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.
Baldwin High School senior Tucker Brown, 17, is the Kansas state winner of a Doodle 4 Google competition and will travel later this month to New York City for the contest’s finals.
Stephanie Thomas, right, shows volunteer Hannah Sherman, of Baldwin City, how to wash and cull radishes harvested from the farm Thomas owns south of Baldwin City. Her Spring Creek Farm sells fresh vegetables to members of a subscription service, at farmers’ markets, Baker University, The Merc and a few local restaurants.
Radishes grown of Spring Creek Farm washed, packed and ready for delivery
Stephanie Thomas water starter plants at the end of a greenhouse on her Spring Creek Farm south of Baldwin City.
Bubba Crook services an oil well near Vinland so that it can start producing. With crude oil $100 a barrel, there is a lot of activity in the local oil patch.
Roger Boyd, manager of the Baker Wetlands south of Lawrence, was honored Saturday in Salina as the Kansas Conservationist of the Year by the Kansas Wildlife Federation.
Palmyra Township Fire Department firefighters douse hay bales Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at 2164 N. 400 Rd. The fire started after a renter at the property started to burn brush.