Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Christian Ballard makes his way to the field during NFL football training camp, July 29, 2013, in Mankato, Minn. Ballard, a former Free State High standout, left Vikings camp on Aug. 18 and revealed to USA Today in a story published Wednesday that he has retired from the NFL.
From left, front row, Robin Ward, Connie Sollars, Judy Wright. Middle row, Diane Oakes, Vickie Randel, Gwen Perkins. Back row, Mary Lou Wright, Jean Milstead.
Mary Wallace, of Lawrence, pictured in the archive room at Watkin's Museum on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
Kansas University football recruiting.
Kansas University basketball recruiting.
Cast members of the musical "Footloose" perform the finale for guests attending the Douglas County United Way's kickoff event for their 2013 campaign on Tuesday at Theatre Lawrence. The show officially opens Friday.
Masaru Ishizumi, president of KU's sister university Kanagawa University in Japan, came to Lawrence to visit the campus and meet with officials, faculty and students.
Clinton Lake Marina owner Megan Hiebert is passionate about various other things beyond life on the water. Once a year Hiebert hosts the "What Floats Your Boat" event, which benefits Van Gogh Inc. and also is active with the Lawrence Douglas County Humane Society.
Sheldon Weisgrau, director of the Health Reform Resource Project, gives a presentation to the Kansas Homecare Association earlier this month at the Lawrence Holidome.
Vernon F. Lytle
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura delivers to a Cleveland Indians batter during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
Apricot custard cups with oatmeal crust.
John Gravino and his son, Johnny Gravino, 1, hike near Breckenridge, Colo., with John wearing his Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop T-shirt. Vicki Gravino submitted the photo.