As she ends a tune, banjo player Randyl McKinney shares a smile with her sister Daryl McKinney, who accompanied her on guitar for the open banjo competition at the 36th Annual Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. The two women traveled from Moundridge to compete in the event in South Park.
One banner proclaiming “Black Lives Matter” and one naming the Lawrence congregations supporting that movement are unfurled Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 at the Kansas University Ecumenical Campus Ministries building, 1204 Oread Ave. The banners are a result of a yearlong effort to enlist Lawrence congregations in a message of support.
Eudora Parks and Recreation Department Director Gary Scott talks about the $60,000 makeover of Paschal Fish Park in the central park of the city. The park has been closed since July to add new playground equipment, shelter and a perimeter walking trail.
Douglas County master gardeners Carol Anderson (left) and Jane Akob relax on a shaded bench Tuesday in Tom Swan Park in downtown Baldwin City. Akob has led a team of master gardeners who transformed the small park into one of Douglas County Extensions four demonstration in the county.
A season of abundant rains has this Vinland Valley cornfield, shown on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, looking promising a month before the fall harvest starts.
Baldwin City Hall, 803 Eighth St.
Baldwin City Hall, 803 Eighth St.
Eudora City Hall
Kaw Valley Woodcarvers member Joan Smith helps 8-year-old Addison Tomlison, of Eudora, as she carves a bar of soap during the club's demonstration Saturday at the Eudora Heritage Festival. The club has been at the event the past three years with the goal of introducing the craft to another generation of artists.
New Baldwin City Fire Chief Terry Baker holds one of the youngsters who helped him christen the Baldwin City Fire Department's newest fire truck. It is a tradition at the department to wash new trucks with water from trucks from neighboring departments, which in this case was the Willow Springs Rural Fire Department. The christening followed Baker's receiving the badge as the city's new fire chief.
Heather Dill, deputy elections clerk in the Douglas County Clerk's Office, and Andrew Bilbo, elections clerk, set out computer tablets Monday in the Douglas County Courthouse to be programed for Tuesday's primary election. Behind them, electronic voting machines fill chairs in the County Commission meeting room. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for the primary.
Collin Flory of the Jayhawk 4-H Club feeds hay to his 2-year-old llama, Dolly, Tuesday in a Douglas County Fairgrounds livestock barn. He will show the animal in the 4-H llama show Wednesday. Douglas County is one of the few county fairs in the state to have llama shows, said Douglas County 4-H Extension agent Kaitlyn Peine.
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.