The front page of the Lawrence Journal-World on Dec. 7, 1941.
Villain and villainess Munro Murgatroyd and Ida Rhinegold are played by recent graduates Garrett Lawson, Bixby, Okla. and Janet Summerfelt, Seattle.
The hero and heroine, Adam Oakheart and Nellie Lovelace, for Kansas University's Summer Theatre production of "Dirty Work at the Crossroads" or "Tempted, Tried and True," are played by Taylor Geiman, Hutchinson and Shannon Buhler, Shawnee. The play is set to open on July 1 at Liberty Hall, 644 Mass.
Aluminum cans, bottle caps and other items usually found in trash cans are turned into artwork by local artist Jason Klinknett.
Neal Haze, left, Topeka, visits Tuesday with Dr. Greg Schnose at the Internal Medicine Group office, 4525 W. Sixth St. Eight physician-led practices, including Internal Medicine Group, were selected to participate in a Kansas Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative pilot project. The two-year project begins July 1 and will serve as a focal point for health care transformation in Kansas.
Lawrence residents using the Kansas River Levee trail are facing a detour when the come to the intersection of the Kansas River bridge. Crews working for the Bowersock Mills and Power Company have started construction on the company's new $25 million hydroelectric plant on the north bank of the Kansas River.
As part of the construction of Bowersock Mills and Power Company's $25 million hydroelectric power plant on the north bank of the Kansas River, crews have blocked off a part of the river in order to have a dry construction area.
The Lawrence-based Bowersock Mills and Power Company has begun work on a $25 million hydroelectric power plant on the north bank of the Kansas River. Construction on the new facility is expected to take 20 to 24 months to complete. Once built, the new plant will produce enough electricity to power about 3,300 homes per year. The power has been sold to the Kansas City, Kan., Board of Public Utilities.
The Kansas Department of Transportation announced Tuesday, June 21, 2011, that speed limits on certain Kansas highways would increase from 70 mph to 75 mph, starting July 1. Large sections of the Kansas Turnpike, interstates 70 and 69 and U.S. highways 69 and 81 will have the new, higher speed limits.
The De Soto home where Rachel Perez lived with her three children prior to her arrest on August 17, 2010. Perez was convicted in a horrific child abuse case after Johnson County authorities found her emaciated, malnourished son in the attic.
Rachel Perez sits on a bench during an interview from a holding cell at the Johnson County New Century Adult Detention Center, Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Perez is serving a 102-month sentence after pleading guilty to child abuse and attempted second-degree murder for leaving her 6-year-old son in the attic of her home in De Soto in August 2010. The boy weighed less than 20 pounds when found. Despite what prosecutors contend, Perez says that she had never put the boy in the attic or withheld food from him as punishment. She also hopes to eventually reunite with her children when she’s released from prison. Perez could be paroled in late 2017.
From left Eileen Horn, sustainability coordinator for the City of Lawrence and Douglas County, and Cassandra Ford, recycling specialist, gave a group of Russian environmental administrators and activists a tour of the city's composting facility.
City crews work to clean up a large tree limb blocking the westbound lane of 23rd Street near Learnard Avenue on Monday, June 20, 2011.
Lawrence police officers speak with occupants of a vehicle that hit a light pole during Monday night's storms. The pole blocked the eastbound lane of Clinton Parkway near Inverness Drive around 11:30 p.m. A second vehicle was also involved, rear-ending the first vehicle after it hit the pole.
A tree limb blocks the westbound lane of 23rd St. at the Learnard Ave. Monday, June 20, 2011 after a storm caused low visibility, resulting in a Jeep jumping a curb and running into the tree, according to Lawrence Police.
A Lawrence police car sits by a limb blocking the westbound lane of 23rd St. at the Learnard Ave. Monday night's storms caused low visibility, resulting in a Jeep jumping a curb and running into the tree.
Lt. Col. Kermit Allison Mangun
Catch of the day: Tom Finch, Lawrence, caught an 87-pound flathead catfish June 11 in the Kansas River. The fish was 54 inches long and 36 inches around. Finch released the fish after photos were taken.