Santa Fe Trail Meats owner Aaron Higbie estimates that his shop processes about 400 deer during the hunting season that runs from September to January.
Shannon Bollinger shot an 11-point buck just after sun up Thursday. By 9 a.m., he had the deer at Overbrook’s Santa Fe Trail Meats for processing.
Summer sausage is one of many products available from deer meat. Deer meat cannot be sold and can only be processed by and for the hunter with a deer tag and license. Hunters can donate a deer to be processed for charity.
Dr. Cheryl Biesterfeld, left, and dental assistant Kristin Parrish work on 11-year-old Ethan Bryan, Lawrence, at the Douglas County Dental Clinic on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2010. The clinic helps fill a need in the region by accepting Medicaid patients because so few dentists do.
a crowd of Santas gathers in downtown Lawrence on Saturday for Lawrence’s first ever SantaCon. Starting at The Sandbar, Santas and other holiday characters made their way from bar to bar collecting donations for the Just Food pantry in Lawrence.
Vera Long, left, Lawrence, looks over a vendor's holiday gift items, as her daughter Olive, then 5, hugs her grandfather, Tom Ackerly, Lawrence, in this 2010 photo taken at the Holiday Farmers Market.
Kansas forward Marcus Morris comes down from a dunk as teammate Tyshawn Taylor and Colorado State's Dorian Green and Travis Franklin watch during the second half, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
Kansas guard Brady Morningstar collides with Colorado State guard Dorian Green during the second half, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. In back is Kansas guard Elijah Johnson.
Free State sophomore Abbey Casady, right, and Lansing senior Celeste Brinkley fight for possession during their game Saturday in Lansing. The Firebirds defeated the Lions, 57-33.
Free State senior Eric Watson crashes into Lansing junior Mike Miller as Watson attempts a lay up during their game Saturday in Lansing. Watson was whistled for a charge on the play. The Firebirds defeated the Lions 63-54.
Kansas forward Mario Little goes after a rebound with Colorado State forward Travis Franklin during the first half, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson dribbles behind his back as he comes away with a steal from Colorado State forward Travis Franklin during the second half, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
Kansas players Josh Selby, left, Niko Roberts, and Jordan Juenemann celebrate a dunk by teammate Markieff Morris during the second half, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
The Journal-World all-area football first team, from left, is: Jamal Brown, Lawrence High; Boomer Mays, Eudora; Brad Strauss, Lawrence High; Josh Hoffman, Baldwin; coach Doug Bennett, Veritas Christian; Dylan Perry, Free State; Kyle Brunson, Mill Valley; Nate Scott, Veritas Christian; Trent Robb, Perry-Lecompton; Justin McCandless, Free State; Dalton Hughes, Wellsville.
2010 All-Area boys soccer team, from left, Addison Jones, Perry-Lecompton, Justin Riley, Lawrence, Oliver Siemes, Eudora, Dylan Turpin, Perry-Lecompton, Octavio Villa, De Soto, Marcus Titterington, Tonganoxie, Diego Gonzalez, Free State, Mark Joslyn, Baldwin, Tony Libeer, Free State, Zach Wustefeld, Lawrence, Louis Joslyn, Baldwin.
2010 All-Area volleyball team, from left, Ramie Burkhart, Baldwin, Sierra Morgison, Perry-Lecompton, Becca Maasen, De Soto, Kendyll Severa, Lawrence, Meaghan Holmes, Free State, Sarah McDermott, Veritas Christian, Molly O'Hagan, Tonganoxie, Kristen Oberzan, Veritas Christian, Danielle Miller, Tonganoxie, Teri Huslig, Veritas Christian, Allie Johnson, Eudora.
2010 All-Area boys cross country team, from left, Ethan Hartzell, Baldwin, Brandon McCaffrey, Seabury Academy, Logan Sloan, Free State, Tony Weiss, Baldwin, Kain Anderson, Free State, Zach Andregg, Lawrence. Not pictured from the first team is De Soto’s Angel Vasquez.
2010 All-Area girls cross country team, from left, Lacey Erickson, De Soto, Sienna Durr, Baldwin, Mike Spielman, Baldwin, Elizabeth Sigvaldson, Baldwin, Lynn Robinson, Free State, Grace Morgan, Lawrence, Katelyn Barnes, Baldwin, Kate Albrecht, Seabury Academy.