students from De Soto High School played on two boys’ basketball teams this summer. Twenty-three players participated in the Bonner Springs summer league on a varsity and JV team. Kirk Johnson, Mitch Nutterfield, Rex Philbrook and Mike Wedel coached the varsity team; Travis Crow, Brendon Hudson and Alex Thompson coached the JV team.
Onlookers admire Lawrence’s 2009 Fourth of July fireworks display. J. Young submitted the picture.
South Junior High School student Emily Tamerius, left, meets Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman in Fremont, Neb. Emily, who will be in the eighth grade this fall, helped her grandparents in assisting the Nebraska first family in lining up to be in a parade honoring Gen. John C. Fremont. Emily is the daughter of Sherry and Glenn Tamerius, Lawrence, and the granddaughter Elaine and John Grothusen of Fremont, who submitted the picture.
Farney siblings Ben, 8, and Grace, 6, enjoy a free carousel ride during the downtown bike race July 4. They are the children of Bob Farney, Olathe, and Melanie Farney, Lawrence, who submitted the picture. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number, residence, and children’s ages, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044, or go online at LJWorld.com.
Mrs. Durgan’s fourth-grade Quail Run Class got to meet Rep. Tom Sloan on a year-end school trip to the state Capitol. Andy Craig, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Ephraim Anderson, 1, watches the kids’ bike race before the Tour of Lawrence on Massachusetts Street. His sister Estrella, 4, rode in the 4-year-old race. Rachel Brashear Anderson submitted the picture.
Ryan Logan, 8, waits to talk with Trey Hillman before the Reds-Royals series. Ryan’s mother, Angie Ayrault Logan, Lawrence, submitted the picture. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, with your name, phone number, residence, and children’s ages, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044, or go online at LJWorld.com.
The Fourth of July Kid’s Parade takes place at the Moffitt house east of Lawrence. Tracis Bland submitted the picture. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number, residence, and children’s ages, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044, or go online at LJWorld.com.
From left, Natty Hoopes, 11, radio host Garrison Keillor, and Alex Hoopes, 15, share a moment on the Fourth of July at the 35th anniversary of “A Prairie Home Companion” in Avon, Minn. Natty and Alex are the children of John and Lauren Hoopes, Lawrence.
Dave Rueschhoff, Lawrence, second from left, and his high school friend Mike Schaffter, Hutchinson, third from left, play a round of golf with actor Bill Murray, right, and his brother Brian Doyle Murray, left, at the recent Prairie Dunes Member Guest Tournament in Hutchinson. Rueschhoff submitted the picture.
Jeremy Johnson, Lawrence, son of Wendy and James Traul, Lawrence, and Eric and Angie Johnson, Lawrence, recently graduated the U.S. Army Boot Camp at Fort Jackson, S.C. He is stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., where he will complete his advanced individual training in combat diesel mechanics. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 2006. Wendy submitted the picture.
Melinda Roeder, executive chief of Marisco’s Restaurant, prepares for the Independence Day food festival at Watson Park. Cindy Monshizadeh submitted the picture.
Nicholas Parker, 19 months, tries on his sister’s batting helmet for size. Nicholas is the son of Andrew and Shannon Parker, Baldwin City, who submitted the picture.
From left, Louie Mitchell, Valley Falls; Coleen Davison, Lawrence; and Rick Koester, Lawrence, reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. The elevation is 19,340 feet. Davison submitted the picture.
Participants in the Tour of Lawrence on the Fourth of July race around the city. Henry Russell submitted the picture.
The Kansas State Champs 2009 for 13 and under are the Stingrays, a team made up of boys from Eudora, Wellsville and Baldwin City. This is their third straight tournament victory. Shari Turnbaugh, Eudora, submitted the picture.
