Eighteen members of the New Generation Society of Lawrence and four guests visited the Blue Jacket Vineyard and Winery near Eudora on Aug. 31, 2011. Pep Solberg-Selvan, owner and manager, conducted a tour and discussed the history of the winery. A wine tasting followed the tour. Don Sneegas submitted the photo.
The Bond family flew in to Lake Havasu City, Ariz., to celebrate Ed and Judy Bond’s 50th wedding anniversary and Christmas. Pictured are from left, back row, Scott Bond Sr., Jacob Bond, Scott Bond Jr., Ed Bond and Matt Winland; middle row, Lisa Bond, Jessica Bond, Judy Bond and Jennifer Winland; and front row, Mitchell Bond, Madison Winland, Lucas Winland, Preston Bond and Kady Winland. Scott Sr., Lisa, Jacob and Mitchell are from Perry; Scott Jr., Jessica and Preston are from Baldwin City; and Matt, Jennifer, Lucas, Madison and Kady are from Zanesville, Ohio. Ed and Judy Bond are from Lawrence and spend their winters in Lake Havasu City. Judy submitted the photo.
Maceli’s hosted the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Breakfast on Jan. 16. The breakfast was sponsored by the Lawrence Ecumenical Fellowship and the Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Club. Pictured at the event are, from left, Dr. Bernie Kish, Dr. Richard “Dick” Barnett, John Conard Jr. and the Rev. Paul Winn. Kish, Conard and Winn served as coordinators for the breakfast and Barnett, a former professional basketball player and educator at St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y., was the featured speaker. Brilla Scott submitted the photo.
Chase Gourley, 3, tries on big brother Tyler’s football helmet. Kara Gourley submitted the photo.
Liberty Memorial Central Middle School students participated in Smart Strength, a fitness and nutrition after-school program run by Next Level Sports Performance trainers, now in its third year. Pictured are students from the first session. Michel Loomis submitted the photo.
This ad for the opening of the Plaza Barber Shop in Lawrence appeared in the Lawrence Journal-World on Saturday, Dec. 14, 1963. The three getting their hair cut in the ad are, from left, Charles Jacob Schamle, Richard Charles Schamle and David Joseph Schamle. The barbers are named in the ad. The shop was at 1804 Mass., next to the Dillons store that is being rebuilt. Pat Schamle submitted the photo.
The Valor Public Safety Awards honor first responders for their contributions in Lawrence and Douglas County. Children of the award recipients are eligible to receive a one-time education stipend of $1,000 when they begin junior college, university or an accredited technical college. Pictured, from left, are Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern; John Ross, a director of the Lawrence Foundation; student Vanessa Rials; Sgt. Clark Rials; and Ken Hite, treasurer of the Lawrence Foundation. Sgt. Clark Rials, of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, was a 2011 Silver Valor Award honoree for his actions during a July 2009 river rescue that saved a boy’s life. He and daughter Vanessa, a student at Johnson County Community College, accepted a $1,000 Valor Public Safety scholarship. Eileen Hawley of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce submitted the photo.
Kevin Williams and Nathan Williams, sons of David and Valeita Williams of Lawrence, hiked near McMurdo Station, Antarctica, on Christmas Day 2011. Kevin, a 1999 Lawrence High School graduate, and Nathan, a 1992 LHS graduate, work for Raytheon Polar Services Co. supporting the National Science Foundation in Antarctica. This is Kevin’s sixth season “on the ice.” David Williams submitted the photo.
Celebrating JobLink’s January Employee of the Month, from left, are Office Helpline employees B. Carter, Tricia Rock and Sara Rock; JobLink consultant K.H. Harris; Employee of the Month Danny Kieffer; and Office Helpline owner Janis Stewart. Kari Bentzinger submitted the photo.
