Marilyn Hall, left, and Dottie Daugherty coordinated the bake sale that is part of the Holiday Homes Tour Boutique to benefit Health Care Access. The Boutique, open to the public, will be at Meadowlark Estates during this year’s tour, which is Sunday. Sally Brandt submitted the photo.
Karen Warner’s name was added to the Honor Bench in the butterfly garden at Hidden Valley Camp on Nov. 4. Mary Burchill, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
The Comets, a Lawrence 16-and-under softball team, celebrated their undefeated season with a party and a trip to a Kansas City Royals game at Kauffman Stadium. Pictured from left are, front row: Abby Hale, Katrina Poulsen and Courtney Nottingham; and back row: Brian McFall, Aimee Neilsen, Mika Schrader, Cortlynn Stark, Mallory McFall and Caitlin Lewis. Team members not pictured are Jolona Shield, Sarah Kucza, Laura Neilsen, Halle Haas, Sadie Keller and assistant coach Shelbi Hall. Brian McFall submitted the photo.
Pictured in Kenya a week after President Barack Obama’s re-election, on Nov. 13, are, from left, Bob Perry, of Lawrence, former Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya; Frederick Ngoli, Vintage Africa tour guide; Peggy Zilm, of Kansas City, wife of Frank Zilm; Frank Zilm, Kansas University alumnus and adjunct architecture professor at KU; and Carrie Gallagher, wife of Bob Perry. The photo was taken in the Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya, and the Missourians for Obama T-shirt and Obama-Biden yard sign were gifts from the group to Ngoli. Bob Perry submitted the photo.
Baldwin High School Pommers marched with the BHS band at this year’s KU Band Day. Pictured holding the banner, from left, are Hannah Tuley, Ruby Estes, Hannah Messenger, Heather Evilsizor, Sophia Brich, Amanda Miller, Lexie Devers, coach Gayle Dempsey and Emily Jardon. The BHS Band is directed by Will Cooper. Dempsey submitted the photo.
Leo, left, and June McGinn, both 3, of Denver, enjoy themselves while visiting the Lawrence home of grandparents Pat Ashley-Hiscock and Ed Hiscock over the Thanksgiving holiday. The twins’ parents are Matt and Jennifer McGinn, of Denver. Ed Hiscock submitted the photo.
Members of Quail Run School’s third-grade Girl Scout Troop 229 gathered Nov. 21 to stuff stockings for children in the CASA program. They used money made from their cookie sales to buy fun supplies to fill the stockings. Pictured from left are, back row, Elizabeth Newman, Kyla Johnson, Rachel Klingler and Ella Marshall; middle row, Emma Day, Rorie Sturgeon, Lilly Kidd, Audrey Cornell and Ella Hornberger; and in front, sibling helper Maddy Hornberger. Troop leader Susan Marshall submitted the photo.
The Lawrence Phenix 16U softball team finished in first place in all four tournaments this fall: ASA Spooktacular HS Division, Phenix Fall Challenge, MSP Fall Blast Off and Paola Breast Cancer Tournament. Pictured from left are Abby White, Brook Sumonja, Winter Henry, Raegan Beckley, Carrie Howland, Kayla Buell, Payton Nigus, Marlee Bird, Morgan Stonestreet, Bree Brooks, Megan Sumonja and Gabby Uecker. The team is coached by head coach Barry Johnson and assistant coach Mike Nigus. Mellissa K. Johnson, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Ride Kansas members Dale and Mary Mitchell, of Baldwin City, test one of the horse pens they are building at Rockhaven Park at Clinton Lake as part of a Handshake Agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They have built 14 horse pens at the park in November. Diana Skinner, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Several members of the Clinton Eagles 4-H Club made gingerbread houses to be auctioned off for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County’s Gingerbread Festival. Pictured from left are Cameron Bohmann, son of Glenn Bohmann and the late Kim Banning-Bohmann; Garrett Hart, son of Mike and Sonja Hart; and Peyton Mallory, son of Mike and Kristen Mallory, all of Lawrence. Sonja Hart submitted the photo.
Members of the Jayhawk Herd, International Order of Rocky Mountain Goats, gathered at an annual campout in September. Pictured from left are Lee Gerhard, of Lawrence, Glen Gagnon, of Williamsburg, Steve Kamb of California, Terry Sutcliffe, of Lawrence, Lee Kraus, of Lyndon, and Scott Evans, of Denver.
Three educators were initiated into the Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International during its Oct. 27 meeting in Lawrence. Pictured from left are Deanna Kessler-Miley, Cybill Coates and Carolyn Montney. Sally Maack, president of the Omicron Chapter, submitted the photo.
Members of the KU Crew dedicated a boat on Nov. 18 to Linda Mullens, their adviser for 25 years. John Mullens submitted the photo.
Bob and Mary Ann Munsch, of Lawrence, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in Costa Rica with family members. Pictured from left are Shane Munsch, Jean Munsch, Mary Ann Munsch, Robert Munsch, Nathan Munsch, Catie Kerr, David Kerr, Lori Kerr, Ella Munsch, Jack Kerr, Brett Munsch and Trevor Munsch. Shane Munsch, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Capt. TiCondra Swartz, originally from Lawrence, returned from her deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. She was welcomed home Dec. 4 at Schofield Barracks in Oahu, Hawaii, by her husband, Colin Swartz, also originally from Lawrence, friends and a new puppy. Colin Swartz, of Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii, submitted the photo.
