Archive for the ‘churches’ Category

Good Stewards

March 25th, 2014 at 9:48 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: Pawnee Rock Bergthal Mennonite Church, May 2013. GOOD STEWARDS Last week, while sorting though a box of my late father’s photographs, I found several pictures of our family church. Had my dad been alive this past year, he would have been deeply saddened by the […]

churches, nostalgia, small towns

Church piece on the radio

July 10th, 2013 at 10:34 am

Hey, I forgot to post a link to the latest radio piece I did for Kansas Public Radio. It aired on June 25 and I told about the closing of the church that I attended as a youngster in Pawnee Rock. Here’s the link: Death of a Church. By the way, you can follow Flyover […]

churches, nostalgia, on the radio, small towns

Death of a Church

June 4th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:   DEATH OF A CHURCH I knew I would feel sad, but I didn’t expect to cry. Nevertheless, tears filled my eyes as soon as the congregation began singing the doxology. Every Sunday morning during my childhood, as the ushers carried filled collection plates to […]

churches, columns, nostalgia, small towns

Where the Glaciers Roamed

March 13th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: Luigi’s Limoncello WHERE THE GLACIERS ROAMED While Dave and I were in Atchison to visit the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum recently, we also stopped in to take a look at Benedictine College. Our niece is planning on attending Benedictine next year, so we wanted to […]

churches, columns, small towns, traveling

First Presbyterian

November 9th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

The First Presbyterian Church at 8th and Commercial in Emporia lights up nicely at night.

churches, E-town

Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church

August 8th, 2011 at 9:01 am

Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church stands several miles north of Goessel in Marion County, along K-15.


St. Anthony’s

July 21st, 2011 at 6:14 am

Strong City.


In Lost Springs

April 25th, 2011 at 6:16 am

Trinity Lutheran

April 18th, 2011 at 6:10 am

Ramona, Kansas

churches, small towns

St. Francis Xavier

March 30th, 2011 at 6:19 am

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Seward (Stafford County.) The parish hall next door.

churches, small towns

Cookie buffet

December 14th, 2010 at 6:48 am

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church held their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday. We went to pick up some bierocks, but there were dozens of beautiful cookies for sale. I was good and walked on by. I almost succumbed to the cupcake rack. Oh, I do love me a good cupcake.

churches, E-town, events, vittles