Charles Robinson, Kansas' first governor.
Kansas state Reps. Clark Shultz, left, a Lindsborg Republican, and Doug Gatewood, right, a Columbus Democrat, confer during a House Appropriations Committee meeting, Monday, March 21, 2011, at the Statehouse in Topeka.
Gas prices have dropped recently but are still above $3.00 per gallon. These prices were posted Monday, March 20, 2011, at QuikTrip, 1020 E. 23rd St.
John Ritchie, Kansas abolitionist.
Cyrus K. Holliday, one of the founders of Topeka.
Soldiers gather for a photo at Fort Riley's Main Post in 1861. Now, 150 years after its birth, Fort Riley remains part of the nation's defense and is intertwined in the economic and social fabric of Kansas. But historians and past commanders warn that the post's future depends on not resting upon the past.
Original photograph of the "Dodge City Peace Commission" in June 1883. Front row from left, Chas. E. Bassett, Wyatt S. Earp, Frank McLain and Neil Brown; back row from left, W. H. Harris, Luke Short, W. B. Bat Masterson and W. F. Petillon.
Kansas Troops in the Civil War.
William Clarke Quantrill (July 31, 1837 – June 6, 1865), was a Confederate guerrilla leader during the American Civil War. Quantrill led a Confederate bushwhacker unit along the Missouri-Kansas border in the early 1860s, including the infamous raid and sacking of Lawrence in 1863.
Preparing for spring, KDOT employee Andy Schimmel cleans up the sandy gravel mixture left behind from winter on U.S. Highway 24-40, creating a dusty haze for drivers passing by. Sunday marked the first day of spring.
Mark Moser, creator of Konza Portable Solar Trackers was in Lawrence Tuesday, March 22, 2011, to show his creation while it was used to produce power for sheep shears.
Mark Moser, creator of Konza Portable Solar Trackers, was in Lawrence Tuesday, March 22, 2011, to show his creation while it was used to produce power for sheep shears.
Raintree Montessori School students, from left, Reese Gray, 5, and Isley Newton, 4, tear up while trying to peel some onions for a Thanksgiving meal in this 2008 file photo. Spring break is prime time to get in the kitchen with your kids to teach them a lesson and break up boredom.
Mark Moser, creator of Konza Portable Solar Trackers, describes his invention to others while in Lawrence Tuesday, March 22, 2011.
Lawrence school board candidate Randy Masten chats live with LJWorld.com users at the News Center, 645 N.H., Monday, March 21, 2011.
Douglas County Emergency Management honored volunteers Nov. 11 at Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Station No. 5. This year volunteers gave 1,221 hours of volunteer service to DCEM through preparedness fairs, trainings, meetings, etc. Back row, from left, are George Penn, Willard Epling, Andy Anderson, Gary Crowe, Mark Randel, Dave Maas, Paul Gottesburen, Robbie Kieffer, Jerry Feese, Tim Lockett, Rod Heine, Bud Waugh and Charlie Bryan (Local Emergency Planning Committee board member); middle row, Mary Beth Hill, Linda Randel, Karen Bradburn, Debbie Liddel, Greg Gardner, Robilea Swindell, Virginia Filardo, Nicole Rials (LEPC board member), and Teri Smith (DCEM); front row, Jillian Rodrigue (DCEM), Susan Rodgers (LEPC board member), Sheila Meggison (DCEM), Michelle Derusseau and Paula Hladky. Volunteers not pictured are Aman Reaka, Annie Reed, Barb Hinton, Charley McCollum, Dave Hinds, Doug Rhoads, Drew Goulden, Floyd Craig, Jake Trybom, Jane Perdue, Jeanette Spencer, Jimmy Ramsey, John Wade, Joe Slaugh, Kate Dinneen, Kristine Chapman-Keezer, Lisa Miller, Mark Kirk, Marvin Wiedeman, Miriam Lee, Randy Cardonell, Ray Chao, Reid Crowe, Rob Perez, Sean Rudisell, Wayne Deaver and Will Shockley.
The Sixth Annual Holiday Homes Tour, a benefit for Health Care Access, was Dec. 5. HCA board member and host Sharon Stultz is shown with some of her Santas.
Holiday Homes Tour hosts Barb Heck and Terry Sutcliffe pose in front of one of their 22 trees. The Sixth Annual Holiday Homes Tour was Dec. 5. Other hosts, not pictured, were Mary Ann and Jim Clark, Barb and Jon Heeb, Jean and Monte Milstead, and Janie and Bob Nyquist.
Referee Jim LaPoint works the sideline in this 2010 file photo. LaPoint, also a KU professor, has officiated more than 2,000 soccer games at the college and high school level.
Marquette's Chris Otule, left, goes in for a shot against Syracuse's C.J. Fair in the second half of an East regional NCAA college basketball tournament third-round game, Sunday, March 20, 2011, in Cleveland.
Virginia Commonwealth guard Ed Nixon celebrates from the bench in the second half of a third-round NCAA Southwest Regional tournament college basketball game against Purdue in Chicago, Sunday, March 20, 2011. Virginia Commonwealth won 94-76.
Florida State players rub head coach Leonard Hamilton's head after a third-round NCAA Southwest Regional tournament college basketball game in Chicago, Sunday, March 20, 2011. Florida State won 71-57.
Texas players including Gary Johnson (1), J'Covan Brown (14) and Tristan Thompson (13) return to the court after a timeout against Arizona during the second half of a West Regional NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game on Sunday, March 20, 2011, in Tulsa, Okla.
National Champion: Klapsych Elegance was honored Jan. 21 by the United States Equestrian Federation in Lexington, Ky., as National Champion Arabian Halter Horse 2010. She was bred and raised by Karen Heeb of Lawrence and is being shown by Kristin Moore of San Antonio. Heeb and Moore submitted the photo.
Fourth-grade students Cole Phillips, left, Shakarah Barfield and Lexie Lockwood react as Lawrence magician Gene Kean performed some magic with a guillotine on principal Jeanne Fridell at Woodlawn School. Kean was performing ahead of a benefit show Saturday at Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., with the International Brotherhood of Magicians Kansas City Ring.
Lawrence magician Gene Kean performs some magic with a guillotine on principal Jeanne Fridell at Woodlawn School.
Christina Maki, Lawrence, considers her relationship with her stepfather, Shawn Roe of Olathe, as more of a dad-daughter relationship.
Miko loves to play in the snow. He belongs to Nichole, Taylor and Cameron Doonan, of Lawrence. Got a picture for Pet Post? Bring in or mail a Pet Post photo and some information about your pet to the Journal-World, 645 N.H., Lawrence, KS 66044 or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos will be returned after publication.
Cynthia Shaw is a birder and member of the Jayhawk Audubon Society.