Sunday, November 29, 2015

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  • 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,

  • Neighbors | April 14, 2014

    Local business owner uses personality, daughter for inspiration


    Dell Ann Upp has poured herself into her new business, Straight Upp Creative Studio. No, really. The concept, atmosphere and décor of Straight Upp, now entering its fifth week of operation, are reflections of Upp’s personality. “I think the people that know me

  • Neighbors | April 07, 2014

    Entrepreneurial spirit led coffee enthusiast to open shop


    Good things don’t happen out of the blue. For many people, years of preparation go into their work. That’s certainly true enough for David Adkins, 26, who started Arrow Coffee Company in August 2013. A lot of stops along the way contributed to the opening

  • Neighbors | March 31, 2014

    Artist’s paintings bring her together with children


    Though they’re depicted as light and whimsical, local artist Ann Carter paints birds that have a deeper meaning under their aesthetic beauty. Carter’s paintings, including a bird series, currently are displayed in the Strecker-Nelson Gallery in downtown Manhattan. “It’s sort of the

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