Taking a dip: Abraham Silverio, 15 months, enjoys the wading pool in South Park on June 10. Abraham is the son of Nicolette Weil and Alex Silverio, both of Tyler, Texas. Nicolette is the daughter of Malika Lyon and Stan Weil, and stepdaughter of Clark Jamison, all of Lawrence. Lyon submitted the photo.
Ironman volunteers: Members of the Lawrence Trail Hawks pose June 12 while volunteering at the Kansas 70.3 Ironman Triathlon. Pictured, back row, from left, are Gary Henry, Constantine Cotsoradis, Darin Gretencord, Caroline Wroczynski, Kerrie Lonard, Karen Collier and Randy Rose; middle row, Bobbi Aschwanden Thomas, Megan Moriarty, Sarah Schmidt, Sarah Smarsh, Alicia Cotsoradis, Amanda Ernlund, Raven Rajani and Hollie Davis; and front row, Karen Henry, Margie Rose, Elizabeth Hodges, Shelley Flones, Justin Douglas, Jim Beiter, Laurie Euler, Nicole Green, Debbie Webster and Chris Wristen. Chris Wristen submitted the photo.
Taking the fall: Alina Zheng, 12, an incoming junior at Free State High School, takes a daring fall on June 5 while attending Kansas University’s Journey to J.D. Law Camp. Shirley Zheng submitted the photo.
High-flying career: Nelson Krueger, Lawrence, was honored as a 2011 inductee into the International Forest of Friendship on June 18 in Atchison. Krueger was recognized for his exceptional career in commercial aviation, flight instruction, and public service. He was nominated for the award by the Northeast Kansas Chapter of the 99’s, Maynard Oliverius, his former flight instructor and Fred Hetrick. From left are Nelson Krueger, granddaughters Charlotte and Katherine Stineman, who were flag carriers, wife, Judy, and daughter Jacquie Krueger. Jacquie submitted the photo.
Big fish: From left, Jacob Tuckel-Wolford, 10, is pictured with a 20-pound Kansas flathead catfish on June 17 with his cousin Troy Carlsten, 6. Jacob is the son of Arthur and Barbie Wolford, and Troy is the son of Jason and Casey Carlsten, all of Maple Hill. Jacob’s grandparents are Roger and Betty Tuckel, owners of Lawrence Feed & Farm Supply. Troy’s grandparents are Roger and Betty Tuckel, and Lance and Lisa Carlsten, all of Lawrence. Barbara Tuckel-Wolford submitted the photo.
Summer’s even sweeter: Members of the Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club hosted a cook-out June 10 for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lawrence as a “kickoff” to their summer at Hillcrest School. In addition to feeding 550 kids, a donation was also presented. With several Boys & Girls Club members are, from left, Duane LaFrenz, Boys & Girls Club board member; Don Johnson, incoming Optimist Club president; and Carl Kurt, Boys & Girls Club board member. Jane Harris submitted the photo.
Inspirata award: Donna and Forrest Swall, center, pose with speakers Godwin Garfield, left, and Gayle Sigurdson after receiving the Inspirata award at the fourth annual Older Americans Month Breakfast. The May 13 event was hosted by Trinity In-Home Care. The Swalls were chosen as this year’s honorees for all their hard work and commitment to the community. Jen Marcec submitted the photo.
Future Junior Teen Queen? Amy Wilson, 13, Eudora, will compete in the National American Miss Junior Teen, held July 15-17, in Wichita. She is the daughter of Jerry and Lynda Wilson of Eudora, and the granddaughter of Herman LeRoux of Lawrence, the late Marjorie LeRoux, and Dale and Lahoma Wilson of Oskaloosa. Genie LeRoux submitted the photo.
Preschool bake sale: From left, Jeff Peterson, Shanda Hurla, Jaime Peterson, Daniel Peterson, Becky Sullivan and Madison Sullivan volunteered at a bake sale June 18 for the new Eudora Preschool, Open Hearts Preschool, located at the Eudora United Methodist Church. Carol Schmidt submitted the photo.
