Gov. Sam Brownback, left, talks with patron tent host Pat Michaelis, Topeka, center, and radio personality Kelly Lenz, Topeka, in the patron tent before the Symphony in the Flint Hills on Saturday.
Elie Paterson, 4, of Kansas City tries her hand at the cello during the Symphony in the Flint Hills Saturday afternoon near Volland. At the instrument “petting zoo,” young and old alike could try out all kinds of instruments.
Beckett Viets, Lawrence, gazes at the sun through a solar telescope at one of the education tents during the sixth annual Symphony in the Flint Hills.
Concert-goers await the start of the Kansas City Symphony’s performance Saturday. More than 7,000 people attended this year’s Symphony in the Flint Hills.
Patty Lichlyter is one of 19 full-time dispatchers at the Douglas County Emergency Communications Center, 111 E. 11th. Dispatchers are responsible for taking and responding to an average of 900 to 1,100 emergency calls each day for emergencies big and small, from fires and vehicle accidents to barking dogs.
Noah Chaney looks over the basil, cilantro and banana peppers growing in his small plot at the Lawrence Community Garden Project near 920 Miss. The community garden, which is one of the oldest in Lawrence, was featured on the annual Food Garden Tour of Lawrence in summer 2011.
Christine Kosirog sits on her front porch greeting visitors to her garden Saturday, June 11, 2011. Kosirog’s garden, which features plants for food, herbs and flowers, was one of the featured gardens of the annual Garden Tour of Lawrence. During the morning session of the tour, Kosirog said over 100 people came to view the garden located at 1015 New York Street.
Traffic is stopped for culvert work on U.S. Highway 59 south of North 700 Road Wednesday, June 8, 2011, while crews continue work on what will be the new Highway 59 highway at right. Construction began in spring 2007 on the $240 million project between Lawrence and Ottawa. The project will widen the two-lane road to four lanes.
Charlie Newsome, of Lawrence, competes in the bike portion of the 2011 HyVee Ironkids Triathlon held Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Clinton Lake State Park.
Spectators cheer as competitors finish the 2011 HyVee Ironkids Triathlon held Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Clinton Lake State Park.
Fiona Dretzka, of Northland, Col., crosses the finish line at the 2011 HyVee Ironkids Triathlon held Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Clinton Lake State Park.
Callahan Eckardt, of Shawnee, competes in the bike portion of the 2011 HyVee Ironkids Triathlon held Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Clinton Lake State Park.
Callahan Eckardt, of Shawnee, crosses the finish line at the 2011 HyVee Ironkids Triathlon held Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Clinton Lake State Park.
Bullriding instructor Lyle Sankey, top right, and other students at the school watch as a rider hits the dirt during a run on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Sankey Rodeo School in Rose Hill, Kan.
A dismounted bull charges across the arena.
A young rider sits atop one of the gates watching the action in the arena.
Richard Landeros, West Cavina, California, 24, is thrust from the shoot on Saturday during a ride on, June 11, 2011.
Bullfighter in training, Jacob Davidson, 18, Mayetta, Kan., wears the marks of a hard lesson on his face after being trampled by a bull during a practice run at the Sankey Rodeo School in Rose Hill, Kan.
A gathering of young riders huddle for a prayer asking for safety before a long day at Sankey Rodeo School in Rose Hill, Kan. For many of them Saturday was their first ride on a bull.
An anxious bull waits inside a shoot for the gate to be released.
Thomas Tatum, Trenton, Mo., rosins his rope on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Sankey Rodeo School in Rose Hill, Kan.
Braden Young, a teacher at Richard's Music and Rock Camp watches a band performs at dress rehearsal. This is the third year of Rock Camp and it boasts the biggest student enrollment yet with 18.
Aaron Fast, 19, Moundridge, Kan., listens to instructions as he and other young bull riders rosin their ropes on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Sankey Rodeo School in Rose Hill, Kan. The four-day school sets out to train riders with professional aspirations but also provides the experience to thrill-seekers wanting to check off an item from their "bucket lists."
The Ritalin Kids will close tonight's performance with Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall."
