Archive for Sunday, October 20, 2013

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9:33 a.m.
Ralph Dalrymple, of rural Leavenworth County, is a 91-year-old World War II veteran who served as an Army combat engineer. He watches as torn and tattered U.S. flags are disposed of during a ceremony at the Fraternal Order of Police firing range in rural Douglas County. Dalrymple said he has attended these ceremonies for about the past 10 years. Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Flags and the notes they strike
October 20, 2013
Every flag is inspected. On this day that means an estimated 4,000 of them. They are in cardboard boxes stacked upon each other in a scenic little slice of western Douglas County. A few feet away are the old tractor tire rims filled with wood and flames growing higher and higher. This is what a flag funeral looks like, in case you are wondering.By Chad Lawhorn
10:00 a.m.
Gina Westergard, associate professor of metalsmithing/jewelry at Kansas University, was voted this year's Lawrence ArtWalk Featured Artist Award. Westergard's current body of work is comprised of jewelry as well as funerary urns and reliquaries, which are functional objects that have great significance to her. Lawrence ArtWalk Featured Artist shows metalsmith work celebrating life
October 20, 2013
When it comes to Gina Westergard’s art, she finds creating functional objects most fulfilling, as she appreciates the memory that gets tied in with the object.
1:00 p.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo. Sunshine prevailed and the band played as onlookers filed along the streets of the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City on Saturday October 19, 2013. For more than 50 years the festival has been held the third week in October. Clear skies, smooth travel allow for good day at 56th annual Maple Leaf Festival
October 19, 2013
Everything was in place for smooth sailing at the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City on Saturday. U.S. Highway 56 reopened just in time, allowing easy travel for the thousands of vehicles streaming into the town. And once people arrived, the sunny, mild weather kept them there until the vendors began to close up shop. By Nikki Wentling
9:14 p.m.
No health concerns associated with current bad water taste
October 20, 2013
A chorus of complaints emerged over the weekend over the taste of Lawrence’s tap water, but Dave Wagner, director of utilities for the city of Lawrence, said Sunday that residents need not worry about its safety.

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