From left, Wynn Feddema, Tom Brooks and Joe Miller won second place representing Quail Run School at a chess tournament. The tournament took place at Blue Valley High School in Olathe. Susie Brooks, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Blue Thunder 14 and under softball team celebrates its 19-2 season with a trip to a Royals game. From left is Brianna Anglin, Allison McFall, Emily Davidson, Taylor Shuck, Kelsey Broadwell, Morgan Banning, Tessa Lieber and Mallory McFall. Rachel Kelly, Megan Wilson and Katie Clancy are not pictured. Brian McFall, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Olivia Kouloukis, 7, and Hamund Christensen, 6, celebrate Olivia’s birthday at the Lawrence Humane Society, where friends and family at Olivia’s request donated supplies instead of gifts. Hamund is the son of Paul and Kim Christensen, Lawrence, and Olivia is the daughter of George and Kristi Kouloukis, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Blair Kathryn McHenry, 10 months, learns early how to be a Jayhawk fan. She is the great-granddaughter of Charles and Vera McHenry, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Barbara and Bill Helton, Lawrence, in the front row, celebrate Thanksgiving with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Only one grandchild, Kindra McNamee, is not pictured. Joan Myers, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Dorothy McGregor, Lawrence, is honored at Lawrence Athletic Club on her 90th birthday. She works out every day from Monday to Friday at 5:30 a.m. Mary Hatfield, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Brasil Guitar Duo players Joao Luiz, left, and Douglas Lora, right, present astronaut and KU physics professor Steve Hawley, center, and his wife, Eileen (former voice of NASA), not pictured, with a copy of their music at a reception in the home of Judy and Nelson Krueger in Lawrence. Nelson Krueger submitted the picture.
From left, Natalie Donovan, Lawrence, and her “adopted grandmother,” Annette Pfunder, right, Lawrence, meet the cast and crew from “A Christmas Story” at the Lawrence Community Theatre after the production. Chase Barclay, center, played the boy “Ralphie” in the performance. Natalie Donovan submitted the picture.
The Rodriguez family — from left, Leonard, Lena (with their shih tzu dog Elliot) and JoAnn — is a house divided. They are Jayhawk and Husker fans. Lena Rodriguez, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Isaac, 10, left, and Isaiah Luellen, 8, placed fifth and third respectively in the recent Cliff Keen Kickoff in Tulsa, Okla. They were from the Kids Wrestling Club in Rossville. The event is a national youth wrestling tournament. They are the children of Mike and Jonette Luellen, Rossville, and the grandchildren of Bob and JoAnn McKinney, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Transplanted Kansans Eric Akers, left, Elizabeth City, N.C., and Vickie Collie-Akers with their son, Andrew Collie-Akers, 7 months, meet with Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius while she was campaigning in North Carolina. Andrew is the grandson of Gerry and Kim Collie, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Nathaniel, 5, and Matthew Bahan, 9, visit their cousin, Carsten Humburg, 8 months, in Eudora this summer. Carsten is the son of Jenny and Andy Humburg and the grandson of Carma and Fred Glas, and Gene and Ursula Humburg, Lawrence. Matthew and Nathaniel live in O’Fallon, Mo., with their mother, Kathy Bahan, and are the grandsons of Linda Dick, Lawrence, and great-grandsons of Kathryn Haberly, Lawrence. Kathy Bahan submitted the picture.
Cousins Ameer “Me Me” Dowdell, 2, and Mahaya Grace, 2, cozy up to each other. Ameer’s parents are Kwam and Hagar Dowdell, and Mahaya’s are Kris Woods and Jimmy Strahle, all of Lawrence. They are the great-grandchildren of Theola Taylor, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
From left, Cathey Parsons and Suzie Craig, both of Lawrence, celebrate a “40 Years of Friendship Luncheon” with Mary Ann Corbin, Kissee Mills, Mo., and Betty Jackman, Baldwin City, at Paisano’s. The four have been friends since the 1967-8 school year when Cathey Parsons, then “Miss Van Reekum,” had Jay Craig and Diane Wells Baker, the children of Suzie and Mary Ann Corbin, in kindergarten at Kennedy School. Betty Jackman submitted the picture.
