Stefano and Susan Pogany, Lawrence, enjoyed a week in Colorado in early August visiting old Lawrence friends and sightseeing along the Poudre River. Here, a friendly passerby snapped their picture near Rustic, Colo.
Dayvon James Gingerich, 3, visited Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Station 1, 746 Ky., where he boarded a truck and met firefighter Travis Herrington. Dayvon is the son of Ashleigh N. and Rudy A. Gingerich, Jamesport, Mo., and the grandson of Sonia Ann and James Juola, Lawrence.
Audrey Hughes and Dylan Perry, both of Lawrence, celebrated their 17th birthdays together with a party attended by about 100 of their friends this summer. Cheryl Tye Hughes, Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Gathering for a neighborhood party on Westdale Road in Lawrence are, from left, Donna Coffman; her granddaughter Jovie Coffman, 2 months; and Ernie and Emma Pogge. Jovie is the daughter of Katie and Jake Coffman, Lawrence. Rebecca Henry, Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Former employees of Farmland Industries gathered for a reunion earlier this month near Eudora. Tammy Ziesenis, Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Edna Webb, 95, rides along the corridors of the independent living residences at The Oaks at Brandon Woods at Alvamar. Helen Crockett, Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Megan Heacock, right, receives a hug from her mother, Lori Tilson, after Heacock completed a 340-mile paddle in a kayak in the MR340 race on the Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Charles, Mo., this summer. Both are Lawrence residents.
Vickie Shaughnessy and Mike Alexander, both of Lawrence, fished this summer at 11-Mile Canyon in Colorado. J. Stewart, Lecompton, submitted the photo.
New officers for the Altrusa Club of Lawrence were installed for 2010-2011. In the back row, from left, are Becky Schneider, Mary Chappell, Kristin Scott, Linda Herbel, Linda Burton and Diana Deutsch; front row, Mary Robison, Chris Day and Elois Allan. Sammie Messick, Lawrence, submitted the photo.
A party to introduce the 2010 artists in residence at the Lawrence Arts Center to the community was at the home of Burdett and Michel Loomis. From left are Akiko Jackson, artist in residence in ceramics; Susan Tate, executive director of the arts center; Nicolette Ross, artist in residence in printmaking; and Michel Loomis. Laurie McLane-Higginson submitted the photo.
Members of the Jayhawk Herd, International Order of Rocky Mountain Goats, show the morning’s catch of Chinook salmon during a fishing trip to Lake Michigan. From left are Glen Gagnon, Williamsburg; Steve Kamb, Wrightwood, Calif., formerly of Lawrence; Lee Gerhard and Terry Sutcliffe, both of Lawrence; and Lee Kraus, Scranton. Gerhard submitted the photo.
Teri Pierce, of the Lawrence Police Department, accepts a school crossing guard vest from Dick Rinke, a member of the local Travelers Protective Association, not pictured. The association donated 16 vests to the department in August.
Attending the Lawrence River City Cosmopolitan Club’s 2010 inaugural dinner, from left, are Jon King, Gary Bartlett, Nikki King and Kevin Harmon. The gathering was at the Lawrence Country Club.
Carmen Hocking, elite master wedding consultant with A Beautiful Wedding of Lawrence, met celebrity wedding planner David Tutera during his Wedding Mall Tour 2010 in Des Moines, Iowa. Hocking attended his wedding presentation, “meet and greet” and book-signing events.
This photo of Damian Roseman, 4, will be featured in a video promoting Down syndrome awareness to be aired Sept. 25 in Times Square in New York. Damian is the son of John and Patsy Roseman, Fort Riley. Damian’s grandmother, Bonnie Brunk, Eudora, submitted the photo.
Adam Vieux was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy recently in Lawrence. Vieux is the son of Bill and Valerie Vieux, Bartlesville, Okla., and is pictured with his grandfather, Curtis Wright, Lawrence, who submitted the photo.
Dwight Byers, Lawrence, caught a 43-pound flathead catfish this summer near the Bowersock Dam on the Kansas River.
