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.
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.
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.
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.
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.