Southwest Middle School’s 2012 Future City team placed third at the Great Plains Regional Competition at Kansas University on Saturday, Jan. 21, winning $250 for the school. They worked for a semester with their engineer mentor, Chris Storm of Landplan Associates, to design a city 150 years in the future that effectively utilizes alternative energy sources. Pictured, from left, are Charles Burdick, Ethan Kallenberger, Matt Roe, Elliott Abromeit (back), Noah Christilles, coach Dani Lotton-Barker (back), Spencer Conard, Joaquin Dorado-Mariscal and Mikey Corbett. Ceridwen Goulter submitted the photo.
The Lawrence Medical Managers presented three local agencies with $500 each at their Dec. 14, 2011, member meeting at Maceli’s. Accepting the donations on behalf of their agencies were, from left, Marcia Epstein, director of Headquarters Counseling Center; Cindy Hart, development director with Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center; and Nikki White, executive director for Health Care Access Clinic. Dena Johnston submitted the photo.
The forensics team at Bishop Seabury Academy, a 1A school, placed third at a Jan. 28 forensics tournament at Lansing High School, beating out 5A and 6A schools. Team members pictured, from left, are, back row, Thomas Westbrook, Aubrey Rinehart, Bailey Bartley, Emily Arnold, Isaac Ward, Kristofer Knudson and Patrick Shields; middle row, Aine McGrath, Alison Chi, Courtney Cooper, Megan Smith, Elizabeth Tweedy, Olivia Taylor-Puckett, Alicia Cotsoradis and Eilish Gibson; and front row, coach Doug Weaver, Jacob Strayer, Ethan Ward, Alex Rader, Johanna DiZerega, Kate Albrecht, Jack Powell and George Depenbusch. Margie Lawrence submitted the photo.
Gregory Thomas, director of Kansas University’s Center for Design Research, gave a presentation to the New Generation Society of Lawrence on Jan. 26 at the center, which was designed and built by KU’s Studio 804. Thomas, second from right, is pictured in front of the living wall with, from left, New Generation Society members Faith Greenwood, Mary Lou Penny, Diane Sanders and Alan Sanders. The building, located at 2545 Bob Billings Drive, is the first Commercial Certified Passive building in North America and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Platinum building. Mark and Susan Osborn submitted the photo.
The Bishop Seabury Academy boys varsity basketball team earned the University Academy Tournament title Jan. 28 in Kansas City, Mo. Team members pictured, from left, are back row, Joe Simpson and Marcel Cortez; and front row, Jesse May, Thomas Diaz, Khadre Lane, Marcus Allen, Garrett Gillett, Georgi Funtarov and Fisher Almanza. Margie Lawrence submitted the photo.
Eudora United Methodist Church took its eighth annual January mission trip to Guatemala. The team members are pictured here at Salud y Paz clinic and school in Camanchaj, Guatemala. Connie Meyers, of Eudora, submitted the photo.
Ten teachers at New York School each received a $100 gift certificate from Walmart, 550 Congressional Drive. The gift was part of a national Walmart program to reward teachers for their dedication. Pictured, from left, are back row, Nancy Ornburn, second-grade teacher, Kim Gamble, kindergarten teacher, Amber Cook, third-grade teacher, and John Bode, fourth-grade teacher; and front row, Amy Lekey, first-grade teacher, Samantha Saltz, first-grade teacher, Kathy Robinson, kindergarten teacher, Maria Pope, fifth-grade teacher, Melissa Turpin, fifth-grade teacher, and Laurie Ziegler, second-grade teacher.
Janet Payne, left, and Diana Boyd, far right, of the Lawrence Pilot Club, present a $1,000 check to Dana Ortiz, executive director of Lawrence Family Promise, at Conroy’s Pub on Dec. 12. Lareeda Hickey submitted the photo.
The Bishop Seabury Academy girls varsity basketball team claimed the University Academy Tournament title on Jan. 28 in Kansas City, Mo. Team members pictured are from left, back row, Emily Padgett, Padgett Sutherland, Taylor Sweeney, Courtney Hoag, Liz Padgett and Raquel Dominguez, and front row, Alex Gaumer, Sarah McDermott, Hannah Spomer, Alyson Oliver and Maddie McCaffrey. Margie Lawrence submitted the photo.
