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Several 9- and 10-year-old girls from the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence were turned into beauty queens for a day at the first-ever Day of Beauty at the Lawrence campus of Marinello Schools of Beauty. The event, which was meant to coincide with National Women's History Month, was held to help the girls feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. By Giles Bruce
Group celebrates induction into Kansas Music Hall of Fame
For more than 30 years, the Junkyard Jazz band has shared its more-the-merrier style of play with the Lawrence community, most notably as the main entertainment Thursday nights at the American Legion. This year the band’s artistry and longstanding popularity are being recognized in a big way, with a spot in the Kansas Music Hall of Fame. By Sara Shepherd.
About a year ago, Gillan Alexander let a hunter from Mississippi come inside his house to sleep. He didn't know the decision would lead to a kidney donation that he sorely needed. By Matt Erickson
For Truebud BBQ, meticulousness is as much their signature as their secret rib seasoning, and it’s helped propel them to the elite ranks of the country’s top competition barbecue teams.
Mike Doering thinks about death a lot. A placid and professional man, Doering is not morbid. He is practical. He thinks of death in the same way a police officer ponders crime or an accountant considers numbers. Doering thinks of death because his job is death.
Longtime Lawrence developer John McGrew to receive Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Years award
Back in the 1960s, there was no Clinton Parkway in Lawrence, and certainly no Bob Billings Parkway. After all, it would have been odd to name a road after Kansas University’s young director of financial aid, even if he had been a teammate of Wilt Chamberlain.
If you’ve felt an unexplained chill, sensed an unseen visitor or taken an elevator up to an unexpected floor at the Eldridge Hotel, Patti McCormick wants to hear your story.
Whether it’s a wild deer running loose downtown, a dog rescued from a pond or a slow and steady turtle on the run, people love animal stories.
Local quilting organization 'Pieces' donates time and blankets to children at Lawrence Memorial Hospital
This time of year, the holiday experts in magazines promise that, between baking perfect cookies and wrapping stunning gifts, setting aside personal time will make for a stress-free season. But Marla Welch of Lawrence knows it's putting others first that, in the end, proves most satisfying.
Make the kids bathe, style their uncooperative hair, button and zip the clothes they hate — just the preparation for family picture day can be stressful.
Hibiscus, a 2-year-old dilute calico cat, had her eyes (which never developed properly) surgically removed before being adopted a few months ago. Hibiscus is shy and uncertain around strangers but loves to play just like any other active cat.
Izzy's leg had to be amputated after she was hit by a car. Now, her owners say, Izzy has recovered so well it usually takes a few minutes for people to notice she only has three legs.
Jason Charney, a senior from Overland Park, has developed some novel technology for the iPhone for music performance. Recently Charney composed a piece and performed it at the Apple Store in Chicago. He demonstrated his composition recently here in Lawrence.
Julie Branstrom, executive director of the Douglas County Dental Clinic, 316 Maine, talks about the clinic's fourth annual Free Dental Day on Friday, Sept 30, 2011.
Developer Tony Krsnich plans to turn the old Poehler building on East Eighth Street into about 50 apartments.
Alphapointe Association for the Blind serves people who are blind and visually impaired through job placement, education, and rehabilitation services. It has been serving the Kansas City region for 100 years.
Steve and Brock Robson, of Ace Bail Bond, at 2400 Franklin rd. in Lawrence, are pare of a family owned business in Lawrence, that bail people form jail and sometimes have to go after those who skip on a bond or have a warrant.
David Vertacnik, Lawrence, has peach and apple trees in his orchard, but says this year's crop was hampered by cold temperatures earlier in year. There will be some apples but no peaches this year, he says.
Students of violin teacher Julie Holmberg perform for family and friends for their annual summer concert at South Park, July 8, 2011.
Douglas County 4-H kids and parents collaborate to create crib sheets for premature babies, Friday, June 24, 2011. The items will go to the Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center neonatal intensive care unit in Topeka.