Hayden Koch, 11 months, gets into the Christmas spirit. Hayden is the daughter of SaraJane Scott and Mark Koch; the granddaughter of Roger and MaryAnn Scott and Del Koch; and the great-granddaughter of Francesca Scott, Lawrence. Deb Drummet, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
From left, Eric, 4, and Caleb Streeter, 6, of the Sunflower Kids Wrestling Club, display their medals after a tournament at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. They are the children of Randy Streeter, Lawrence High School wrestling coach, who started the club in 2001 and submitted the picture.
From left are Chuck and Mary Ledom, Lawrence, and Charlotte and Alvin Dehn, Ottawa, by the boat of Mark Ledom, the Ledoms’ son. He named the boat after the U.S. aircraft carrier Ticonderoga, which his father served on when in the U.S. Navy in the mid-1950s. Chuck submitted the picture.
Bill Self meets sisters Sara, 22, and Jill Spratt, 21, of Ottawa, at the recent Williams Fund dinner at Maceli’s in Lawrence. Members paid to eat and listen to Bill Self answer questions about the team. Jill Spratt, Ottawa, submitted the picture.
Former Lawrence residents gather at the American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. In front is Karole Armitage, New York; and back row, from left, are Mary McKnight Barnum, Washington, D.C.; Judy Browder, Nerja, near Malaga, Spain; Karl Hoffmann, Nerja; Sally Hoffmann, Bethesda, Md.; and Betsy Broun, Washington, D.C. Karole’s mother, Katie Armitage, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Maddox Pastor, 1 month, has some big boots to fill in Abilene, Texas. He is the grandson of Tammy Ziesenis, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Trey and Kate Robinson, Evanston, Ill., and Ann Wright, Lawrence, get together after running and completing the recent Chicago Marathon. Elaine Leiker, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Civil Air Patrol Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Makayla White, left, instructs Cadet Airman Stephanie Bayless, right, on establishing emergency shelters during a CAP training exercise. Robert Wiggin, public affairs officer of the CAP Lawrence Composite Squadron, submitted the picture.
Officer Laurie Scott, left, with the Lawrence Police Department, takes a swing at her opponent in the recent Kansas City Guns ’N Hoses Charity Boxing Event, which features police, fire and EMT personnel working in the Kansas City metropolitan area. All of the proceeds benefit charity. Scott was champion of her boxing bout. Laurie’s mother, Caryn Scott, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Four generations celebrate Christmas in McPherson. From left are Alexia Lacey Burgeson, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Donna Gelvin, Lawrence, holding Ava Lakaye Burgeson, 3 months; and Sharylyn Gelvin Lacey, McPherson, who submitted the picture.
The Cleland family enjoyed Thanksgiving Week together in Hawaii. From left are Linda Hoffmann, Fort Collins, Colo.; Ross and Caroline Cleland, Yamhill, Ore.; Anita Cleland, Missoula, Mont.; Rebecca Hoffmann, Fort Collins; Don Gilliland, Rochester, Minn.; Liza Crockett, 16, Missoula; Alex Gilliland, 19, and Sara Gilliland, Rochester; and Nora Cleland, Vinland, who submitted the picture.
The Lawrence chapter of Mortar Board Alumni and Kansas University torch chapter actives meet for a recent potluck supper. From left are faculty adviser Chuck Marsh, active Rebecca Lo, alumna Evelyn Senecal, Kay Smith, Kyla Velaer, and alumnae Lucy Remple McAllister and Carolyn Curtis Everett. Sue Geoffrion Neverve, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Levi, 15, left, and Heather Bruce, 16, are the children of Tonya Bruce, Surprise, Ariz., and Todd Bruce, Anthem, Ariz. They are the grandchildren of Tony and Peggy Henderson, Grove, Okla., and Howard and Mary Jo Bruce, Lawrence. Tonya submitted the picture.
Almost 60 descendants of Peter and Malvina Lajoie Bouley attended the family’s reunion in Lawrence this fall. The Bouleys came to the U.S. from Canada and were among the early settlers around St. Joseph. The event took place at the Train Depot Visitor’s Center. Carol Grieb, Lawrence, submitted the picture, which was taken by Joe Langer.
Lawrence Boy Scouts in Troop 55 were gardeners recently at the Historic Garden of Eden in Lucas. John and Diane Hachmeister, Oskaloosa, submitted the picture.
Trinity Lutheran Church Youth Group leaders and members, from left, Pastor Jen Renema, Ryan Julian, Connor Schmidt and Mickayla Goger rake leaves for grateful church members last fall. Harriet Shaffer, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
While on the Kansas University campus, Congressman Jerry Moran, far right, stands with Myles Barbula, left, and Adam Vieux. Barbula is a sophomore Naval ROTC political science major from Colorado Springs, Colo. Vieux is a KU civil engineering major and Navy officer candidate who served eight years enlisted in the submarine force prior to reporting at KU. Brecke Latham from Moran’s office submitted the picture.
