Steve Snavely, Baldwin City, attended Wakarusa Valley School’s 50th Anniversary, Reunion Celebration and Art Show on May 1. Snavely, who began attending Wakarusa Valley in 1960, attended the school from grades third through eighth and earned a letter jacket by playing on the Waky teams. He previously came from District No. 6 (the building on the northwest corner of Clinton Parkway and Iowa) before the nine schoolhouses were consolidated into Wakarusa Valley.
Wakarusa Valley School held a 50th Anniversary, Reunion Celebration and Art Show May 1 for all current and past staff, students and families. This group represents students who attended Wakarusa Valley between 1960 and 1965. The school opened in 1960.
Officers for 2011-12 for AARP chapter 1696 were inducted at the April 22 meeting at the Lawrence Country Club. Back row, from left, are Bill Pendleton, board member; Walt Houk Jr., president-elect; Russell Bailey, treasurer; Mary Kanous, board member and acting secretary; and Charles Hill, president; front row: Herschel Glover, board member; Ellen Harbough, board member; and Jan Dick, board member. Not pictured are Pattie Johnston, vice-president; and Nancy Boswell, board member.
Matthew Leiste, of the Office of Long Term Care at Kansas University, and Rebecca Holmes, director of Project Lively, display the proclamation declaring May Older Americans Month in Lawrence and Douglas County that was given by the Lawrence City Commission. The photo was taken May 17 at City Hall. Both are members of the Douglas County Coalition on Aging.