Marguerite Hahn, left, and Dorothy Wheat Stockdale visit at Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living in Lawrence. Stockdale was the flower girl at Hahn's wedding April 2, 1933, when she married Vernon Hahn. Vivian Smith, Stockdale's daughter, Tonganoxie, submitted the picture.
The artists and coordinators of the Hobbs Park Mural dedicated the painting Oct. 30. The participants, from left, are Janet Good, project coordinator; Karl Janssen, artist; Shanna Nguyen, artist; David Lowenstein, art coordinator; and John Rasmussen, artist. John Rasmussen submitted the picture. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors?
Cortney Hanna, 3, donated 11 inches of her hair to the nonprofit program Locks of Love on Jan. 29. Cortney is the daughter of Steve and Nondie Hanna, Lawrence.
Victoria Lehmann, 10, left, and her sister, Cecilia Lehmann, 11, each donated 10 inches of their hair to Locks of Love. The girls donated their hair Jan. 22 because their cousin, Madeline Pyle, has childhood cancer. They are the daughters of Dirk and Roberta Lehmann, Eudora. Roberta Lehmann submitted the picture.
Grady Cain, 6, and his brother Marine Lance Cpl. Ryan Rayzor discuss whether Grady should dance with the bride at a friend's wedding. Rayzor, who is stationed in Iraq, ended up paying Grady $5 to do it.
Yolanda Brown enjoys the outdoors with her children Martez, 8, left, and Abby, 4. Yolanda's husband, John D. Brown, submitted the picture. They are all residents of Lawrence.
Star Carter, left, and Julie Nelson practice putting on their makeup. Carter, Lawrence, was visiting Nelson at her home in Albuquerque, N.M. Julie Nelson submitted the picture.
A group of neighborhood children plays in the snow on the first snow day of the year. The children, from left, are Kyleigh Severa, 7; Jack Ziegler, 8; Matt Carmody, 8; Nicole Carmody, 10; Kieran Severa, 9; Adam Ziegler, 4; Carson Ziegler, 6; and Maggie Ziegler, 4. They are the children of Dan and Kathy Severa, John and Wendy Carmody, and Brad and Debby Ziegler.
Kevin Smith, Lawrence, and his dog, Taz, are buckled in and ready to ride in Smith's 29 Bantam Roadster. Kevin's brother, Keith Smith, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Friends of the Kaw are, from left, Chad Lamer; Rachel Treanor, secretary; R.J. Stephenson; Joanne Bergman; Jim Neese, vice president; Laura Calwell, riverkeeper; Lance Burr; Mike Calwell; Mollie Mangerich, president; and Chip Wood. They became the group's 2005 board of directors at its annual membership meeting at the Union Pacific Depot.
The Baldwin Biddies Breakfast Brunch group gets together to wrap Christmas presents at the home of June Jewett, back left. Other members are Peggy Baker, back center, Ruth Scott, back right, Tracy Harrington, front left, and Mary Swan, front right. The group was wrapping gifts for the grandparent they had drawn through Douglas County Senior Services' Adopt-A-Grandparent program. The picture was taken by JoAnn Krekel and was submitted by Peggy Baker.
Makayla Stein, 4 months, celebrates her first Christmas in a Kansas University sweatshirt. Makayla is the daughter of Josh and Heather Stein, of Lawrence.
Benjamin Mellenbruch, 10 months, received the Santa suit from his grandparents and then tried to fit in a sleigh centerpiece of his parents. He is the son of Duane and Elaine Mellenbruch, Lawrence, and the grandson of Elvon and Cleo VanDalsem, Fairview.
The Carstens sisters sport outfits of their favorite team. From left are Uma, Phoebe and Ellie. They are the daughters of Ken and Crystal Carstens, of San Antonio, and the granddaughters of Al and Joyce Schild. Darcy Schild, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Eric Studley, 11, left, and Justin Walthall, 11, ride the new bicycles they received for Christmas. Eric is the son of Seth and Sandra Studley, and Justin is the son of Brad and Valerie Walthall. The families live in the same Lawrence neighborhood.
Corbin Francisco, 11, of the Gorillas Youth Football League team takes a walk with his No. 1 fan and cousin, Savannah Farrar, 2. Corbin is the son of Greg and Lara Francisco, and Savannah is the daughter of Ken and Carrie Farrar, all of Lawrence. Carol McCaffrey, the children's grandmother, submitted the picture.
