Terry Rombeck (Freelance writer)

Terry Rombeck left the News Center in December 2009. Some of his work will continue to appear on a freelance or already written basis.

Recent stories

Best of Lawrence 2012: Best Artist
September 30, 2012
Four years removed from marketing a controversial board game that drew national headlines, John Sebelius has moved into the world of clothing lines, 2-D, film and sculpture. This summer he released a documentary, “Searching at Sturgis,” and a series of vignettes, “71st Annual Rally.”
Sculptures adorn campus, on and off the beaten path
August 19, 2012
At first glance, the beauty of Mount Oread lies in nature: the hill, the trees, the landscaping. And after that, perhaps, the buildings take over, with limestone craftsmanship that, in some cases, has withstood nearly 150 years. But look closer, and key pieces of art make campus what it is. In some cases, pieces have been in place so long they’re almost taken for granted.
Nomadic churches searching for permanent home
August 12, 2012
EastLake Community Church, a young-but-booming nondenominational congregation has spent this year as a nomadic church, with no permanent home.
Film festival highlights relationships between fathers and children
June 12, 2012
The relationship between fathers and children is on display during this week’s third annual Fatherhood Film Fest at Liberty Hall.
A cut above: Local author’s novel generates national buzz
‘The Chaperone’ about silent-film actress who popularized bob hairstyle
June 10, 2012
Laura Moriarty’s smash-hit novel of the summer began with some casual browsing at a bookstore.
Music from the harp: Bluegrass/gospel duo embrace unusual instrument
June 3, 2012
Lawrence-based Angel Road is preparing to cut its second CD, and its members are hoping to expand the group’s outreach in what they consider a Christian ministry.
KU opera, symphony students to take stage at ‘surreal’ Kauffman Center
April 27, 2012
Annalize Sussman remembers the first time she saw the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. “I thought it was magical,” the Kansas University master’s student says.
Theatre Lawrence’s Dueling Divas sing for a cause
February 1, 2012
When Sarah Young looks to defend her title Friday at the second annual Dueling Divas competition, she’d be happy to relinquish her tiara — if it means the fundraiser’s beneficiary, Theatre Lawrence, gets a big chunk of change for its operating budget. The event takes begins at 6:30 p.m. at Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H.
Coming up rosé: Fruity wine pairs well with summertime fare
August 8, 2011
Regan Lehman Pillar hears the complaints and sees the eyes roll. Rosés, for many, are passé.
New book from University Press of Kansas documents birds in state
July 18, 2011
The bird population in Kansas is, well, flighty.

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Recent photos

Pastor Matt Cox speaks during a July 29 EastLake Church service at South Middle School. The School auditorium was transformed into a sanctuary of sorts for the service. The church has been splitting time primarily between the school and the Lawrence Holiday Inn Convention Center, but members hope to find a permanent location.

A temporary sign outside South Middle School marks the location of EastLake Church services. Volunteers arrive three hours before the first service to set up for the morning.

"Water Carrier" near Spooner Hall

"The Victory Eagle" near Dyche Hall

"Untitled" near Spencer Museum of Art

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