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  • Neighbors | January 06, 2014

    Campbell finds passion in helping youth


    A local youth leader uses her own experiences as a young person to help guide Manhattan’s future. Junnae Campbell, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan, leads an organization that serves around 690 kids daily and about 2,000 yearly at the club’s

  • Neighbors | December 30, 2013

    Owner of new home store says choosing items you love the key to decorating

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    The secret to home decorating is making your heart sing. Cindy Taggart, owner of Prim and Proper Place, said most people know how to decorate, but they are afraid to make a mistake. “If it makes your heart sing,” she said, “then it will be

  • Neighbors | December 23, 2013

    Weixelman a fixture in Wamego education


    WAMEGO – Richard Weixelman is a handyman, a farmer and he’s committed to education. He’s so committed that he’s been a member of the USD 320 Wamego school board for 31 years – beginning in 1983. “I’ve always been a believer in, and interested in education,”

  • Neighbors | December 16, 2013

    Green passion: 4-H roots run deep in the Oakley family


    Tom and Christi Oakley met at a 4-H function, which may have foreshadowed that their family would one day be named the Riley County 4-H Family of the Year. The Oakleys, with their two daughters, Amanda and Shannon, received the honor this year after generations

  • Neighbors | December 09, 2013

    Local C.S. Lewis expert shares passion with class


    Ron Ratliff knows more about C.S. Lewis than pretty much anyone you’ll find. Ratliff works as the reference librarian and adjunct instructor for Manhattan Christian College, but while he was working on his four degrees, he discovered a passion in the works of

  • Neighbors | December 02, 2013

    Foundation leader inspired by women


    People often use the examples of others to help guide their lives. Bunny McBride, adjunct lecturer of anthropology at K-State, said she draws her sense of service from women in her family and around the world. She applies that as president of the Women’s

  • Neighbors | November 18, 2013

    Paratrooper turned pastor enjoys sharing message


    For years, the Reverend Paul Barkey’s career required him to jump to the ground from an airplane, sometimes even in the dark. “At night, you can’t see the trees,” Barkey said. “You can’t tell the difference between a road and a stream.”

  • Neighbors | November 11, 2013

    For store clerk, poems a way to cope with sadness, stress


    Samantha “Sam” Price has written more than 600 poems. “I love to write,” she said. “I’ve been writing since I was about 14.” Price, 24, grew up in Hutchinson but moved to Manhattan about three years ago to attend Kansas State University. She majored in agronomy, but

  • Neighbors | November 04, 2013

    One woman’s quest to dress those less fortunate

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    Manhattan isn’t known for its fashion, but one woman is taking her designs around the world. And for the best possible reason. Aurelia Pacey, 85, has made more than 700 dresses for girls in developing countries since fall of 2010. They have been sent to girls ages 3

  • Neighbors | October 28, 2013

    Local cook and his family like to mix it up, on and off the job


    Whether they know him or not, Manhattanites probably have seen the face of Frank Willis. Willis’ face, complemented by his distinctive afro and beard, was featured on stickers and T-shirts for Bluestem Bistro a few years ago — since he used to co-own the place. But

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