Baldwin Intermediate Center fifth-grade teacher Lee Hanson was selected as the Kansas Teacher of the Week after a nomination by fourth-grader Ryan Todd. Dan Wallsmith, Baldwin City, submitted the picture.
Mike Zabel, Lawrence, completes the recent Pikes Peak marathon in Pike National Forest, Colo. He finished the 26.2-mile race in 6 hours, 14 minutes and 34 seconds, good for the top 27 percent of all runners. Zabel’s sister, Debbie Galbraith, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Steve Walter visits second-grade Schwegler School students from Dairy Queen, one of the school’s LEAP business partners. Students from McWhirt’s, Elliot’s and Huebner’s/Gonzalez’s classes made pictures of ice-cream cones with messages about perseverance, their August character theme. The pictures will be displayed at the Iowa Street DQ store. Kea Wormsley, school counselor, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Sid Pastor shows off his son Maddox Von Pastor, born Aug. 12, and his Jayhawk pride. Maddox is the son of Sid and Nikki Pastor of Abilene, Texas, and the grandson of Rick and Tammy Ziesenis, Lawrence; Sid Pastor Jr., St. Louis; and Gary and Teresa Roach, Kaufman, Texas. Tammy Ziesenis submitted the picture.
Lisa Flanders, center, and Broadband Man share a moment at the Kansas-Northern Colorado game. Lisa’s husband, Brent Flanders, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Sydney Bollinger, 11, From left, Kyle Devore, 6, Joe Hall, 3, Zach Bollinger, 6, and Maddi Bruhns, 10, enjoyed a bucket ride during their “dads and kids” weekend at the farm. The children’s parents are John and Angie Bollinger, Gary and Shannon Bruhns, PJ and Mary Hall and Steve and Lark Devore. Steve, their host, is pictured in the background. Angie, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Jerry Nossaman, from left, Larry McElwain, Gary Toebben and John Lungstrum reached the summit of Mt. Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain (12,500 feet). Nossaman is a retired Lawrence dentist, McElwain is a funeral director with Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Toebben is the president of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce (the ex-president of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce) and Lungstrum is a U.S. district judge. McElwain submitted the picture.
During a recent Change of Command Ceremony at Fort Leavenworth, Capt. Todd Lavery, center, a Kansas University graduate, was named company commander of Headquarters Company 35th Infantry Division. He is pictured with his brother Paul Lavery, Lenexa, and his sister Michelle Derusseau, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Courtney Caldwell, 12, of Lawrence, recently traveled to Grand Forks, N.D., to compete in the Central Zone Championships for U.S.A. swimming. A member of the Lawrence Aquahawks, she placed 16th in the 50 butterfly and seventh in the 100 butterfly. Her coach is Patrick Norman. She is the daughter of Joe and Michele Caldwell, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Longtime friends, From left, Jack Sally, Glenn Johanning, Kenny Hubbard and Raymond Schimmel reminisce over lunch at Medicalodges Eudora about their two-week California vacation in 1948. Schimmel submitted the picture.
Bowen Tieperman, 6 months, appears to have a serious conversation with his father, Tyson. Tyson is the grandson and Bowen is the great-grandson of Bev Sayre, 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.
The 12U Lawrence Phenix Fastpitch team qualified to play in the USSSA World Series at Tiffany Springs, Mo., in August. Team members are, front row, Sofia Taylor and Brooke Sumonja; middle row, Jolona Shield, Allie Ledbetter, Justine Dougan and Tori Huslig; and back row, Brie Kennedy, Charley Jo Fine, Megan Sumonja, Lindsay Kelly, Emily Byers and Megan Creek. Betsy Kelly, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Stuart Strecker, left, foreign language teacher at Free State High School, and Paraguayan guitarist Gabriel Duarte take a quick break from talking with members of the audience after Duarte’s recent performance at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lawrence. Angela Babbit, Lawrence, attended the performance and submitted the picture.