Attending a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” event at Kansas University’s new Bioscience and Technology Business Center are, from left, Jane Huesemann of event co-sponsor Gould Evans, Kristin Eldridge of Snap Promotions, Phil Struble of Landplan Engineering and Allison Vance Moore of Grubb & Ellis. Kevin Boatright, Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Barbara McCorkle, Sara Clymer and Frances Clymer, from left, were in Porvoo, Finland, where they celebrated Barbara’s 90th birthday, daughter Frances’ 60th, and granddaughter Sara’s 30th. McCorkle, of Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Lisa Flanders, Lawrence, visits the “Army Man” during the Lawrence Busker Festival. Lisa’s husband, Brent Flanders, submitted the photo.
The new Bioscience and Technology Business Center at Kansas University was the site of a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” event. Among the KU researchers who attended were, from left, Jeff Aubé, Val Stella and Blake Peterson. In the back, from left, are LaVerne Epp, president and chairman of the Lawrence-Douglas County Biosciences Authority, and Steve Warren, vice provost for research and graduate studies. Kevin Boatright, Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Kathy and Hub Hall, Lecompton, are celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary today. They were married Sept. 3, 1949, in Wichita. Andy Lovan, Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Kansas University students in the Master of Accounting program participated in a community service event at Watkins Community Museum of History.
Jerry Willis, center, celebrates his 50th birthday with his lifelong friends. From left are Rick Bellinger, Greg Kruger, Willis, Mike McGrew and Chris Lemmon. Kathy Clausing-Willis, Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Ailey and Imrie Johnson enjoy riding the train to Kansas from Arizona in July to visit their grandparents, Ken and Chris Johnson. Ailey, 2, and Imrie, 5 months, are the daughters of Michael and Katie Johnson, Lakeside, Ariz.
Roch Anthony Emanuel relaxes at the pool. He celebrated his third birthday Aug. 23. He is the son of Danielle and Drew Emanuel, Omaha, Neb., and the grandson of Tony Jones, Lawrence.
Jasmine Olson, 14, relaxes during her family’s recent trip to Lima, Peru.
Winland Sisk paints at the Kansas Ecological Preserve. A plein air painting workshop from the Lawrence Arts Center visited the preserve during two evenings earlier this summer. Sisk worked at Kaw Valley Overlook at the end of Rockefeller Prairie Trail. Instructor Paul Hotvedt led the group, which also worked near Bowersock Dam in Lawrence, Prairie Moon School and South Park.
Stuart Wakeman of the Free State High School FFA Chapter participated in the Kansas FFA District Officer Conference this summer at Rock Springs Ranch in Junction City. Wakeman serves as reporter for the East Central District. In the back row, from left, are Jeff Hines, Wakeman, Tessa Louk and Josh Evans; front row, Trevor Holman, Nathan Laudan, Evan Woodbury and Tyler Jensen.
Sue and Duke Cranford visited with their grandsons recently in Lawrence. Seated with the Cranfords is Sean Cranford, 11, Leavenworth, and in the back row, from left, are Adrian and Matt Cade, both of Lawrence, and Mike Hawes, Henderson, Nev. Mary Mitsui, Lawrence, daughter of Sue and Duke and mother of Matt and Adrian, submitted the photo.
Mildred Keppler, 93, Springfield, Ill., enjoys a motorcycle ride every now and then.
Rylie Kelley, 13, gets ready to roll on his new go-cart. He is the son of Dan Kelley and Terri Polacca and the grandson of Jim and Linda Kelley and Tony and Ellen Polacca. All are Lawrence residents. Linda submitted the photo.
Juliette Lee-Ingham, 8 months, takes in the nice weather at her first Kansas University tailgate party in September. Grace Lee, Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Former Lawrence resident David Galvin visited Ethiopia in September with his sister Jane and girlfriend, Meggie. This picture was taken in the Simien Mountains, where baboon tribes roamed freely.