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.
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.
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.