Christie Dobson and Angie Ayrault Logan attend the Cincinnati Reds-Kansas City Royals series. Reds players Adam Rosales and Jay Bruce left Logan’s family tickets, as her brother was both players’ manager in the Florida State League. Logan, of Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Jay “Hawk” Hageman, 10, shows his appreciation in this “Jay Dreamin’ Reality!” picture for Kansas University and the Bill Self Camp. Originally from Lawrence, Jay now lives in northern California but will always be a Jayhawk. He is the son of Fred Hageman, Cameron Park, Calif., who submitted the picture.
Hadley Hartwell, 11, and her brother, Ethan Lawless, 5, enjoy Christmas morning at their grandparents’ house. Their aunt, Andrea Rich, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Lawrence Gymnastics Academy Level 5 gymnasts meet Bart Conner, second from right, and Nadia Comaneci, far left, at a recent gymnastics camp in Norman, Okla. Back row are Isabel Ash, 10, daughter of Amy and Greg Ash; Alena Johnson, 10, daughter of Kathleen and Jeff Johnson; front row are Ryleigh, 6, and Jordyn Leon, 10, daughters of Lars and DeeDee Leon. Kathleen Johnson, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Jan Tucker and Gary Moulton, Lawrence, take in a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Kansas University Audio Reader sponsored students from Michigan’s Eaton Academy for a visit with Gov. Mark Parkinson at the Capitol in Topeka recently. Their teacher is Joni Lantry Kostich, KU alumna, far right, second row. Janis Hutchison, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
While visiting from Aurora, Ill., and Wichita, Alan and Barbara Nash’s grandchildren made a stop at the Kansas Union for a picture with the Jayhawk and their dads. Clockwise from top left are Phillip Wiehn, 6; Kaelyn Nash, 4; Nathan Nash, 7; Mark Wiehn; Noah Wiehn, 4; Brian Nash; Charlie Nash, 1; Lanie Nash, 2; Emmaleigh Wiehn, 3; and Landon Nash, 5.
Ryan Logan, 8, left, and Hank Dobson, 8, attend a game in the Cincinnati Reds-Kansas City Royals series. Adam Rosales and Jay Bruce, not pictured, left tickets for Ryan to see the Reds-Royals series as Ryan’s uncle is a manager for the Reds. Angie Ayrault Logan, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
KIWI-TEK Select took first place in the recent Topeka MAYB basketball tournament in the 9th/10th Grade Boys Division. Assistant Coach Bill Wagner, right, of Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Cousins Bren Iva Bohlander, 5; Brecken Bohlander, 2; and Miles Bohlander, 4, enjoy a summer day at their grandparents’ house. They are the grandchildren of Steve and Maureen Bohlander, Ottawa, who submitted the picture.
The 16U Lawrence Hummers smile before their recent tournament at Adair Park in Independence, Mo. Chris Eagle, Lawrence, submitted the picture. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number, residence, and children’s ages, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044, or go online at LJWorld.com.
Caitlin King, 12, conducted a recent yard sale where nothing was priced. From generous customers, Caitlin raised $327 for the Eudora Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry at St. Paul Church. From left are Donna Freeland, Sharon Bohm, Amy King, Caitlin and the Rev. Barbara Norris. Doris Schehrer, Eudora, submitted the picture.
Bentley Thorne enjoys her first birthday. She is the cousin of Katherine Viesselman, Lawrence, and the daughter of Katie Thorne, Greenwood, Mo.
From left, George, 6; Jeff Dobson, looking left; and Katie Logan, 5, attend the Reds-Royals series. Adam Rosales and Jay Bruce left tickets for Katie’s family for the series as Katie’s uncle, Joe Ayrault, was the players’ former manager in the Florida State League. George is the son of Jeff and Christie Dobson, and Katie is the daughter of Jay and Angie Ayrault Logan, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Participants in the Tour of Lawrence in the younger age divisions for the Fourth of July wait to start. Henry Russell submitted the picture.
Gage Lutz enjoys his fourth birthday at his grandparents’ house in McLouth. Gage is the son of Kimberly and Craig Lutz, Eudora. Trudy Bowen submitted the picture.