Friends of Ron Helmick, right of center, gather inside his teepee on his property in East Lawrence on Dec. 12, 2010. The group got together for what they call Newspaper Church, where each participant brings a story or an article to share and open for conversation.
Carla Craven, Shawnee, left, and Ron Helmick, Lawrence, head to Helmick’s teepee along a path through native grasses on his property in East Lawrence on Dec. 12, 2010.
Ron Helmick, left, his dog Cheyenne and Karen Frick gather inside Helmick’s teepee.
Margaret Shirk, 93, left, and Mckenzie Brungardt, 12, both volunteer with Douglas County Red Cross and recently were recognized for their volunteer activities.
At far right, Jesse Brubacher reads a story from The New York Times about young entrepreneurs during a gathering of friends at something they call Newspaper Church. The group gathered inside Ron Helmick’s teepee in East Lawrence on Dec. 12, 2010. Participants bring a story or an article to share and open for conversation. From left are Jeff Morrow, Carla Craven, Helmick, Karen Frick, Kate Frick and Brubacher.
Jason Scheffelmaer, Olathe, left, plays a restored Attack From Mars pinball game while Taylor Brownback, 10, Basehor, watches. The two were at a pinball party Saturday, Dec. 4, at Gary Martin's home in Lawrence, where he restores old pinball machines.
This is the playing deck of an Attack From Mars pinball machine after Gary Martin, Lawrence, restored it. Martin held a pinball party with other fans and collectors Saturday night, Dec. 4, 2010.
Gary Martin, Lawrence, had a pinball party with other pinball fans and collectors Saturday night, Dec. 4. Martin restores pinball machines in his basement and currently has six machines at his house.
Don Brownback, Basehor, smashes the buttons on a restored Attack from Mars pinball machine. Brownback was at a pinball party Saturday, Dec. 4, at Gary Martin's home in Lawrence, where he restores old pinball machines.
The first baby of 2011 was born to George and Vera Kodaseet, of Lawrence. The couple’s new baby boy is named George Jr.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital also celebrated the last baby of 2010, a girl, born to Brittany and Jacob Sacks, of Lawrence. The couple named their daughter Stella.
Saturday’s cold temperatures didn’t stop Kenyan Bell, 13, and Connor Bellenger, 14, both of Lawrence, as they took to a Lawrence skate park to ride, casting long shadows at the end of the day on Saturday.
House Speaker-designate John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks with media in Washington in this Dec. 17, 2010, photo.
Brian Jurgens, of Shawnee-based E.F. Hobbs Specialty Coffee, and Shawnee resident Renee Kloeblen, of Ms. Nene’s Takes the Cake Bakery, teamed up to create CoffeeCakeKC, a mobile truck that sells Kloeblen's boutique cupcakes and Jurgens’ coffee concoctions.
Brazil’s outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, right, embraces Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff after placing the presidential sash on her at the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday. Rousseff, a former rebel who was imprisoned and tortured during the nation’s 21-year military dictatorship, was sworn in as Brazil’s first female president Saturday.
Aldine High (houston) defensive end Julius Green (90) walks off the field during his senior season. Green, a Kansas University commitment, plans to participate in spring practices with the Jayhawks.
KU point guard Angel Goodrich, center, shows the art of dribbling to Maria Matamoros, 8, of Lawrence, on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at the women's basketball team's Holiday Hoops Clinic at Allen Fieldhouse.
TCU cornerback Travaras Battle (18) and wide receiver Antoine Hicks celebrate a play against Wisconsin. TCU won, 21-19, in Saturday’s Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
The last roll of Kodak's Kodachrome film was processed this week at Dwayne's Photo Service in Parsons, the last lab in the world capable of developing the film. Once considered the premier color film in the world, the evolution of digital photography led to the demise of the classic film.
Avery Lominska sorts through some bedding plants at Hoyland Farms north of Lawrence, one of the area farms certified organic.