Gold medalist: Clayton Saving, 14, Newport, Maine, formerly of Baldwin City, recently earned three gold medals in shot put, discus and long jump. Clayton attends Sebasticook Middle School in Newport. He is grandson of Verle and Yvonne Weems, Lawrence. Yvonne submitted the photo.
Meeting the King: Lucas Mehl, 18, Lawrence, poses with Richard “the King” Petty at the June 5 NASCAR race at the Kansas Speedway. Kylee Manahan, Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Honoring veterans: George Simmons, 90, rural Lecompton, accompanied by his wife, Arloene, wears his World War II Army uniform at the June 25 dedication of the Veterans Monument in Lecompton. His uniform was provided on behalf of the Lecompton Historical Society. George is a veteran of the South Pacific and Western Pacific Theatres of war. Over 900 names of veterans from the Lecompton, Stull, Big Springs and Kanwaka areas are represented on the monument. Rita Mock submitted the photo.
Youth baseball donation: Dale Willey Automotive teamed up with Chevy in June to sponsor Lawrence Youth Baseball. LYB received baseball equipment, instructional clinics and a $500 donation. Adults, back row, from left, are Justin Thornton, Lee Ice, Allen Jaskiewicz and Shelby Koch. Natasha Steinborn submitted the photo.
Ready for the Fourth; From left, Caden Hoffman, 3, and Mason Hoffman, 2, are ready to celebrate the 4th of July. They are the sons of Justin and Julie Hoffman, Baldwin City, and the grandsons of Jeri and Paulette Breithaupt and Scot and Donna Hoffman, all of Lawrence. Julie submitted the photo.
Marathon men: Lawrence residents, from left, Paul Reed and John Reed, who are father and son, ran the Boston Marathon together this April. Toward the end of the race, they stopped in Starbucks for a quick pick-me-up and later crossed the finish line together. Lisa Miller submitted the photo.
Happy 100th birthday! A long-time customer, Norma Kampschroeder of Lawrence, celebrated her 100th birthday June 29 at McDonald’s with family and friends. Patrick Manning submitted the photo.
Historic visit: Seven Lawrence High School students participated in the National History Day competition from June 12 to 16 at the University of Maryland — College Park. In addition to competing, the students were also able to visit museums and sites in Washington, D.C. Back row, from left, are Nick Cohen, Alyssa Crider, Jim Kittel and Maria Watson; front row, Kelly Song, YuKyung Lee and Lauren Fleming. Watson made the finals with her senior individual website on the Berlin Airlift, eventually placing 12th overall. A future Lawrence Lion, Sadie Keller, Central Junior High School, also made finals with her junior individual performance, “The Terri Schiavo Case: The Right to Die Debate and Its Consequences.” Other National History Day participants from CJHS were: Josie Naron and Ayesha Vishnani. Valerie Schrag submitted the photo.
Park parade: Attending the 6th Annual Sunflower Park 4th of July Parade, from left, are Carter Northrop, Sam Hertzog, Cora Griffin and Griffin Northrop. Lawrence firefighters from Station 4 led the parade. Larry Northrop submitted the photo.
Tribute to veterans: A.K. Winter, center, unveils a monument June 25 at the Lecompton Territorial Days. At right is Robert Weeks. Both are of Lecompton. The monument is for all veterans who served in any war from the Lecompton area. Anita Martin Rapp submitted the photo.
May graduate: Valerie Schick, center, graduated May 7 from Concordia University in Seward, Neb. Her parents, Larry and Kathy Schick of Meadow Grove, Neb., were in attendance. Don and Marjorie Ann Schick of Lawrence, Valerie’s grandparents, submitted the photo.
Backpacking in the mountains
Members of Venture Crew 2059, chartered to First Presbyterian Church of Lawrence, celebrate their arrival on July 1 at the Philmont base camp after backpacking about 80 miles through the mountains of New Mexico. From left, James Windolz, Jacob Divilbiss, advisor Tim Windholz, Levi Sedlock, crew chief Chase Low, Sam Dowell, and advisors Steve Dowell and Keith Wood. Wood submitted the photo.
