Former and current mayors and commissioners, along with dozens of city residents, gathered Aug. 24 for the 30th anniversary of the dedication of City Hall. Back row, from left, are Sue Hack, Lance Johnson, David Schauner, John Nalbandian, Alan Levine, Aron Cromwell, Robert Schulte, Ervin Hodges, Ed Carter, Sandra Praeger, Rob Chestnut, Bonnie Lowe, Tom Gleason, James Henry, Martin Kennedy, David Longhurst, David Penny and Michael Dever; front row, Bob Moody, Dennis Constance, Bob Schumm, Marci Francisco, Marjorie Argersinger, Nancy Hambleton, James Owens, James Schubert, Chuck Fisher, Ernest Angino, Shirley Martin-Smith and Mike Amyx. The city of Lawrence staff submitted the photo.
Every month, JobLink, a division of Cottonwood Inc., recognizes an employee of the month for their community employment. Tony Parker has been chosen as the September Employee of the Month and has been working at Alvamar Country Club since spring 2009. From left are Kathy Long-Morrow, Phil Bentzinger, Don Nunley, Parker and Randy Towner. Kari Bentzinger submitted the photo.
Merrill Romig, left, and her husband, Ray, Baldwin City, along with Rae Jean Commerford, Americus, at right, have a stomping good time Aug. 28 at the Bluejacket Crossing Vineyard & Winery in Eudora. The event was a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County. Nancy Kasberger submitted the photo.
The Lawrence Children’s Choir sang Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” in front of the “Blue Skies” sculpture June 6 in Newton. The LCC was on a Kansas concert tour and they lodged at Bethel College in North Newton. Earlier that day they sang in the Hesston Mennonite Church. Jerry Jost submitted the photo.