Archive for Sunday, June 3, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident Brilla Highfill Scott is set to be inducted into the Kansas Teacher's Hall of Fame in a ceremony this weekend in Dodge City. Scott, who taught business at Lawrence High and served as principal at West Junior High served for 44 years as an educator in Lawrence. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo Educator heading to Hall of Fame
June 1, 2012
A Lawrence educator who started her career teaching students to use manual typewriters and went on to oversee the first junior high computer lab in the district is being inducted today in the Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame. Brilla Highfill Scott, who taught business classes at Lawrence High School and was principal at West Middle School, is one of nine teachers being honored in Dodge City today.
6:00 a.m.
Vicki Reed, of Lawrence, claps while her father, Herbert Skea, a surname of Gaelic origin, waves the Royal Flag of Scotland as they listen to the band Dorian’s Wheel on Saturday during Lawrence’s Diamond Jubilee street party to honor Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years of reign. Tenth street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire streets was closed for most of Saturday with music, Scottish Highland dancers, a British car show and other activities. British-themed bash honors queen’s 60 years as monarch
June 2, 2012
The block of 10th Street from Massachusetts to New Hampshire was closed off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the celebration. There were about 10 English-themed booths lining the block. There were handcrafted jewelry and traditional English street games. The sounds of Celtic music drifted down the street. At one point, a three-person band named Dorian’s Wheel performed traditional Irish songs.
10:00 a.m.
There are several active missing persons in the Lawrence area. From left, Randy Leach, who disappeared after leaving a party in Linwood in 1988; Alexis Dillard, last seen leaving Johnny's Tavern in 1992; and Lawrence man Elvin Crist, who vanished in December 1996. Years later, families of missing wait for answers
June 2, 2012
People disappear every day. They’re victims of foul play. They go to a remote location and commit suicide. They have psychotic episodes and wander off, confused and disoriented. They leave their families, escaping from some undesirable circumstance, searching for a new life. Gone.
6:00 p.m.
Pig Newton, a team out of Kansas City, Kan., won grand champion honors Saturday at the McLouth BBQ Blowout. Pictured are event advertising coordinator Cheryl Wonnell, left, Mike Castaneda, center, and Betty Castaneda. Pig Newton wins McLouth BBQ Blowout
June 2, 2012
If the smell of barbecue is a true indicator of summer’s arrival, then summer hit the town of McLouth in full force Saturday.

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Session ends
The Kansas Legislature bid farewell to the 2012 session Friday but not without some unusual excitement.
June 3, 2012
The Kansas Legislature’s ceremonial sine die adjournment created more than the usual news and excitement on Friday, but, to the relief of many Kansans, no actual legislating.