A CDC map indicates influenza was "widespread" in Kansas during the first week of March. Flu activity has steadily increased during the past several weeks in Kansas and has reached its highest level so far this season, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Carolyn Landgrebe, a former first-grade and reading teacher now volunteers in school, at LINK and she delivers Meals on Wheels. Landgrebe was heading out on a delivery for Meals on Wheels, Monday, March 12, 2012.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ADMINISTRATOR LISA JACKSON speaks at a forum with Chris Brown, a professor in Kansas University’s environmental studies program, Monday at KU’s Spooner Hall.
Representing spring sports teams at Free State High School from left are Montana Samuels, baseball, Alex Hill, softball, Andrew Craig, tennis, Brie Mingus and Dayshawn Berndt, track, Katie Sarraf, soccer, Colin Becker, golf, and Caroline King, swimming.
Mike Pisani, a teacher at Hilltop, works with his class of first through 5th graders on creating crafts from Australia. Pisani has been a teacher at Hilltop for 22 years and each year teaches unique theme units. This year the students are taking a Jules Verne style balloon trip around the world, exploring other cultures.
Kansas University grasped top honors in the website Inside Higher Ed’s annual Academic Performance Tournament, which uses teams’ graduation rates and academic performance to determine a winner.
Kansas junior Monica Engelman, left, hugs senior forward Aishah Sutherland while the rest of the team celebrates after the team learned its NCAA tournament fate during a tournament selection watch party held in the Naismith Room in Allen Fieldhouse Monday, March 12, 2012. The Jayhawks received the number eleven seed in the Des Moines region and will face sixth seeded Nebraska in the first round.
Kansas junior Monica Engelman, left, hugs senior forward Aishah Sutherland after the team learned its NCAA Tournament fate during a watch party held in the Naismith Room in Allen Fieldhouse on Monday, March 12, 2012. The Jayhawks received the No. 11 seed in the Des Moines region and will face sixth-seeded Nebraska in the first round.
Tosha Jansen-Conkey speaks Monday during a news conference. The mother of two young boys, Jansen-Conkey spoke against attempts to eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Eli Gomez, a worker with JT Underground, uses a mini excavator to dig a trench for fiber optic cable south of Lawrence, in preparation for the widening of Highway 59 on Monday, March 12, 2012.
Colin Mahoney, recording engineer for the Kansas University School of Music adjusts a microphone as KU assistant professor of percussion, Ji Hye Jung plays a marimba on Monday, March 12, 2012 in the pavilion at the Lied Center.
Denise Johnson could use a clone of herself as the teacher of 31 fifth-graders at Hillcrest School. Fortunately, she does get the help of two paraeducators, plus an English as a Second Language teacher and a Kansas University student who volunteers through the America Reads program. This is a panorama photograph taken in four shots with Johnson appearing in two shots at left and right. Johnson’s class is among the largest in the Lawrence school district.
A print from Chad Lawhorn's Dogs Playing Pool Art Collection. This one is entitled "That's not a Biscuit!"
A print from Chad Lawhorn's Dogs Playing Pool Art Collection. This one is entitled "Ruff-Roh!"
Colin Mahoney listens to the sound quality through headphones during the recording session with Jung.
Stare wide-eyed at a tiger and he might stare right back at the Kansas City Zoo.
Go nose-to-nose with a polar bear at the Kansas City Zoo.
"The Doctor is In" at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center in Topeka.
A budding Picasso concentrates on his masterpiece at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Topeka.
Kids use a Slinky to experiment with sound at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center.
A camper builds her own contraption at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center
The College Basketball Experience is a great place to get your game on. It can be found at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
A store-bought shadow box becomes a jewelry display case that keeps baubles dust-free with a bit of glue, batting and fabric.
Nutritious: Sarah’s simply Dijon-licious vinaigrette adds pizazz to a salad of baby spring greens, red onions, dried cranberries, roasted beets and chickpeas.
Delicious: Megan’s wasabi mustard drumsticks with dipping sauce have more substance than chicken wings but still pack a lot of flavor.
Students at the First Five Years preschool at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence gathered Feb. 13 to watch classmate Cooper and his parents receive a check for Cooper’s Cause Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports families dealing with pediatric heart conditions. The students spent the previous month collecting “Coins for Cooper” in each classroom. Pictured, from left, are Terry, Kristi and Cooper Keefer along with preschool director Jennifer Allen.
Tara sits still as a statue. Sharon Hughes submitted the photo.