Kenny Johnson, Lawrence, enjoys hiking with his granddaughter Ailey Johnson, 7 months, this summer at Rocky Mountain National Park while on a family vacation. Ailey is the daughter of Michael and Katie Johnson, Lakeside, Ariz. Ailey’s grandmother Chris Johnson, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Team “Walking for Wyatt” takes part in the National Kidney Foundation Walk. Wyatt Maurer, 13, kneeling in front row, was team captain of 33 friends and family members. Stephanie Maurer, Wyatt’s mother, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Lauraine Mulally, Lawrence, counts 76 blossoms on her Christmas cactus. She submitted the picture.
Spc. James “Alex” Benson returned home recently from Iraq. Fifty friends and family members met him at the Kansas City, Mo., airport. In this picture, from left, are Corey Galloway, Casey Ballard, Alex Benson, Nathan Schriner,
Dereck Cooper and Dale Sipple. They were all friends at Free State High School, class of 2005. Alex’s mother, Valerie Walthall, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Sydney, 11, left, and Zach Bollinger, 5, help their father with a little yard work. They are the children of John and Angie Bollinger, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Quinn Parker O’Reilly, 5, is already following the footsteps of his father, former Wichita Thunder hockey player Sean O’Reilly. Quinn’s grandfather, Wayne Parkinson, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
From left, Kenzie, 4, and Ethan Miller, 2, build a snowman in Arlington, Wash., a suburb of Seattle. They are the children of Lt. Michael Miller, shown at right, and Julie Miller, who are Kansas University alumni. Kenzie and Ethan also are the grandchildren of Dick and Darlene Miller, Eudora, who submitted the picture.
Brent Crandon, Lawrence, right, meets Paul McCartney at the Riverside Baptist Church in November 2007 in Harlem, N.Y. Judy Cope, Brent’s friend and singer with McCartney’s program, took the photograph. Crandon submitted the picture.
This four-generation picture was taken at a recent family reunion to celebrate the 90th birthday of Faye Olmsted Jones. From left is Jones’ grandson, Peter Olmsted; her great-grandson, Ethan Olmsted, Lakeview, Wash.; her son, David Olmsted, DuPont, Wash.; and Jones. More than 50 other out-of-town relatives attended the event at the Lawrence Country Club. Susan Wolfe, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Kiley Montney, 23 months, encounters the rabbit sculpture at Abe & Jake’s Landing during a wedding reception for her aunt. Kiley is the daughter of Jacob and Lori Montney, Baldwin City, and the granddaughter of Bruce and Sue Brown, Baldwin City, and Gordon and Carolyn Montney, Lawrence, who submitted the picture. She is also the great-granddaughter of Roy and Wilma Cropp, Lawrence, and Jesse Brown, Gardner.
Skylar Stewart, 4, Lecompton, left, enjoys her trip to Disney World. She is the daughter of J. Stewart, Lecompton, who submitted the picture, and the granddaughter of Linda and John Stewart III, both of Lawrence.
Declan Patrick’s third birthday was celebrated by collecting food for Penn House, 1035 Pa. Declan is the son of Sean Patrick and Vicki Pepperdine, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Tommy Watgen, 18, left, and Collin Watgen, 20, pictured with their mother, Heather Watgen, vote for the first time in a presidential election. The event became a family party. Heather, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Garrett Koehler, 14, gets a 13-point buck on his first time hunting. He is the son of Rick and Shari Koehler, Lawrence, and grandson of Wilton and Katherine Koehler, Baldwin City. Shari submitted the picture.
Cameron Coleman, 14, Lecompton, gets his first deer — a nine-point buck. He is the grandson of Catherine Warren, Overbrook, who submitted the picture.
Joe Mandigo, 9, devours a turkey leg on Thanksgiving Day at his home in Lawrence. He is the son of Jim and Carrie Mandigo, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Five scouts from Lawrence Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered to Lawrence First United Methodist Church, attend Catholic Church services while at camp. From left are Robert Newman, 11; Matthew Dominguez, 13; Vail Moshiri, 13; Andrew Dominguez, 11; and Thomas Peterson, 12. The Scouts were at a 10-day camp at H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation in Osceola, Mo. Thomas, Kent and Patricia Peterson, Lawrence, submitted the picture.