Jim Swigart, who is the national President of the National Pony Express Association, waits outside of Constitution Hall on Monday, Oct. 10, before the start of a Pony Express ride to the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka. More than a dozen riders carried a mochila — a saddle bag — of letters from former Kansas governors to the capitol to honor both the state's 150th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of the termination of the Pony Express.
Incoming Kansas University freshmen make their way toward the Campanile during the 14th-annual “Walk Up the Hill” Monday, Aug. 16, 2010.
A bloodied and blue zombie shows an icy stare at the fifth annual Lawrence Zombie Walk.
A a true blue zombie shows off her look at the fifth-annual Lawrence Zombie Walk.
A zombie portrait shows of intricate makeup during the fifth annual Lawrence Zombie Walk.
Turner Omelau, 7, left, hides inside a compost bag from his friend Taloa Lena, 6, as the two raked and played in the leaves in front of their houses in East Lawrence, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. The city is encouraging people to compost or mulch leaves rather than burn them or put them in the trash.
Aniela Kiekel and her daughter, Shasta, 3, enjoy putting together a sticky treat — popcorn balls. Kiekel says she measures out the ingredients and lets Shasta add them in. Popcorn balls are a mixture of popcorn, marshmallows, butter and food coloring.
Aniela Kiekel slowly drips some melted marshmallows together to make popcorn balls with her daughter, Shasta, 3. Kiekel says Shasta enjoys helping to make chocolate cake.
Federal District Judge John Lungstrum spoke at the Lawrence Rotary Club on Monday, Oct. 10. He reflected on his nearly 20 years on the bench.
Sean Rudisell, left, plays an old 8-bit Nintendo video game, “Super Mario Brothers 3,” with his daughters Jori, 10, center, and Kaydi, 7, at their Lawrence home.
Lawrence Free State golfer Liz Hazlett watches her putt roll toward the hole during 6A regional golf tournament play Monday, Oct. 10, at Alvamar Golf Course.
Charles A. Crumet
Lawrence High golfer Attie Pennybacker, left, and Free State golfer Nicole Humphrey, right, prepare to tee off during 6A regional golf tournament play Monday, Oct. 10, at Alvamar Golf Course.
Lawrence High golfer Abigail Schmidtberger, left and Free State golfer Madison Brumley, participate Monday in the 6A regional golf tournament play Monday, Oct. 10, at Alvamar Golf Course.
Lawrence High golfer Payton Covert drives the ball off the 6th tee during 6A regional golf tournament play Monday, Oct. 10, at Alvamar Golf Course.
Lawrence High golfer Quillen Eichhorn lines up a putt during 6A regional golf tournament play Monday, Oct. 10, at Alvamar Golf Course.
Preston Lee Scheibler
Kids can collect Halloween candy in a cute tote bag.
Lucky pilot: Combat fighter pilot major Heather “Lucky” Penney is pictured with Lawrence pilot Richard Haig, owner of Westside 66 and chairman of Lawrence Municipal Airport advisory board at Reno Air Races in September 2010. Penney finished third in the jet race. Nelson Krueger submitted the photo.
Evie, a German shepherd and terrier mix, loves playing with all her toys. She belongs to Deb and Ron Rowland, Lawrence.