Friendly rivalry: From left, friends from Central Junior High School, now ninth-graders at Lawrence High School and Free State High School, Keegan Matheis and Thomas Becker are pictured after finishing together in the Oct. 15 Sunflower League boys junior varsity race at Rim Rock. Ann Cudd submitted the photo.
Band Day march: Third grade Brownie Girl Scouts from Quail Run School get ready to march in the Sept. 10 KU Band Day Parade. Back row, from left, are Emily Bial, Ryan Brown, Lindsey Hefty, Alyssa Hoffman and Katherine Fischer; and front row, Ashton Weeks, Emily Zeller, Nina Jaramillo, Sydney Delfelder, Liliana Jackson-Rosen and Alex Brown. Laine Delfelder submitted the photo.
Ultimate warriors! Friends, from left, Kevin Johnston, Lawrence; Stephanie Ramos-Tomeoni and Emio Tomeoni, Topeka; and Dena Johnston, Lawrence, celebrate their completion of the 2011 Warrior Dash on Oct. 15 in Old Monroe, Mo. The Warrior Dash is a mud-crawling, fire-leaping, extreme 5K run in which competitors conquer 12 extreme obstacles throughout the course. Dena submitted the photo.
Nice ride: From left, David Vertacnik, Carol Shankel and Dan Watkins, all of Lawrence, take a break Oct. 9 just north of Lone Star at the first SAG of the 2011 Octoginta. The Octoginta is an 80-mile or 40-mile ride organized by the Lawrence Bicycle Club. Mike Wildgen submitted the photo.
9 Miles at Night: Students from Bishop Seabury Academy attended the “9 Miles at Night” Sept. 21 fundraiser, hosted by the Seabury athletic department. Students, parents and faculty ran and hiked on North Lawrence trails. From left are Peyton Bartley, Megan McClorey, Abby Padgett, Ellen Almanza, Caroline Padgett and Abby Zenger. Margie Lawrence submitted the photo.
London calling: Alex Cateforis, 14, and Jesse Cox, 11, both of Lawrence, are pictured on the River Thames in London. During a family vacation in July, they spent five days in London and five days in Paris. Alex is the son of Beth and David Cateforis. Jesse is the daughter of Janine Cox. Janine submitted the photo.
Employee of the month: Celebrating JobLink’s November Employee of the Month, from left, are Betty Simecka, JobLink consultant; Corinne Keil, Beauty Brands manager; Mary Owens, Beauty Brands employee; and Kathy Long-Morrow, JobLink coordinator. Kari Bentzinger submitted the photo.
D.C. bike tour: Friends, from left, Barrie Lowe, Dave Upchurch, Robin Lowe and Jeri Upchurch pause on a bike tour of historic sites in Washington, D.C., in August. The Lowes are of Bowling Green, Ky., and the Upchurches are from Lawrence. Dave submitted the photo.
Go, Ayhaws! From left, Luke, 5, Kate, 15 months, and Macade, 7, enjoy the KU football game against Texas Tech on Oct. 1. As Kate would say: “Ayhaws!” They are the children of Mike and Kristel Lewis, and the grandchildren of Randy and Sue Lewis, all of Lawrence. Kristel submitted the photo.
Under the big top: Members of Quail Run School third-grade Brownie Girl Scout Troop 1917 attended the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ 200th Anniversary on Sept. 9. From left are Emily Zeller, Sydney Delfelder, Alex Brown, Lili Jackson-Rosen and Ryan Brown. Laine Delfelder submitted the photo.
Bachelorette party: Bride-to-be Eileen Schartz was surprised with a bachelorette party by her Bunco group on Sept. 29 at the home of Paula Baum. Back row, from left, are Chris Hauschel, Mick Knight, Terri Teefey and Ann Johnson; middle row, Tena Santaularia, Bev Roelofs and Paula Baum; and front row, Janine Monaghan and Eileen Schartz Weiss, all of Lawrence. Paula submitted the photo.
Monster Splash: Lawrence Aquahawks, from left, Ruth Gathunguri, Payton Gunderson, Emily Guo and Ainsley Krug won the 9-10 age group 200 Free and 200 IM relays at the Manhattan Monster Splash swim meet held Oct. 22-23. Candy Gunderson submitted the photo.
Amazing challenge: The Husman family of Lawrence joined the Schoettlin family of Springfield, Mo., in a corn maze challenge Oct. 15 in Liberty, Mo. There were four paths totaling close to eight miles. Back row, from left, are Hayden Husman, 12, Evan Schoettlin, 4, Bruce Husman, Samantha Maxwell, 2, Scott Schoettlin and Noah Schoettlin, 2; front row, Morgan Husman, 11, Madison Husman and Fanny Schoettlin. Sher Wilde submitted the photo.
