sing. Cindy Taggart, owner of Prim and Proper Place, said most people know how to decorate, but they are afraid to make a mistake. “If it makes your heart sing,” she said, “then it will be

  • Neighbors | December 23, 2013

    Weixelman a fixture in Wamego education

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    WAMEGO – Richard Weixelman is a handyman, a farmer and he’s committed to education. He’s so committed that he’s been a member of the USD 320 Wamego school board for 31 years – beginning in 1983. “I’ve always been a believer in, and interested in education,”

  • Neighbors | December 16, 2013

    Green passion: 4-H roots run deep in the Oakley family

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    Tom and Christi Oakley met at a 4-H function, which may have foreshadowed that their family would one day be named the Riley County 4-H Family of the Year. The Oakleys, with their two daughters, Amanda and Shannon, received the honor this year after generations

  • Neighbors | December 09, 2013

    Local C.S. Lewis expert shares passion with class

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    Ron Ratliff knows more about C.S. Lewis than pretty much anyone you’ll find. Ratliff works as the reference librarian and adjunct instructor for Manhattan Christian College, but while he was working on his four degrees, he discovered a passion in the works of


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