Hang time: Justin Hicks, 8, son of Travis and Roxanne Hicks of Lawrence, goes sledding Jan. 11 at Kansas University. Roxanne Hicks submitted the photo.
Igloo architects: From left, Isaiah Mayo and Jordyn Martin, both of Lawrence, and Camryn McFarland of Baldwin City, celebrated Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 17, outside building an igloo. Marsha Lutz submitted the photo.
Bizarre encounter: Doris Kaiser, left, and her great-granddaughter, Lauren Nelson, ran into some odd characters in front of Free State Brewery while shopping Nov. 21. Sharon Nelson submitted the photo.
Oh what fun ... Karen Zimmerer, left, receives a a sleigh ride Jan. 12 in rural Lawrence from neighbor Janette Michaels and horse Ella. Zimmerer submitted the photo.
Going green: Green Pastures students enjoy apples picked from a Sept. 20 field trip at Wagon Wheel Orchard in Gardner. Back row, from left, are Pheabe Prather (partially hidden), 5; and Lawson Garcia (in glasses), 4; and front row, Avery Verdi, Morgan Taylor and Robert Gibler, all 3.
Engineers of the month: Sid Pastor III, son of Tammy Ziesenis of Lawrence, third in front row, was one of the Air Force and Army civil engineers at Regional Support Command recently selected as team of the month for November 2010 by the 466th Air Expeditionary Squadron of Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Pastor returned home in December.
A grand new year: Valerie and Jim Lanius, of Lawrence, ring in the New Year, Jan. 1, 2011, at Mather Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Ariz. Jim Lanius submitted the photo.
Snow much fun! A.J. Quisenberry, 8, and Ty Quisenberry, 4, Bonner Springs, spent Jan. 10, a snow day, hitting the sledding hills at Kansas University. They are the sons of Aaron and Tricia Quisenberry. Aaron Quisenberry submitted the photo.
Award presenter: Lawrence resident Kimberly A. Patton is currently serving a one-year term as the president of the Young Adult Library Association. Patton is also the Central Youth Services teen librarian for Kansas City Public Library and former young adult librarian at Lawrence Public Library. Patton, pictured Jan. 10, is presenting at the prestigious Youth Media Awards event at the Mid-Winter Conference of the American Library Association in San Diego. Arla Jones submitted the photo.
Four generations: Ellis Hemenway met his great-grandfather and joined his father and grandfather for a four-generation photo on Christmas day in Lawrence. From left are Bob Hemenway, Myrle Hemenway, Zach Hemenway and Ellis Hemenway. Meghan Hemenway submitted the photo.
Go kart birthday: Edwin Booth, Baldwin City, celebrated his 80th birthday Dec. 18 with family by visiting Sadler’s Indoor Racing in Olathe. Pictured with Booth, from left, are David Neal, Larry Booth, Tyler Booth, Jeannette Booth and Paul Booth. David Booth, Michael Booth and Karen Booth, not pictured, were waiting their turn to compete. A birthday dinner followed at the Outback in Olathe.
Now & then: Pictured on their 14th birthday, Nov. 30, 2010, are, from left, Nicholas, Lauren and Bradley Bonaldo of Alta Loma, Calif.. In the previous photo they are pictured at 7 months old. Both photos were taken at Orchards Golf Course in Lawrence. They are the grandchildren of Ed White of Lawrence.
Then & now: Pictured at 7 months old, from left, are Nicholas, Lauren and Bradley Bonaldo of Alta Loma, Calif., the grandchildren of Ed White of Lawrence. In the next photo, the Bonaldos are pictured again on their 14th birthday, Nov. 30, 2010. Both photos were taken at Orchards Golf Course in Lawrence.
Home sweet home: A dedication for the Habitat for Humanity home at 921 Ward was given to the Abdelbanat Abduljabbar family. The Oct. 30 dedication was the 74th house for Lawrence Habitat. Pictured are Karim Abdelbanat and Magda Abduljabbar with their sons Hamzah Khatir, Hammam Khatir, Harith Khatir and Husam Khatir.
A century of new years: Helping Georgia Hess celebrate her 100th birthday on New Year’s Day is her great-grandson, James Tillotson. The celebration was held at Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living in Lawrence. Janie Irvin submitted the photo.
Formal portrait: From left, Cleo LeMaster of Lawrence and Trent Burdette of Pleasant Hill, Mo. pose in front of the Christmas tree before the Dec. 16 Bishop Seabury Academy Winter Formal. LeMaster submitted the photo.
