Neighbors

  • 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 .

  • After surviving Friday the 13th accident, store owner now thinks he’s pretty lucky Neighbor.phatch

    Growing up, Rusty Schroll’s life revolved around sports. He played baseball and basketball. He lifted weights. He parlayed a passion for football and baseball cards into his first job, at a trading card store. “I enjoyed trying to build .

  • Builders association head strives for integrity in construction, life Neighor.phatch

    Many creative people attach some sort of signature or symbol to their work to let people know it’s theirs. Brad Hartenstein, executive officer of the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, has his own calling card. It’s just a .

  • Trainer back in the saddle after accident Neighbor1.phatch

    Tucked away on a winding gravel road just outside of Manhattan is a white barn outfitted with a riding arena, nine horses and just as many barn cats. The property is home to Clearwater Training Stables. Its owner, Rebecca Snavely, .

  • Minister finds purpose in funerals for those without ‘church home’ Neighborh.phatch

    Retired pastor Ben Duerfeldt has officiated 863 funerals in his 60-year career. A former pastor with the First Christian Church in Manhattan, Duerfeldt, 81, is now a go-to celebrant for those who aren’t members of a church. “Most of the funerals .

  • Cataloging memories after 31 years in KSU special collections Neighbor.phatch

    After 31 years of documenting K-State history, Tony Crawford, the university’s first archivist, understandably struggles to pick a favorite era or research collection. “That’s hard when people ask me that,” he said. “I don’t think I can pinpoint .

  • Artist, former teacher found his calling with stained glass Neighbor.phatch

    When Maury Berggren was a kid, he was told he’d never be a farmer. “I had a disease, and they said, ‘You will never be a farmer. You are not going to work that hard,’ ” Berggren said. So Berggren .





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