Boo! Alex Anderson, son of Christy and Josh Anderson, of Houston, was ready for trick-or-treaters. His grandparents are Alicia and Roger Rieder of Lawrence. Alicia submitted the photo.
Homecoming parade: Free State High School varsity football players attending the Sept. 30 homecoming parade, from left, are juniors Demarko Bobo, Corbin Schmidt, Kyle McFarland, Cody Stanclift and Tye Hughes. Cheryl Tye Hughes submitted the photo.
Scary celebration: The Annual Casagrande/Chindamo Halloween Party was Oct. 16 at the home of Ellen and Brad Chindamo, Lawrence. Ellen submitted the photo.
Nap buddies: Cosmo and Jim Kreider of Lawrence buddy up for a quick nap Oct. 30 on the floor. Denise Pettengill submitted the photo.
Size matters not: Cayden DeWolf, 10 months old, is Jedi Master Yoda. Cayden is the son of Pat and Buffy DeWolf, Lawrence.
Halloween in Wisconsin: Pictured on Halloween in Gleason, Wis., counter-clockwise are, Jacob, 12, Carter, 10, Danielle, and Lily Wingfield, 4. They are the grandchildren and daughter-in-law of Dick and Waynie Wingfield of Lecompton, who submitted the photo.
Ms. Amarica: Amara T. Baldwin, 1, is an itty bitty beauty queen, “Ms. Amarica,” (play on her name) during a Halloween parade at Sunflower School where her brother attends. She is the daughter of Chris and Kristy Baldwin, Lawrence. Chris submitted the photo.
Thomas the Train: Cash Bishop, 2, son of Pat and Lisa Bishop of Lawrence, wears his Halloween costume Oct. 15 in Ottawa. Lisa submitted the photo.
Tractor mechanic: Caden Kennedy, 4, points out what’s wrong (during this summer) to his grandpa Sam Kennedy of Lecompton. Caden is the son of Jim Kennedy, Ozawkie.
Mini reunion: Some of the members of the Eudora High School Class of 1953 met Oct. 12 at the home of Doris Schehrer, Eudora. Back row, from left, are Clifford Neis, Gary Lawellin, Everett Thayer and Charles May; front row, Mary (Born) Hanson, Donna (Reusch) Grosdidier, Doris (Caviness) Schehrer, LaDonna (Kazmaier) Laing, Verldyne (Gammil) Huston, Donna (Kurtz) Batholomew and Sylvia (Vanderhoof) Eustice. Doris submitted the photo.
Seeing double: Wearing her sea otter costume for Halloween, Daria Mody, 11 months, looks at a real sea otter at the Houston Zoo. Daria is the daughter of Cyrus and Karen Burk Mody, Houston. Her grandparents are Al and Amanda Burk, Milford, Del., and Bill and Janet Mody, Lawrence. Janet submitted the photo.
Sweater showoff: Margot Lubliner, 19 months, shows off her “sheepy” sweater on Sept. 14 that her nanna, Violet Forsyth, knitted for her. Margot is the daughter of Howard and Emily Lubliner, Lawrence. She is the granddaughter of Mike and Violet Forsyth, Lawrence, and Jean and Larry Lubliner, Chicago. Mike submitted the photo.
Giving mood: Ryan Lauts celebrated his 10th birthday on Oct. 22 by collecting donations for the Lawrence Humane Society. Ryan is the son of Tom and Charlie Lauts, Lawrence. Charlie submitted the photo.
Best friends: Anna Marie Alldritt, 3, and her dog, Dixie, aka D-dog, enjoying a pleasant autumn afternoon on Oct. 11 together. Anna is the daughter of Adam Alldritt, Lawrence, and Carley McGinnis, Kansas City, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Linda Alldritt and Jim Alldritt, both of Lawrence, Randy McGinnis, Tonganoxie, and Kellie Kemple, Kansas City, Mo. Adam submitted the photo.
Dinosaur greetings: Jaxon Trybom, 20 months, says, “RAWR!” which is dino for “Happy Halloween.” Jaxon is the son of Debra and Drew Trybom of Lawrence. The photo was taken Oct. 30 and submitted by Debra.
Trick-or-treat T-Rex: Carter Trybom, 3, a T-Rex, says, “I promise no tricks, just treats!” He is the son of Debra and Drew Trybom, Lawrence. The photo was taken Oct. 30 and submitted by Debra.
One of Gill’s Stars: Nathaniel Hoopes, an eighth-grader at Southwest Middle School, met Kansas University head football coach, Turner Gill, during an afternoon football practice Nov. 17 in Memorial Stadium. Nathaniel was selected by his teachers to be one of Coach Gill’s Stars. He is the son of Lauren and John Hoopes, Lawrence. John submitted the photo.