Eight kids from South Junior High School competed in a mini-bridge tournament at Kaw Valley Bridge Club on May 6. They learned to play in their gifted class over the winter. Back row, from left, are Clayton Pfeiffer, Royce Harrison, Narito Mendez and Randall Wingert; front row, Ashley Hutton, Lindsey Griffin, Kyle Wittman and Carter Francisco.
Westar Energy’s Green Team, from left, Walt and Coleen Burgess, Brad Loveless and Mike Nolan, donated and helped Prairie Park School plant trees and shrubs on May 5.
Dusty Morris, a fifth-grader at Prairie Park School, left, received an award for third place in the American history essay contest from the state of Kansas Daughters of the American Revolution. Pictured with Dusty, who was given the award May 22 at the Alvamar Country Club, is Stacy Cope, regent for the Betty Washington Chapter of the DAR.
CLO’s Midnight Farm, Baldwin City’s newest program for children and adults with special needs, celebrated its grand opening with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 6 with more than 150 community members in attendance. Midnight Farm’s chief executive officer, Dr. Michael C. Strouse, shared Midnight Farm’s current services and plans for the future development, including its “Green Thumb Program.” Mayor Ken Wagner, Baldwin City chamber president Ivan Huntoon, and Hank Booth, representing the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce also joined in with words of welcome and positive remarks. Pictured from left are, Huntoon, Colleen Baker, director of Midnight Farm, Strouse, Trip Frizell, president of CLO’s board of directors, Allison Frizell, wife of Trip, and Booth.