Matt Phillips of Lawrence, front row, second from right, celebrated his seventh birthday with his first-grade friends at Lawrence Gymnastics Academy on Jan. 29. Matt thanks his friends for bringing donations in honor of his special day. The food will be donated to the Ballard Center. Laura Phillips submitted the photo.
From left, Ted Shields, Derek Brunk and Sebaston Steeb, of Boy Scout Troop No. 63 of Wellsville have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Ted, who has 39 merit badges, completed a DVD movie drive to benefit patients in the Medical Surgical unit at Olathe Medical Center. Derek, who has 35 merit badges, collected supplies and money to benefit the Prairie Paws Animal Shelter in Ottawa. Sebaston, who has 44 merit badges, designed, built and installed bird houses to benefit science students of the Wellsville school district. Michael Shields, assistant scout master, submitted the photo.
This year marked the second time Sid, Nikki and Maddox Pastor attended the Texas Tech University vs. Kansas University men’s basketball game, which was Jan. 11 in Lubbock, Texas. Sid, a KU fan who is in the Air Force, his wife, Nikki, a Texas Tech fan, and son Maddox, 2, live in Abilene, Texas. Sid’s mother, Tammy Ziesenis of Lawrence, who says Maddox will choose to be a KU fan when he grows up, submitted the photo.
Alexa Alden, 9, of Topeka, helped tie green ribbons to trees in support of keeping Hillcrest School open while visiting her grandparents. Alexa’s late mother and her aunt and uncle all attended Hillcrest. Her grandmother, Sandra Wiechert, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
The Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma donated 36 stuffed animals to The Willow Domestic Violence Center in January. The animals are given to children who are brought to the center to give them a sense of comfort and security. Pictured, from left, are Cathey Parsons, Omicron president, Janine Monaghan, Omicron member, Becca Burns (seated), Willow center director of volunteer services, and Joan Schultz, Willow center executive director, all of Lawrence. Royce Parsons took the photo, which was submitted by Cathey Parsons.
Members of the 2012 Leadership Lawrence class, a program of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, visited the Kansas Capitol on Feb. 2 to meet with members of the local legislative delegation. Group members are pictured with Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. State Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Santa Bob (Robert Beebe), of Lawrence, delivers funds raised over the holidays to Mandy Lamb, Van Go Mobile Arts operations director. Beebe is continuing to raise money to donate a Van Go art bench to be placed at the Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at Kansas University. Natalie Donovan, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
The Pelathe District of the Boy Scouts presented the Award of Merit to district commissioner John Harmon and Cub Scout leader Jean Pfiefer during its annual recognition dinner Feb. 2 at First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive. The award is the highest recognition given at the district level to volunteer leaders for exceptional service in Scouting. Pfiefer was selected for her service as a Cub Scout leader with Pack 3057 at St. John’s Church and for her work with district activities, including Cub Scout Day Camp. Harmon has served as a Cub Scout leader and assistant scoutmaster with Troop 53. Keith Wood, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Boy Scout Troop 61 and the congregation of St. Luke’s AME Church, Ninth and New York streets, celebrated Scout Sunday on Feb. 5. Natalie Archer, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Gene Kean, of Lawrence, placed third in a Feb. 4 competition for stage magician of the year, hosted by the International Brotherhood of Magicians Heart of America ring, held at the Roeland Park Community Center. During his act, Kean performs tricks while singing “Largo al Factotum” from Gioachino Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville.” Steve Steiner submitted the photo.
Riah and Rade Ostrander cuddle up with their new Pillow Pets at the home of their great-grandparents, Carl and Joyce Burkhead, of Lawrence, during Christmas. Riah and Rade, the sons of Deon Prue, of Lawrence, are also the great-grandsons of Dona Wilson and the late Dick Wilson, of Lawrence, and the grandsons of Tim and Carla Wilson, of Lingle, Wyo., formerly of Lawrence. Carl and Joyce submitted the photo.