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  • Aggieville barber gives up his chair after 50 years Neighbor1.phatch

    When Roger Allerheiligen opened Aggieville barbershop Campus Hairstyling nearly 30 years ago, he made sure that the first haircut he gave was for his then-10-year-old son, Jarod. Last Saturday, Allerheiligen ended his 50 years of experience as a barber in similar .

  • Chen takes on bigger role in family business — while taking classes Neighbor.phatch

    Michael Chen’s family has always followed an unexpected path when pursuing opportunity. That’s one reason the 23-year-old Kansas State University student didn’t hesitate when the opportunity arose to purchase a local restaurant. Chen co-owns Chen’s Chinese, 2704 .

  • Georgia native represents Flint Hills with pride

    It’s the accent that gives Jerri Hager away. Hager, development officer at the Flint Hills Discovery Center, is an Atlanta native, something that’s noticeable in her speech. “I really tried hard the first few months I was here .

  • Music keeps Hood plugged in at work Neighborvertical.phatch

    Rick Hood plugged a black electric guitar in an amp by his workbench and played a lick or two to the delight of his customer, who’d dropped it off earlier because she wasn’t happy with its sound. She .

  • Life on the road easier with company for these friends Neighbors.phatch

    Mike Wilson and Frank Garcia weren’t even supposed to be in Manhattan. Yet on Thursday afternoon, the traveling buddies found themselves sitting in the grass near the corner of Leavenworth Street and Tuttle Creek Boulevard. Some drivers passing by .

  • Business sense, duty to community drive Jones’ work Neighbor2.phatch

    Only one person can be the first dean of Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration, and that special title goes to C. Clyde Jones. Being one of K-State’s firsts puts him in the books of university history, .

  • Cranford brings 3 decades of experience to K-State students Neighbor

    Jerry Jay Cranford is a busy man. The Kansas State theatre instructor is directing the department’s first play of the year in October, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” a comedy that won the 2013 Tony Award for best .

  • Curator packs lots of information into educational trunk Neighbor.phatch

    Allana Parker became fascinated with history as a child when her father took her to museums. Now, she works for one. Parker, 27, is the curator of design at the Riley County Historical Museum, and not surprisingly, introducing kids to history .

  • Kentucky native brings passion for stage to Wamego Neighbor.phatch

    Heather Branham Green left her long-time home in Kentucky for the middle of the country and found Columbian Theatre, a place she’s been charged to help maintain as the vibrant staple Wamego loves. She moved to Kansas two years .

  • Music, forestry brought couple together 081414 atchison 025.phatch

    Bob and Melissa Atchison have made music not something one just listens to in the car or plays in the background during a chore. For the Atchisons, the joy of music has been an active pursuit and the foundation of .

  • Knopp reflects on long career of helping people in transition Neighbor.phatch

    Monday morning was the start of a new era in Nancy Knopp’s life. Knopp finished her final days as the director of care management at Mercy Regional Health Center last week after 26 years of working at the hospital. “It .

  • Pizza expert says he won’t give up title in retirement Doughdoctorvert.phatch

    Even in retirement, Tom Lehmann isn’t about to relinquish his title of “The Dough Doctor.” After about 50 years, the 70-year-old Manhattan-area resident is stepping down from his bakery assistance director position at Manhattan-based AIB International, where he became known .


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