Captain Steve Zarnowiec listens as the story of how he won a Distinguished Service Award is read to those in attendance, Thursday night at the Holidome.
Lawrence police officers Larry Hamilton, center, and Tracy Russell, right, smile as they receive their Live Saving Awards from Lawrence police chief Tarik Khatib, Thursday night at the Holidome.
Logan Dudinyak, left and his brother Lincoln smile as they receive their Community Service Awards, Thursday night at the Holidome.
Lawrence police officer Peter Kirby smiles as she shakes the hand of Lawrence police chief Tarik Khatib after Officer Kirby received a Life Saving Award, Thursday night at the Holidome.
Seven-year-old Addalyne Egidy, of Lawrence, stands in, in place of her father Officer Robert Egidy, to receive his Distinguished Service Award, Thursday night at the Holidome.
Liam Elliott, 11, fills a plate with healthy snacks such as pita bread, cucumbers, carrots and almonds — just to name a few nutritious eats — at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School last week at an after-school fitness and nutrition program, Smart Strength. The Merc supplied nutritious food and taught kids the value of eating right.
All aboard the holiday train to Kansas City, where the fun gets started at Thanksgiving and doesn't wind down until after New Year's.
Sixth grader Wil Johnson concentrates intently on his novel for National Novel Writing Month.
Sixth grader Emily Heinz works on her novel for National Novel Writing Month.
Students in Krista Barbour's class at Bishop Seabury Academy spend about 35 minutes per day working on their novels for National Novel Writing Month. From left, Ian Hannah, Logan Mathis, Ben Miller, Mike Maude with his grandson, Malcolm Maude, Emily Heinz and Siena Casagrande.
Krista Barbour's sixth grade class learns about how snappy dialogue can pick up the speed of a story.
Jason Parker and Bailey Pape with their daughter, Grace, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center
Reaumur Donnally of Lawrence remembers President John F. Kennedy. He he was an altar boy at Kennedy's funeral. He holds an Associated Press book on Kennedy, showing him as a child, following Cardinal Richard Cushing.
Kansas University guard Andrew Wiggins sought out a big haircut, right, for Tuesday’s big game against Duke in Chicago.
Thomas Ralph Leo, Jr.
Mary Jean Jones Nelson
Dress, gift from my mom’s friend; Bait shoes, $60; tights, $5, Target; jacket, trade at Arizona Trading Company.