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1889
Catholics and Protestants Arrayed Against Each Other in Kansas.
Topeka, Kas., November 1. -- Advices received here to-day by Governor Humphrey say that the Protestant and Catholic factions at Axtelle, Marshall county, are at war and that a riot is threatened. Last week the Rev. J. G. White of Stanford, Illinois, announced that he would lecture in the Methodist Church against the Catholics on Saturday night. Axtelle is a strong Catholic community, and an organization to prevent the lecture was parfected. The preacher persisted, however, and when about to speak was seized by a mob and thrown out of the church window, along with several of his followers. The present riot is said to be an outgrowth of this affair.
[1889 Nov 2 - Wheeling Register, WV]



1933
The Mennonite congregation at Danvers has paid off its church building. They were buying it from the Evangelical Friedens congregation, which disbanded some time ago. Local citizens added to the contributions made by the Mennonites to buy the church.
[The Pantagraph, Dec. 23, 1933 - How Time Flies - By Jack Keefe]


1994
An Open House and Reception to honor Pastor Glenn Harms for 25 years of faithful service at the First Baptist Church in Lexington is being planned on Sunday, May 1 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the church’s Memorial Hall. There will also be the opportunity to tour the church facility, including the new addition. The public is invited to attend this event. Pastor Harms has the longest tenure of any other pastor in the history of the church. He was called to Lexington in June of 1969. He had previously served pastorates in Erie, Illinois and Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Pastor and Elsie Harms have six children. Linda Harms and Philip Harms of Bloomington, Steve Harms of Downers Grove, David Harms of Bourbonnais, Diane Anderson of Clinton and Janet Ralston of Littleton, Colorado.
[1 May 1994 - unk newspaper / possibly Lexingtonian - Sub. by Teri Colglazier]



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