Neighbors

  • Perfect brew one of job’s perks for Wamego coffee shop owner Neighbor.phatch

    Jim Hovind responded to a “strange” call in the early 1980s that ignited a lifelong passion. Hovind was a 19-year-old handyman in the San Francisco Bay area, where he’d moved after growing up in Kansas City. One day someone .

  • Dianne Paukstelis takes delight in acting, pageant directing Neighbor2.phatch

    Dianne Paukstelis leads a triple life. Paukstelis works for the Kansas State College of Engineering as a project coordinator for the University Engineering Alliance by day. When duty calls, she’s an actress and pageant director by night, and also .

  • Mother of 5 says she loves energy of her household Neighbor.phatch

    A family of seven is not small, but it’s not large, either, according to a Manhattan mom. It’s medium. Janette Moldrup and her husband, Justin, are raising five children and also homeschooling them. Justin, the son of Riley .

  • Early childhood educator retiring after 37 years at Hoeflin Neighbor2.phatch

    The Hoeflin Stone House on the campus of Kansas State University has been around since 1866. Over the years, the building has served many roles, ranging from a family homestead to the university’s poultry husbandry department. But since 1978, the building .

  • A new chapter for retiring Lee librarian Neighbor.phatch

    Patty McCrary has spent a lot of time at Lee Elementary School — in fact, much of her life. McCrary, a librarian who is retiring after this school year, started as a student, and after finishing her additional education and getting .

  • Family puts memories online for world to see Neighbor.phatch

    The family that prays and plays together, stays together. Brian Hough, pastor of Manhattan Presbyterian Church, and his family do plenty of both. What’s a typical day like in the Hough home? “We do a lot of playing, and .

  • A wild dream, now within reach for student Neighborh.phatch

    When Julia Chestnut was a little girl, her Sunday tradition was to wake up, turn on the television and watch Steve Irwin’s “The Crocodile Hunter” with her family. But when Irwin was killed by a stingray while filming in 2006, .

  • Manhattan radio station’s music strikes heavenly tune Neighbor.phatch

    Jerry Hutchinson wanted something different for the radio station based in a studio overlooking downtown Manhattan. Hutchinson, 62, of Manhattan, and his wife, Cathy, have owned since 1990 a Christian radio station called Angel 95 on 95.3 FM. “We wanted to not sound like .

  • ‘Happy guy’ brings cheer to drive-thru Neighbor.phatch

    Scott McCune is the type of guy who gets recognized all over town. Sometimes it’s at the gas station. Other times it’s a bar. It’s not the sort of fame typically enjoyed by employees at fast food .

  • Stylist accustomed to cutting new paths Neighbor.phatch

    Sometimes, it takes just one conversation to change a life’s direction. Today, Kent Yeager is the owner and master stylist at Hair Shapers and Color Design. About four decades ago, he was a Florida man unsure about his life .

  • K-State fraternity member roughing it for charity Neighbor.phatch

    Nearly every night, a K-State sophomore drags his sleeping bag out to the front lawn of his fraternity house on Sunset Avenue, crawls into it and goes to sleep under the stars - and he’s doing it voluntarily, rain, .

  • Ex-Iraqi interpreter now a US citizen Neighbor horz.phatch

    Having felt that his life was in danger for six years during the Iraq war, Ayad Ahmed says he has felt safe since he moved to Manhattan in 2009. And just a few months ago, on Nov. 14, 2014, Ahmed became an American .


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