Quail Run fourth-grade teacher Alea Lafond helps student Kylie Sherby with a math worksheet during class in this 2009 file photo.
The Poehler building at Eighth and Delaware streets in east Lawrence once was a beacon of prosperity; now it sits vacant. Developer Tony Krsnich wants to make it into about 50 affordable apartments.
Many veterans coming back from Iraq or Afghanistan are choosing to go back to college to earn a degree instead of searching for a job in the down economy. Some of those veterans attending KU are, front row from left, Katherine Robinson, Andrew Foster, Kyle Brown and Sara Sneath; back row from left: Jake Robinson, Drew Beets and Stewart Melton.
People participate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual "Light The Night Walk" in Lawrence on Sept. 25, 2011.
Samantha Scott, Topeka, foreground right, joins other opponents of the Keystone XL Pipeline project in a rally at the Expocentre in Topeka, Monday, Sept 26. Proponents and opponents turned out to voice their opinions regarding the proposed pipeline project. The U.S. State Department is holding public hearings in eight cities from Montana to Texas on TransCanada's proposed 1,700-mile, $7 billion pipeline project. Part of the massive pipeline already runs through the middle of Kansas but hasn't been built in other states.
Finding a devilish costume, Shelby Christensen 9, of Shawnee, shows off her find at Halloween Express at 700 N.H. Traditional costumes are big this year — with zombies leading the pack.
Carol Rau, a certified professional in human resources, is owner of Lawrence-based Career Advantage, which helps hundreds of clients with job-search strategies and résumé writing.
Screenshot of Westar Energy outage map for the area, taken at 1:30 p.m. Monday. There are currently 1,049 customers without power just north of the Kansas River.
Walls in the Poehler building will being sandblasted.
Developer Tony Krsnich, a Kansas University graduate, walks around the old Poehler building, which he hopes to turn into apartments.
Windows boarded up at the Poehler building.
Developer Tony Krsnich shows off the inside of the Poehler building in east Lawrence, which he plans to convert into about 50 apartments.
Developer Tony Krsnich, a Kansas University graduate, is getting ready to take on one of his biggest projects, a redevelopment of the old Poehler building at Eighth and Delaware streets in east Lawrence. Krsnich wants to turn the building into modern, rent-controlled apartments.
A young piglet is pictured at the Knapp Family Farms in Bonner Springs in this 2011 file photo. The farm will be one of 32 featured on this year's Kaw Valley Farm tour from Oct. 3-4.
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo.Addy Burris, 5, shops for gifts at the Children's Holiday Shop at the Lawrence Arts Center Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, with the help of her personal "elf" Logan Hassig, right, a Free State high sophomore. The two were picking out gifts for 10 members of Addy's family. The event continues today from 11 a.m to 2 p.m for children ages 3-12. .
Six-month old market hogs roam in the barnyard at Knapp Family Farms. The Kaw Valley Farm Tour 2011 will include the Knapp Family Farms, 15978 Evans Road, Bonner Springs, for the first time.
KU coach Bill Self huddles with the Jayhawks after a Boot Camp conditioning session in this file photo from 2006.
The eighth annual Light the Night Walk.
KU coach Bill Self huddles with the Jayhawks after a Boot Camp conditioning session in this file photo from 2006. Boot Camp 2011 was to begin at 6 this morning.
Columnist Caitlin Donnelly had the opportunity to visit the offices of Ralph Lauren in New York City.
Baby rock chalk! Thomas Jacob Shafer, born June 16, 2011, in Oklahoma City, gives a fist pump for the Jayhawks. Thomas has a family history of proud Jayhawks: grandparents Derek Shafer (Kansas University ’71) and the late Karen Shafer (KU ’76), of Topeka; grandfather Todd Hottman (KU Law ’92), Olathe; parents Ashlee Hottman Shafer (KU ’05) and Zack Shafer (KU ’03, KU Med School ’08). Lowell Hottman, of Lawrence, Thomas’ great-grandfather (University of Missouri-Kansas City ’60, KU fan by choice since 1961) submitted the photo.
A utility apron with deep pockets works for gardening, home projects, garage sales and more.
From left Adrienne Paranjothi, Susan Brown, Jen Deming, Jackie French, Laurie Ostronic and Sara Waggoner get together to socialize Wednesday evening at the home of Deming before playing Bunko. September is Women's Friendship Month.
Julie Branstrom, who directs the Douglas County Dental Clinic, has a side business making jewelry from sea glass. Branstrom and her family collect the glass on family trips to California.
Scruffy Cat is a longtime stray who has permitted Susan Dickinson, Overbrook, to care for him over a period of eight years at her other residence near Emporia.
Kansas long snapper Tanner Gibas, far right (59), laughs with teammate Justin Carnes (54) and punter Victor McBride prior to kickoff against Northern Illinois in this file photo from Sept. 10, 2011.