Meeting Jenkins: Representatives of the Kansas Pharmacy Service Corporation meet
with U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., during a trip from April 5 to 8 to Washington, D.C. From left are Sam Boyajian, Amber Woehl, Rep. Jenkins, Ron Gaches, Jeff Sigler and Pete Stern. Gaches and Sigler are Lawrence residents. Sigler submitted the photo.
Scout’s honor: Bishop Seabury Academy Boy Scouts celebrate the accomplishment of sophomore Frank Depenbusch on April 19 in earning Eagle Scout status. Back row, from left, are Gabe Magee, Eric Nelson (faculty), David Lawrence, Chris Bryan (faculty), Nathan Weeks and Frank Depenbusch; front row, Carter Claxton, George Depenbusch, Sadra Gerami, Ivan Santos-Kinkaid, Jack Powell and Patrick Shields. Margie Lawrence submitted the photo.
Flight school: Fifth-graders at Prairie Park School are pictured April 5 with “adopted” Southwest Airlines pilot Ken Oliver of Lawrence in Michele Haider-Markel’s classroom. Fifth-graders at Prairie Park and New York schools tracked their class mascot as he traveled with a pilot for a month. The class received daily emails about their mascot’s travels and learned about geography, meteorology and aerodynamics. The month was capped off with a paper airplane contest. Oliver submitted the photo.
Baby Jay: Cayden DeWolf, 3 months old, is already a Jayhawk fan. Cayden is the son of Patrick and Buffy DeWolf, Lawrence. Buffy submitted the photo.
LHS junior Anna Balmilero was chosen as one of four Kansas high school students to travel to Paraguay this summer to be a Kansas Youth ambassador. All applicants were required to do a phone interview in English and Spanish at the local and the national level. All expenses and a stipend will be paid for the students, who will be traveling to Washington, D.C. and then to Paraguay between July 19 and Aug. 16. Arla Jones submitted the photo.
As a Christmas present to their family and birthday present to their granddaughter Sophie, Joe and Nita Scales gave their children and grandchildren an airplane ride on Dec. 17. Joe Scales was an owner of Ray Stonebacks Appliance and neighbors of Judy and Nelson Krueger. From left, are Vicki Scales, Nita Scales, Sophie Scales Divney, Nelson Krueger, Patrick Scales, Suzanne Scales, Corine Scales, Jim Scales and Joe Scales, all of Lawrence. Hetrick Air Services submitted the photo.
Free throw champ Caleb Fraiser, a Gardner High School teacher and grand champion of the inaugural Wayne Simien Free Throw Challenge, right, is picture with Wayne Simien. Fraiser bested the other 177 entrants by scoring a perfect 25/25 free throws in the final round at Allen Fieldhouse. The event raised more than $7,500 for Family Promise of Lawrence and Called to Greatness.
Prairie patrol: Kansas University Environs student volunteers relax April 2 after cutting down hundreds of small exotic trees known as Tree of Heaven which had been growing too near the KU Field Station’s Rockefeller Prairie. Tree of Heaven was introduced into Kansas from China in the 1800s and does harm to native plant communities. From left, are Kelly Miller, Julia Nehring, Emma Donachie, Sara Schenk, Lauren Service, Vaughn Salisbury (KUFS staff forester) and Rion Glynn. Scott Campbell submitted the photo.
Swing into spring: Juliette Lee-Ingham, 14 months, enjoys the first nice day in March by swinging at Holcom Park on March 20. Juliette is the daughter of Chris Ingham and Grace Lee-Ingham, Lawrence. Grace Lee-Ingham submitted the photo.
5 generations of Robinsons: Five generations of Robinsons are pictured Feb. 13 at the home of Nancy Lee Tomlin of rural Perry. Clockwise from top right are Nancy Lee Tomlin (daughter), Charlene Dee Robinson Kornbrust of Lawrence, Lilliana Christine Peters (great-great-granddaughter), Whitney Page Tomlin (great-granddaughter), and Billy Bob Tomlin (grandson), all of Topeka. Charlene Dee Robinson Kornbrust submitted the photo.
Kissing cousins: Milo Bacani, 20 months, Redondo Beach, Calif., and Quinella Cutaia, 15 months, Aurora, Colo., met March 26 for the first time. Milo is the great-grandson of Clint and Bobbie Bostick of Lawrence and Quinella is their great-great-granddaughter.
Barbara Orth of Bushton, center, celebrated her 90th birthday April 3 with her 10 children in Great Bend. Her four daughters, Carmen Orth-Alfie, Sheila Orth, Lea Orth and Lois Orth-Lopes, are Lawrence residents. Steve Lopes submitted the photo.
Sanibel Snowman: From left, Dale, Amy, Coulter and Abby Vestal, all of Lawrence, visited Sanibel Island in January. Coulter and Abby built the snowman of sand on the beach of their condo. Carol Floersch submitted the photo.
Volunteer mission: Lawrence Youth Volunteer Corps members, from left, Taz Grout, Madeline Chesnut, Brooke Taylor (Miss Leavenworth County 2011), Sarah Shin, Allison Morte and Alex Kong learned about domestic violence Feb. 5 at the Willow Domestic Violence Center. They will be assisting with the May 6 “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” a benefit for the Center. Emily Bertels submitted the photo.
Peace cranes: Daisy Girl Scout Troop 1211 made peace cranes March 28 to send to Japan. The girls are first-graders at Langston Hughes School. Carisa Stejskal submitted the photo.
