The 18U Lawrence Hummers fast-pitch softball team took third place in the Hawaiian Hit Fest tournament on June 17 in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Pictured, back row from left, are Hannah Whipple, Lacey Hurrelbrink, Faythe Brungardt, Ashley DiBenedetto, Lindsey Howard and Kelsey McBride; and, front row from left, Megan Eagle, Tasha Carver, Ellen Kyriakos, Sidney Newlin and Marissia Bartling. Not pictured are coaches Mike DiBenedetto, Chris Eagle and Tim McBride. Chris Eagle submitted the photo.
Pictured from left are Jyl Haynes, wife of Dave Haynes, of Lawrence; their three daughters-in-law, Alyson Haynes, Jennifer Haynes and Emily Haynes; and their three daughters, Andrea Bergholtz, Heidi Bridges and Kristen Mort, at the wedding reception of son Timothy and Emily Haynes in Elk City on May 25. Dave Haynes submitted the photo.
Diane Karpowitz, Lawrence, celebrates her retirement at a reception given by the staff of Kids First Preschool. Karpowitz was instrumental in establishing the preschool for the First United Methodist Church and has been the director since its opening. Stephanie Struble submitted the photo.
The two winning Girl Scout units from Hidden Valley Day Camp that collected the most food to be donated to Just Food in Lawrence are pictured. All Girl Scouts at camp during the week of June 11 to June 15 collected a total of 644 pounds of food. Gail Meier submitted the photo.
Five generations, from left, are great-great-grandmother Thelma Randel, great-grandmother Jeanie Frank, mother Katie Gordon with baby Phyla Gordon; and grandfather Alan Ikenberry. Jeanie Frank of Wellsville submitted the photo.
The pre-kindergarten class at Kids First Preschool in Lawrence holds the quilt they made and displayed downtown for Week of the Young Child in April 2012. Their teacher, Julie Hafenstine, submitted the photo.
Scooters Coffeehouse baristas Candace Wingert, left, and Jasmine Hazelton, who are Amelia Kyle’s two best friends, are pictured on June 17. Kyle, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Lawrence friends enjoy a breakfast trip June 16 to The Chef in Manhattan, Wildcat Country. Pictured, from left, are Tim Peterson, Ted Coffey and Keith Whealy, all of Lawrence, John LaDuex of Clay Center, Anita Williams of Lawrence, and April Evans and Steve Evans, of the Lecompton/Stull area. Steve Evans submitted the photo.
Arbor Mulligan, 6, and Prairie Mulligan, 4, hold a box of fresh-made cannolis in front of Modern Pastry in Boston’s North End. The girls are daughters of Lou and Emily Mulligan, of Lawrence, and traveled to Boston in April. Emily Mulligan submitted the photo.
Preschool children at First United Methodist Church tell their Kansas version of the good Samaritan during a presentation. Buffaloes, meadowlarks, Jayhawks and box turtles pose near a cottonwood tree. Stephanie Struble submitted the photo.
Two members of the Sgt. Samuel J. Churchill Camp No. 4 chapter of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Lawrence, received awards at their state meeting April 28 in Emporia. Pictured, from left, are Kansas Department Commander Roy Lafferty, of Lawrence; Ryan Todd, 13, of Baldwin City; and Robert Wandel, of Lawrence. Ryan received his award for Accomplishments by a Junior Member (for organizing a Living History Day for Baldwin City schools), and Wandel received his for Recruiter of the Year. Mike Todd submitted the photo.
Four Lawrence High school students earned bids to the National History Day competition, held at the University of Maryland – College Park from June 10 to June 14, by placing either first or second in their categories at the Kansas State History Day competition. Pictured in front of the U.S. Capitol, from left, are Grace Morgan, senior, Elbeg Erdenee, senior, Hazlett Henderson, senior, and Leah Towle, 2012 LHS graduate.
