The next Lenten Luncheon will be Wednesday, March 20, at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church Parish Center, 4100 Broadway Ave. Host pastor is Father Reggie Urban, and the guest speaker will be the Rev. Sandy Kennedy from Faith Community Church. The weekly luncheons begin serving at noon – not earlier – and end at 1 p.m. Freewill offerings will be taken to defray the expenses of the host congregation. The public is invited to attend all of the luncheons, which will continue through March 27.
Dominican Sisters of Peace will show the motion picture "Journey of the Universe" at 6:15 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the auditorium of the Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave. A freewill donation is requested. Refreshments and discussion will follow the movie, which has a run time of 56 minutes.
PAWNEE ROCK - A sunrise pageant is planned for Easter morning at the Pawnee Rock State Historic Site. The pageant starts at 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 31, Elaine Mull reports.
CLAY CENTER – "A historical fact which involves a resurrection from the dead is utterly inconceivable," wrote the late Dr. Rudolph Bultmann, an influential New Testament German Theologian. Presenting an opposing view is Dr. N.T. Wright. Presently, he is a world's leading Bible scholar having done extensive research on Jesus' resurrection. He says, "Because he is raised from the dead, he is Lord of the world, sovereign over the whole cosmos, the one before whom we bow the knee, believing that in the end every creature will come to do so as well."
TOPEKA - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation received information late Wednesday afternoon that Robert Helms targeted a grocery store in Walsh, Colo., 18 miles from the Kansas border in southeast Colorado. Helms portrayed himself as a deputy from a fictitious Adams County, Kan., Sheriff's Office. He produced a fake law enforcement officer badge which said "Adams County/Deputy Sheriff" on it.
When Roger Dick was diagnosed with cancer, his physician suggested surgery right away. Then, as if there weren't enough decisions to make, Dick learned he might be eligible for a clinical trial through the University of Kansas Cancer Center.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Phil Forte stepped to the foul line and Marcus Smart couldn't bear to watch, so with 2.9 seconds left on the clock in a tie game, Oklahoma State's star freshman turned around.
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ELLINWOOD - Cora Louisa Pennington, 98, passed away peacefully on Feb. 27th. Born May 24, 1914 in Bunker Hill, she was the daughter of Arthur Sellens and Mary (Chenoweth) Sellens, one of five children. In 1932 she graduated from Haviland Friends Academy. She was honored as one of three remaining graduates surviving from her class at the 2011 reunion. A resident of Ellinwood for over 50 years, she was a self-employed beautician.
Preliminary Damage Assessments began March 11 in a number of Kansas counties affected by the severe winter storms that struck the state in February. The assessments will gather data to determine if any of the counties will be eligible to apply for federal Public Assistance money to recoup disaster-related expenses.
SALINA - Norma Jean Copeland, 88, of Salina, died March 13. Ryan Mortuary, Salina will be handling arrangements.
Larry Dean Lunsford, 77, Great Bend, died March 14 at Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.
HOLYROOD - Brittney Mishel Montalbo died on March 7 in Lakeland, Fla. She was born Nov. 1, 1989 in Woolford Hall Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Raised in Pleasanton, Texas, she graduated from high school in Fort Worth, Texas.
Joyce M. Bray, 68, died March 28 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. Born Nov. 13, 1946 at Garden City, she was the daughter of William James and Ruth (Schulz) Bray
TOPEKA – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the state's appeals of the Kansas Supreme Court's decisions overturning the death sentences of Jonathan Carr, Reginald Carr and Sidney Gleason.
The Great Bend Public Library will close its temporary location at 3407 10th St. on April 7 as the staff prepares for the move back to Williams Street. The library will reopen on Wednesday, April 15, at 1409 Williams St. For more information call 792-2409.
First Assembly of God will host the second annual Benefit 5k Run/Walk for Royal Family Kids Camp at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 4. The race will begin and end at Brit Spaugh Park on North Main Street in Great Bend. The event will benefit Royal Family Kids Camp, a summer camp for abused or neglected foster children in Kansas.
Reverend Willie A. "Bill" Gray, 79, went home to sit on the right-hand side of the Lord on March 29, at his home in Great Bend. Born April 20, 1935, in Pawnee, Okla. he was the son of Lee Andy and Mary Etta (Cargill) Gray. He attended school in Hutchinson. He worked as a contractor for the City Highway Department in Hutchinson and then lived in Denver, Colo., for many years as an auto detailer and truck driver. On Sept. 10, 1987, he was united in marriage to Carolyn K. Jordan in Denver, Colo. The couple moved to Great Bend ...
LYONS - Mary Stone, 63, died March 28, at her home in Lyons. Born Nov. 8, 1951, in Beloit, she was the daughter of Albert and Freda Wooton Roof. She graduated from Great Bend High School and Barton Community College with an associates degree. On April 6, 1979, she married Jay B. Stone. A resident of Lyons since 1973, formerly of Great Bend, she was a Correctional Investigator at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility, Dispatcher for the Rice County Council of Aging and Quivira Transit.
HAYS - Carey A. Schulte, 56, former Hays and Russell resident, died March 27, at Via Christi Hospital/St. Francis Campus in Wichita. Born July 8, 1958, in Hays she was the daughter of John E. and Amelia (Dinkel) Schulte. She grew up in Victoria and attended the Anderson School of Hope at Victoria until it closed in the 1970's. She was a client with Development Services of Northwest Kansas for over 25 years and lived in Norton, Hill City, Ellis and Hays.
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Steve Stricker intends to play the Masters next week, his first competition since back surgery four months ago.
It could've easily been called the John Calipari Fantasy Camp.
HAYS – It was pretty much throwers and sprinters but those groups were impressive.
HAYS – The Barton Community College women's track team to a small group to the Alex Francis Classic this past weekend on the campus of Fort Hays State. Barton left some of its heavy hitters at home, including all everything distance standout Lydia Mato and NJCAA Indoor hurdle champion Vanessa Style.
BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack.
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