In this file photo from 2014, banners promote the Festival of the Arts in downtown Bonner Springs.
The "Pinkys" are released on Oak Street during Marble Day 2012 in Bonner Springs. This year's Marble Day is set for Saturday, May 7.
Rylan Angell, right, of Shawnee, gives a hug to his grandmother as she donates blood Feb. 2 at the Riverview Elementary Blood Drive in Shawnee. The second annual event was held in Rylan's honor as, last May, Rylan needed a blood transfusion during an eight-hour surgery to remove a brain tumor.
Ethan Diaz of Bonner Springs enjoys a camel ride on the last day of the Wyandotte County Fair.
Jayden Herrman of Jefferson County and Noah Pride of Gardner check out some baby goats in the 4-H exhibit area of the Wyandotte County Fair.
Chris and Kylie Schneider of Akron, Ohio, enjoy the Hang Gliders ride at the Wyandotte County Fair. The Schneiders were in Kansas City visiting relatives.
Lovell Johnson and Christine Blauw play with their son, one of three children in foster care currently living with them. The Johnson County couple has cared for him since he was 4 days old and is about to mark the end of their first year as foster parents. Two of the couple's children are originally from Wyandotte County; about 56 percent of children put into foster care in Wyandotte County must be moved out of county due to a lack of foster families in the county, according the foster care agency KVC.
Sheryl Coleman, right, recently got the help of Kim Beets, library director, to collect donated iPods, chargers and headphones at the Bonner Springs City Library. Coleman is using the donated items to help Alzheimer's patients in the area.
Bill Mason has been volunteering with the Bonner Springs Police Department for 12 years, though his record of service extends much further than that, including 10 years as a volunteer firefighter. He continues to volunteer even after losing both legs below the knee due to diabetes.
The king and queen of the festival, who this year are King Henry VIII and his sixth wife, Catherine Parr, walk through the village as part of the Royal Parade.
The mermaid “Laguna” swims in her tank at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. The “Magical Mermaid” is one of the new attractions this year.
Gene Ward rifles through the numerous books and written histories he has of the 449th Bombardment Group in World War II, wearing a hat emblazoned with the group's symbol. He has attended three of the group's reunions.
Jay Smith, left, and fellow Bonner Springs resident Herby Morris met up recently to take a look at the class ring that Morris lost 43 years ago and Smith helped find.
This class ring belonging to Herby Morris of Bonner Springs spent about nine years buried in the ground and another 35 with an Illinois man, Craig Schwartz, before Bonner Springs resident Jay Smith stumbled across Schwartz’s online post seeking the owner.
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., addresses a crowd at Sharon Lane Health Services in Shawnee on Friday. The visit was part of a national petition effort to encourage federal and state governments to support Medicare funding. Moore was recognized for his support of the extension of federal Medicaid assistance.
Attorney General Steve Six stopped Thursday at Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park as he kicked off his campaign to retain his post.
The Easter Bunny drops eggs over a baseball field Saturday at Mid-America West Sports Complex in Shawnee. More than 10,000 eggs were dropped over four baseball fields in an event organized by Shawnee-based GracePoint Church. The person behind the bunny is Nate Wilson; the pilot is John Marstellar.