Michael Cobb, Lawrence police officer, and his grandfather, Wayne Osness, complete their second year coaching the Southwest Junior High School seventh-grade football team. In both seasons, the team won the Toy Bowl championship. Donna Osness, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
From left, Brendon, Adelaide, 2, and Peony Allen celebrate Brendon’s graduation from the University of Pennsylvania. He received an executive master’s degree in the technology management program. Brendon’s mother and father, Linda and Mick Allen, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Harold Wray, Lawrence, celebrates his 90th birthday with his two sons and daughter. From left are Mark Wray, Lisle, Ill.; Harold Wray; Barbara Dickerson, Overland Park; and Mike Wray, Temecula, Calif. Harold submitted the picture.
Ellen Duncan, Lawrence, and three household pets enjoy a catnap. From left to right are Cleopatra, a refugee from a humane shelter; Ellen; Jedi, born of mixed ethnicity in a barn 5 miles west of Lecompton; and Pitiful Pearl, a full-blooded Maine Coon cat from Omaha. Howard Duncan, Ellen’s husband of 54 years, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Damon Perico, 6, Lawrence, has fun in the fall leaves, which he was supposed to be raking. His grandfather, Warren J. Bell, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
When Katie, second from left, and Maggie Burk, second from right, graduated from Free State High School in May 2009 as valedictorians, they carried on the tradition set by their mother, Sally Burk, Lawrence, right, who was valedictorian of her Red Oak, Iowa, class of 1977, and their grandmother, Gena Portz, Red Oak, Iowa, left, who was valedictorian of her Kenesaw, Neb., class of 1945. Sally Burk submitted the picture.
Addison Maier, 16 months, helps cheer on Kansas University against a recent game with Texas Tech. She is the daughter of Bryan and Jennifer Maier, Davie, Fla., and the granddaughter of Charles and Sherrie Binggeli, Lawrence, who took and submitted the picture. She is also the great-granddaughter of Mable Durrant, Lawrence.
Kyan Sawyer, 4, gets ready to try his new skateboard while visiting his grandparents, Deb and Dirk Muncy, Lawrence, who submitted the picture. He has an older brother, Jacob, and is also the grandson of Denise and Duane Sawyer, all of Lawrence.
Students from Woodlawn School and their families stop to capture the moment during Walk to School Day on Oct. 7. Jenny Mehmedovic, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Nelson Krueger, Lawrence, meets Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who spoke recently in Kansas City, Mo., to more than 500 about his book, “Highest Duty,” and the Jan. 15 dual-engine failure in New York.
Judy Krueger submitted the picture.
A Bishop Seabury Academy crowd, wearing green T-shirts, attends the Seahawks’ inaugural game against the Kansas City Christian East football team. Sharon and Charles Kimbell were donors for the “Fill the Field” project, which included leveling, grading and preparation for game play. Margie Lawrence, the school’s development director, submitted the picture.
The Blue Thunder 16-and-under softball team marks the end of its fifth season with a trip to the Royals/Twins game. In the front row are Emily Davison and Amanda Mehl. In the back row are Tessa Lieber, Megan Wilson, Taylor Shuck, Mallory McFall, Kailey Wingert and Allison McFall. Not pictured are Katie Clancy, Rachel Kelly, Morgan Banning and Brianna Anglin. Brian McFall submitted the picture.
Liberty Memorial High School classmates of 1946 gather at the Lawrence Visitor Center to help Marge Black celebrate her recent 80th birthday. From left are Marge Schmitt, Marge Black, Deloris Landis, Doris Johnson, Berdine Hird, Georgia Holladay and Marge Wiseman, Lawrence. Tom Wiseman took the picture, and Marge Wiseman submitted it.
Elise Loney, far right, and her classmates, from left, Liesel Reussner, Kara Resseguie and Lily Lancaster, dance during rehearsals at “Pippin!” earlier this month at Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.
Trinity In-Home Care’s executive director, Kelly Evans, left, receives a $500 donation from Lawrence Pilot Club member Joan Van Nice. Kayleigh Nichols, of Trinity In-Home Care, submitted the picture.
Cleda and Curtis Dalton display their Studebaker, “The Green Hornet,” at the recent Antique Automobile Club car show at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Daltons celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary this year. Jeff Showalter, Antique Automobile Club member, submitted the picture.
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts meets with new Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little in his Washington office. Molly Haase, Roberts’ spokesman, submitted the picture.
Trinity In-Home Care’s executive director, Kelly Evans, receives a $1,000 donation from members of Cans for the Community. Kayleigh Nichols, of Trinity In-Home Care, submitted the picture.
Twelve longtime friends from the Lawrence High School class of ’66 reunite for a recent fun-filled weekend in Los Angeles. They stayed with Patty “Trish” Garland at her home in Encino, Calif. Barbara Lauter, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Dick, left, and Georgia Smith, center, celebrate their great-grandson Treven Gill’s 5th birthday along with Treven’s grandmother Marsha Jones, right. All three grandparents are cancer survivors over the past 33 years. Dick, Lawrence, submitted the picture, which was taken by David Jones.
A contingent from Lawrence’s sister city Eutin, Germany, visits Cottonwood Inc. Kari Bentzinger, from Cottonwood Inc.’s community relations and development, submitted the picture.
Keith Dowell, Lawrence, competes in the recent Bupa Great North Run Half-Marathon in Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K. He finished the 13.1 mile race in 1 hour, 29 minutes and 29 seconds, finishing ninth out of 950 runners in his age group, and in the top 10 percent of 54,000 runners. Debra Diehl, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
From left, Marci Francisco, Graham Kreicker and Della Hadley, along with almost 99 others, consume nine yards of sausages and enjoy nine performance pieces at Kreicker’s “Cloud Nine Birthday Party” Sept. 9, 2009, at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence. Betty Baron, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Audio-Reader listener Jim Canaday, center, peruses audio equipment for sale at the “For Your Ears Only” fundraiser. Audio-Reader volunteer Casey O’Donnell assists him. More than 300 people attended the benefit sale this year. Sarah Hemme, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
David Workman, left, and his daughter Katie Workman, Lawrence, celebrate Katie’s 21st birthday in Las Vegas. Katie submitted the picture.
Treven Gill, 4, and his 77-year-old great-grandmother, Georgia Smith, play basketball in a second attempt. On their first attempt, Smith fell and fractured her wrist and pelvis. Her doctor had said the goal was for her to be playing basketball again by fall, and that mission was accomplished. Smith’s husband, Dick Smith, Lawrence, took and submitted the picture.
Airman Tech. Sgt. Doug Vines, left, with his 1-year-old son, Collin, visits his grandfather, Francis Born, Eudora, before deployment to South Korea. Joyce Vines, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
McKenna Brandenburger, 9, checks out the pumpkins at Pendleton’s Country Market in Lawrence. Her mother, Linda Brandenburger, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Rick Hird, right, takes Green Pastures Preschool families and friends on a hayrack ride for their fall fundraiser. Molly Soukup, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Colton Grassy, 6, has second thoughts at the top of a steep slide at City Museum in St. Louis. He is the son of Holly and Patrick Grassy, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Morgan Boyd, 14, sits in front of a morning glory plant in her grandparents’ yard. She is the daughter of Marty and Debbie Boyd, Lawrence, and the granddaughter of Monty and Doreta Boyd, Lawrence, and Carol Mason, Eudora.
Darby Van Fleet, 5, relaxes in the fall leaves. She is the daughter of Tom and Stacey Van Fleet, Lawrence. Tom submitted the picture.