Archive for Monday, May 30, 2011

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Veteran's Park at 19th and Louisiana streets was at one time the site of barracks for military students and trainees before it became a park in 1947 in honor of veterans of all wars. Lawrence, Douglas County war memorials honor those who served in wars dating back to Bleeding Kansas
May 27, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Some are in plain view — such as the Memorial Campanile honoring Kansas University students who died in World War II. Others are less prominent and much smaller. Regardless of size or visibility, Douglas County features many memorials honoring people who served in wars dating back to the Bleeding Kansas days leading up to the Civil War.
10:00 a.m.
Between June 2 and June 12, 2011, Emporia will host Celebrate the Flint Hills Week, a series of events and activities centered on Symphony in the Flint Hills, a concert on June 11 by the Kansas City Symphony in the tallgrass prairie. Want to get away this summer? These day trips won’t break the bank
May 29, 2011 in print edition on 1A
For Kristi Barger, traveling out of state ultimately meant having to move out of state.
2:00 p.m.
From left, Evan Manning, Hayley Francis and Austin Hoag celebrate their graduation from Free State High School by jumping for a photograph after the ceremony Sunday, May 29, 2011 at the Free State stadium. Free State High School’s class of 2011 takes graduation in stride
May 29, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Elated, anxious or indifferent, the nearly 300 graduates of Free State High School managed to celebrate the completion of their secondary educations Sunday. Now it’s up to them to decide where to go, what to do and how to build on the lessons learned while attending the school in northwest Lawrence.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence High School graduates Darrin Sorem, right, and Ross Johnson slap hands after being awarded class valedictorian honors during the graduation ceremony at Lawrence High Stadium on Sunday, May 29, 2011. Lawrence High School grads ‘ready to end this chapter and start another’
May 29, 2011 in print edition on 1A
They finished their classes, celebrated with families and just plain got through it all. In the end, more than 300 seniors at Lawrence High School soaked up the sun, held onto their mortarboards and picked up their diplomas Sunday afternoon at the Lions’ football stadium, completing a three-year journey on campus that for many began four years ago in junior high school.

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Honored service
Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifice of those who fought and gave their lives on behalf of their country.
May 30, 2011 in print edition on A13
Hundreds of Lawrence and Douglas County residents have spilled their blood in service to our nation.