Not so nice?: Charlotte Akers, 9 months, daughter of Cliff and Jennifer Akers of Lawrence, met Santa for the first time in November at the Bass Pro Shop in Olathe. Jennifer Akers submitted the photo.
Chicks fly: Cheri Thompson of Lawrence received her private pilot rating Nov. 19. Thompson is wearing a “Chicks Fly” hat, which was given to her by her flight instructor, Erik Torrez. Hetrick Air Services submitted the photo.
Tandem twosome: Ivy Herndon, right, rides tandem with friend Heather Testa Aug. 7 near Forest Park in St. Louis. Ivy and her sister, Rinny Herndon (not pictured), are both students at Quail Run School and the daughters of Tim and Kelly Herndon, Lawrence. Tim Herndon submitted the photo.
Christmas cookie: Piper Northrop, almost 3, daughter of Larry and Amy Northrop of Lawrence, prepares Christmas cookies Dec. 22 with her grandmother Connie Northrop. Lloyd Northrop submitted the photo.
Classic revisited: Bishop Seabury Academy students read along Oct. 14 with Kansas University professor of classics Stan Lombardo and his translation of “The Iliad.” From left, are Ethan Ward, Thomas Westbrook, Kristofer Knudson and Noah McKinney.
Jayhawk for the road: Jim Brickman, center, who was in town Dec. 11 for a holiday performance at the Lied Center, received a KU Jayhawk T-shirt from Vickie Lord, left, and Kathy Garcia, right.
Bunco Babes: The Bunco Babes celebrated the holidays Dec. 16 at the home of Terri Teefey. Back row, from left, are Mick Knight, Ann Johnson, Teefey, Eileen Schartz and Linda Swain; front row, Mary Frances Ellis, Marla Slaughter, Chris Hauschel, Bev Roelofs, Carol Munchoff, Janine Monaghan and Paula Baum. Baum submitted the photo.
Scarves, etc.: Linda Lester, center, presented Christmas scarves to Katherine, 8, and Charlotte Stineman, 5, at the Etc. Shop in Lawrence. Jacquie Krueger, a former employee at the Etc. Shop, and mother of the girls, submitted the photo.
Employee of the Month: Celebrating JobLink’s December Employee of the Month, from left, are Mary Williams, JobLink consultant; Jonathan Bruening, JobLink Employee of the Month; and Lindsey Leisinger, front end supervisor at Dillons. Kari Bentzinger submitted the photo.
Memorial tree: Friends and family of Gene Van Hoesen gathered at Clinton Lake State Park Oct. 18 to dedicate a tree in his memory. Gathered around the maple tree with a commemorative plaque, from left, are, Les Harrod, Megan Harrod, Elizabeth Ford, Cheryl Harrod, Michael Ford, Matt Van Hoesen, JoAnn Van Hoesen, Emily Ford and Jason Ford. Gene is remembered by the Kaw Valley Bluebird Association, as well as his family, for his many years of service designing and building bluebird boxes. More than 100 bluebird nesting boxes designed and built by Gene can be seen throughout the Clinton Lake area. Tammy Steeples submitted the photo.
103 candles: Ruby Jones, Merriam, center, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Dec. 4 with her son, Carl Jones and his wife, Janann, who live in Lawrence.
Programmed to win: The 19th annual Kansas State University High School Programming Contest, sponsored by the Department of Computing & Information Sciences, was held Nov. 3 at KSU. Bishop Seabury Academy’s “Programming Seahawks,” mentored by David Brunfeldt, won first place in the Beginning Division. From left are Rodney Howell (KSU), and Seabury students Kit Rice, Patrick Shields and Guangwei Fu.
Parade stage: Emma Wolf, left, and her grandfather, Jerry Kemberling, unseen inside the coach, enjoyed participating in the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade held Dec. 4. Emma is the daughter of Amy Corbett, Overland Park, and Charlie Wolf, Lawrence. She is also the granddaughter of Sonnie Kemberling, and great-granddaughter of Charles “Okie” and Jean Snedeger, all of Lawrence.
Firebird gymnasts: Free State High School’s gymnastics team members pose for a photo after placing second in their Sept. 25 home meet. The team also took second in state on Nov. 6. From left are Aly Frydman, Rosie Schaumburg, Brooke Leslie, Audrey Hughes, Lexi Gonzales, Kelcy Bowers and Abby McClean. Joe Schaumburg submitted the photo.
Kissing Santa Claus: Ebben Marie Smith, 2, gives Ol’ St. Nick a kiss. Ebben is the great-granddaughter of Margaret Barlow of Lawrence. Kris Barlow submitted the photo.