Bud Nation, 76, Lawrence, and his grandson Matt Schmidt, 11, Wichita, play a game of Foosball at the Holcom Park Recreation Center. Like many people, the pair decided to stay indoors Saturday afternoon as the temperatures lingered in the 20s most of the day.
Brook Edgerton listens to a new set of radio headphones while her husband, Darrell, tries on a pair of boots, gifts they received for Christmas at the Community Drop-In Center, 214 W. 10th St. Donations from the community enabled 103 homeless people to participate in a gift exchange Tuesday at the center.
Posing for a photograph with Santa Claus, Carter Williams, 6, left, and his sister Abigale, 4, are encouraged by St. Nick to be good and to help their parents around the house during a visit at Hy-Vee Food & Drug Stores, 4000 W. Sixth St. The Williamses visited Santa on Saturday.
Amy Brown, 6, front left, and Robbie Egan, front right, 6, both of Wichita, play the parts of "baby angels" in a performance of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," performed by the Wichita Children's Theatre Thursday in Wichita. Despite cerebral palsy, Robbie, has been with the theater program for two years.
The Lawrence High student section celebrates a Lions basket in the second half. The Lions girls eventually fell to the Firebirds 44-4 Thursday evening at Free State High School.
All teeth but no bite, a hand-sculpted clay shark by Lawrence artist Patty Boyer, is displayed in the Lawrence Arts Center gallery, 200 W. Ninth St., for the Eighth Annual Arts & Crafts Sale. Amy Dzialowski, Lawrence, browsed through the selection in the LAC gallery Wednesday. The sale ends at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Robert Kelly, 11, a fifth-grader at Schwelger School, 2201 Ousdahl Road, hoops it up outside the school. Kelly shed his vest and shot some baskets Wednesday as unseasonable temperatures reached into mid-40s in Lawrence. For today's forecast, see page 8B.
Guards dressed in medieval uniforms celebrate the reopening of Pisa's famous leaning tower. The tower was reopened to the public on Saturday after being closed for more than a decade for works to reduce its slant. By using hundreds of tons of lead counterweights at the base and extracting soil from under the foundation, engineers shaved 17 inches off the lean and guided the tower back to where it was in 1838. The tower now leans 13.5 feet off of perpendicular.
Laura Ley, 19, a Dallas freshman who is majoring in microbiology, studies for final exams at Watson Library on the Kansas University campus. Friday at KU marked Stop Day, the day that comes in between the last day of classes and the start of finals.
Jose Maldonado, a private contractor working for Southwestern Bell, packages up new telephone books for delivery. Maldonado was making the rounds Friday in Lawrence. Delivery of the new books began this week.
Quinton Watts, with Tindle Construction Inc. of Neodesha, bolts roof purlins to the rotunda of the new Central Bank and Trust Bank building in Hutchinson. Watts was working Thursday in the Salt City.
Meredith Morris, 5, left, keeps bundled up in the rain and cold as she walks with her mother, Rene Morris, and her younger brother, Jake, 18-months. The three were headed Wednesday to a dentist downtown and then to do some Christmas shopping. Today should be clearer but still chilly. For a complete forecast, please see page 8B.
Handing out Hanukkah foods such as latke potato cakes and chocolate gelt coins, members of the Kansas University Hillel Foundation, Jon Grant, Los Angeles sophomore, left, and Lisa Raschke, assistant director of Hillel, center, share their Jewish holiday traditions with students including Danielle Willey, Junction City sophomore, right, in the Kansas Union. Hillel's campus celebration of Hannukah was Wednesday.
Marilyn Hinkle of 315 Yorkshire Drive was amazed to find an iris blooming in her yard Thursday. Unseasonably warm temperatures in the 60s continued Friday but may not last much longer.
McKenzie Freeman, 6, Tonganoxie, made good use of a plastic bag for a kite as the wind and warm weather were in her command. Tuesday reached a high of 73 degrees.
Dwarfed by a 3-foot-tall gingerbread house, from left, Gabe Langford, Tara Schram and John Noel ponder about the creation's origins. Local chef Allen Blair spent 30 hours creating the house, which includes an interior rotating light. About 20 elaborate gingerbread houses will be auctioned at 8 p.m. today downstairs in the Eldridge Hotel to benefit Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Douglas County. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20, which include drinks and food.
Benny, a long-haired dachshund, is all dressed up and ready to go join the Oktoberfest celebration with beer mugs and driver's license at hand. Benny belongs to Henry and Rosemarie Winklmeier of Lawrence. His "aunt," Maria Rood of Lawrence, submitted the photo. Send or bring your "Pet Post" photos to the Journal-World, 645 N.H., Lawrence 66044. Photos will be returned after publication.
Larry and Suzanne Rice say their cats, Jack and Zuzu, "are the best of friends." Jack and Zuzu enjoy doing everything together eating, napping, playing and even grooming one another. Jack was adopted as a kitten from the Lawrence Humane Society and Zuzu came from another family. They've lived with the Rices in Lawrence for several years.