North Lawrence residents gather on the Union Pacific railroad tracks in North Lawrence to watch firefighters battle a fire at a storage building adjacent to the La Tropicana restaurant, 434 Locust, on Monday May 27, 1996.
Jack Page of Wildcat Concrete Services takes a break to wipe sweat from his face as he and others chip away bad concrete from the southbound lane of the Kansas River Bridge on Thursday, July 28, 2011. KDOT is funding this resurfacing of the bridge. With students returning to Lawrence in upcoming days, drivers can expect a slower commute because of the various road projects around town.
Jonathan Kealing submitted this photo for the Dear Lawrence project. In it, you see him with with his sister, Jenna, and brother, Justin, in 1994 at a KU football game. His family lived in Kansas City at the time and came up for games often, but usually watched them sprawled out on a blanket on Campanile Hill, rather than inside Memorial Stadium. After 15 years, it was hard to be sure this was the exact right spot, but everything looked pretty close.
Roy and Dodie Coker pick through the vegetables available at the Just Food warehouse Monday, July 25, 2011. The couple say this is the first time they have been pushed to accepting food from a food bank.
Carleen Roberts, executive director of Douglas County Senior Services, visits with Greg Lewis, Lawrence, during lunch on Friday, July 29, 2011, at the Lawrence Senior Center. Roberts has appealed a request that meals served at the senior center be moved to Babcock Place. That request was approved on Thursday by the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging.
Produce is displayed on the sidewalk outside of the E.W. Wood Grocery, 911 Mass., in 1886. The current occupant business is Saffee's Inc. clothing store.
Do you think your peppers put Jennifer's to shame? Head to the open class horticulture exhibit at the Douglas County Free Fair and enter yours in the competition.
Samantha Christy and her horse Domingo round the final barrel and head for the gates during a barrel racing competition Friday, July 29, 2011, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St. The race was the opening event of the Douglas County Fair, which runs through Aug. 7.
Loren Buntemeyer, center, pounds in a post March 30 at the Burroughs Creek Hiking/Biking Trail in east Lawrence, while his wife, Bonnie Buntemeyer, left, and Tammy Steeples keep it straight. Loren made the boxes for the trail. All are members of the Kaw Valley Bluebird Association.
Robert Walzel, dean of the School of Music at Kansas University, attended the 1st annual School of Music Scholarship Concert with his wife, Marcie. The concert was March 29 at the Lied Center.