This portrait of "Wild" Sen. James Lane has been donated to the Lecompton Historical Society. The painting of Lane, a free-state firebrand who lived in Lecompton in the Civil War era, had been kept in his family and most recently had hung in a home in the eastern United States.
Members of The Meadowlark Chicks and the Rooster perform in a flash mob during an open house at Meadowlark Estates on Sunday. The group danced to two routines: The first was the number they performed in a flash mob at Target, and the second was a new one, performed to Rascal Flatts’ “Life is a Highway.”
Dwayne Peaslee, a former leader of the local Kansas Plumbers & Pipefitters union of Lawrence, is being honored as the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.