Clyde B. Umscheid
From left, Brendon, Adelaide, 2, and Peony Allen celebrate Brendon’s graduation from the University of Pennsylvania. He received an executive master’s degree in the technology management program. Brendon’s mother and father, Linda and Mick Allen, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Wiregrass Ranch High School students Nicolette Doria, left, and Alexia Browne, use their cell phones to shoot photos during their science class Nov. 4 in Wesley Chapel, Fla.
President Barack Obama greets Michaele and Tareq Salahi, right, at a State Dinner hosted by Obama for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday at the White House in Washington. The Secret Service is looking into its own security procedures after determining that the uninvited Virginia couple managed to slip into the dinner.
Muslim pilgrims make their way to throw pebbles at a stone pillar representing the devil during the Hajj pilgrimage Friday in Mina near Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The last stage of the annual Hajj, the symbolic stoning of the devil, began on Friday. The first day of stoning also marks the start of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, or feast of sacrifice, when Muslims around the world slaughter sheep and cattle in remembrance of Abraham’s near-sacrifice of his son.
Members of Lawrence’s Betty Washington Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution attended the Kansas Society of DAR 2009 Fall Workshops, Board of Management and Committee Fair Sept. 11-12 in Salina. From left, are Nancy Jaeger, Lawrence; Merry Ann Wright, first vice president general of the National Society of DAR, Washington, D.C.; Shari Johnson, Lawrence; Deana Sage, Perry; and Mary Frisch, Prairie Village. Stacy Cope, Lawrence, not pictured, also attended the event.
Attending the Sept. 23 Top-Off Media event at The Oread, are, from left, Lawrence City Commissioners Aron Cromwell and Lance Johnson; Nancy Longhurst, general manager; Tim Homburg, architect for the project; Lawrence City Commissioner Mike Dever; Lawrence Mayor Rob Chestnut, and Shade Little, husband of Bernadette Gray-Little. The event was held on the ninth floor terrace of the hotel.
Carrie Miller, 86, Lawrence, poses Oct. 30 in front of a Cans for the Community house at HyVee, 4000 W. Sixth St. Miller, the organization’s oldest volunteer, has been scooping aluminum cans for almost four years at this location. Miller’s can house also is the top producer of aluminum cans.
Cathy Skrtic, second from left, celebrated 20 years of service with The Eldridge on Oct. 14. Eldridge staff, from left, are, Nancy Longhurst, general manager; Skrtic; Scott Valentine, director of Food and Beverage; and Terry Rood, director of operations. Skrtic has worked in laundry services for 20 years at the hotel.
Jim Sylwester, left, president of Immanuel Lutheran Church and University Student Center, 2104 Bob Billings Pkwy., accepts a ceremonial key on from Tracy Green, CEO of B.A. Green Construction at the Oct. 4 dedication celebration for the newly constructed activity center addition. The 8,500-square-foot addition includes a large activity center/gymnasium, kitchen, youth/campus area, classroom, bathrooms and storage, with space to add additional classrooms in the future.
Vern Bartles, left, chairman of the dedication committee, accepts a plaque on Oct. 4 from Steve Bremer, Kansas District representative of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund that made the financing possible for the addition to Immanuel Lutheran Church and University Student Center, 2104 Bob Billings Pkwy.
Overlooking downtown Lawrence, from the ninth floor terrace of The Oread, are Shade Little, husband of KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, left, and Gene Fritzel of Gene Fritzel Construction. Little and Fritzel attended the Sept. 23 Top-Off Media event at the hotel.
Eric Studley, a junior at Free State High School, plays “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes to begin the Oct. 4 dedication banquet and ceremony for Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2104 Bob Billings Pkwy. About 180 people attended the banquet and service.
Eudora Boy Scout Troop 64 visits historic Fort Scott on Nov. 21. Back row, from left are, Matt Jones, Conner Bradley, John Scott and Duane Gentleman; front row, from left are, Nathan Bradley, Devon Middleton (kneeling), Patrick Bradley, Nathan Gentleman, Jim Morrison, Glenn Jackson and Ranger Enoch Doubledee.
Brandon Riffel and Sarah Johnson
Travis Most and Andrea Arnold
Lynsey Michelle Wedd and Kevin Patrick Grace
Ryan Wedel and Caitlin Day Wedel
Kateena and William Kennedy II
Stephanie Decker and Pooya Shawn Darius Naderi
Mark Pacey and Eryn Brown
Rebecca Ann Phipps and Samuel Steven Lobell
Katherine Ann Farmer and Joshua Lee Swenson
Sidney LaFontant, front, shops for a dishwasher with her husband, Les, and their son Jonathan, 1, in this Sept. 4 photo at P.C. Richard & Son appliance store in New York. A new stimulus program will offer cash for energy-efficient appliance purchases.
With Jumairah Island towers in the background, people practice golf Friday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Investors recoiled from risky assets on Friday and dumped shares in Asian banks and builders, fearing that a Dubai debt default could reignite the financial turmoil of the credit crisis.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, left, greets quarterback Landry Jones, center, and wide receiver Ryan Broyles (85) as they return to the bench following a touchdown against Texas Tech a week ago in Lubbock, Texas.
The Brady family in 1968: (from left) Tom, Merris, Beth, Barbara and Tim.