Rod Croucher, Eudora, city horticulturist supervisor of downtown plantings, background left, counts flats of pansies delivered to the city greenhouse Monday. Starting at 9 a.m. Thursday 1,500 yellow, orange and blue blotch pansies will be planted along Massachusetts Street in the mid-block and corner planters. Fifty-four volunteers have signed up to assist in the planting.
Grand Master Mark Shuey, center, teaches a course in Cane-Fu in Zephyrhills, Fla.
Miss Indiana Katie Stam is crowned Miss America 2009 by Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund in Las Vegas on Jan. 24. Haglund has started a foundation to help others overcome eating disorders.
LaCheldsa Jacobs goes up in the paint for two points.
Free State’s Hayden Emerson, left, tries to make a play at first on St. James Academy’s Jake Wodthe. The Firebirds beat the Thunder, 4-3, Monday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Cars pass through the intersection of North Second and Locust streets Monday. The federal government is speeding up plans to rebuild the intersection with an expected $2 million from the federal stimulus program.
Senior soccer players Heather Miller, of Lawrence High, left, and Free State’s Courtney Moore will lead their teams into the spring soccer season, which begins today for FSHS.
A large branch of a flowering Bradford Pear tree near the Lawrence Memorial Hospital parking lot was split off the tree during Monday's winds.
Donald B. Bartsma made his first court appearance Monday. He faces charges for kidnapping and robbing a woman outside Kohl's in February 2008.
Lawrence resident Ronnie Cobb enjoys the cacophonous music of his homemade wind chimes on a windy Monday afternoon. Winds were gusting in excess of 50 mph in Lawrence on Monday.