• 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 .

  • Local musician composes song for ‘50 Shades of Grey’ Neighboralt.phatch

    Local musician Scott Senn has been a lifelong performer, but on Valentine’s Day, one of the biggest gigs of his career will be in a major motion picture. The movie “50 Shades of Grey” will feature a song Senn wrote .

  • Aggieville gig just part of Harms’ involvement in the community Neighbor.phatch

    Rod Harms wanted to be a part of the community. He became the Aggieville Business Association executive director in September. Harms is also the president of the Civitas Group, a development company involved in restoration and erosion projects, building straw .

  • Pastor helps women exit sex industry Neighbor.phatch

    Deb Kluttz has a sign printed on white paper, taped abover her desk, that says “love out loud.” Her love for the Lord and people are what motivate her each day, she says. “It’s hard to say you love .

  • Local doctor uses balloon instead of scalpel to treat vascular disease Neighbor1.phatch

    Dr. Raymond Dattilo of Manhattan is working to save lives by saving limbs. Dattilo focuses his practice, Flint Hills Heart, Vascular and Vein Clinic, on treatment for critical limb ischemia, a form of peripheral arterial disease where there is a .

  • K-State woman has a leg up on fellow writing students: a published novel Neighboralt.phatch

    Whitney Horn is unlike most students Daniel Hoyt sees in his creative writing classes. Horn, a sophomore at K-State, has already written a novel and gotten it published. Horn’s book, “No Right Answers,” is a novel about Asta, her .


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