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Shaun Hittle

Shaun began working for the World Co. in 2008.

He is new to Kansas, having grown up in Florida and Michigan. He remembers the snow in Michigan and the giant cockroaches in Florida.

He has a 12-inch scar on one of his legs. He tells people it's a shark bite. About half the time people believe him.

His nose breaks very easily. He has learned this lesson the hard way.

He does not play video games and he feels strongly that other adults shouldn't either.

People tell Shaun that his best quality is his punctuality. He isn't sure if that's a compliment.

There are many things that Shaun is not good at, and he accepts that and plans no improvement in those areas, which include fixing things, cooking, and directions.

In his life, he has worked as a basketball referee, a pizza delivery driver, an undercover store detective, a social worker, a bouncer, and now a journalist.

You can follow him on Twitter @shaunhittle Here is a list of some of Shaun's favorite reporting projects:

• The Boy in the Attic: http://bit.ly/mUFOoH

• From the Ashes: Five Years Later: http://bit.ly/q0QF4d

• A Tournament of their Own: http://bit.ly/pi8EQy

• Rodeo School: http://bit.ly/iGkD2C

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Diana Staresinic-Deane, of Ottawa, penned her first book, about a 1925 unsolved Kansas murder, after finding a mysterious folder at the Emporia Public Library in 2007.

Diana Staresinic-Deane, of Ottawa, penned her first book, about a 1925 unsolved Kansas murder, after finding a mysterious folder at the Emporia Public Library in 2007.

Diana Staresinic-Deane, of Ottawa, penned her first book, about a 1925 unsolved Kansas murder, after finding a mysterious folder at the Emporia Public Library in 2007.

Jeff Hanson, of Muscotah, talks about his plans for the Joe Tinker Museum, including a July 27 "Joe Tinker Day" to celebrate the former Chicago Cub and the town's most famous former resident.

Jeff Hanson, of Muscotah, and his three-legged dog, Lucky, show off the progress on the Joe Tinker Museum recently. A volunteer crew recently worked on the project, adding a cement floor.

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