Bronson Gilbert is already a Jayhawk fan at the age of 3 months. He is the son of Dustin Gilbert and April Talley, Lawrence, and the grandson of Darren and Gaila Gilbert, Tonganoxie; Rick Talley, Topeka; and Judy Talley, Bonner Springs. Gaila submitted the photo.
Abby Webb, 5, likes to play in the snow, but she and her grandpa Larry Box, of Baldwin City, couldn’t find enough snow this winter to build a very big snowman. Abby is the daughter of Dale and Shelley Webb, of Baldwin City. Box submitted the photo.
Longtime Lawrence resident and retired Kansas University Extension Office employee Frances Benson turned 100 on March 13. Benson now resides at the Concordia Assisted Living Facility in Bella Vista, Ark. Her cousins Marilyn Klaasmeyer, Mary Jo Hadl and Margaret Davis submitted the photo.
Christopher Carter, Valley Vista High School junior varsity pitcher, pitched in his first high school game since moving from Lawrence to Arizona. Christopher, a former Lawrence High School student, is the son of Regina and Rafael Sanchez, of Surprise, Ariz., and the grandson of Pamela and Rafael Sanchez, of Lawrence.
Rose Kennedy naps with her two cats, Nuinui and Frezno. Rose, who often dreams of being a cat, is a kindergartner at Broken Arrow School. John Kennedy, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Eric Sader, left, Shannon Gorres and Sean Weston, all of Plymouth Congregational Church of Lawrence, advocated for the Affordable Care Act in Washington, D.C., on March 26 during the Supreme Court hearing. The group visited Washington for Ecumenical Advocacy Days. As part of the visit, the Lawrence delegation encouraged members of Congress, including Rep. Kevin Yoder, Sen. Jerry Moran and Sen. Pat Roberts, and the Obama administration to enact a “Faithful Budget,” which aims to protect the common good, values each individual and helps lift the burden on the poor. Eric Sader submitted the photo.
Dick and Kathleen (Miser) Brown, of Eudora, celebrated 50 years of marriage with a Caribbean cruise from Feb. 3 to Feb 12 along with good friends and family. Pictured are, from left, top row: Bernard Katzfey, Mark Brown, Dick Brown and Gary Bartz; middle row: Darlene Katfey, Brenda Brown, Kathleen Brown and Ellen Bart; and front row: Joan Prior, Dean and Joan Brown, and Beverly Michalak. Kathleen submitted the photo.
The seventh- and eighth-grade boys Parks and Recreation basketball team from West Middle School finished the season 6-0 and first in its league. Bob Swan Jr., of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Santa paid a visit to this Tuesday night bowling team in December. Pictured are, from left, Elaine Davison, Imogene Kilgore, Jerry Keslar as Santa, Shirley Shephard and Sharon Martin. Davison, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Ruby Mae Greene gives a pat to Shirley, the family dog. Ruby, whose first word was “dog,” is the daughter of Grace and Steven Greene, and the granddaughter of Jane Hoyt, of Lawrence. Hoyt submitted the photo.
K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County was recognized with the 2011 Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Board Leadership at the 2012 Northeast Extension Partnership on Jan. 19 in Manhattan. Picture, from left, are Laurie Comstock, 2012 Extension Board chairwoman; Dr. Jim Lindquist, KSRE assistant director for field operations; Gary Price, former 2007 board chairman and retiring State Extension Advisory Council member; and Rich Barr, 2011 board chairman and newly elected Advisory Council member. Bill Wood, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
The Douglas County Family Day Care Association recently honored these three upon their retirement. Pictured, from left, are Sharon Cleavinger, Anita Meyer, and Carol Ohmart. They have provided a combined 117 years of child care: Cleavinger with 42 years, Meyer with 34 years and Ohmart with 41 years. The women were also each recognized as Early Educator of the Month by Douglas County Child Development Association. Vickie Lord, president of Douglas County Family Day Care Association, submitted the photo.
Boy Scout Troop 60, sponsored by the First Baptist Church at 1330 Kasold Drive, participated in the 25th annual Scouting For Food drive. Food donations will be picked up after 9 a.m. Saturday at homes where Scouts have left fliers. Brenda Jackson, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Longtime Lawrence resident Don “Red Dog” Gardner and wife Bev address the group at a Red Dog’s Dog Days workout on March 20 at Allen Fieldhouse. Don would like to thank Kansas coach Bill Self for his help in getting permission to use the fieldhouse for the winter workouts. Jerry Henley took the photo.
Celebrating April’s JobLink Employee of the Month, from left, are Megan McGlinn, T.J. Maxx manager, Deanne Lock, T.J. Maxx manager, Aryanna Jessup, Employee of the Month, Betty Simecka, Joblink consultant, Kathy Long Morrow, JobLink coordinator, and Janet Tenholder, general manager of T.J. Maxx. Kari Bentzinger, of Cottonwood Inc., submitted the photo.
