Grade school reunion: After 50 years, Mike Cater, of Lawrence, has located sixth-grade classmates from William Allen White Elementary School in Emporia. From left are Cater, Dick Kessler, of Emporia, and Melvin Eberhart, of Phoenix. The rendezvous was Sept. 7 at Jason’s Deli in Lawrence. Cater submitted the photo.
New York knight: “Sir Julian,” portrayed by Sam Lane, bestows New York School knighthood to third-grader Rose Morland, as teacher Amber Cook looks on. Rose was one of 10 students knighted during the school’s Character Counts Assembly on Sept. 16 in the gymnasium at the school, 936 N.Y. Fifth-grader Olive Olsen took the photo, submitted by principal Nancy DeGarmo.
Self portrait: Claire Treanor, Phoenix, visited with Bill Self at the Sept. 10 Kansas University football game against Northern Illinois. Claire was in town with her husband, Chris Treanor, celebrating his grandmother’s 90th birthday. Debra Baker submitted the photo.
Band Day scouts: Quail Run School fourth-grade Girls Scouts participated in the Sept. 10 KU Band Day parade. Back row, from left, are Rheanne Walton, Ella Young, Ellie White and Nicole Miele; front row, Justice Ellis, Jayquanna McBride, Erin Fagan, Isabella Counts and Greta Hayden. Lori Walton submitted the photo.
End of season treat: Ella Koenig, 2, the daughter of Laura Koenig of Lawrence, enjoys the last few kernels of corn along with the last few days of summer. The corn was homegrown in her uncle Chris Koenig’s garden. Laura submitted the photo.
Art show prep: Mary Mathews of Lawrence prepares paintings for the Cottonwood Retirement Art Show, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Kari Bentzinger submitted the photo.
Nordic delight: Alietha Beckman, Lawrence, demonstrates the art of lefse making at the 2010 Nordic Heritage Festival. The 10th annual Nordic Heritage Festival was held Oct. 1 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Alietha’s daughter, Marilyn Myers, submitted the photo.
Scholarship winners: The Fall 2011 recipients of the Ottawa High School Renaissance Program’s American Eagle Outfitters Foundation Scholarship, from left, are seniors Kassidy Rowland and Christel Sieg. Natasha Jenkins submitted the photo.
Group of grandkids: Four of 16 grandchildren of Russ and Rosie French, of Lawrence, are pictured in July in the French home. From left are Mikayla Herschell, 13, and Dylan Warrington, 19, both of Lawrence, and Jackson DeCore, 9 months, and Madison DeCore, 4, both of St. Charles, Ill. Rosie submitted the photo.
Lucky pilot: Combat fighter pilot major Heather “Lucky” Penney is pictured with Lawrence pilot Richard Haig, owner of Westside 66 and chairman of Lawrence Municipal Airport advisory board at Reno Air Races in September 2010. Penney finished third in the jet race. Nelson Krueger submitted the photo.
Reunion tour: Members of the Lawrence High School Class of 1956 toured Allen Fieldhouse and the Booth Family Hall of Athletics on Sept. 24 during their 55th class reunion weekend. Don Gardner submitted the photo.
Messages to grandma: The grandchildren of the late Linda Sullivan, McLouth, released balloons on Aug. 27 in honor of their grandmother. Each wrote a message to her on the balloon. From left are Madison Sullivan, Eudora; Tiffany Scism, Missouri; Lily Sullivan, Pennsylvania; Trey Scism, Missouri; Logan Sullivan, Eudora; and Emma and Gwen Sullivan, Pennsylvania. Becky Sullivan submitted the photo.
Century mark: Irene Stokes, Lawrence, center, celebrated her 100th birthday on Sept. 25 with her granddaughter, Cheri Areaux, Spanish Fort, Ala., left, and her daughter, Barbara Giordano, Kenner, La., right. Stokes is also the aunt of Don and Ron Dalquest, Lawrence. Jo Dalquest submitted the photo.
Top of the line: Top Line Lady 9115, owned and exhibited by MacKenzie Flory, May-Way Farms, Inc., Baldwin City, was the 2011 Kansas State Fair 2011 Supreme Champion Female also later named Supreme Champion Female of all breeds 2011 Kansas State Fair. She is a Oct. 8, 2009, heifer sired by BC Lookout 7024. Wendy Flory submitted the photo.
Meeting the coach: Members of the Bishop Seabury Academy varsity women’s volleyball team attended the Sept. 22 Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary meeting where the keynote speaker was Kansas University’s head volleyball coach Ray Bechard. From left are Courtney Hoag, Alexa Gaumer, Bechard, Charlotte Burch and Alyson Oliver. Margie Lawrence submitted the photo.
Senior scholars: Thirteen students from Eudora High School were recognized Sept. 21 as Kansas Honors Scholars for being in the top 10 percent of their senior class. Each student was presented with a dictionary. The awards ceremony, hosted by the Kansas University Alumni Association, took place in the Woodruff Auditorium at Kansas University. EHS students, from left, are Brock Miller, Madeline Dickerson, Katelyn Abel, Kate Dennis, Lacey Gabriel, Auston Katzfey, Matthew Kelso, Victoria Lehmann and Morgan Wiley. Not pictured are Anna Berthelsen, Bria Carder, Derrick Higgins and Whitney Weld. Theresa Abel submitted the photo.
