Logan Festes, 3, visits with Mr. Cat at his great-grandparents’ house.
Kathleen Wiggins-McGee and Sheila Bair, chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., reunite after 38 years during Bair’s recent visit to Lawrence speaking at the Dole Institute of Politics. Wiggins-McGee, who lives in Lawrence, was born in Independence, Kan., and she and Bair grew up together and were close friends.
Earl Nehring, a longtime Lawrence resident and Kansas University professor emeritus, turns 90 today.
From left, Margo Gordon, Sandra Kelly-Allen and Jan Jess attend the third annual community breakfast to honor older Americans. Gordon was honored with the Inspirata award for inspiring others with her community involvement and dedication. The breakfast is hosted by Trinity In-Home Care.
Derek Kappelman, Henry Chapman, Ryan Marienau and Jonathan Gabler, close friends and fellow members of Boy Scout Troop 59, have come a long way and recently celebrated their Eagle Scout awards. They all graduated Sunday from Lawrence High School.
Volunteers, from left, Melissa Shankland, Evie Daniels and Kim Bellemere work at the recent Eco Parents Lawrence Toy Swap at Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Lauren Reinhold, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Eighteen employees and four board members of Leavenworth Jefferson Electric Cooperative (LJEC) recently picked up trash along a section of Highway 16 west of McLouth. In all, 45 large bags of trash were collected along with four large bags of aluminum cans. LJEC will donate the cans to the Jefferson County Humane Society. Jennifer Fisher, of the cooperative’s PR and marketing department, submitted the picture.
Deb Hird receives the “April Teacher of the Month Award” from the Douglas County Child Development Association. Pictured with Hird are her students from Green Pastures Preschool. Back row, from left, are Max Gabrielson, 4; Preston Shanks, 5; and Brooklyn Thorne, 4; front row, from left, are Maddock Oberzan, 4; Caleb Muckey, 4; Justice May, 5; and Noah Ipanaque, 4. Molly Soukup, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
From left, James, 19, and Charise Swartz, 16, both of Olathe; Betsy Klee, 18, Olathe; and Austin Crist, 12, Lawrence, enjoy a recent Kansas University basketball game. James and Charise are the children of Dan and the late Brenda Swartz, Betsy is the daughter of Barry and Pam Klee, and Austin is the son of Allen and Beth Crist. All pictured are the grandchildren of Monty and Doreta Boyd, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Three sisters get together to celebrate the youngest one’s birthday, Ginger Ott, 90, left. Her oldest sister, Lila McMillan, 93, is center, and Vivian Johnson, right, is 91. The party was at the home of Ginger’s daughter, Debbie Waggoner.
Brian Judy is accompanied by three of his daughters at a “Daddy-Daughter Date Night” event. The girls, from left, are Kambree, 11, Lilli Grace, 4, and Brylee, 5. All are from Baldwin City.
Awards for Excellence in International Education were presented to members of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society at its annual dinner in Kansas University’s Snow Hall. From left are Chuck Seibel, staff award; Melissa Birch, faculty award; Mary Miller, honorary member; Diana Carlin, local chapter president; and Aslihan Demirkaya, international student award. Machada Smith received the outstanding domestic student award in absentia. Tugce Kurtis took the picture, and Malika Lyon submitted it.
Jane Galvin visits home at the Earth Day celebration this April. Her mother, Gabriella Galvin, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Lawrence Hallmark employees renovate the lower lobby of the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., with paint donated by Lawrence Decorating Center. Back row, from left, are Vince Wenger, Mike Russell, Debbie Evans, Debby Fornelli and Julie Hardy; front row, from left, are Barry Barnes, Rhonda Noll, Elsie Haines and Brenda Jardon.
Kansas University basketball player and NBA prospect Cole Aldrich encounters KU Continuing Education’s Jim Peters during a campus information fair about KU summer school. Aldrich said his distance education classes fit his busy schedule and helped him earn his Academic All-American status. Peters, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Fred Roll and Sita Savieti-Roll were married on Oct. 10, 2009, in Baldwin City. When they went to Tonga in November, they reaffirmed their marriage in the Tongan church of Sita’s family. This is traditionally known in Tonga as “Sapati uluaki,” or the couple’s first church appearance after a marriage. They also had a traditional family feast at the bride’s family residence following the services.
Amelia Weil, 17, signs the guest book in Eutin, Germany. She studied German for two years at Central Junior High and Lawrence High School, and is now spending her junior year in Netphen, Germany, on a Congress-Bundestag scholarship. She is the daughter of Stan Weil and Malika Lyon, Lawrence, who submitted the picture. Clark Jamison is her stepfather.
Bert Morgison displays her carpet of phlox at home on Wellman Road in Lawrence.
Analeesa Shawley, 7, and Kansas University outfielder Julie Jenkins meet in the dugout before the recent KU vs. Oklahoma State softball game.
Rosie Kern, Bert Nash Center marketing consultant, center, and Cindy Hart, the center’s development director, right, visit with Sondra Speer, Kansas University graduate student and administrative associate. Speer received a standing ovation that evening after sharing her mental health success story at the center’s Pioneer Celebration at The Oread hotel.
Participants from the Lawrence Jewish Community Center come to the first annual Mitzvah Day. Members volunteered at the Lawrence Humane Society or helped clean up trails at Clinton State Park on April 25. David Berkowitz submitted the picture.
Pam Weigand, Douglas County youth services director, accepts the Pioneer Award from David Johnson, CEO of the Bert Nash Center, which had its Pioneer Celebration at The Oread hotel. Lauren Grieb, the center’s communications specialist, submitted the picture.
Henry Brown, 20 months, comes to the Sprint Center for the Big XII championship. He is the son of Jason and Kim Brown, both Kansas University graduates, and the grandson of Tom Brown, The Villages, Fla., who submitted the picture.
Douglas County District Judge Sally Pokorny, left, and Sheila Bair, chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., reunite during Bair’s recent visit to Lawrence to speak at the Dole Institute of Politics. Both were born and raised in Independence, Kan., and were high school friends. Judge Pokorny lives in Lawrence and serves in the 7th Judicial District of Kansas. According to Forbes Magazine, Bair is the second most powerful woman in the world.
Alice Ann Johnston, left, outgoing chair of the Bert Nash Center Endowment Board of Trustees, meets with Rosie Kern, the center’s marketing consultant, at the center’s Pioneer Celebration at The Oread.
This is MaKenna Katherine Huslig, 2 days old, of Texas. Her parents are Tyler and Meghan Huslig. Her grandparents are Robert and DeAnn Rahmeier of Lawrence, and Keith and Jeannie Huslig of Kingsley. Her great-grandparents are Alice Rahmeier, Salina, and Pearl Schneider, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.