Newly naturalized citizen Stella Ayers, of edgerton, is congratulated with a hug and a kiss from her friend Beth Cockle, of Leawood, on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, following a naturalization ceremony at the Dole Institute of Politics. Ayers, who is originally from Nigeria, was one of 99 individuals who were granted U.S. citizenship in the ceremony.
Tamara Werth, left, and Crystal McComas, both of Lawrence, on Friday speak at rally on the south steps of the Capitol.
Crowd listens Friday at Statehouse rally of Kansans United in Voice & Spirit.
Pat Sloop, of Wichita, holds sign during rally held to protest Gov. Sam Brownback's policies.
The rocket at Centennial Park.
Warren goes by Quirt Dunn on the range. A retiree, he picked up the sport by accident after a friend took him to a shoot in Ellsworth. "Once you hear those targets ring, you're hooked," he says.
Crystal Smith, Lawrence, holds her newborn son, Wyatt Lee McIntyre, on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He weighed 13 pounds when he was born at 11:56 p.m. Thursday.
Members of the Haskell Veterans Club, in unison with the facilities department, honored TSgt. Travis Schuler, Air Force with the 190th Air Refueling Wing, on Feb. 4 with an eagle feather and cedar box made by Eli Jackson. TSgt. Schuler returned from Baghdad on Jan. 28. From left are Wayne Thompson, John Conroy, Andy Yellowhair, Schuler, Allen Redbird and Jackson, all veterans as well.
Cans For The Community made a $1,000 contribution to the Lawrence Schools Foundation June 7 for the Lawrence public schools music program at the Foundation office. From left are Will Lunn presenting the check to Susan Esau, Foundation executive director; Wendell McGaugh, Linda Klinker and Kathy Richardson.
Three of a kind: From left, Bridget, Declan and Portia Carroll take a walk in a garden in Newton, Mass., in July. The triplets, age 3, are the children of Claire Masinton and Jim Carroll of Newton, and the grandchildren of Jerry and Martha Masinton of Lawrence. Martha submitted the photo.