Charlyn H. Orel, Lawrence, shows her Jayhawk loyalty on a recent cruise to the Black Sea, aboard the Norwegian Jade. She submitted the picture.
Clyde Mermis uses his tractor to help neighbors in the 4200 block of Saddlehorn Drive get out of their snow-packed cul-de-sac after the winter storm struck on Christmas Day.
Kyle Hull, 7 months, experiences his first Halloween. He is the son of Spring and Dru Hull, Lawrence, and the grandson of Bert and Vickie Hull, Lawrence. Spring submitted the picture.
Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel, Lawrence, second from right, meets with his colleagues from the Chabad Movement: Rabbi Mendy Wineberg of Chabad, of Kansas City, left, and Rabbi Yitzchok Itkin of Chabad on the Plaza, right. The group met Gov. Mark Parkinson at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka to celebrate Hanukkah with the lighting of the Hanukkah Menorah. Tiechtel submitted the picture.
Natalie, 7, Devin, 5, and Owen, 3, visit Santa on a recent family vacation to Branson, Mo. They are the children of Mindy and Daron Copp, St. Louis, and the grandchildren of Cathy and Dan Simmons, St. Louis, and Linda and Larry Copp, Lawrence. Linda submitted the picture.
Colton Grassy, 6, stands next to his duck masterpiece, displayed at the Lawrence Arts Center last summer. He is the son of Patrick and Holly Grassy, Lawrence. Patrick submitted the picture.
Troy Cotton, 4, left, and his brother Silas, 2, visit Santa. They are the great-grandsons of Sandy and Richard Brooks, Lawrence, and the grandsons of Kim and Ron Wood, Baldwin City. Sandy Brooks, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Brayden Lewis, 2, wants to know whether he can lower the seat. He is the son of Erin Feist and Jason Lewis, Gower, Mo., and the grandson of Debbie Feist, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Mariah Kaufman, left, and Ally Rood, right, both 9, get their ears pierced at Claire’s, 647 Mass. Mariah is the daughter of Mike and Sonja Kaufman, Lawrence, and Ally is the daughter of Dan and Cyndi Rood, Lawrence. Sonja submitted the picture.
From left, siblings Roger Underwood, Jacksonville, Fla.; Judy Underwood Bauer, Lawrence; and J.D. Underwood, Livermore, Colo., gathered recently with their families at the home of J.D. The three were born and raised in Lawrence. Bauer submitted the picture.
Sid and Nikki Pastor and new son Maddox, 1 month, of Abilene, Texas, span both Kansas University and Texas Tech loyalties. Maddox is the grandson of Richard and Tammy Ziesenis, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
From left, Dalton Paley, John Naramore, John Bowdin, Charlie Naramore, George Paley, Sophie Tate, sitting, and Susan Tate create scratch blocks for the recent Ministry of Sculpture event in downtown Lawrence. The event was put together by John Hachmeister, associate professor of visual art at Kansas University. Judy Paley, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Abby Emerson, 4, Louisville, Ky., helps her grandmother, Crystal Kennedy, Lecompton, work with bees. Kennedy submitted the picture.
The sixth-grade Gorillas win Lawrence Youth Football’s recent Toy Bowl and Mid State Tournament. In league football they were 12-0 undefeated, and some of them had played since second and third grade. Andrew, No. 18, pictured, and Lexie Grobb, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Siblings Don Nowak, Floyd Nowak and Anne Dornberger attend the Nowak family reunion. Tamara Van Dyne, McLouth, submitted the picture.
Sarah Burrichter, 5, daughter of Mike and Kristine Burrichter,Lawrence, meets the Cinderella stepsisters after a recent performance of Cinderella at the Lawrence Community Theater. The stepsisters were performed by Melia Stockham and Amber Dickinson. Colleen Burrichter, Sarah’s grandmother, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Ruby Mullholland, 4, daughter of Stephanie and Fred Mullholland, Topeka, plays peek-a-boo on the steps of the Lawrence Journal-World. She is the niece of Valerie Taylor, Lawrence. Mindy Miller, Topeka, submitted the picture.
Harper White, San Francisco, 5 days, needs to grow into her Jayhawk onesie in time for March Madness. She is the granddaughter of Paul Sloan, San Rafael, Calif., Kansas University Class of 1961, and the great-granddaughter of Eldon Sloan, Topeka, KU Class of 1931. Her great-aunt, Mary Mozingo, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Skyler Johnston, top row, second from right, celebrates her seventh birthday in style with the help of her friends. Her mother, Dena Johnston, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
From left, Nicholas Huchet, 6; and Brandon, 9; Emily, 6; and Tyler Zeller, 6, stand with their snowman on top of their “Mount Everest” at Ed and Delaine Zeller’s home. Ed, Lawrence, submitted the picture.