Penn State senior running back Michael Zordich, left foreground, and senior linebacker Michael Mauti, right foreground, give a statement in support of their team Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in State College, Pa.
Bunnie Gronborg, of Festus, Mo., speaks during a health care rally on June 28, 2012, in University City, Mo., after the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Gronborg has been denied health insurance for years because she has high blood pressure, so she is grateful that under the federal law, insurance companies won't able to deny coverage because of pre-existing conditions starting in January 2014. The law already has taken effect for children.
Hillary Brown, owner of Local Burger, 714 Vt., gives Boys and Girls Club first-graders a taste of some local, homemade applesauce during a field trip on Wednesday. The club members also enjoyed a meal of local beef and veggie burgers. The trip was part of a Leadership Lawrence project called Farm to Market to Table that the children were participating in this summer.
Bill Petrie, of McLouth, gets ready to run his 1967 Minneapolis-Moline tractor recently at the Agricultural Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs. Petrie will be competing Thursday in the tractor pull at the Douglas County Fair.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback expressed optimism about the long-term strength of the state government's budget Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the Statehouse, by announcing early payment of $24 million in bond debt.
Paris Spottedtail, 8, of Lawrence, seals up a cardboard boat on Wednesday in preparation for the Boys and Girls Club’s boat race at Lone Star Lake today.
Members of the Free State High cross country team head west on Ninth Street near Centennial for an early run on the morning of July 25. Both FSHS and Lawrence High have used the summer break to get into shape for the upcoming season, which starts Sept. 1.
The Poehler loft apartment project in east Lawrence boasts a putting green for its tenants. The building, which will have an open house Friday, is fully leased already and has a waiting list that’s about 70 people long.
Lawrence resident Maureen Bernhagen, who is pictured with her dogs Cosmo, left, and Taza, would like to see a fenced dog park be added to the south side of Peterson Park at the corner of Peterson Road and North Iowa Street. Bernhagen says she has a petition with 375 signatures, which was presented to the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department board earlier this month.
Former LHS football coach Bill Freeman, left, stands with ex-LHS player Gary Oatis.
Army Maj. Patrick Stuber and his father, Al Stuber, of Baldwin City , enjoy time together at a Lawrence Kiwanis Club weekly meeting before Patrick leaves for his fifth deployment to Afghanistan. John Sayler, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.