Standout defensive linemen Marquel Combs, left, and Chris Martin, right, are on their way from the junior-college ranks to Kansas University’s football team after signing and faxing in letters of intent on Wednesday.
Ian Schneck, 18, of Lawrence, sorts through a box of toys Wednesday at the Social Service League Thrift Store. All items in the store are donations from community members.
Jean Ann Pike, manager of the Social Service League Thrift Store, 905 Rhode Island St., organizes items Wednesday at the store. Lawrence’s counterweight to the big-box store, the thrift store not only has an eclectic stock of cheaply priced items for sale but also works with social service agencies to provide clothes and household items to the poor.
Michelle Miller is the owner of the new Mass Street Sweet Shoppe, 727 Massachusetts St.
The Casady and Frantz sisters, two sets of twins on the Free State girls basketball team, have opposing defenses seeing double. Pictured clockwise from top are Chelsea Casady, Summer Frantz, Abbey Casady and Ariana Frantz.
Celebrating December’s JobLink employee of the month are, from left, back row, Kurt Goeser, Julee Goeser, Margaret Saathoff, Jenny Hohman, Sarah Rippe and JobLink coordinator Cristy Bidinger; and front row, Teresa Carroll, JobLink employee of the month Krystal Kerr and JobLink consultan Mary Williams. Kari Bentzinger, of Cottonwood Inc., submitted the photo.