Firefighter Todd Dwyer gives his son, Parker, 4, a Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical coin following a news conference on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 in which those to be honored with the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Valor Award were announced. Dwyer, who was a responder in a 2010 house fire on Harper Street was among those presented with a Lifesaving Award.
Norita Higgs, of Little Rock, Ark., becomes animated as she and her granddaughter, McKenzie Brown, a kindergartner at Langston Hughes School, read “Clifford’s Big Dictionary” on Friday during Grandparents Day at the school. Grandparents from near and far, such as Higgs, came to listen to songs, eat snacks and learn about their grandchildren’s school.
Rachel and Kevin Wohler finally got to take their honeymoon to their beloved Disneyland months after their wedding and nearly 15 years after first meeting.
A yellow ribbon adorns Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., in the week following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The church, as do several other places of worship in Lawrence, plans a special sermon today to mark the 10-year anniversary of the attacks.
Former basketball coach Ted Owens holds the door for Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger, right of center, Weaver's owner Joe Flannery, left, and associate athletic director Terry Mohajir as they arrive at the funeral for former Kansas University coach, player and longtime supporter Don Fambrough, on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 at First Christian Church, 1000 Kentucky.
Gayle Sayers and his wife, Ardie Sayers, make their way to the funeral for former Kansas University coach, player and longtime supporter Don Fambrough, on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 at First Christian Church, 1000 Kentucky.
Kansas University head football coach, Turner Gill, center, leaves First Christian Church after the funeral for former KU coach, player and longtime supporter Don Fambrough, on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 at First Christian Church, 1000 Kentucky.
Recently-felled timber smolders in a pile at a 160 acre site E 850 and N 1850 roads in northwest Douglas County. The once heavily wooded site was cleared by bulldozers.
Jeff Chen, co-founder of Pick Up America, stands along the Ohio River near Ashland, Kentucky in 2010. The receding floodwater left behind a mass of plastic bottles. Pick Up America will be organizing a trash pick-up event between Lawrence and Roeland Park in Johnson County.
Dave Ambler, Lawrence Rotary Club member, puts a plastic guard around a sapling on May 21. The protector is designed to keep deer and beaver from destroying the young tree.