Don’t greet Erma McManis with a handshake. The Via Christi Hospital volunteer prefers hugs. “If I don’t know them, they’re going to know who I am because I go up and give them a hug whether I .
As a research entomologist, Dick Beeman spent his career studying the natural world. Now in retirement, he spends his time painting portraits. Beeman’s interest and talent in art started when he was a child in Madison, Wisconsin. “I’.
Having worked in restaurants since he was 14 years old, Ian Hulon described his career as more of a love affair with the industry. Hulon started working at Harry’s Restaurant in downtown Manhattan in 2006 as a bartender and server. He .
It’s been a bit of a long, strange journey for Darrell Denton. He grew up in Marshall County, and after high school, he bummed around for a couple of years before enlisting in the Marine Corps. After three years .
An event-planning Kansan has returned home, and she brought some Los Angeles flavor with her. “I really wanted to take the influence of the West Coast and bring it here,” said Jill Mason. Mason opened Confetti and Cashmere Party Boutique .
Through coaching youth soccer, Kansas State University professor Bill Turnley has been teaching boys life skills for 10 years. Turnley, a management professor and interim department head in the College of Business Administration, started coaching when his oldest son, Jonathan, was 10 .
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 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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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