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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - December 20, 2007, Garden City, Kansas What's inside Suicidal soldier not taken out of A8 IPS Picture This House Blend members joe Deann Katie Jane Jacobs and Gale Seibert perform at the Senior Photo contributed by Norma THURSDAY December 20, 2007 Pistons edge B1 THE GARDEN CITY Telegram Volume 78, No. 299 16 Pages 2 Sections 50 CENTS Lorelle former manager of Garden City's facilitates a visioning retreat for the city of Garden City Dream City Laurie By GWEN TEETGEN If there was a dream Garden City what would the community look Garden City commissioners and staff brainstormed that question and others Wednesday during a visioning retreat at the Community Congregational A community that's doing it they would be one that has continued growth and a diverse business community It would be clean and where residents take ownership of the city and where the basic services are taken for granted because there are few Troy with the Western Kansas Community and Lorelle a store manager at both trained to facilitate such started out by having commissioners and city staff identify their passions and take a styles to learn how they and their counterparts process Having people who think and learn in a variety of ways makes for an well-rounded they See Page A5 Catholic the Rev. dies at age 73 By RACHEL DAVIS The Rev. Joseph pastor of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden had many In he too was a follower - a servant of had this charisma about and people wanted to listen to what he had to say They wanted to hear the Word of said Remi St. Catherine Hospital Bahr died Wednesday of cardiac arrest at St. Catherine He was 73. said Bahr had been his priest since 2002, and in that the two developed a was like a brother to was a spiritual a listening and I will miss Sister Catherine Therese Paulie said she remembers Bahr as a Bahr man who reached out to the poor and fulfilled his vocation with love and According to his obituary as a Father Bahr witnessed his mother feeding individuals who came knocking at the door after hopping from a nearby He started a food pantry to help the which blossomed into the Manna a home that offers lodging and clothing to people and families in The Manna House is located in Dodge Paulie said Bahr came to Garden City in July 1999. She said he had an eye for beauty and often decorated his home and the parish center with loved she knew his house because of all his Bahr established St. Dominic which supplements local charities in Garden The parish also established a Mission Market that helps raise money for the poor during Bahr's Bahr began his priesthood in May 1960 in and has served western Kansas since 1963. welcomed everyone and knew no Paulie knew He connected with He was a priest See Page A5 Laurie Nick Torres and Abe Hubert Middle School Off 0tero launch a rocket Wednesday afternoon that Torres constructed during the Students got to launch the rockets at the AHMS football field as an residents look to education of the future By EMILY BEHLMANN JOHNSON CITY - Communities need an education system that will give students the skills they need to succeed in 21st century the abilities to solve real-life and the motivation to succeed and carry their hometowns area residents said Wednesday It was just the sort of feedback Sally Kansas State Board of Education member for western said she and Education Commissioner Alexa were looking The two visited Stanton County High School for the last of 10 regional forums on the future of Kansas They met with business public officials and other citizens from Johnson City and surrounding said the state board is looking to the public for guidance as it copes with a shortage of educators and looks to a challenging preparing kids for jobs that don't yet where they'll use technology that hasn't been invented to solve problems we don't even know Several business people said their industries are losing their small-town labor a point Cauble want our youth to come back to our and we want them educated so they can compete in a global she Maybe partnerships or field trips would help spark an interest in careers mat could be carried out some And when a student develops a career it could help them become more engaged in what they're doing at according to Mike Toole of the Southwest Plains Regional Service which serves area He encouraged the concept of in which students would have a career clearly in mind as early as seventh See Page A5 Cauble Fort Hays State selected to house science academy By CHRIS GREEN TOPEKA - A select group of high school students who excel at math and science could be furthering their talents at Fort Hays State University by the fall of 2009. The state Board of Regents on Wednesday endorsed a proposal from school officials to establish a two-year residential academy for high school juniors and seniors on the Fort Hays State The modeled after similar academies created in at least 15 other states including Oklahoma and still must receive funding from the Kansas Legislature to move Fort Hays State University President Edward Hammond called it an honor for his institution to be selected as the site of the Kansas Mathematics and Science Academy The decision allows the institution access to in state funds to further plan the it's up to the Kansas Legislature to make this a reality for the best and brightest of the state of Hammond A steering committee made up of higher and secondary education representatives chose Fort Hays State's plan over proposals submitted by three other The board announced the group's decision during its Wednesday with board President Reggie Robinson calling Fort Hays State's proposal State Sen. Nick who successfully pushed for a law allowing the creation of the academy in the 2006 said he thought Fort Hays State a for housing the See Page A5 Inside Annie's M Classified 9&*7 Opinion A4 TV Listings Comics A7 Sports Weather AS Check us out online at Inspiring Minds long ago came to the conclusion that all life is 6 to - Damon American writer Friday's weather partly low 27. mostly high 46, low 25. Details on page 0672472000507
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