Recipients of Douglas County 4-H Foundation scholarships gathered at a reception Jan. 8 at the Douglas County Extension office. Pictured are, back row from left, Erin Ashcraft, Liz Pendleton, Marla Metzger, Reagon Heikes, Kelly Flanders, Michelle Colgan, Morgan Trowbridge, Lindsay O'Bryon, Ashley Moran and Lindsey Hitchcock; middle row from left, Melissa Colgan, Katy Taul, Kalie Harris and Katie Krysztof; and front row from left, Cody Wilson and Leah Hoelscher.
Lawrence High School cross country coach Chip Anderson, left, talks to former LHS cross country runners Matt Riley, center, and Harry Swartz, both of Lawrence, before the start of a two-mile race. Riley and Swartz competed in the Clinton Cross Country Challenge on New Year's Day at Clinton State Park.
Masonic Lodge No. 6 recently presented awards to winners of its essay contest at Free State High School. From left are: Gregory DiVilbiss, past master of Masonic Lodge No. 6; John Murray, Paul Wade, Hanna Zingre, Hanna Robinson, Tiffany Kwak, Sally Campbell, all FSHS students; and Tina Johnson, teacher. Robert Case, chairman of the public school committee for the Lodge, stands in the background. They were honored Jan. 6 at the school.
Mary Bennett, Lawrence, was the first female finisher in the five-mile race at the Clinton Cross Country Challenge on New Year's Day at Clinton State Park.
Matt Riley, Lawrence, splashes through one of several stream crossings during the Clinton Cross Country Challenge. Riley won the two-mile and five-mile races on New Year's Day at Clinton State Park.
Maggie Kuhlman, Lecompton, is followed by Jason Daniels, Lawrence, during the Clinton Cross Country Challenge. Participants competed in a two-mile and five-mile race on New Year's Day at Clinton State Park. The races included hills, obstacles and streams.
Gregory DiVilbiss, past master of Masonic Lodge No. 6, presents an award to Paul Wade, student at Free State High School, for placing first overall in the Lawrence lodge's essay contest. Wade's essay will be submitted to compete at the state level.