Winners of the Baldwin City Lions Club 2012 Peace Poster contest are, from left, Baldwin Junior High School students Jade Slavin, Ellie Thurlow, Betsy Parmley, Cassie Robinson and Sidney Cheek. They will be recognized on Dec. 19 at the USD 348 holiday concert at the Baldwin High School performance center. Mike Gammage submitted the photo, which was taken by Lions Club member Sheryl Cleverley.
The Altrusa Club of Lawrence recently received a $2,000 grant from Altrusa International to help support the club’s Born to Read program. Special events chairwoman Sally Brandt presents the check to Mary Chappell, Altrusa president, and Diana Deutsch, Altrusa treasurer. Through the Born to Read program, every baby born at Lawrence Memorial Hospital is given a book from the Altrusa Club. To date, more than 10,000 books have been presented to new babies at LMH. Sammie Messick, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Rebekah Berkley and Christopher Contee were married Sept. 22. Berkley’s cousin Ensign Matt Brendel is serving on the USS Winston S. Churchill and was unable to attend the wedding. The family took the photo to let him know he was missed. Denise Berkley, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Celebrating December’s JobLink employee of the month are, from left, back row, Kurt Goeser, Julee Goeser, Margaret Saathoff, Jenny Hohman, Sarah Rippe and JobLink coordinator Cristy Bidinger; and front row, Teresa Carroll, JobLink employee of the month Krystal Kerr and JobLink consultan Mary Williams. Kari Bentzinger, of Cottonwood Inc., submitted the photo.
Girl Scout Troop 7733 is donating cookies to Garmin’s veterans group in Kansas City. The veterans group is putting together a care package for service men and women abroad, and the troop thought they might like some cookies. Lisa Vanderbilt, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Cris Anderson, left, Kennedy School principal, receives the Extension Appreciation Award from Laurie Comstock, president of the Douglas County Extension executive board, at Douglas County Extension’s annual meeting at the Dreher 4-H Family Building on the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Nov. 27. Bill Wood, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
During the month of November, sixth-grade students at Bishop Seabury Academy participated in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. With a goal to write a novel in 30 days, these 17 students put pencil to paper (or fingers to keyboards) and wrote more than 150,000 words. Their cast of characters includes a high school football player dealing with racism, possibly the world’s snobbiest girl, a rat and a homeopathic exterminator, a girl trapped in her imagination, a young woman reflecting on a friend’s death and evil flying eyeballs. Krista Barbour, sixth-grade English teacher, submitted the photo.
Members of the 2013 executive board for K-State Research and Extension office in Douglas County are, from left, president Laurie Comstock, secretary Marisa Dallman, Karen McGrath, Scott Spears, Brian Pine, treasurer Erika Devore, and vice-chairwoman Barbara Schnitker. Not pictured are Collin Bielser and Donna Osness. The Douglas County Extension’s annual meeting was Nov. 27 in the Dreher 4-H Family Building on the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Bill Wood, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Lawrence Trail Hawks Gary Henry and Sherrie Klover, center, present a check Saturday for $1,830 to Lawrence Humane Society Executive Director Dori Villalon at the shelter. The Trail Hawks raised the money via the club’s fourth annual Sanders’ Saunter 10K Trail Run at Clinton Lake on Nov. 17. Also pictured is B.W., one of the shelter’s dogs awaiting adoption, who ran in the race and finished second dog. Gary Henry, of Lawrence, submitted the photo, which was taken by Chris Wristen.
Tasha Pierson, left, and Felicia Seiler, Kansas University School of Pharmacy students, participated in the Glow Run, which was Nov. 3 on KU’s West Campus and put on by KU’s School of Pharmacy. The event raised more than $10,000 for wellness and prevention programs at Health Care Access Clinic. Katie Cantu, event assistant at Health Care Access, submitted the photo.
Kansas University structural engineer Stan Rolfe, left, and KU architectural engineer Warren Corman enjoy their “inspection” of the restoration work being done on the Capitol building in Topeka. Phyllis Rolfe submitted the photo.
The West Middle School wrestling team celebrates its City Championship. The West Middle School Warhawks defeated the South Middle School Cougars in the finals of the City Quadrangular Meet on Dec. 11. This was the first time since 2004 that South had been defeated at the City Quad. West Middle School finished the season with three undefeated wrestlers: Tate Steele, Gage Foster and Sky Carey. The team was coached by Josh Hanson and Derek Phillips. Hanson submitted the photo.
About 45 former Lawrence High School staff and teachers returned to LHS to attend the annual Retired Teachers Luncheon on Dec. 14 in the LHS library. Pictured is Judy Sieg, retired financial secretary, who was one of the guests. Rebecca Torneden-Johnson, Pamela Fangohr and Martha Oldham served on the committee for the reception. Oldham, LHS librarian, submitted the photo.
Stephanie Trepinski Hibbert, daughter of Robert and Celeste Trepinski, of Lawrence, is performing in the “Winter in Venice” Christmas show as the snow queen at The Venetian resort in Las Vegas. She also rode in the Hollywood Christmas Parade. Celeste Trepinski submitted the photo.
Free State High School’s debate team took first place at the regional debate tournament. Pictured from left are, back row, Parker Hopkins, Alex Houston and Adam Strathman; and front row, Hannah Moran, Logan Brown and Isaac March. Susan Kang submitted the photo.
Reid Williams, center, is pictured with brothers Seth and Evan after successfully passing his Eagle Scout Board of Review. Seth, Reid and Evan, sons of David and Jeanne Williams of Lawrence, are members of Boy Scout Troop 59, chartered to First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. Jeanne Williams submitted the photo.