Jim Weaver, program technician with the Douglas County Conservation District, is working with area farmers on a project called “conservation cocktail,” where a variety of cover crops are planted in idle fields. Weaver inspects a field that has a mix of crops, including soybeans, common vetch and winter lentil. The practice helps the soil and the environment.
Barbara Szefc owns a different kind of service vehicle, one that you might say is “going to the dogs.” Her business, Happy, Handsome Hounds, is an onsite dog-grooming service in Lawrence.
Scott Girard visits hairstylist Brenda Smith-Peterson at Hair Experts in Lawrence to get some firsthand advice on a proper cut.
Ripened chestnuts have dropped to the ground at Chestnut Charlie’s north of Lawrence. This year’s crop appears to be a “pretty good” one, orchard owner Charlie NovoGradac says.
Sorting through this year’s crop of chestnuts, Debbie Milks, left, and Tina Haladay look for bad nuts at Chestnut Charlie’s, 1840 E. 1450 Road. Workers are already picking through rows of trees as harvest came early this year.
A Lawrence transit bus pulls into a “turnout” along Ninth Street just west of Emery Road on Friday afternoon. The future of bus turnouts — which take buses out of traffic when stopping for passengers — hinges on available funding.
A Pakistani girl stands next to her painting during a painting contest at her school Saturday in Mingora, the main town of Pakistan’s troubled Swat Valley. The resumption of schools may be the most psychologically critical step yet for authorities trying to revive Swat. After all, destroying schools, girls’ schools especially, was a favorite Taliban activity.
Nancy Seifert, St. Peters, Mo., takes photos of relatives with cutouts of John and Mary Schenck on Sunday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie. Sunday marked 100 years since the first Schenck family reunion in 1909. Pictured with the cutouts are, from left, Audrey Warner, Leah Warner and Jack Warner, all of Overland Park.
Kansas University’s Monica Dolinsky, right, lines up a shot from in front of the South Dakota State net. Dolinsky netted the shot in the Jayhawks’ 4-0 victory Sunday at Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
KU's Kelsey Clifton avoids a SDSU slide tackle during a rush at the net in a KU victory Sunday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.