Scout honors: Dave Ozaki, left, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 60, and Arden Burgess, chartered organization representative for Boy Scout Troop 55, were presented with the District Award of Merit at the district’s annual Adult Leader Recognition Dinner held Feb. 3 at the First Baptist Church. The Award of Merit is the highest honor granted to volunteers at the district level.
Snow in Texas!: Makenna Huslig, the daughter of Meghan and Tyler Huslig of Texas, spent part of her 1st birthday, Feb. 9, making an angel in the snow. She is the granddaughter of DeAnn and Bob Rahmeier, and the great-granddaughter of Pearl Schneider, all of Lawrence. Schneider submitted the photo.
New centenarian: Norma Osborne, of Lawrence, celebrated her 100th birthday Dec. 7, 2010. A party was given by the Lawrence Art Center, where she worked as a receptionist for 19 years. Many people from the LAC and Central United Methodist Church attended the event. Osborne currently resides at Pioneer Ridge after living at Babcock Place for 29 years. Frances Mercer submitted the photo.
Doctor gets his wings: Dr. Roger Dreiling, director of cardiology at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, received his private pilot license on Jan. 18. Dr. Dreiling’s brother, Steve, also learned to fly at the Lawrence Airport in 1967, 44 years earlier. Nelson Krueger was the flight instructor for both of the Dreiling brothers’ initial flight instruction. Hetrick Air Services submitted the photo.
Looking for love?: From left, Jo Bryant, Fabio and Ann Hartley enjoyed the Friends of the Library Romance Book Sale held Feb. 12-13. Bryant and Hartley are pictured at the Feb. 12 event. Diane Grant Low submitted the photo.
Blast from the past: Attending a ’70s- and ’80s-themed holiday party in January for Family Medicine Associates, from left, are Brooke Stebbins, Carrie Cooper, Torri Nobo, Alesha Hillebert and Brittany Lang, all of Lawrence.
Save the Rainforest: These fifth-grade students from Schwegler School planned, organized and carried out a carnival to help save the rainforest in October. They raised $175. From left, are Allison Day, Isaac Springe, Kenton Felmlee, Claire Walther and Mia Romano. Also participating, but not pictured, are Quinton Harrington and Stephen Teska. Jeanie Felmlee submitted the photo.
Job well done: Celebrating JobLink’s February Employee of the Month, from left, are Mary Williams, JobLink consultant; Sherrry McPhail, JobLink employee of the month; and Mark Maranell, general manager of Ekdahl Dining for KU Memorial Union Dining Services.
Seasoned volunteer: Mckenzie Brungardt, 12, received the Youth Leadership Award at the annual volunteer recognition event for the American Red Cross Dec. 7 at the Dole Institute of Politics. Mckenzie donated 400 hours of volunteer service to the Douglas County Chapter since 2009 in the areas of disaster, blood services, and health and safety. She is the daughter of Lori and Glenn Brungardt, Lawrence. Next door neighbors Mel and Judy Wedermyer submitted the photo.
Proud of pop: Laurel Driskell, 2 1/2, left, and Rachel Driskell, 5 1/2, celebrate after their father’s team won the 5A state championship football game Nov. 27 in Emporia. This was their father’s first year as head coach at Blue Valley High School. They are the daughters of Eric and Kari Driskell, Stilwell; granddaughters of David Driskell, Stilwell, and Jerry and Kim Neis, Eudora; and the great-granddaughters of Katherine Neis and Doris Schehrer, both of Eudora. Kim Neis submitted the photo.
Record breakers: The Lawrence Aquahawks 200 Medley Relay team broke a pool record in January at the True Blue Igloo meet in Topeka. From left are the Lawrence Aquahawk Boys 11-12 relay team, Matthew Wilkus, Jordan Portela, Cooper Lancaster and Evan Yoder. Michelle Wilkus submitted the photo.
First snow: Rae Josephina Cordova, 16 months, plays outside her home in Lawrence after the first snow in January. Her parents are Adam and Beth Cordova. Stephanie Cullinane submitted the photo.
Special delivery: Austen May, 2 1/2, left, and Claire May, 7 months, daughters of Paul and Meaghan May, Marco Island, Fla., get ready to come visit friends and family in Lawrence. Their grandmother, Cecilia May of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Castle in the snow: From left, Marissa Summey, 18, Andrea Summey, 15, Chandler Grace Summey, 2, and Jordan Miller, 18, create a snow castle on Jan. 25 in their front yard. They are the children of Shannon Summey of Lawrence, who submitted the photo.