Alexander Godinez, 5, shows his Kansas spirit at Allen Fieldhouse, where he watched KU play against Kentucky in the 2012 NCAA championship game April 2. Sara Godinez, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
The Lawrence Rage, an eighth-grade baseball team, played a double-hitter April 1 in Paola, winning both games. Pictured playing catcher is Hunter Caughron. Hunter’s mother, Terri Caughron of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Two Lawrence students, Mariah Dickson and Trei Dudley, both of Free State High School, were among 88 Kansas City-area high schoolers recognized as High School Champions of Character by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, or NAIA. The student-athletes, chosen by high school administrators, were honored March 19 at halftime of the first semifinal game of the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship. Free State physical education teacher and volleyball coach Nancy Hopkins submitted the photo, which is courtesy of Creative Images.
Hannah the Jayhawk girl celebrated Kansas University’s 64-62 win over Ohio State in the national semifinal game March 31 in downtown Lawrence. Raju Ahmed, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Cub Scouts from Den 1 of Cub Scout Pack 3059 and their siblings toured the Bowersock Mills & Power Co. in Lawrence to learn about hydroelectric power. Pictured, from left, are Charlie Nigro, Avery Harrington,Will Eagleman, Nick Kennedy, Natalie Kennedy, Ben Nigro and Olive Harrington. Jodi Kennedy, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Susie Mercer of Lawrence holds her new granddaughter, Meta Johnson, in Owasso, Okla., on March 9. Meta is the daughter of Corey and Emma Johnson of Talala, Okla. Emma submitted the photo.
Will Lunn, of Cans for the Community, presents a $1,000 check to Kendall Simmons, director of the Recovery and Hope Network, or RAHN, a local nonprofit working with people with severe mental illnesses. Pictured, from left, are LaTanya Johnson, RAHN board president, Meredith Leary, Simmons, Barb Dreavis, Lunn, Ruby Domoe, Linda Klinke, director of Cans for the Community, and Wendell McGaugh.
Staff Sgt. Brandon Trent, of Lawrence, explosive ordnance disposal technician, 2nd EOD Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, inspects an improvised explosive device after it was blown up in place during Operation Speargun in Urmuz, Afghanistan, on March 26. Katherine Carmichael, of Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System in Atlanta, Ga., submitted the photo, which was taken by Sgt. James Mercure, Regimental Combat Team 6.
Scott, Grace, 16, Kelly, 23, and Kathleen Morgan jumped for the Kansas Jayhawks on the Great Wall of China during a visit to see Kelly, who now lives in Hangzhou, China. They were on the wall in a remote section when they realized KU was playing Purdue at that very moment back home on March 18. They didn’t find out the results of the game until hours later, but they were still glad they jumped. Son Calvin was unable to join them because his spring break at the Air Force Academy differed from the spring break at Lawrence High School. Scott submitted the photo.
This photo, taken in 1970, shows longtime Theatre Lawrence patrons Bill and Barb Gaeddart, along with writer Robert Harling, who wrote the play “Steel Magnolias,” which opened in 1987 and is currently playing at Theatre Lawrence through Sunday. At the time of the photo, Bill Gaeddart, far left in the back row, was the director of the choir at the First Presbyterian Church in Natchitoches, La., which Harling, the tallest man in the back row, attended. Barb Gaeddart is seen second from left in the middle row. Harling wrote the play for his sister, Susan, at far right, who had diabetes. Kay Traver, of Lawrence, submitted the photo, which was provided by the Gaeddarts, who now live in the Lawrence area.
Rhylee Jo Venters, 4-month-old daughter of Melissa Burnside and Craig Venters of Lawrence, celebrates the Jayhawks’ win against Ohio State on March 31. Rhylee’s grandmother Bobbie Walthall of Lawrence submitted the photo.
Jasmine Hutchinson and Joey Aller take a break from gathering aluminum cans for recycling at the Cans for Community can house at Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St. They volunteered to help Cans for the Community on Nov. 30, 2011. Linda Klinker, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Members of the Dance Gallery Senior Elite Competition Team show off awards they won at StarQuest Dance Competition in Kansas City, Mo., on Feb. 11. The girls won three platinum awards, three overall high point awards, a judge’s choice award and the Odyssey Award for most entertaining teen/senior routine overall. Team members, from left, are Louisa Holland (daughter of Tom and Barb Holland), Victoria Kaufman (daughter of Grant Kaufman and Kalissa McAtee), Ally Brittian-Waller (daughter of Robert and Tonya Waller), Alison Prather (daughter of Keith and Darla Prather), Anna Meissbach (daughter of Ken and Janice Meissbach) and Ashley Hutton (daughter of John and Debbie Hutton), all of Lawrence. Tonya Waller submitted the photo.
Aidan Hanna, 7, left, and Evan Hanna, 6, both of Lawrence, got to hang out with Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor at the NCAA Tournament in Omaha, Neb., in March. Lew Hanna submitted the photo.
Doris Schehrer, of Eudora, is pictured with her “family tree” of 18 great-grandchildren at her house on Easter Sunday, April 8. The great-grandchildren’s ages range from 7 months old up to 12 years old. Kim E. Neis, of Eudora, submitted the photo.