It’s a boy: Keegan Zamarripa, 4, meets his baby brother, Kaden Zamarripa, for the first time one hour after his birth on June 7 as dad Kevin Zamarripa holds him at St. Rose Hospital in Henderson, Nev. Kevin is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas University. Grandparents Ed and Mary Ann Zamarripa of Lawrence submitted the photo.
Tom Sawyer Re-Enactment: From left, Warren Corman, Bill Shunk, Bob Schwartz, Lee Young, Stan Rolf, Doug Paul, Judge Bill Paddock and Bob Powell, all of Lawrence, paint a fence in the hot morning sun of July 2 at Stone Meadow Drive. Nelson Krueger submitted the photo.
What’s for dinner? Rocco Ogunnowo, 10 months, gets excited for dinner on July 9. He is the son of Kenny and Brandi Ogunnowo, Lawrence. Brandi submitted the photo.
Sweet pickings: Iris Sherron, 7, picks strawberries on May 21 at Wohletz Farm Fresh in Lawrence.
She is the daughter of Gail and Michael Sherron, Baldwin City. Gail submitted the photo.
Play ball: Lawrence Hummers, 18 under, placed third in the July 10 Emporia Summer Slam
Tournament. Back row, from left, are Ali Dees, Jordan Raye, Ellen Kyriakos, Megan Eagle, Hannah Whipple, Tasha Carver, Mary Soderberg, Kelsey McBride and Ashley DiBenedetto; front row, Paige Hanson, Christy Wagner and Taylor Easum. Not pictured, Lacey Hurrelbrink. Chris Eagle submitted the photo.
Honoring veterans: Wes Powell, 17, in a World War I uniform, leads the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance at the June 25 dedication of the Veteran’s Monument in Lecompton. He is the son of Kevin Powell, Lecompton. Among the names on the monument were Powell’s great-grandfather, Englebert “Bert” Walters, who served in World War I, and his grandfather, Gerald Powell, who served in World War II. Deb Powell submitted the photo.
Cheering on Tim: Tim Yager, of Lawrence, completed the Triple Bypass on July 9. The event is a one-day, 120-mile bike ride over three mountain passes totaling 10,990 feet of uphill climb from Evergreen, Colo., to Avon, Colo. Friends were there to root Yager on to the finish line. From left are David Oswald (Denver), Sam Porritt, Deb Yager, Tim Yager, and Leann Johnson (all of Lawrence), and Richard Dusseau and Steve Okuley (both of Denver). Porritt submitted the photo.
Silver medalists: The Lawrence Spartans, a U12 soccer team, won the silver medal at the Sunflower State Games on July 24 in Topeka. Back row, from left, are Juan Solis, Cole Cooper, Caden Anderson, Coach Jeff Moore, Josh Moore, Drew Vereen and Siam Boyd; front row, Bret Folks, Jack Vereen, Ryan Braun, Jake Whitebread, Ayrton WallGregg and Chas Sedlock. Jeff Moore submitted the photo.
Game time: The 2011 StormChasers, a Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department baseball team in the Houk League for boys ages 13 to 15 years old, are pictured before their first game May 31. Back row, from left, are Coach Matt Enyart, Avery Allen, Eli Sisson, Ethan Kalleberger, Matthew Eagle, Jordan Patrick and Coach Chris Eagle; middle row, Coach Megan Eagle, Cooper Enyart, Hudson Enyart, Logan Dedloff, Connor Harman and Matt Meseke; and front row, Glen Lemmon, Evan Frook and Sid Miller. Chris Eagle submitted the photo.
Softball attack: The DC Attack Fastpitch under-14 softball team took second place in the Fun in the Sun Tournament on the weekend of July 9 in Topeka. Back row, from left, are coaches Joe Strobel, Bruce Peterson and Steve Ricky; third row, Mackenna Russell, Macy Elkinton, Madison Harrell, Taylor LaRue and Fayth Peterson; second row, Daelynn Anderson, Courtney Douglas, Robyn Hutchins and Madison Rickey; and front row, Meghan Strobel, Kassadie Burton and Chelby Abney. Colleen Harrell submitted the photo.