Gathering aerial views: Lisa Grossman, a painter based in Lawrence, prepares for an image-gathering flight of the Kaw River from Bonner Springs to Manhattan on March 24 with local pilot Nelson Krueger. Grossman’s work is on display in several Lawrence galleries. Hetrick Air Services submitted the photo.
Piano protégé: Lawrence High School sophomore Yoonji Seo won first place in the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition 2011. The competition is open to instrumentalists, vocalists, and traditional folk and jazz groups of all nationalities and countries. Seo won first place in the area contest, which entitled her to participate in the winners’ recital on March 12 in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Arla Jones submitted the photo.
Dueling Divas: Dueling Divas perform Feb. 11 for a fundraiser for Theatre Lawrence. From left are Genée Figuieras, Kim Scarbrough, Sarah Young, Susan Ralston, Patty McGrew, Barbara Ballard, Kim Murphree and Annette Cook. Young was voted Diva 2011. Also performing, but not pictured, was Cathy Hamilton. Kay Traver submitted the photo.
Just goofing off: American Red Cross-Douglas County Chapter volunteer instructors show their goofy side after conducting the chapter’s free Adult CPR training. The March 5 event, sponsored by Paul Davis Restoration, was held at Bishop Seabury Academy, as the kickoff to “March is Red Cross Month.” Volunteer instructors, from left, are Sarah Neuenswander, Monique Pilch, Susan Albright, Carol McDonald, Barbara Van Cortlandt, Mary Beth Petr, Kristy Wempe-Bellinger (health and safety director) and Annette McDonald; in center, Mckenzie Brungardt. Wempe-Bellinger submitted the photo.
Grand snowman: Mark Zeller of Lecompton is pictured with his grandchildren, Luke Bayless (2), Lacy Bayless (4), and Mason Bayless (5), after building their first snowman of 2011 in January. Kathy Zeller submitted the photo.
Million Dollar trip: Chuck and Lois Mead, and Kristy and Scott Bailey, all of Lawrence, traveled to London on Feb. 28 to watch the theatrical opening of the “Million Dollar Quartet.” Chuck L. Mead, son of Chuck and Lois Mead, is the music director for the show. The show is also currently running in Chicago and New York. From left, are Lois Mead, Chuck Mead, Eric Schaeffer (director), Kristy Bailey, Brenda Colladay, Chuck L. Mead and Scott Bailey. Tina Roberts submitted the photo.
Eagle assists dogs: BSA Troop 61’s Stefan Kuczera delivers his Eagle Scout project of five large doghouses to the Lawrence Humane Society on March 16. From left, are Krzysztof Kuczera, Rod Zinn (Troop 61 Scoutmaster), Elliot Werner (volunteer coordinator), Kayse Aschenbrenner (director of animal welfare), Katy Hollingsworth (director of operations), Stefan Kuczera and Sam Goodwin (Troop 61). Krzysztof Kuczera submitted the photo.
Welcome home: Former Hays residents say “Welcome Home” to Sheahon Zenger at a Jan. 4 reception held at The Oread. From left are Judy Krueger, Bonnie Lathrop, Marianna Beach, Zenger, Dr. Bill Lathrop and Nelson Krueger. Jacquie Krueger submitted the photo.
Work break in progress: Lawrence Van Go artists, from left, Tandy Meyers, 20, Danielle Volle, 20, Ashley Bailey, 21, and Michael Murphree, 20, take a break from work on March 10 to learn about filming and lighting from Karen Dillon (not pictured), editor of “Blue Sky, Green Earth” magazine. Scott Sheu submitted the photo.
Should we start a cake business?: Guests attending a March 12 bridal shower for Emma Matthews, hosted by Karen Anderson Troutman, show off the baby wedding cakes they decorated. From left are Brenda Garrett, Rachel Baker, Jayne Fisher, Emma Matthews, Stephanie Brungardt, Kirsten Heimerman and Karen Anderson Troutman, all of Lawrence. Troutman submitted the photo.
Honor Orchestra: Four Free State High School Orchestra students participated in the Kansas Music Educators Association Northeast District Honor Orchestra on Dec. 4 at Olathe South High School. From left are Sisi Srisutiva (violin), Stephen Bowman (viola), Victoria Gilman (violin), and Richard Lu (violin).
Snowfall memories: Mike and Barbara Cater of Lawrence took a picture, dated Feb. 2, 2011, after the largest snowstorm of the year as a reminder for next year. Mike Cater submitted the photo.
Blew ’em out of the water: Ad Astra Area Aquatic’s Swim Club’s 10-and-Under Girls 200 Medley Relay climbed from a seventh seed to a first-place finish in the 2011 Division 1 Regional Championship meet held March 11-13 in Wichita. From left are Marian Frick, Macey Frost, Claire Campbell and Janet Stefanov. The girls also placed fourth in the 10-and-Under Girls 200 Free Relay. Jolisa Buchner submitted the photo.
Job well done: Celebrating JobLink’s April Employee of the Month, from left, are Paula Gutierrez (assistant manager for Grab ‘n Go, a division of KU Dining), David Benefiel (JobLink Employee of the Month), and Reece Wiley (JobLink employment consultant). Kari Bentzinger submitted the photo.
Autograph kept handy: Karyl Graves, Lawrence, raises her hand with Bill Self’s autograph to salute the Big 12 champs and coach of the year, Bill Self. Her hand was autographed March 7 during Self’s show at the Salty Iguana. Darryl Graves submitted the photo.