A Beechcraft King Air 350i parking on the runway at Lawrence Municipal Airport. The plane’s fuel tank capacity is 775 gallons.
This Lawrence fire engine has a solar panel on its roof, which is used to power its lights and radio equipment. The fire engine is one of the city's 573 vehicles. The city purchases fuel in bulk, about 7,000 gallons at a time.
Farmers Mike Garrett, left, and Richard Brauer and Mike Garrett check the status of their tomato plants at the farm they work in Linwood, Kan. Brauer and Garrett have teamed up to cut production costs.
Rental gowns are bagged and ready for distribution to members of the Lawrence school board, for use during 2011 commencement ceremonies. Among them are these for Rich Minder, board president, and Mary Loveland, a longtime board member.
David Dudley, center, just returned from serving a year with the Kansas National Guard in the African country of Djibouti patrolling a United States military base. Dudley is an operations technician for Black Hills Energy.
The Kiwanis Club honored the Honorable Jean Shepard with the Substantial Citizen award on Thursday May 26, 2011 at the Lawrence Country Club during a luncheon. The award, which has been given since 1960, honors people who have succeeded in their professions and, more importantly, have been involved in the community for a number of years.