The Kansas Rebels are the 2009 Kansas State Champions. Coaches were Mike Willoughby, Joe Caldwell, Darren McClure and Kevin Stuever. Michele Caldwell, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Students in the Kansas University Master of Accounting Program participated in the KU School of Business Service Activity recently at the Watkins Museum of History. The students moved more than 200 storage boxes and assorted pieces of furniture to provide space in the museum’s archives. Mike Wildgen, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Pete Romano III gets his hair cut for school by Gloria Bartell at the Amyx Barber Shop downtown. Pete, an eighth-grader at South Junior High School, is the son of Elizabeth and Pete Romano Jr., who submitted the picture.
From left, Jordan Koch, Sarah Stern, Sara Cortese and Dayna Brown attend a recent concert by Paraguayan guitarist Gabriel Duarte at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence. The girls were students in Stuart Strecker’s Spanish class at Free State High School. Angela Babbit, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Bob Dunlap, Lawrence, wearing his team’s jersey, completes this year’s annual Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. The bicycle ride, sponsored by the Des Moines Register, ended at the Mississippi River. Gudrun Dunlap submitted the picture.
From left, Ken Rowen (1968), Bob Zimmerman (1946), Ralph King (1957) and Ned Link (1936) celebrate more than 200 years of service through Lawrence Lions Club. Rowen has served 41 years; Zimmerman, 63; King, 52; and Link, 73. Mary Gordon, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Mary Ann Canfield, Lawrence, celebrated her 74th birthday by requesting any gifts to be presented to the Lawrence chapter of the Family Promise program. Canfield’s friend Carol Ann Carr, Lawrence, took and submitted the picture.
Denise Schwartz, from left, Laura Russell, Kate Zylstra, Heather Cosman and Farrah McCullough recently attended Body Boutique’s member appreciation party that took place in conjunction with a couple’s BodyPump class. Tracey English, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Fred Harrell, left, and Robert Cropper, both of Lawrence, enjoy a trip to the Kansas City Zoo in May. The trip was organized by Cottonwood Inc. Their friend John Schmidt, resident of Laurel Glen apartments and an employee of the University Book Shop, submitted the picture.
Will Dawson, 5, son of Doug and Sara Dawson, Lawrence, is shown on his first day of kindergarten at Langston Hughes School with his teacher, Mrs. Heider. Sara Dawson submitted the picture.
Donna and Harold Riehm, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a weeklong cruise, joined by 15 family members from five states. On the trip were their children and spouses, grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The Riehms submitted the picture.
These children, all of Lawrence, participated in the neighborhood Fourth of July parade on Robinson Drive. Diane Knapp, Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Archie Hawkins, center, celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends at a Lawrence park in Lawrence. From left are Charlene Jimboy, Charles Hawkins, Archie Hawkins, Mary Jackson and Rosemond Gonzales. Carrie Coffey, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
From left, Lynn Wilson-Bruce, Wendy Reed, Patty Kanzig Allen, Karen Long Grom, Shari Holloway Mott and Brenda Durr got together at their 30-year class reunion this summer. They graduated in 1979 from Eudora High School. Wilson-Bruce, of Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Keaton Crotchett, 2, is honored on the podium after the annual Twilight Race at Haskell Indian Nations University. Keaton completed the half-mile course on his bicycle in the children’s division of the race, which was Aug. 6. He is the son of Kim and Brad Crotchett, who submitted the picture.
The King brothers play on the huge rolls of sod delivered for the athletic field at Bishop Seabury Academy. From left are Josh, 4, Harrison, 9, and Ben, 6. They are the sons of Megan and Chris King. Margie Lawrence, director of development at Bishop Seabury, submitted the picture.
Before heading back to school, A.J. Quisenberry, 7, decides to relax in the Chi Omega Fountain at Kansas University. Aaron Quisenberry, Bonner Springs, submitted the picture.
Thomas, 4, and Kate Robberson, 2, wait to be encircled by a giant bubble at a museum in Wichita. They are the children of Josh and Jenny Robberson, Wichita, and the great-grandchildren of Bob and Charline Freitag, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.