Thanks to players like, clockwise from top, Anthony Bonner, LHS; Khadre Lane, Free State; Justin Roberts, LHS; Cole Moreano, FSHS; and Blake Winslow, center, this year's City Showdowns have the potential to be even more high-level than most.
Making sugar cookies for the holidays can be a messy but magical project.
Emily Kennedy sports an oversized anorak jacket with faux fur trim ($128) from Eccentricity, along with skinny jeans ($89), a striped shirt ($38) and a scarf ($24).
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, talks about some of the issues of 2013 during an interview by the Lawrence Journal World on Monday, December 16, 2013.
A Lawrence Police officer takes measurements of an accident scene around 1:15 p.m. in the westbound lanes on 6th Street, Monday December 16, 2013. The westbound lanes between Maine and Michigan were closed for about an hour for further investigation.
Shelly Bennett, of Lawrence, holds her 1-day-old daughter, Madeline, and goes over information on postpartum depression with Amy Johnson, a registered nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. At the LMH Birthing Center, discharge nurses provide new parents with information on postpartum mental health symptoms to be aware of.
Dave Shelton, right, plays the bass with Hugh Naughtin on vocals as Anson the Ornery watches, during an impromptu jam session Sunday on the porch of 326 Indiana St. The group is preparing for a Christmas Eve soul music cover show called Dave Shelton's Christmas Eve Soul Shakedown at the Jazzhaus.
Kansas ranked 42nd in the nation last year for average teacher salaries, according to a report by the National Center for Educational Statistics. The numbers come from the National Education Association's Estimates of School Statistics, 1969-70 through 2012-13.