Chaperones, from left, Sierra Dickson, Cristy Sullivan, Daphne Phillips and Kathleen Johnson accompanied the Corpus Christi Catholic Church youth group to the National Catholic Youth Conference Nov. 19-21 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Members of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church youth group Colin Phillips, left, and Victor Ramirez attend a general session at the National Catholic Youth Conference Nov. 19-21 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Thirty high school students and chaperones from the church spent three days experiencing prayer, community, workshops and liturgy with 23,000 other Catholic high school students from around the nation.
Rosalee and Bob Rainbolt celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a square dance party Dec. 27 at the West Campus of the First United Methodist Church. One hundred square dancers and guests attended. Vic Perry was the caller, Judy Broers cued line dances, and Vernon Nelson cued round dances.
Dave and Barbara Neff, presidents of the Lawrence Happy Time Squares, are pictured Dec. 12 with one of their gifts for serving as presidents during 2009. More than 100 guests and members brought mittens and gloves, which were donated to Women’s Transitional Care Services of Lawrence.
December wedding anniversary members of the Lawrence Happy Time Squares are, from left, Elois and Gary Allan, Jeanne and Mike Bronoski, Rosalee and Bob Rainbolt and Ivey and Don Harris. The Dec. 12 dance was held at the West Campus of First United Methodist. The Rainbolts were elected 2010 club presidents.
Attending the Jan. 12 Kaw Valley Corral of the Westerners meeting at Brandon Woods at Alvamar are, from left, Philip Godwin, W. Stitt Robinson, Dennis Dailey, Eldon Herd and Richard K. Moore. Dailey, owner of the Miller House, gave a talk on the house, which is reputedly the oldest in Lawrence.
Marilyn Bradt, right, presents a $1,000 check for acquisition and preservation of history archives to Dale Slusser, president of the Douglas County Historical Society, Dec. 17 at Watkins Community Museum of History. Bradt was the 2009 sheriff of the Kaw Valley Corral of the Westerners, a study group that meets monthly to hear lectures on the history of the Western United States.
From left, Albert Sellen, Marilyn Bradt, W. Stitt Robinson and Eldon Herd attended the Kaw Valley Corral of the Westerners meeting Jan. 12 at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. Herd is the current sheriff of the organization and Sellen, Bradt and Robinson are former sheriffs.
Members of Corpus Christi’s Catholic Church youth group enjoyed lunch and shopping on the Country Club Plaza while attending the National Catholic Youth Conference Nov. 19-21 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Michael Bonebrake and Becky Anderson
Katie McClain and Jacob Kucza
Geoff Wright and Mallory Frye
Becky Burns-Pisani and Mike Pisani
Jim and Janet Craig
Don and Barbara Ross
Brian Bishop and Autumn Jones
Ann Schanbacher and Colin Hamel
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., on the right speaks to a constituent Friday after a speech at a Kansas Chamber event in Topeka. Brownback is running for governor. He said low taxes and an open regulatory structure is needed to help Kansas grow economically.
Cassandra and Matt Elwell, Lawrence, get ready to lead the March for Babies Walk in downtown Lawrence. They were the co-chairs of the 2009 event, which raised $42,000 for the March of Dimes. They walked in memory of their first daughter, Grace, and in honor of their second daughter, Campbell, who is in the stroller at right. Also, in the stroller is Campbell's little sister, Paige.
Those serving on the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Luncheon committee are, from left, front row, Ginger Wilkins, Janice Early-Weas, Dena Johnston and Debbie Toms; second row, Kirsten Flory, Jamayla Long, Megan Poindexter, Amy Gilliland, Jana Flory, and Jessie Kwatamdia; third row, Betty Markley, Becca Booth, Michelle Fales, Jessica Wollesen, Tina Correa, Deborah Kurtz and Debra Thompson. They have been meeting since the fall to plan the Feb. 12 luncheon in Lawrence, which will raise money for the association.
Lawrence resident Karrey Britt spends time with her nephew, Jonathan, during the holidays. Jonathan was born 11 weeks early on Sept. 1, weighing just 2 pounds, 5 ounces. By the holidays, he was home and weighed 10 pounds.
Horologist Keith Scobie-Youngs of the Cumbria Clock Company carries out maintenance work Thursday on the clock face of the Town Hall in Manchester, England. Once a year Scobie-Youngs checks the workings, the Great Abel bell and the dial of the clock. The clock is by Gillett and Bland, and its face bears the inscription “Teach us to number our Days.”
Dorothy Darlene Walker
From left are Chuck and Mary Ledom, Lawrence, and Charlotte and Alvin Dehn, Ottawa, by the boat of Mark Ledom, the Ledoms’ son. He named the boat after the U.S. aircraft carrier Ticonderoga, which his father served on when in the U.S. Navy in the mid-1950s. Chuck submitted the picture.
Italian scientists are seeking permission from French authorities to dig up Leonardo Da Vinci’s body to conduct testing to determine whether the Mona Lisa, right, was actually a self-portrait, left, in disguise.
Copies of J.D. Salinger’s classic novel “The Catcher in the Rye” as well as his volume of short stories called “Nine Stories” are seen Thursday at Orange Public Library in Orange Village, Ohio. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose “The Catcher in the Rye” shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, died Wednesday at age 91. At left is a 1951 photo of the author.
A frightened, shivering dog, left, was rescued after floating at least 75 miles on an ice floe down Poland’s Vistula River and into the Baltic Sea, officials said Thursday. The thick-furred male dog was found adrift in the sea by the crew of the Baltica, a Polish ship of ocean scientists. The crew, now moored in the port city of Gdynia, has been searching for the dog’s owners. The 44-pound dog, estimated to be about 5 years old, is reportedly in good condition. The crew is prepared to adopt the dog if no one claims him.
Toyota models withdrawn for sale, identified by a single windshield wiper pointing skyward, sit at a storage lot for Keyes Toyota in the Van Nuys area of Los Angeles. Toyota has begun the massive project to repair faulty gas pedals in these models.
Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe stars as the 16-year-old title character in "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire."
The Ben Miller band includes (from left) Scott Leeper, Ben Miller and Doug Dicharry.