From caterpillar to butterfly: From left, Kiefer Bullock, 4, and Cooper Bullock, 6, are pictured with their caterpillar habitat July 21 in which they are raising a Black Swallowtail Butterfly. The caterpillar had just begun its chrysalis formation at the time the photo was taken. They are the sons of Eliza and John Bullock, Lawrence. Eliza submitted the photo.
He’s back! From left, Lawrence residents Rebecca Ryan, 57, and Bob Treanor, 63, right, visit with John Brown, 150, on July 2 at the Freedom’s Frontier Exhibit at the former Carnegie Library. Rachel Treanor Norton submitted the photo.
Chrismas presence: Jackson, left, and Spencer Voogt, 6, twin sons of Jason and Tara Voogt of Lafayette, Calif., visit their grandparents, Jerry and Ileene Donnelly of Lawrence, every two years for Christmas. Ileene submitted the photo, which was taken Dec. 25, 2010.
Irish history: John Scollon of Lawrence, right, is pictured June 19 outside of the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. Sitting at left is Gene Budig, the former chancellor of Kansas University and former president of Major League Baseball’s American League. Lydia Scollon submitted the photo.
Fastpitch champs:DC Attack Girls Fastpitch softball team, 10 and under, took first place at the Legacy Tournament held June 17-19 in Lee’s Summit, Mo. The team is coached by Steve Patton of Lawrence, Jessica Laky of Topeka, and Kevin Gallagher of Tonganoxie. Back row, from left, are Kevin Gallagher, Codi Thompson, Kayla Kurtz, Betsy Parmley, Caroline Patton, Steve Patton, Morgan Leslie and Sieanna Hall; front row, Morgan Husman, Erin Gallagher, Miranda Powell, Sarah Callahan and Katelyn Hockey. Steve Patton submitted the photo.
High-flying Jayhawk! Bailey Babbitt, 7, Baldwin City, poses in front of the Oread hotel after a June 25 evening tour and a cool summertime drink with her grandparents, Scot and Donna Hoffman of Lawrence. Scot submitted the photo.
Employee of the Month: Celebrating JobLink’s July Employee of the Month, from left, are Delilah Mills, JobLink consultant, Andy Campbell, Peoples Bank employee, and Andrew Hansen, Peoples Bank market manager. Kari Bentzinger submitted the photo.
Bean’s bees: Richard Bean, of Blossom Trail Bee Ranch of Baldwin City, gathers about 20,000 honey bees (weighing approximately 4 pounds) May 19 on the property of Hank and Mary Willems of rural Lawrence. It took Bean close to an hour to collect the bees. Bean discovered upon examining the queen a few days later that one side of her body had only a half of a limb left and couldn’t fly anymore.
Ending on a good note: The Free State Orchestra recognized 13 seniors in concert on May 12 in the Free State auditorium. From left are Ashley Abbott, Aaron Hiatt, Rachel Williams, Dakota Driscoll, Ahna Hartico, Alec Fitzgerald, Christian Frank, Ethan Fisher, Willie Jordan, Lynn Basow (conductor), Emma Cormack, Victoria Gilman and Jeremy Woodhead. Not pictured, Jessica Devlin. Basow submitted the photo.
103 candles: Edna Schmidt celebrated her 103rd birthday on May 17 with a family dinner. Schmidt was born and raised in Eudora and has lived in Eudora and Lawrence. She started hand-piecing quilts from scrap material in 1985. Since fall of 2001, she had made 942 quilts. Pictured with Schmidt are her nieces, nephews, and her daughter. Back row, from left, are Shirley Crawshaw and Junior Musick (both of Eudora), Geraldine Wilcox (Hutchinson), Norman Musick (Eudora), and Johnny Musick (Wellsville); front row, Marilyn Lindeen, Iona Spring, Janice McKenzie (all of Eudora), Phyllis Ulrich and Edna Schmidt (both of Hamilton), and Imogene Brecheisen (Eudora).
Medical warriors: A team from Lawrence Surgery Center competed in the Warrior Dash on July 30 in Kansas City, Mo. From left, are Tom Nique MD, Sherran Kemp RN, Jack McCloy RN, Jane McCloy, Glenn Miazga, Chris Poterbin RN, Jarrett Pruitt, Brenda Johnson RN, and (kneeling) Becky Pruitt RN. Joan Shearer submitted the photo.
Setting a benchmark: Sue Hack of Leadership Lawrence stands with Jalen Flowers. Flowers, 17, created The Art of Voting bench and was sponsored by the Hack Family. The bench will be located at the Douglas County Courthouse. Twenty or more benches were unveiled July 22 and were on public display through Aug. 5 at Van Go, 715 N.J. Judy Krueger submitted the photo.
Nose for news: Graham Johnston, 20 months, grandson of Sonja and Gary Vicker of Lawrence, catches up on the morning news. Graham is the son of Nealy and Jason Johnston, Charlottesville, Va. His mother took the picture July 30 at their home in Winter Park, Colo. Sonja Vicker submitted the photo.
Glass art: After winning first place in an earlier local competition held in May at the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, Ruth Glass, a resident of Prairie Commons Retirement Community in Lawrence, received the honorable mention Governor’s Award in the Art is Ageless competition May 19 in Topeka for her full-length hand-quilted coat. Ruth Glass submitted the photo.
Sweet treat: Houstyn Carnagie, 2, enjoys one of the many pleasures of summer — Eudora sweet corn — on Aug. 4. He is the son of Allison and Brent Carnagie, Eudora, and the grandson of Regina Sanders, Lawrence. Sanders submitted the photo.
