Chuck Watson throws a vase Saturday on a pottery wheel in his west Lawrence garage. The retired high school art teacher will be one of 106 vendors offering handmade crafts or homemade goodies Sunday at the Holiday Bazaar at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.
A crew works Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, on the porch of a house at 1104 East 1200 Road where the body of 34-year-old Joel Wales, of Eudora, was found Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, when firefighters and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a fire and gunshots. The sheriff's office is investigating the incident as a homicide.
Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies use a dog Saturday morning to investigate along East 1200 Road just north of where a suspicious death and fire occurred. Sheriff's Office personnel had isolated with yellow crime tape a house northeast of the intersection of North 1000 and East 1200 roads.
Joseph Mastrosimone, of Lawrence, casts his vote for the city/school board election Monday at the Douglas County Courthouse. Heather Dill, deputy election clerk for the Douglas County Clerk's Office, said 500 county residents have already voted at the courthouse and move than 2,000 more have returned mail-in advance voting ballots.
The residents of this home at 4112 Goldfield St. pump up the neighborhood for Halloween with a front yard filled with inflatables and other decorations.
The Lawrence school district is looking to provide more privacy in locker rooms at Lawrence and Free State high schools with upgrades slated with the $87 million bond issue voters approved in May.
Lawrence school board candidate Gretchen Lister answers a question while three other candidates (from left), Ronald "G.R." Gordon-Ross, James Alan Hollinger and Kelly Jones listen during a two-hour forum the Voter Education Coalition sponsored Sunday at Lawrence City Hall.
Cortlyn Peterson, 7, of Shawnee, looks over crafts for sale Saturday at a downtown both. The festival will continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Liam Hageman, of Lawrence, attempts to feed a pig Saturday at the Maple Leaf Festival's petting zoo. The 6-year-old boy said he was surprised the pig was a picky eater.
Bert Molenda, of Gardner, adjusts clothes in her booth as those who watched the Maple Leaf Festival Parade make their way to other festival venues on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Molenda said Saturday's crowd may have been a bit smaller because of the threat of rain, but those who made it to her booth were buying.
The Wellsville High School marching band performs Saturday during the Maple Leaf Festival Parade.
A Westar Energy crew replaces a downed transmission pole Sunday morning at Fourth and Locust streets. Saturday's storm caused widespread power outages in North Lawrence. Westar's online power outage map says the company would restore power to all customers by 11 p.m. Sunday.
The 400 block of Lincoln Street was one of three North Lawrence streets still blocked Sunday morning from downed trees and tree limbs. Dave Kraus, city street field supervisor, said city crews worked from 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday to remove debris from streets following the storm.
A tree at 212 North Fourth uprooted during Saturday's storm crushed a pickup and damaged a neighboring house. The National Weather Service in Topeka said winds that may have been as strong as 70 mph caused the extensive damage in North Lawrence.
Traffic backs up at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday on North Second Street as Lawrence police block traffic on the street under the Union Pacific Railroad overpass. Jennifer Prieto, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka, said about a half-inch of rain fell in less than an hour at Lawrence Municipal Airport as a stormfront blew through the city. The storm also packed 50-75 mph winds, downing multiple tree limbs and power lines in Lawrence, Prieto said.
Seven-year-old Will Gray carries a large hammer back to the tool box as other Westar Green Team volunteers start putting the decking on the lower level of an observation structure being built at the Baker Wetlands. The structure east of the Discovery Center will provide a view of nearly all the Wetlands from an upper level observational tower.
Two boys enjoy the kinetic yardart that South Coffeyville, Okla., School Superintendent Clemo Haddox and his family bring each year to the Maple Leaf Festival.
Gretchen Lister, left, answers a question Tuesday at a forum for candidates for three Lawrence school board position on the Nov. 7 ballot, while, from the left, Kelly Jones, Melissa Johnson and G.R. Gordon-Ross listen. Candidate James Hollinger was unable to attend the forum at the Union Pacific Depot because of illness.
Elee Reynolds, a Baldwin Junior High School sixth-grader, takes aim at a clay target Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at Cedar Hill Gun Club north of Baldwin City while Baldwin City Fire Chief Terry Baker reloads his shotgun. The two were competing in the Bulldogs vs. Blues trap shooting contest that pitted the Baldwin school district trap shooting club against local first responders.
Faiz Shakir, national ACLU political director, speaks Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 at the Lied Center launch of a national campaign to expand voting rights. Shakir shared victories the ACLU has won against voter suppression measures but said the grass-roots campaign would take the offensive to expand voting rights and participation in the American democracy.