Area students who attended Boys State of kansas include, back row from left, Shaun James, Free State High School; Nick Tillman, Eudora High School; Mitchell Haverty, Free State; and Jordan Kircher and David Teefey, Lawrence High School; front row, Skyler Workman, LHS; Jesse Madrigal, Free State; and Jim Thoennes, Erik Ahlen and Jacob Cox, Eudora High. Bryon Virtue, Free State, attended Cadet Law, a law enforcement academy for high school students sponsored by the American Legion and the Kansas Highway Patrol. Workman attended Boys State and Cadet Law. Not pictured was John Bergman, of Free State, who attended Boys State. The students were sponsored by American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 in Lawrence.
From left are Brilla Scott, president of the Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Club; Chuck Trimble, of Burlington, who is governor of Rotary District No. 5710; and his wife, Joyce Trimble. Chuck Trimble was the speaker at the club's meeting July 19.
Brian Walter, left, grand knight for the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1372, presents the Rev. John Schmeidler a gift certificate to Chipotle for $125. Schmeidler, who is pastor at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, marked his 10th anniversary as a priest June 7.
At a meeting of the Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Club, Dianne Ensminger, chief executive officer of Ballard Community Services, accepted a $540 donation from Don Duncan, past president of the club. The check represented "Good News" dollars contributed by Jayhawk Rotarians during the 2006-07 year. The meeting was July 19.
Members of the Over the Rainbow Doll Club met in July and displayed their new club doll, Sophie, made by the Tonner Doll Co. In the back row, from left, were Wilma Baruth, Janet Lukehart, Suzanne McGinn, Gail Brewster, LouAnn Burgess and Barbara Walden. Kneeling at center is Jan Dyer, and Doris Ottinger is seated. In front are Mikhaila Brown, 8, and Mikhenna Brown, 5, granddaughters of Gail Brewster. The group gathered at McGinn's home.
John Anderson, left, receives the Knight of the Year award from T. A. Mindrup, grand knight for the Knights of Columbus Council No. 12960. Anderson was the winner in Kansas District No. 18, which includes councils in Lawrence and Eudora.
Brian Walter, left, grand knight for the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1372, presents the Family of the Year award to the John Pfeifer family. They won the Kansas District No. 18 award. John and Jean Pfeifer are with their children Jacob, Jack, Clayton and Reed.
Members of the Knights of Columbus attend a fourth-degree exemplification ceremony at Christ the King Church in Topeka. From left are John Callewaert, Glen Gagnon, Dorian Witte, Brian Walter, Dan St. John and Paul Clark. The event was June 16.
Terry and Jerry Tuckwin, Lawrence, at right, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in July with a trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. Joining them were their children and grandchildren, from left, Ava, Cheryl, John, Shannon, Sammy, Anna and Alex Tuckwin.