Flight of passage: From left, Dr. Mike Lange of Lawrence Memorial Hospital took his first solo flight Aug. 8 at the Lawrence Municipal Airport and got his shirt tail cut by his instructor Nelson Krueger. Before inter-phone communication, the flight instructor got the attention of his student in the front seat of the airplane by tugging on his shirt tail. As a symbol of confidence in the new pilot, the flight instructor cuts his shirt tail. Photo submitted by Hetrick Air Services.
Keeping the Earth in mint condition: From left, Margaret DeMarce, Isaih Villagran, Shannon Buerger and Camas Buerger (not pictured), all of Lawrence, picked up trash on Earth Day 2011 along a half-mile stretch of rural road north of Lawrence. They found 36 empty bottles of Peppermint Schnapps. DeMarce submitted the photo.
You say tomato: Bill and Betty Leslie, Lecompton, are pictured Aug. 3 with their tomato plants outside of their home. Their plants are producing a bumper crop. Bonny Fugett submitted the photo.
Well-mannered winners: Winners of the Douglas County Fair Arden Booth Good Manners Award, pictured Aug. 6, from left, are John Berg (2006), Wesley Callahan (2007), Grant Metsker (2008), Lacey Hunsinger (2009), Shelby Miller (2010), and Chris Berg (2011). The award is given to 4-H members that exhibit outstanding character and citizenship. Mary Berg submitted the photo.
Extreme home work: Friends and 2007 Leadership Lawrence graduates volunteered for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project from July 31 through Aug. 7 in Ottawa. From left are Karin Feltman, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Dena Johnston, OrthoKansas, PA, and Michelle Fales, Peoples Bank. Johnston submitted the photo.
Where deer and antelope play: Elden Tefft, left, and Karl Ramburg work on the final sculpture at Burcham Park on Aug. 14. One side is a deer and the other is an antelope. Tom Harper submitted the photo.
Perfect end to the season: The Eudora Flames won the 8U Tri-County Softball Tournament held July 8 in Wellsville. The team won, 23-21, and finished with a perfect 15-0 for the season. Patrick and Amy Rooney submitted the photo.
Just chillin’ out: Chillin’ Aug. 8 at the Lawrence Country Club pool, from left, are Addie Myers, 3, daughter of Lee and Sarah Myers, Hutchison; Harper Adams, 2 1/2, daughter of Ryan and Jill Adams, Lakewood, Colo.; Koen Myers, 5, son of James and Jennifer (Adams) Myers, Lawrence; Lylah Maxfield, 22 months, daughter of Zach and Jama (Crady) Maxfield, Redondo Beach, Calif.; Hudson Hardesty, 2 1/2, son of Scott and Laura (Wedd) Hardesty, Lawrence; and Hudsen Myers, 2 1/2, son of James and Jennifer (Adams) Myers, Lawrence. Janet Adams submitted the photo.
Which one’s the Cabbage Patch doll? Quinella Cutaia, 18 months old, of Aurora, Colo., and great-great-granddaughter of Clint and Bobbie Bostick of Lawrence, looks like her Cabbage Patch doll in this photo. Bobbie Bostick submitted the picture.
First at fast pitch: The Comets, a Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch Association softball team, placed first in the 14-and-under league. The team is coached by Brian McFall. Members, pictured June 14, from left, are Halle Haas, Mika Schrader, Riley Bane, Cortlynn Stark, Caitlin Lewis, Erin Fisher, Katrina Poulsen, Courtney Nottingham, Mallory McFall, Jolona Shield and Erin Meyers. Sharon Nottingham submitted the photo.
Cold open: From left, Andrew Clancy and Don Clancy, both of Lawrence, enjoy the latest park opening in the History of Glacier National Park on July 13 in Montana because of record snowfall. The photo was taken at Logan Pass on the Going-To-The-Sun-Road. Andrew submitted the photo.
Taking it to the next level: The Next Level Knights won the USSSA 14U AAA World Series championship during the competition held July 11-16 in Omaha, Neb. Trent Reinardy, of Lawrence, left, batted .500 in the tournament, and Ben Brungardt of Baldwin City, right, batted .385. The Knights went undefeated in the tournament. Scott Reinardy, of Lawrence, center, was head coach/manager for the Knights during the tournament. The Knights also finished first in their division of 14U AAA/Major Blue Valley Recreation Gold Glove League. Cindy Reinardy submitted the photo.
Raising the flag: From left, Herb Weidensaul has an island-hopping Marine, Floyd Temple, hoist the flag July 25 on a new pole at Malls Olde English Village. Both are longtime residents of Lawrence and were active in World War II. Temple was a Marine in the islands during the war. Weidensaul submitted the photo.
Fast siblings: Blaine Miller, left, and Ashley Miller, the children Kevin and Amy Miller of Eudora, won in their respective age divisions in the National Hot Rod Association Division 5 Junior Dragster League Championships held Aug. 5-7 at Eddyville Raceway in Eddyville, Iowa. Blaine won in the 10-to-12-year-old division and Ashley won in the 8-to-9-year-old division. It was the first time a brother and sister won at the same event on the same day in the history of NHRA Division 5 Junior Dragster League Championships. Amy submitted the photo.
Making peace: Alice Steuerwald, second from left, helps create a peace mandala with other members of the Lawrence community during the Living Ahimsa World Tour with Mother Maya on June 25 at the Lawrence Arts Center. Laura Martin-Eagle submitted the photo.
Catch of the day: Danny Smyl, of Lawrence, a Kansas University civil engineering graduate student, holds a 55-pound flathead catfish he caught Aug. 20 below Bowersock Dam. Brett Stevens submitted the photo.