Firefighters start rolling up hoses used to battle a fire Sunday morning at 792 North 1851 Diagonal Road southeast of Lecompton as smoke from the still smoldering home rises in the background. Lecompton Township Rural Fire Department Chief Will Shockley said a male resident was able to get out of the house and had left the scene before his department arrived.
Pinochle players at the Baldwin City Recreation Commission's downtown office share one of their frequent laughs on a recent Monday. Clockwise from back left, the players are Duane McIntire, Karen Goyette, Ralph Rippetoe and Loretta Robson.
His love of older bicycles led to a home business for Mark Whaley. The garage of his Baldwin City home is filled from wall to wall and floor to ceiling with many different kinds of bicycles.
As the last marcher, Baker University School of Nursing graduate Malorie Witmer wraps up Sunday's commencement procession with a pink bow.
Jillian Miller was one of many graduates to receive a diploma and hug Sunday from Baker University President Lynne Murray during commencement.
Baker University associate professor Joe Watson leads a procession Sunday of the Kansas City St. Andrew Pipes and Drums, the school's faculty and the Class of 2016 across the Baldwin City to the Collins Center for commencement.
Matt Maumalanga receives a lei from his aunt Kesaia Maumalanga, who was one of a number of family members who traveled from Los Angles for the Baker University student's graduation.
Lawrence Virtual School graduate KiArra Condit poses with friend Mariah Clark after the school's 2016 commencement.
Lawrence Virtual School valedictorian Estrella Frankenfeld addresses the school's Class of 2016 during commencement Saturday at Free State High School. Sixty-eight students graduated from the school this year.
In this 2013 file photo, a "for sale" sign stands in front of the old Baldwin City middle school on Chapel Street.
Veritas Christian School dean of students Ron Krestan moves the tassel on Alex Tharp's cap signaling his transition from student to alumnus of the school near the end of commencement Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, while the school's other eight graduates hold their diplomas.
Veritas Christian School Class of 2016 graduate Katelyn Eveleth and her father, R.D. Eveleth, share tears after commencement Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church.
Eudora High School Class of 2016 member Mariah Brown receives a congratulatory hug from commencement speaker Dan Kuhlman after she received her diploma Saturday at the Eudora High School gym. Kuhlman taught the class as an eighth-grade science teacher.
Baldwin High School senior Hollie Hutton receives her diploma Saturday from Baldwin school district Superintendent Paul Dorathy. Hutton was one of 101 members of the Class of 2016 to graduate at the ceremony at the Baldwin Middle School gymnasium.
Baldwin High senior George Letner runs during a cross country meet.
Residents of a north-central Lawrence four-plex escaped safely when a two-alarm fire displaced them from their homes in the Northwinds Apartment complex.
Residents of a four-plex in the Northwinds Apartments complex in north-central Lawrence when a two-alarm fire broke out in the structure
Firefighters from various area departments work to control a fire in pastures and timber Saturday in southwest Leavenworth County.
Emma Bailey looks over some of the sweets and art available for bid at the Baldwin City chocolate auction in February 2015.
Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center fourth-grader Kade Long reaches into the center a tornado-producing science project that will be entered in the school's annual science fair. Watching, clockwise from lower left, are Alyssa Reichard, Maggie Kropf, Verity Paulick and Rachael Brendt. The team of Kade, Alyssa and Verity cooperated on the project.