Nick Rausten, left, and Mike Bergman, both of Lawrence, load a newly purchased dishwasher into the bed of Rausten’s truck Sunday afternoon at Best Buy. Many shoppers braved the cold weather in search of specials and bargains as stores around Lawrence opened for business the day after Christmas.
Tracie Howell, left, Lawrence, stops with her mother, Page Massey, Lago Vista, Texas, to browse the sweaters on the clearance rack at Weaver’s Department Store in downtown Lawrence. Sales, returns, exchanges and gift cards enticed shoppers back to stores on Sunday.
Barbie Gossett, a kindergarten teacher at Woodlawn School, works with her class during a reading exercise. From left are Luke Poloncheck, Riley Honeyman, Danny Reagan, Joe Schmidt and Abi Krise.
Communityworks case manager Natalie Donovan, right, assists Diana and Jack and Smith with some shopping Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Kohl's Department Store. Communityworks, a home health agency, has helped Diana return home after suffering a stroke in March. She spent several months in an area nursing home.
Eight-month-old Katelyn Hunt laughs as she is tossed by her mother, April Schmidt, as siblings Hailey Henry, 5, center, and Calah Hunt, 7, look over a book in the living room Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. April Schmidt and Jerry Hunt lived in a motel for five months along with five of their seven children. The other two children stayed with grandparents in Ottawa. With the help of a housing program and a Lawrence couple, the entire family moved into a home Oct. 4.
Exterminator Pete Haley holds a container of a few dead bedbugs he cleared out of a client's home in 2010.
Sara Schmanke, 48, slowly and carefully sets the table as her husband, Dean, cooks fish for dinner Wednesday, April 28, 2010, in their Baldwin City home. At the age of 35, Sara was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease, a progressive, degenerative genetic disorder, which causes involuntary movement and also affects cognitive ability. Dean explained that Sara often helps with small tasks like setting the table to stay active in daily life while she still can.
Tim Iwig, Tecumseh, who owns Iwig Family Dairy, carries a newborn calf on his dairy farm in October 2009.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) and quarterback Matt Cassel (7) celebrate in the stands after Bowe scored a touchdown during the second quarter against Tennessee. The Chiefs beat the Titans, 34-14, Sunday in Kansas City, Mo.
Toledo’s Dan Molls, left, and Isaiah Ballard, right, stop Florida International wideout Wayne Times in the first quarter. FIU beat the Rockets, 34-32, in the Pizza Bowl Sunday in Detroit.
David Gaus, Lawrence, is a born traveler, visiting the world both as a chef and a student.
Founders Cindy and Dennis Reynolds of the Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery in Miami County are also Kansas University alumni.
Pep Solberg lifts up the canopy on some vines to reveal clusters of grapes at Bluejacket Crossing Winery and Vineyard, located about four miles southwest of Eudora.
There are easy ways to get children ready for the New Year celebration with paper hats and noise makers. These three young ladies were ready for some celebration at the Lawrence Arts Center. They are, from left, Gracie Coleman, 4; Channing Morse, 3; and Vivi Riffel, 3.