Neighbors

  • K-State professor exiting stage after 30-plus years teaching Neighbor.phatch

    For more than three decades, Kansas State University associate professor Charlotte MacFarland has been teaching students the art of theater and encouraging young actors to take risks, both on and off stage. MacFarland’s name has become widely known in .

  • Hobby becomes community service for LaGrange Neighbor.phatch

    Since retiring from the Army, it’s safe to say Col. Gary LaGrange has been a busy bee. He’s also been a bee keeper. LaGrange has 32 bee hives scattered throughout the area, with four hives at Sunset Zoo and .

  • Local priest revels in parenthood after arrival of first child Neighbor.phatch

    Life changes for a father when he becomes a father. The Rev. Patrick Funston of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, who ministers to approximately 200 members, welcomed a baby girl, Eirnín Marjory Funston, into the world on Oct. 19. “She’s .

  • Preparation boosts motorcycle racer Neighbor.phatch

    Motorcycle racer Drew Jankord always tries his best to be prepared for a day on the track. It’s preparedness, Jankord said, that has helped him win motorcycle races this past year — some big races. Jankord, 26, won five national championships .

  • Salon owner starts second career with home store Neighbor.phatch

    Ralph Diaz is trying something new. After owning Gaia Salon since 1999, he sold his share of the business this year to open a new “interior home decor boutique” business, The Winged Lion. “At 55, people think, ‘Oh, you’re crazy,’” he .

  • 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 .





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