Earl McNish Jr., a Baldwin High School senior, receives congratulations from his grandfather, Lauren McClure, Lawrence, after his first home game of the football season. Earl's father is Earl McNish Sr., of Baldwin. Earl's aunt, Rachel McClure, Corpus Christi, Texas, took the picture, and it was submitted by Earl's mother, Jan McNish, Baldwin.
Pheasant hunters take a moment to pose by the world's largest ball of twine in Cawker City. Standing in the back row, from left, are Lee Queen, Brett Oberzan, Tracy Green, Libby Queen, Scott Flory, John Flory, Michael Lisher, Bob Lisher and Mel Lisher Jr. Kneeling in the front row are Steve Williams, Chad Lisher, Brett Lisher and Carl Lisher.
Future Kansas Jayhawk cheerleaders celebrate Halloween at their kindergarten costume party at Corpus Christi School. The girls, from left, are Chandler Sells, Katie Long and Alena Johnson. Chandler is the daughter of Shannon and Rick Sells, Katie is the daughter of Tricia and Jim Long, and Alena is the daughter of Kathleen and Jeff Johnson, all of Lawrence. Kathleen Johnson submitted the picture.
The Rebels 13 and Under baseball team gather for a Christmas party. The team members are, back row, from left, Drew Branstrom, Seth Dirks-Ham, Cody Amerine, Chase McElhaney and Landon Moseley; front row, from left, Hayden Emerson, Bradley Phillips, Justin Vander Tuig, Nick Hassig and Craig Harper. Drew Noble is not pictured. The Rebels are coached by Paul Vander Tuig and Bob Emerson, both of Lawrence. Sue Buckley submitted the picture.
Jordan Mitchell, 2, sits atop her new Kansas Jayhawks basketball while watching the KU game on television. Jordan is the daughter of Brent and Sarah Mitchell, Allen, Texas, and the great-granddaughter of Herb and Helen Nunemaker, Topeka, who submitted the picture.
Tom McGee, Eudora, and 3-month-old Sophia Davison were the oldest and the youngest attending the reunion of descendants of Leslie and Beatrice Davison in late October. Sophia is the daughter of Monica Davison, Lawrence.
Cindy Penzler and Peggy Sampson take a break from being cashiers at "For Your Ears Only," an annual benefit sale at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Penzler is a volunteer on the Audio-Reader Development Committee, and Sampson is an Audio-Reader staff member. The sale of used CDs, records and videos raised $11,000 for Audio-Reader, which serves the blind and visually impaired in Kansas. Peggy Sampson submitted the picture.
Lonnie Spurlock, center, visits with his grandchildren, from left, Brett Courtney, Nathan Mignot, Ace Courtney and Chase Mignot. Nathan and Chase are the sons of Jim and Vicki Mignot, Baldwin, and Brett and Ace are the sons of Justin and Jody Courtney, Augusta.
Jane Phelps' fifth-grade class enjoys its weekly meeting with Adler the Dalmatian, who is a member of Pet Partners. The program uses dogs like Adler to help children improve their reading skills. Phelps is a teacher at Schwegler School.
Angela Liddeke displays her German Shepherd's graduation certificate. Hildie graduated from Barb Retke's dog training school in December.
From left, Justin McCandless, Dylan Perry, Alec Heline and Jack Hearnen are friends and players on the Hurricane's sixth-grade team. The team was undefeated in its regular football season and won the playoff game. Kara Perry, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Marcy McCabe, Lawrence, gets a hug from Michael Park, an actor on soap opera "As the World Turns," in October in New York. McCabe attended the 10th annual Daytime Television Salutes St. Jude Children's Research Hospital benefit. Janet McCabe, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Ashlynn Kahle, 6, cheers on the Jayhawks with Baby Jay at Allen Fieldhouse. She attended KU's game against the Vermont Catamounts on Nov. 15. Shayne Kahle, Ashlynn's father, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Tiara Barrett, 10, and Madisen Barrett, 6, celebrated Halloween with a boo bash. Joining them were, back row from left, Spencer Finkbiner, 6, Chelsea Kielman, 8, Evan Byers, 10, Erin Stanwix, 8, Kate Stanwix, 6, Kimberly Messenio, 10, Tiara Barrett, and Ian Finkbiner, 8; second row from left, Madisen Barrett, Sam Fanshier, 6, Jakob Farrar, 7, and Emily Byers, 7. Emma Stanwix, 4, is in front. Tiara and Madisen are the daughters of Alneata and Bradley Barrett, who submitted the picture.