The Lawrence Board of Education recently recognized Bud Stallworth and Craig Butler, back row, and Ed Brunt and Willie Amison, all of Lawrence, as Lawrence Public Schools’ Outstanding Citizens of the Year. The four men founded the “Can We Talk?” mentoring program for young black males at Lawrence High School. The program has since expanded to Free State High School and Central Junior High.
From left, Michelle Derusseau, Denise Ayers, Robert Ayers and Ron Derusseau head out from Sunflower School for the 12-mile route during the recent Headquarters Counseling Center’s Life Support Rally. Proceeds benefited the center.
From left, Carol Francis, April Francis Dwyer and Jay Francis earned several medals at the Sunflower State Games in the Hummer Pool in Topeka. Carol, Lawrence, earned three; April, Wellington, five; and Jay, Topeka, three. The last two were former members of the Lawrence Aquahawks. After the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center was built, Carol directed the first Lawrence Swim Club Meet.
Although Sheryl Jantho, left, and Beth Fagan, center, have been friends since the playpen, Beth did bite Sheryl on the nose when she was 3. The girls are cousins, and Virginia White, right, is Sheryl’s mother and Beth’s aunt. White, who submitted the picture, fixed tea parties for the girls for years.
Standing with a P-51C are, from left, Charlie Pohl, Jerry Nossaman and Jay Hines at the Freedom Wings air display at the Lawrence Municipal Airport. Hines served in World War II as a machine gunner. Nelson Krueger, a flight instructor at the Lawrence airport since 1967, submitted the picture.
Dennis Rannebeck and his grandson Nathan Bray, 2, enjoy a cool drink together. Nathan is the son of David and Karen Bray, Lenexa, and also the grandson of Pat and Mary Ross, Lawrence. His grandmother Marilyn Rannebeck, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Gary Moulton and Jan Tucker stop at Mount Rushmore during a trip to the Black Hills in South Dakota. Moulton, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Bob Rummer of Auburn, Ala., carved the bear from a cypress tree cut down in his yard. He is the son of Dale and Pat Rummer and son-in-law of Leon and Marie Sawyer, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Lawrence High School graduate Helene “Babba Hopkins” Eversbusch and her daughter, Grace, 7, greet the Chesty Lion.
A recent visit to the Durham Museum in Omaha, Neb., yielded this lobby photo. Empty nesters from Corpus Christi, from left, are Mary Ann Ring, Lynn Pickert, Eileen Schartz, Kay Wehr and Celia Heintz, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Douglas County resident Irene Reynolds prepares to try out her Harley-Davidson Sportster at the Blue Springs Harley-Davidson Dealership in Independence, Mo. Reynolds won this cycle in the annual fundraiser drawing for the Women’s Clinic of Kansas City. Her daughter, Helen Bennett, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Van Go “JAMS” artists Shanda Wright, Cassie French, Abik Deng and Alex Leland have fun at the “What Floats Your Boat” fundraiser for Van Go at Clinton Lake Marina. Jackie Berra took the picture, and Mandy Lamb, Van Go operations director, submitted it.
London Kean, 12, left, and Jace Kean, 8, of Lawrence, with their father, Joe Kean, catch this 33-pound flathead catfish at Hillsdale Lake in Miami County. They went to the lake with professional guide Steve Green of TopCat Fishing Tackle and caught seven catfish weighing a total of 67 pounds. The boys’ grandfather, Gene Kean, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Jon and Tammy Barta celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary during their recent cruise to Alaska. Jon, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Amy Kelly, left, and Christie Dobson enjoy themselves at the “What Floats Your Boat” fundraiser for Van Go at Clinton Lake Marina. Janet Bauman took the picture, and Mandy Lamb, Van Go operations director, submitted it.
The Lawrence Rotary Club recognizes the Willow Domestic Violence Center, represented by Kathy Perkins, right, during the club’s annual Philanthropy Awards. Ann Evans, left, is the club’s president.
Van Go “JAMS” artists help to auction off the playhouse they helped build and paint at the “What Floats Your Boat” fundraiser at Clinton Lake Marina. From left, upper row, are Sinead McClanahan, Shanda Wright, Cassie French and DeSean Caldwell; from left, lower row, are Alex Leland, Abuk Deng, Ashley Bailey, Ala Wyrick, Kiera Shorter and Jolene Andersen.
The Lawrence Civic Choir performs at Hyde Chapel, with Steve Eubank, director, and Geoffrey Wilcken, accompanist, at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colo. Paul Fairchild submitted the picture.
Four generations of Kansas University graduates in one family: Anna McCoy, seated at left, holds a photo of her grandfather, Clarence Waring; Jane Nesselrode, Anna’s mother, holds a photo of her mother, Maude Waring, and they are joined by new graduate Bel McCoy, Anna’s son. Judy Carman, Lecompton, submitted the picture.
Maj. Tom Brenton, a Kansas University alumnus, returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq. His wife, Amber, and sons Henry, 3, and Andy, 7, greeted him at the welcome home ceremony at Fort Riley. Tom’s parents, brothers and sister live in Lawrence. Amber, Manhattan, submitted the picture.
Diana Klopfenstein and her granddaughter, Naomi Klopfenstein, 1, enjoy the Cosmopolitan Diabetes Golf Classic After-Party at Set ’em Up Jacks. Proceeds from the golf tournament and after-party were donated to Health Care Access Clinic to assist with its diabetic patient care program.
The Lawrence Rotary Club recognizes the Lawrence Humane Society, represented by Midge Grinstead, right, during the club’s annual Philanthropy Awards. Ann Evans, left, is the club’s president.
Lawrence musicians John Thompson and Ed Judd perform at the historic Katy Depot in Sedalia, Mo., for the city’s Ragtime Festival.
From left, Nancy Yacher, Elaine McCullough, Clarice Broz, Diana Ice, Geri Hartley and Doris Slocombe participate in the Lawrence Civic Choir Summer Concert Tour. The choir sang at Hyde Chapel at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park and at the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, Colorado Springs.
Mary Mazur, 81, mows her lawn on a hot June day.
The Lawrence Rotary Club recognizes Headquarters Inc., represented by Marcia Epstein, executive director, right, during the club’s annual Philanthropy Awards. Ann Evans, left, is the club’s president.
Jane Galvin enjoys a weekend getaway in Oman, about three hours’ drive from Dubai where she works.
From left, Valerie Grube, 7, Columbus, Neb.; Dylan, 10, and Ian Snyder, 7, both of Lawrence, hike in Colorado at more than 8,000 feet. Valerie is the boys’ cousin. Dylan and Ian’s mother, Jen Snyder, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Sisters Arbor Mulligan, 5, and Prairie Mulligan, 3, show off the binoculars and “canteens” they made at First Presbyterian Church Preschool’s day camp. They are pictured in their back yard. Their mother, Emily Mulligan, Lawrence, submitted the picture.