Wynne Mihura shows off her horseshoe pitching form Monday in her yard. On June 14 in Birmingham, Ala., Mihura won a gold medal in the 90-to-94 age group. It was her first competition since breaking her wrist more than a year ago.
Country Club Swim Club pool manager Missi Pfiefer gives Sam Emert a hug as he arrives Sunday at the pool. Sam thought up an April lemonade stand fundraiser for the pool in which he and six kindergarten classmates in his Raintree Montessori School raised $389 to donate to the pool.
Mark Stone, of Lawrence, looks at information on the history and restoration of the Vinland Presbyterian Church on display Saturday at an open house for the church. The historic structure is now on the market.
The Rev. Angela Lowe, chaplain at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, dedicates Saturday the gravestone in Oak Hill Cemetery of the Rev. Francis Barker, and his wife, Elizabeth Churchill Barker, while the pioneering Lawrence couple's descendants embrace in the foreground. The Barkers met and married while engaged in missionary work at the Shawnee Baptist Mission, in what is now Johnson County, during the state's territorial days and moved sometime from 1855 to 1857 to a farm near today's Farmers' Turnpike, said their great-great-granddaughter Rosie French. Francis Barker died in 1863 and was first buried at Lakeview Cemetery. When an 1871 flood changed the course of the Kansas River and threatened that cemetery, his body was moved to Oak Hill. Elizabeth Barker died in 1881.
French said she was fulfilling the dream of her mother, Ruth Ward, by placing the marker on the graves of her great-great-grandparents.
Visitors check out the Vinland Presbyterian Church at an open house Stephens Real Estate had Saturday for the 138-year-old church and its attached residence. The 17 shareholders who worked to save and restore the church after buying it in 2001 have put the property on the market.
Lawrence/Douglas County Fire Medical firefighters prepare Tuesday to extend a ladder to a second-floor window of a burning four-plex at 1312 Crosswinds Court in east Lawrence. The fire in the Crosswinds Apartments complex displaced six families.
Lawrence firefighters respond to a fire at an apartment building at 1312 Crosswinds Court, Tuesday, June 6, 2017.
Jack Shane gives brush-handling tips to 12-year-old Paul Holmes as the boy fills in a fish in the mural he and other volunteers painted at a cul-de-sac on East 14th Street at the Burroughs Creek Rail Trail, a block east of Haskell Avenue. The Lawrence City Commission approved the mural's design in April.
Volunteers add the finishing touches on the mural at the 14th Street cul-de-sac, which connects to the Burroughs Creek Rail Trail. Katy Clagett, one of four artists in charge of the project, along with Alicia Kelly, Jacob Brewer and Caitlin Fisher, said there was a good turnout of volunteers to paint the mural of a brightly colored compass adorned with fish and other embellishments.
Seven-year-old Cohen Flaherty, of Lawrence, gives Bruiser, aka Robert Aiken, a pat on the head Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the downtown Lawrence Busker Festival. The Boulder, Colo., street performer won many young friends imitating the movements of dogs in his shaggy costume during the festival.
Children watch the hands of Daniel Mooncalf closely as he starts a cup-and-ball routine during the magician's show as part of the downtown Lawrence Busker Festival, Sunday, May 28, 2017.
Andrea Repinsky pedals Saturday’s Art Tougeau parade route as a monarch caterpillar. The 3-block-long parade of colorful bicyclists, decorated vehicles, costumed marchers and a roller-skating Optimus Prime covered the route on a downtown loop from the Lawrence Arts Center on New Hampshire Street to Massachusetts Street and back, May 27, 2017.
Neil Goss walks down Massachusetts Street in the Art Tougeau Parade in a costume designed by Lawrence Arts Center visiting artist Dennis McNett, Saturday, May 27, 2017. The costume, along with the rest of the phoenix-inspired pieces in the “Up from Ashes” parade entry, pays homage to the early history of Lawrence and the city’s survival of William Quantrill’s 1863 raid. The pieces were assembled by the artists and volunteers for the parade since the Philadelphia-based McNett arrived Tuesday in Lawrence.
Baker University Marshal Joe Watson leads the traditional commencement march across the school's Baldwin City campus to Collins Gymnasium, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Following Watson was the Kansas City St. Andrew Pipes and Drums and members of the graduating class.
Baker University graduate Brittany Windom receives a hug with her degree from school President Lynne Murray, Sunday, May 21, 2017. She was one of 178 students from the Baker's college of arts and science and schools of education and nursing who received bachelor's degrees Sunday at ceremonies on the university's Baldwin City campus.
Lawrence Virtual School Class of 2017 valedictorian Dallin Harper illustrates his message that setbacks provide energy for future success to fellow classmates by pretending to draw a bowstring. The school's biggest-ever class of 80 students received diplomas Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Free State High School.
Miranda Fischer joins the choir Sunday during the Veritas Christian School graduation. Fischer was one of four valedictorians in the school's largest-ever graduating class of 15.
Baldwin High School Class of 2017 members Cameron Burns, left, Elizabeth Brungardt and Noah Buckley move the tassels on their graduation caps from right to left, signifying their new status as graduates of the high school.
A shelf at the Lawrence-Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Center is stocked with some of the products from years past that employees set aside because of age.