Swimming champs: Ad Astra Area Aquatics in Lawrence won first place at this summer’s Missouri Valley Swimming Championship meet held July 29-31 in Lenexa. From left are head coach Patrick Norman, Emily Venters, Evan Eskilson, Claire Campbell and Carter Stacey. Jolisa Buchner submitted the photo.
Employee of the month: Celebrating JobLink’s October Employee of the Month, from left, are McAlister’s Deli assistant managers Ben Purkapile and Charles Ashley, employee Adam Loper, and JobLink employment consultant Don Nunley. Kari Bentzinger submitted the photo.
Catches of the day: Sebastian “Snacky” Bonner holds his catch of the day: two 30-pound striped Bass caught this July in the Boston Harbor. His catch was made into a fine dinner that night. Bonner, a sophomore at Kansas University, was visiting his aunt and uncle, Claire Masinton and Jim Carroll in Newton, Mass. He is the son of Sebastian Bonner and Carolyn Masinton, and the grandson of Jerry and Martha Masinton, all of Lawrence. Martha submitted the photo.
Reunion lunch: Friends from the Lawrence High School Class of 1964 met for an August lunch in Lawrence. Back row, from left, are Cheri Edmondson Wright, Jill Perry Hemphill, Jan Jennings Dicker, Terry McCluggage Lightstone, Sherry Heck Nelson, Virginia Treece Crane and Nancy Swartz Sadler; front row, Linda Kennedy Harrell, Jama King and Susan Campbell Thompson. King submitted the photo.
Loyal fan: Fire technician control submarine service chief Travis L. Grammer, a U.S. Navy submariner, currently stationed at Point Loma in San Diego, has volunteered to serve in Iraq. He is at Balad Air Force Base and will be there until this December. Grammer has always been a loyal Jayhawk fan and keeps up with them where ever he may be. He is a 1996 graduate of Eudora High School. The photo, taken in April, was submitted by his mother, Patricia Hadl Gifford.
Hitting the road: Lawrence Fast & Furious 12U softball team won second place in a costume contest for the ASA Spooky Weekend Softball Tournament held Oct. 8-9 in Olathe, for their uniforms as the “F2 Road Crew.” Back row, from left, dressed as road workers, are coaches Shane Burk, Mark Bounds and John Delfelder. Players dressed as road signs, second row, from left, are Estrella Zavala, Taylor Covert, Jasper Hawkins, Zoe Brewer and Kaylee Brown; front row, from left, are Lauryn Jones, Emily Raye, Amanda Bounds, Parker Delfelder, Taylor Burk and Diamonique Vann. Laine Delfelder submitted the photo.
Chancellor’s quilt: Mary Rials, of Lawrence, right, surprised KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little on Oct. 1 with a handmade Jayhawk quilt during KU’s 2011 homecoming weekend. Mary’s daughters and KU Black Alumni chapter members, Nicole Rials and Julitha Rials, submitted the photo.
Fast friends: From left, Neal Barbour, Al Horning and Krista Barbour, all of Lawrence, get some support as they get ready for the start of the Oct. 9 Nash Dash 5K in Lawrence. After weeks of training, Team Horning/Barbour was ready for the challenge and reached their individual goals. Krista submitted the photo.
Going out in the wash: Riley McCain, 5, grandson of Bill and Linda Wilson, of Lawrence, is pictured in his washing machine Halloween costume. Riley is the son of Daniel and Tatum (Wilson) McCain, Frisco, Texas. Linda submitted the photo.
Top gymnasts: Free State High School gymnasts placed first at the Sept. 17 Shawnee Mission North Invitational. From left are Haley Johnson, Becca Moran, Brooke Hayes, Grace Bartle, Jackie Zaitz and Annie Soderberg. Amy Bartle submitted the photo.
Dye-hard Jayhawk fan: Renner Dye, 2-month-old son of Gordon and Tonya Dye, of Lawrence, supports the Jayhawks. Tonya submitted the photo.
Milk’s favorite costume: Cameron McCain, 3, shows off his Oreo Cookie Halloween costume that was made by his friend Ann Hedrick and his grandpa Bill Wilson, both of Lawrence. Cameron is the son of Daniel and Tatum (Wilson) McCain, Frisco, Texas. Linda submitted the photo.
Little Fike Wildcats: From left, Jackson, Autumn and Lily Fike are the grandchildren of Joe and Janet Fike, Lawrence. Jackson, 20 months, and Lily, 3 1/2 are the children of Ryan and Tiffany Fike, Lawrence. Autumn, 1, is the daughter Josh and Grace Fike, Dayton, Ohio. Joe submitted the photo.
Posh pumpkin hat: Wyatt Johnson, 3-month-old son of Kelly Hannifan and Ryan Johnson, of Eudora, is in his pumpkin hat. The photo was taken Oct. 15 in Eudora. Kelly submitted the photo.
Cute cow costume: Aidan Jones, the son of Jamie and Adam Jones, of Lawrence, is ready for Halloween. He was born May 26, 2011. Jamie and Adam submitted the photo.