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.
"Red Bird" by Ben Strawn. Acrylic on plexi-glass.
Gov. Mark Parkinson announced a $34 million loan program that encourages Kansans to make their homes more energy efficient, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at the Kansas Corporation Commission in Topeka, Kan.
Stefan Petrovic, Lawrence, captures the moment during a sightseeing trip to the Muir Woods, 11 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the San Francisco Bay area. Petrovic, who will be an eighth-grader at South Middle School, was in the area as part of the United States team competing in the National Geographic World Championships, ending July 27, 2011.
Neeli Bendapudi, the new dean of the Kansas University School of Business is pictured Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in Summerfield Hall. Bendapudi came to KU from Ohio State University, where she served as a professor of marketing.
Giving drivers more access to ethanol fuel pumps, like this one, is one of the three renewable energy projects being funded by the $22 million that is currently supporting the Efficiency Kansas program.
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.