Dot Fernandez, left and Cindy Manske, center, run Freedom Foundation Ministries, which mentors female prisoners in Topeka. Diana Jurik, right, is an ex-convict who has gone though their program and continues to be mentored by Fernandez.
Staff at Heartland Community Health Center get training to make the switch from paper to electronic medical records Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. Heartland was able to implement the system after raising nearly $90,000 from individual donors and in-kind support from Douglas County and Kansas University.
Dogs in the training class, which is taught by Greg Lyon, wear electric collars that buzz like low-powered pagers. The collars vibrate for a short amount of time when a button on a remote control is pressed.
LaVell Winsor is pictured with her husband, Andy Winsor, and their 1-year-old son, Brayden, on Friday on their farm outside of Grantville. LaVell is one of several women in the state who participate in CommonGround, a woman-to-woman group that works to dispel misconceptions about farming. Winsor would like others to understand her belief that the overwhelming majority of farming in the country is done by family operations rather than corporations.
Susan Wachter, Kansas University Athletics chief financial officer, is retiring from the position this year.
Dog owner Linda Barrington, Baldwin City, left, stands as Melodie Brouhard, Lawrence, second from left, and her dog Middie walk by other dog owners and dogs as part of a Mutts and Manners training exercise Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St.