Justin Thornton, of Lawrence, chases his 3-year-old daughter Ellis to retrieve his cap Sunday on the Lawrence Public Library lawn in front of the University of Kansas Football Team's sack lunch tent. A KU football player from from 2005 to 2010, Thornton came with his daughter and 5-year-old son Isaiah to the football team's sack-lunch and Jayhawk memorabilia giveaway to show support for the team and Coach David Beaty.
Children swarm to the recycled cycle that Richard Renner, of Lawrence, brought Saturday to Earth Day activities at South Park. Renner said it was the 10th year he brought the cycle to the event.
Nikeyah Brunello, 6, follows the lead of Valeria Boggs, Merriam, at the drum trailer the Buddhist group Soka Gakkai International-USA offered Saturday at the Earth Day activities at South Park.
Baldwin City Democrat Tom Holland, right, explains a tax policy point when Jim Karleskint, R-Tonganoxie listens Saturday at a legislative town hall at the Tonganoxie VFW Post.
Martha Parker sits on the steps of the Col. James Steele house she fought to save as the home of a museum celebrating the history of the Wakarusa River Valley. Although thwarted in that attempt, she and partners did win from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the conversion of a milk shed at the site as a museum. Parker will be honored from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at the museum for her long service to the museum and contributions to local history.
Jacob Kipp, left, and Robert Suderman look at materials at a Saturday presentation at the Carnegie Building marking the 50th anniversary of the Lawrence City Commission's passage of a fair housing ordinance. The program was a collaboration of the city and the Watkins Museum of History and one of a series planned to commemorate the anniversary.
A visitor to the Baker University Wetlands spends a quiet moment on a bench near pools east of the Discovery Center. The new concrete trail in the foreground leads to boardwalks connecting to a larger pool to the south. The Discovery Center and wetlands should be much busier from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday as Outside for a Better Inside sponsors a Family Fun Day at the site.
Lawrence Police Department and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical personnel await a tow truck to remove a car that smashed through a duplex at about 7:30 p.m. Monday at 27th Terrace and Crestline Drive.
Douglas County Emergency Communications shift supervisor Tony Foster stands by his work station with its seven monitors that feed him information during his 12-hour shift.
Alaa Abourkis, 11, was more a landscaper than an architect as she constructed a “big tree” at the Lego build camp co-sponsored by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department and Play-Well TEKnologies on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St. Erin Morse, Play-Well’s area manager for Kansas and Missouri, said more than 300 children registered to attend both camps held on Sunday.
Stephanie Godinez buys sweet potatoes Saturday from Cathy Jo Simpson at the Jett Produce booth at the Lawrence Downtown Farmers' Market. Simpson said among the items for sale at the booth on the first day of the market's season was spinach, sweet potatoes and starter plants.
Adrienne Voravong, left, and Caitlyn Jasmin check out some of the products available at the Lawrence Downtown Farmers' Market stall of Stephen's Orchard and Apiary, of Bonner Springs. The two University of Kansas seniors said they were happy the market reopened for the season on Saturday.
Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern, right, presents a presentation on the proposed Douglas County Jail expansion at Wednesday’s County Commission meeting. At left is Corrections Undersheriff Gary Bunting.
Bobbie Lynn Frederick, of the Hunkpati Dakota Tribe of North Dakota, makes effective use of her tassels during a dance at the University of Kansas Powwow and Indigenous Culture Festival, Saturday at the Lied Center.
Canku One Star, of Lawrence, stirs up a blizzard of color during the adult men's exhibition dance at the University of Kansas Powwow and Indigenous Culture Festival Saturday at the Lied Center. One Star honors his Lakota, Oneida and Seneca ancestry as a fancy dancer at powwows.
Ryan Desch, a volunteer with the Senior Resource Center of Douglas County's Senior Meals program, prepares meals for delivery Friday in his northeast Lawrence route. Both Senior Meals and Lawrence Meals on Wheels are dependent of volunteers to deliver meals.
As it is for most of the year, the Mud Creek boat ramp is high and dry above the water and unusable. The ramp's limited usefulness and the trees that clog its path to the Kansas River a quarter mile downstream prompted the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department to announce its closing last month, disappoint catfish fishermen who use it during periods spring rains make it possible to launch boats from the ramp.
Tom Buller, former manager of the downtown Lawrence Farmers Market and owner of Fuller Family Farm, has been hired as the new horticulture agent for Douglas County Research and Extension. Buller will assume his new duties April 10.
Amy Holovach, Ms. Wheelchair Kansas Steering Committee member, adjusts a sash on Deborah Young, of Lawrence, after she was named the 14th Ms. Wheelchair Kansas at a pageant Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hotel. The pageant is held annually to select an articulate woman and role model to advocate, educate and empower people on all levels. Young, a career educator who now volunteers in Lawrence schools, lost both legs and her left arm in a 2013 car accident.
The Open Pavilion at the Douglas County Fairgrounds awaits only final inspections before it is ready for use. County officials say it is already booked for the first four weekends in May and are optimistic it and other facilities at the fairgrounds will be in demand.