Christopher Steven Gomez and Jamie Leigh Winkelman
Lisa Hershey and Justin Bloom
Michelle Lynn Miles and Jordan Michael Lang
Brian Gisick and Jessica Clark
Melissa Temaat and Justin Fox
Nell and Jerry Sherman
Marvin and Norma Jardon
Stan and Cheryl Robinson
Vernon and Joan Christian
Andrew and Lindsay Wedermyer
Michelle and Dale Boone
2011 Kansas Governor’s Arts Award for Artist recipient Louis Copt, left, is pictured with Henry Schwaller IV, chairman of the Kansas Arts Commission, and Llewellyn Crain, Kansas Arts Commission executive director, at the March 3 awards ceremony at held at Washburn University’s Memorial Union.
2011 Kansas Governor’s Arts Award recipient for Arts in Education, Linda Reimond, center, is pictured with her family at the March 3 awards ceremony at Washburn University. Back row, from left, are Jerry Reimond and Nick Reimond; front row, Reimond and Jerilynn Reimond Burris. Sara Paretsky, a Lawrence native and distinguished author of fiction and memoir, not pictured, received the Distinguished Arts Award at the same event.
Ron and Sylvie Olin attended the Lawrence Kiwanis Club’s annual fundraiser held March 12 at Applebee’s Restaurant, 3900 W. Sixth St. The Olins were among the more than 150 individuals in attendance. All proceeds went to support children and youth in Lawrence.
Lawrence Kiwanis Club’s Annual Pancake Feed, the club’s annual major fundraiser for supporting children and youth in our community, was held March 12 at Applebee’s Restaurant, 3900 W. Sixth St. Members, from left, are John Wessels, John Sayler, Frank Purvis, Harold Jones, Shelia Roberson, Bob Bowline, Megan McGlinn, Larry Almstrom, Judy Pinegar, Eileen Hart, Susan Wachter, Vicki Wilkerson and Cindy Hart.
The All-Area girls soccer first team, from left, is: Kylee Loneker, Free State; Annie Libeer, Free State; Hauna Payne, Ottawa; Cydney Lewis, Ottawa; coach Kelly Smith, Ottawa; Lexi Brady, Seabury Academy; Alex Bartels, Tonganoxie; Ashley Kotowske, Tonganoxie. Not pictured: Margaux Gill, Free State; Sarah Stuever, Lawrence High; Hayley Rideout, Ottawa.
The All-Area girls track & field first team, from left, is: Alexa Harmon-Thomas, Free State; Lynn Robinson, Free State; Hayley Francis, Free State; Jenny Whitledge, Tonganoxie; Domino Grizzle, Tonganoxie; Morgan Lober, Baldwin; Lyndsey Lober, Baldwin; Kaitlyn Barnes, Baldwin; coach Ted Zuzzio, Baldwin; Shereen Fattaahi, Veritas Christian; Jordan Miller, Oskaloosa.
The All-area boys track & field first team, from left, is: Blake Hocking, Lawrence High; Austin Flory, Lawrence High; Austin Hoag, Free State; Kain Anderson, Free State; Dallas Natt, Ottawa; Carson Barnes, Baldwin; Brian Wright, Baldwin; Asher Hannon, Baldwin; Macauley Garton, Mill Valley; Derek Webb, Eudora. Not pictured: coach of the year Mike Spielman, Baldwin.
The All-Area softball first team, from left, is: Kristen Bell, Lawrence High; Lauren Massey, Lawrence High; Samantha O’Brien, Free State; A’Liyah Rogers, Free State; Kaley Patterson, McLouth; Jesse Troupe, McLouth; Kaitlyn Wolken, Tonganoxie; Elizabeth Strawn, Wellsville; Lauren Mabe, De Soto. Not pictured: Mikela Scott, Ottawa; coach of the year Reenie Stogsdill, Lawrence High.
The Journal-World All-Area baseball first team, from left, is: Alex Laughlin, Lawrence High; coach Brad Stoll, Lawrence High; Ross Johnson, Lawrence High; Colin Toalson, Free State; Ethan Lorance, Tonganoxie; Kyle Pattrick, Baldwin; Connor Goedert, Ottawa; Turner Roth, Ottawa; Dylan Turpin, Perry-Lecompton. Not pictured: Matt Sutliffe, Lawrence High; Cody Kukuk, Free State.
Charitable birthday: Samantha Gregory, Eudora, celebrated her 10th birthday on Feb. 28. Instead of presents, she asked for donations for the Lawrence Humane Society. Samantha is the daughter of Jody and Jeff Gregory and the granddaughter of Joe and Sandy Deshazer, all of Eudora. Joe submitted the photo.