For 34 years, Gene Nelson has been selling bait and tackle from his shop on U.S. Highway 56 and sharing the wisdom gained from a lifetime of fishing. Now retired after heading the Baker University biology department for 26 years and teaching at the school for 28, Nelson is at the shop from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Workers with Gene Fritzel Construction work Tuesday on the forms for the new sidewalk in front of the entrance to the Baldwin City Public Library. The contractor is aiming to finish the $777,000 expansion project May 16.
The old trading post at Globe, southwest of Lawrence, has been the home, studio and store of David Anderson for the past nine years. In addition to antiques, Anderson and his partner and girlfriend Nedra Lynch sell his stained and leaded glass pieces, her paintings and the collaborative works that combine both their talents from the store. Those unfamiliar with Anderson's work can find two donated examples on display at Lumberyard Arts Center in Baldwin City.
Luke Weaver and his dog, Charlie, recently completed a nearly nine-month hike of the 2,185-mile-long Appalachian Trail. The 24-year-old Weaver said it was something he did to prove to himself he was recovered from surgery gone bad that nearly cost him his right leg.
Bundled-up Baker University seniors Erin Wilson, Maggie Thyr and Shelly Taylor near their destination Tuesday of Baldwin City Market, where they intended to buy ingredients for spaghetti. The students said they were enjoying the snow vacation. Baker canceled classes Tuesday and Wednesday because of the snowstorm.
Dr. Lynne Murray, the first of three finalists for president of Baker University, talks to some of those at a gathering Nov. 4 on the school's Baldwin City campus. Two other candidates to succeed resigning President Pat Long will be named before they visit the campus in the next week.
Tom Russell, 95, the former head of the Baker University art department, works daily in his art studio in his Baldwin City home. Russell was a student of regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton and a friend of abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock. Russell will be honored Sunday at Baldwin City’s 25th annual chocolate auction.
A Kansas Highway Patrol officer works the scene of a fatality accident Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 59 in southern Douglas County. The wreck was at the corner of U.S. 59 and Douglas County North 150 Road, two miles south of Baldwin Junction.
A fireman walks along U.S. Highway 56 past flaming trees set ablaze as part of a backfire Sunday evening. Firefighters from departments throughout Douglas County and units from Franklin and Johnson counties fought a series of fires Sunday afternoon along the highway west of Baldwin City.
A firetruck works to control a grass and brush fire, northwest of Baldwin City, Sunday evening. The fire prompted officials to close part of U.S. Highway 56.
A grass and brush fire burns northwest of Baldwin City, Sunday evening. The fire prompted officials to close part of U.S. Highway 56.
Amy Adamson, left, said she is grateful for the affection and treatment her 9-year-old son Eli has received from the Baldwin community. Eli, hugged by his 13-year-old brother Blake, is one of two children in Kansas diagnosed with the genetic condition, Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome.
Baldwin City resident and Shawnee Mission school district teacher Steve Pierce has a budding pasta sauce and produce business.
Shirley Rochester of rural Baldwin City looks at a photograph of her younger brother Gary Johnson taken shortly before he was killed in action in the Vietnam War.
Rochester remembers her brother as a fun-loving young man who accepted it as his duty to go to a war in which his friends had served.
Gwendolyn Miller sheds tears of joy and pride Sunday soon after her son Colton Miller received his degree at the Baker University graduation.
Baker School of Nursing graduate Lauren Jo Torrez reaches up to high-five a professor as undergraduates file through two lines of faculty on their way to commencement.
The decoration atop the cap of Chelsea Carnagie, Eudora, indicated she was one of 47 students graduating Sunday from the Baker University School of Nursing.
Baker University business professor Martha Harris carries the university’s mace Sunday as she leads the Kansas City St. Andrew Pipes and Drums, and Baker’s undergraduate class of 2012, on a procession through campus to commencement ceremonies at the George F. Collins Center.
Baldwin City Fire Department firefighter brings a painting out of the Lumberyard Arts Center in downtown Baldwin City after firefighters extinguished a fire in the unfinished rear section of the building.