Nello Allegrucci, 4 months, Lawrence, takes a break from the Christmas parade to have coffee at La Prima Tazza and to catch up on the news in the Lawrence Journal-World. He is the son of Scott Allegrucci and Hilary Brown, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
The Roecker and Minear families meet for a reunion. Top row, from left, are Molly Roecker, 4, and Nathan Minear, 5; bottom row, from left, are Thomas Minear, 10; Adam Roecker, 8; and Matthew Minear, 7. Adam and Molly are the children of Michael and Janet Roecker, Lawrence, who submitted the picture. Thomas, Matthew and Nathan are the children of Chad and Carolyn Minear, Janet’s sister, St. Charles, Ill. The children are in the house of their grandparents, Mike and Ann Worthington.
Nicole and Jacob Garber, Lawrence, enjoy the sights of a sunflower field near Tonganoxie. Priscilla McPheeters, Jacob’s aunt, submitted the picture.
The Theilen family enjoys a summer vacation in Kauai, Hawaii. From left, starting at top row, is David; second row, Sydney, 12, Tanner, 14, and Sandy; and third row, Coulter, 4, and Jackson, 7. Sandy, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Hundreds protest in a recent LGBT equality rally in Kansas City, Mo. Missouri state Sen. Jolie Justus spoke to the crowd. Lori Messinger, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
John Carlos, Lawrence, and Don Carlos, Glendale, Calif., meet with Patty Carlos Koehler, Lawrence, seated, at 2025 N.H. The house has been owned by the Carlos family since 1923. John still plays five musical instruments and has a history with the Junkyard Jazz band; Don retired after being vice president of foreign exploration at Getty Oil; and Patty retired from the post office. Mary Lynn Stuart, Patty’s daughter, submitted the picture.
Sisters Janice Arneson, Geneva Tucker and Lois Weeks, all of Lawrence, stop to enjoy an orange along Interstate 70 near Columbia, Mo., en route to the 2008 BCS Fed Ex Orange Bowl in Miami. Tom Tucker, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
From left, Emme Dye, 3, Josie Hickerson, 7, and Harper Dye, 19 months, show off their Groundhog Day shirts. Their great-grandparents, Angelo and Sophie Strano, live in Punxsutawney, Pa., home of the groundhog. They are the daughters of Derek and Amy Dye, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Cub Scout Pack No. 3059 Den 1 visited Free State Studios in downtown Lawrence to learn about the news. From left is Ben Hoopes, 6; Shawn Velverde, 7; Carl Jacobsen, 7; Jackson Nichols, 6; Nick Kennedy, 7; Xavier Hilbert, 7; and Charlie Nigro, 6. Jodi Kennedy, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Matthew Bahan, 9, of O’Fallon, Mo., stands by the No. 9 Kasey Kane car after a flag football game. Matthew is the grandson of Linda Dick, Lawrence, and Brad Dick, Lenexa, and the great-grandson of Kathryn Haberly, Lawrence. He is the son of Kathy Bahan, O’Fallon, who submitted the picture.
Olivia Isaacks, 5; Kaden Doleman, 5; Ella Isaacks, 2; Kadynce Thompson, 3; Trinidy Thompson, 7; and Madison Isaacks, 6, meet with Kansas University cheerleaders at a recent women’s basketball game. Amanda Doleman, Lawrence, submitted the picture. The kids are all grandchildren of John and Donna Isaacks, Grantville.
Reta Kurtz, center, celebrates her 95th birthday with friends and family at Hillside Village in De Soto. She was a member of the senior citizens’ dance group in Lawrence for many years. Donna Bartholomew, Reta’s daughter, Eudora, submitted the picture.
Shalee Lehning, now a Kansas State Wildcat Women’s team senior star but pictured as a 6-month-old, shows her Jayhawk spirit. Sue Messerly, Lawrence, who was Lehning’s baby sitter and preschool teacher, submitted the picture.
The children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of Bill and Betty Bunce gather to celebrate Betty’s 80th birthday. A total of 62 family members traveled to Linwood on Aug. 3 for the celebration. Sommer Taylor, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Henry Riedemann, 10, samples the supplies at the Old West Lawrence annual picnic. Mike Wildgen, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Alice Dorsey, 1, enjoys a rare 70-degree day in the winter. She is the daughter of Sarah Mathews and Frank Dorsey, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
John Troutman and Karen Anderson celebrate Christmas Eve with their kids … in style. From left, back row, are Chris Troutman, then Chase Anderson holding Duffy, John Troutman, Taylor Anderson with Wyn, Joanna Troutman Bergkoetter, Luke Bergkoetter holding Matilde, and Karen Anderson, front, sitting on the floor. Karen, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
From left, Gracelyn, 5, and Braelyn Hinderliter, 2, celebrate their birthdays by requesting dog and cat food as gifts to be donated to the Lawrence Humane Society. They are the daughters of Mark and Marilee Hinderliter, Baldwin City, who submitted the picture.
The Called To Greatness Basketball Club’s Fourth-Grade Red and White Team finished first and second respectively at the recent Lawrence MAYB Tournament. Pam McDermott, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Austin Crist, Lawrence, shows off his 11th birthday present. He is the son of Allen and Beth Crist, rural Lawrence, and the grandson of Monty and Doreta Boyd, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Nolan Y. Whipple, 15; Avery Y. Whipple, 12; and Susan Young, all of Lawrence, mark a recent snowfall in Lawrence. Young submitted the picture.
Haley VonFeldt, left, of Olathe’s Chism Trail Junior High, and Sophie VonFeldt, right, of Langston Hughes School, Lawrence, serve as pages for State Rep. Lance Kinzer, 14th District, at the Capitol. Kinzer and the girls are pictured with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. Kinzer submitted the picture.
Christian Gutierrez, 19 months, enjoys playing in the snow. He is the son of Risa Gutierrez, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Addisyn Hoss, 3, falls asleep while rocking her 4-day-old baby brother, Jory Joe Hoss. They are the children of Jason and Morgan Hoss, Lawrence, and the grandchildren of Kim and Greg Springer and Roger and Kathy Hoss, all of Lawrence. Kim Springer submitted the picture.
Jessica, 8, left, and Andrew Merritt, 14, right, help their grandfather, Marcus Merritt, split firewood at their grandparents’ farm near Perry. Jeannie Merritt, Perry, submitted the picture.
From left, Dave and Barb Maycock of Baldwin City and Aaron, Becky, Matthew and Brenton Tucker of Branson, Mo., celebrate the holidays with a really big Jayhawk on Fort Myers Beach in Florida.
Rianon Demby, 12, left, a seventh-grader at Southwest Junior High School, and J.R. Demby, Lawrence, stand in front of the White House at the inauguration of President Barack Obama. She is the daughter of J.R. Demby and Janice Wallace and the granddaughter of Richard and Bertha Demby, Lawrence. J.R. submitted the picture.
Alena Johnson, 10, Lawrence Gymnastics Academy Level 5 gymnast, meets Shawn Johnson, Olympic gold medalist, at Chow’s Gymnastics Meet in Des Moines, Iowa. Kathleen Johnson, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Tanner Chapin, 19 months, enjoys the day with his Aunt Deb, Lawrence. He is the great-grandson of Jim and Betty Chapin, of Lawrence, who submitted the picture.