Memorial snow fort: Neighbors and Jayhawk fans, from left, Zach Pitts, 10, and Hudson Hack, 8, built a snow fort on Feb. 1 in memory of Thomas Robinson’s mother, Linda, and grandparents. Zach is the son of Andy and Debbie Pitts, and Hudson is the son of Bill and Michelle Hack, all of Lawrence.
Showing her support: Kay Lee Richardson, 6, granddaughter of Joyce Tallman and daughter of Chad and Stephanie Richardson, all of Lawrence, loves the Kansas University women’s basketball team, especially Monica Engelman. Tallman submitted the photo.
Little Red Raider-Hawk: From left, Sid, Maddox and Nikki Pastor attended the Feb. 1 men’s basketball game of Kansas University against Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. They are stationed in the U.S. Air Force in Abilene, Texas. Sid graduated from Eudora High School and is the son of Tammy Ziesenis of Lawrence, who submitted the photo.
Football all-star: Reilly O’Toole, quarterback for Wheaton Warrenville South High School in Wheaton, Ill., is recipient of the “Illinois High School Gatorade Player of the Year,” the “All State Illinois High School Player of the Year,” the “Chicago Sun Player of the Year,” the “Chicago Tribune Player of the Year,” and the “ESPN3.com Chicago area Player of the Year.” Pictured at the Nov. 27 state championship game, the O’Toole family, from left, are Mike, Reilly, Pat, Jim and Jean. Reilly’s grandparents are Jim and Jean O’Toole of Lawrence.
Food pantry organizer: Logan Cherland of Lawrence helps organize food Jan. 15 at the Lawrence Community Shelter. Youths ages 11-18 helped at a variety of nonprofit organizations throughout Douglas County through the Youth Volunteer Corps, a division of the Roger Hill Volunteer Center. Emily Bertels submitted the photo.
Christmas in Djibouti: David Hammack of Lawrence visited his grandparents for Christmas in Djibouti, East Africa. Hammack, a December 2010 graduate of Lawrence High School and the son Kirsten Yunuba Stephens of Lawrence, is pictured at Lake Assal in Djibouti.
Indoor camping: From left, Logan White, 8, Grace Mechler, 8, and Landry Koester, 2, all of Lawrence, bring in the New Year with some fun indoor camping, as suggested by Lawrence Journal-World. Logan White and Landry Koester are the daughters of Kari Koester. Grace Mechler is the daughter of Jim and Julia Mechler. Kari Koester submitted the photo.
January JobLink star: Celebrating JobLink’s January Employee of the Month, from left, are Betty Simecka (JobLink consultant), Kimberly Vann (JobLink Employee of the Month), and Jenny Lichte (director of child care services, Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church). Kari Bentzinger submitted the photo.
Snow Woman Of The Prairie: Oliver Frankenfeld, 8, left, and Estrella Frankenfeld, 12, stand victorious with their snow sculpting masterpiece, “Snow Woman of the Prairie.” Oliver and Estrella are the children Brenda Frankenfeld and Mike McKinney of Jefferson County. Brenda Frankenfeld submitted the photo.
Visiting Jayhawkland: Auggie Behlke, left, and Ricky Gearheart, both 1, visit relatives in
Lecompton in June. Auggie is the son of Linda and Jason Behlke of Milwaukee, Wis. Ricky is the son of Elaine and Richard Gearheart of Racine, Wis. Both boys are the great-nephews of Paul Bahnmaier, who submitted the photo.
Snow and go: Garion Fender, 7, son of Luke and Michelle Fender of Lawrence, goes sledding at his grandparents’ house in Lawrence on Jan. 20. Michelle Fender submitted the photo.
Mat men: From left, Eric Streeter, 5, Caleb Streeter, 7, and Kyle Devore, 7, all of Lawrence, display their medals at the Burlington Kids Wrestling tournament held Jan. 16.
Woodwind quintet: The Lawrence Woodwind Quintet, from left, Evelyn Garren (oboe), Sharon Learned (flute), David Ruhlen (bassoon), Stuart Levine (French horn), and Paul Jordan (clarinet), played Nov. 28 at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village.
Ice house: From left, Ryan Viscomi, 5, Sara Burrichter, 7, and Rachel Burrichter, 9, all of Lawrence, play in their igloo on Jan. 20. Ryan is the daughter of Jeremy and Jenna Viscomi. Sara and Rachel are the daughters of Mike and Kristine Burrichter. Jenna Viscomi submitted the photo.