City of Lawrence sanitation trucks return from the county landfill and pass through the North Second and Locust Street intersection Monday. An increase in landfill rates will likely mean higher costs for the city and residential customers.
Oklahoma City Fire Department rescue crews take two boys and their dog to high ground Monday in the Valley Addition in Edmond, Okla., after floodwaters inundated a number of homes in the area. Slow-moving thunderstorms developed just south of the Oklahoma City area early Monday and dropped between 6 and 10 inches over most of the city by 11 a.m., inundating neighborhoods and stranding morning commuters. Several interstates shut down but later reopened.
Cindy Pippenger, left, and her friend Janet Miller, both of Oklahoma City, shop Monday at Pine’s Garden Center, 1320 N. Third St. Owners at Pine’s say the nursery business has been significantly affected by North Lawrence road work.
Isaac "Bud" Stallworth, left, visits Monday with Ed Brunt, center, and Willie Amison in Lawrence Public Library's auditorium before Stallworth gave a presentation as part of "Dad Days." The three founded a mentoring program for Lawrence students called "Can We Talk."
Spencer Yost-Wolff, 8, looks through his microscope at a blood presence analysis Monday at a Summer Science Day Camp at the Kansas University Natural History Museum. Eight- to 11-year-old campers learned about forensic science at the camp, which will continue Wednesday and Friday.
Rheanne Walton, 8, looks closely at a skull at the forensic anthropology work station.
Graham Kreicker of Lawrence, center, member of Kansas Paraguay Partners, is spending 2010 as a full-time volunteer at the national teachers college in Asunción, Paraguay. Kreicker is helping prepare students to teach in elementary and high schools. Kreicker holds weekly 90-minute English conversation classes with beginning, intermediate and advanced students, and is coordinating the school’s English Club, which also meets weekly. In May and June, he is also teaching business English and marketing modules at two local universities.
Like father, like son! Braycen Johnston of Lawrence, 4, takes a break for a smile with dad, Kevin, while enjoying a day out with the family on May 28 at T-Rex.
On May 29, Twin Mound Cemetery board and community members had a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for the new gate, sign and future fence. A potluck lunch followed at the Walnut Grove.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Cpl. Clark Rials and Deputy Dale Flory were honored with the Silver Award by the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police on May 21 in Hutchinson. Rials and Flory received the award for their efforts in rescuing a 14-year-old boy who was trapped by rushing water after falling off the Bowersock Dam on June 5, 2009. Recipients of the Silver Award are chosen for extraordinary action that contributes to the significant prolonging or actual saving of a life. From left, are Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern, Flory, Rials and Undersheriff Steve Hornberger.
Sixth-grade students in Paul Corcoran’s class at Deerfield School played kickball in May against one of the fifth-grade classes. The kids dressed in attire provided by Corcoran, who wears a kilt to school almost every day. Back row, from left, are Cody Thompson, Franchesca Kelly, Rose Arachtingi, Marissa Nicholas, Aric Trent and Samantha Travis; middle row, Nixi Swedlund; front row, Corcoran, Lexie Freeman, Ben Novorr, Cole Hickock and Alexis Derritt.
Daniel Parker splashes water while sitting on his mailbox in front of his house in the Palo Verde Addition in Edmond, Okla., after floodwaters inundated a number of homes in the area Monday.
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson comes up from the floor with a bloody nose after a collision with teammate Markieff Morris during Wednesday’s scrimmage at the Horejsi Center. Robinson broke his nose in the collision, but isn’t going to wear a mask.
A scoreboard stands in a body of water during a suspension in play because of threatening weather during the final round of the LPGA State Farm Classic Sunday in Springfield, Ill. The course dried out just enough for the tournament to conclude Monday.
Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor shoots three-pointers and free throws in front of campers at Bill Self’s basketball camp on Monday at Horejsi Center.
Dustin Johnson tees off on the seventh hole during a practice round of the U.S. Open golf tournament on Monday in Pebble Beach, Calif.