Troop 65 scouts, foreground to back, Evan Wilson, Logan Keener, Andrew Morgan and Brandon Baltzell make trades during the Trappers' Rendezvous. The annual event was Jan. 20-22 near Halstead. Furs, leather items, knives and other mountain men-type items were sold, just as they were in the early 1800s. Most of the boys, however, traded modern items - everything from compact discs to Harry Potter cards.
From left, Alex Coffey, Brandon Baltzell, Cameron Scruggs and Josh Hoffman, members of Boy Scout Troop 65, enjoy breakfast during the Trapper's Rendezvous, which was Jan. 20-22 near Halstead. About 3,800 youths and adults attended the annual event.
Robert Foster, third from right, Kansas University professor of music and assistant chairman of the Department of Music and Dance in KU's School of Fine Arts, was inducted into the National Band Assn. Hall of Fame at Troy State University in Troy, Ala. The School of Fine Arts had a reception Feb. 16 for Foster at the Lied Center. Also attending the reception were, from left, Del and Carol Shankel and Foster's wife, Becky.
Free State High School sophomore Kevin Song receives a touch up on his face paint during a pregame tailgate Feb. 24 at FSHS. Free State defeated city rival Lawrence High School 56-49.
A Lawrence High fan brandishes a sign commenting on the Hershieser's relationship to both schools during the City Showdown.
Ryan Eoannou, left, and Frank McCollum, employees at Packerware Corp., enjoy some free food during an employee recognition day given by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. City officials praised the company during a ceremony Feb. 17 for its contributions to the community. Packerware's parent company, Berry Plastics, has plans for a $118 million expansion at the plant.
Karyn Bredehoft, left, and Nancy Rake serve cake during a 130th anniversary celebration of the No Name Club. The club had a luncheon Feb. 21 at Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence. Bredehoft has been a member since 1976 and Rake joined in 1974.
Free State High School student Richard Flaig cheers on the school's boy's basketball team Feb. 24 at FSHS. Free State beat city rival Lawrence High School 56-49.
Free State senior Mindy Miahalchik (far right) leads the cheers for the Firebirds at the end of the game. Free State defeated Lawrence High 56-49.
No Name Club member Beverly Kidd, Topeka, gets ready to capture a moment of the study club's 130th anniversary celebration. She attended a luncheon Feb. 21 at Alvamar Country Club. Kidd has been a member since 1985.
Lyn Walther, No Name Club treasurer, spoke about her family history during the club's 130th anniversary celebration Feb. 21 at Alvamar Country Club. Walther has been a member since 1976.