Haskell students decorate windows with holiday scenes
Haskell Indian Nations University students got ready for Christmas early Monday, painting the windows of Curtis Hall for an annual art contest.
Football coaches judged the best holiday designs on 13 sets of windows.
Students also celebrated the holidays with a Christmas meal of Cordon Bleu and Cornish game hens.
"We just do it for the students, to get them into the Christmas spirit," Curtis Hall worker Ralph Wermy said.
Carlene McGinnis won the $100 first prize in the art contest. Marcus Eegay won $75 for second place, and Ariel Brown took home $50 for third.
Police officers await results from autopsy of 20-year-old
Lawrence Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy performed during the weekend on a 20-year-old man who collapsed and died at a party.
Matthew R. Michael, 2511 W. 31st St., was with friends during a party in his apartment at Jefferson Commons, according to a police report.
At some point after Michael collapsed, those at the party unsuccessfully tried to revive him, said Sgt. Mike Patrick, police spokesman. Lawrence/Douglas County Fire & Medical workers were called. Michael was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
Police are not speculating about the cause of death.
Share the Warmth
Community members donate more than 6,000 used coats
Scotch Fabric Care received 6,264 coats in Lawrence and Topeka during the 14th annual Scotch Share the Warmth coat program.
Scotch employees volunteered their time to collect and clean the coats, and the Lawrence Salvation Army sorted and distributed them to the needy, according to Scotch.
Special collections were done at Pinckney School, St. John's School, Southwest Junior High School and from the employees of Honeywell.
Habitat for Humanity to dedicate house
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity will dedicate a house to the Liang family at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The house, at 1622 Lindenwood Drive, is in the finishing stages. It is Habitat's 36th house in Lawrence, according to the organization.
More than 400 volunteers contributed labor to the project, which has been ongoing during the past eight months.