David Sakumura, center, coach and owner of Lawrence Gymnastics and Athletics, took two gymnasts to the 2012 AAU National Competition in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., on June 23. Both gymnasts received first place for their all-around scores in their age group in Level 5. Yasmine Jakmouj, 13, left, is an eighth-grader at West Middle School, and Tia Herrman, 12, is a seventh-grader at South Middle School. Melissa Jakmouj, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
U.S. Bank employees in the Kansas district volunteered at the Harvesters Food Bank in Lawrence on June 20. Volunteers spent the morning packing food that will be distributed to other food banks for senior citizens. Amy Frantti of U.S. Bancorp submitted the photo.
The Lawrence Vipers celebrate after winning the Kansas U12 AAA State Championship on June 24 in Gardner. Pictured from left are, back row, coaches Rik Abrahamson, Tom Stewart, Kyle Taylor and Glenn Quick; middle row, Austin Quick, Kyle Abrahamson, Devin Lauts, Conner Phillips and Ethan Taylor; and front row, Cole Baker, Max Denny, Harrison Hughes, Andrew Stewart, Parker Gay and Hunter Brown. Dayna Hughes, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
From left, Rud Turnbull, Dick Schiefelbusch, Marianna Beach and Ann Turnbull, all of Lawrence, are pictured at Van Go’s annual What Floats Your Boat fundraiser on June 16. Tara Gregg submitted the photo.
The Kids First Preschool teachers held a Relay for Life fundraiser at Runza with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. This year’s theme was “Racing for a Cure.” Front row (kneeling) from left are Leslie Marsh and Laura Bellinger; and back row from left are Betsy Kelly, Patsy Huffman, Wendy Powell, Julie Hafenstine, Stephanie Struble, Eve Loos, Kathy Willis, Diane Karpowitz, Patti Winn and Cathy Ison. Kelly submitted the photo.
Children at a week of summer camp organized by the German School of Northeast Kansas listen to a witch tell them about two children, Hänsel and Gretel. The witch looks surprisingly similar to their teacher, Frau Farrar, who disappeared briefly. Pictured from left are Anna Osterhaus, 12, of Lawrence, Catharine Richards, 12, of Lawrence, Maden Meneley, 9, of Abilene, Caitlyn Barbour, 6, of Leavenworth, and Phyllis Farrar, of Lawrence. Michael Windheuser, executive director of the German School of Northeast Kansas, submitted the photo.
McGruff the Crime Dog and Lawrence police officer Lance Flachsbarth visited children, who were learning about community helpers, in the morning class in the Friendship Forest room at Kids First Preschool. Betsy Kelly submitted the photo.
The Lawrence Red Sox won the 13 AAA Kansas State Baseball Tournament at Heritage Park in Olathe on June 24. Pictured back row, from left, are coach Mike Hill, Daniel Bryant, Jacob Unruh, Drew Wise, Jackson Flynn, Sloan Thomsen, coach Kent Houk and coach Mike Hill Sr.; and front row, from left, are Jacob Pavlyak, Carter Ison, Matt Hill, Nate Strathman, Zion Bowlin and Chase Houk. Shyla Strathman, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signs a proclamation declaring July as Parks and Recreation Month in Kansas as members of the Kansas Recreation and Park Association, or KRPA, join him. Pictured from left are Ernie Shaw, of Lawrence Parks and Recreation and KRPA president, Randy Lubbe, of Shawnee County Parks and Recreation; Bonnie Simon, of KRPA, Terry Bertels, of Shawnee County Parks and Recreation, Doug Vance, KRPA executive directors, and John Knight, of Shawnee County Parks and Recreation. Vance, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
The afternoon class in the Friendship Forest room at Kids First Preschool enjoyed a rest after walking the trail by their school. Pictured front row, from left, are Jake Rea, Ellee Brown and Katie Campbell; and back row, from left, are Keiff Li, Jacie Butler, Evan Manthey, Brady Inman, Chloe Kaul and Noah Stout. Teachers are Betsy Kelly and Patsy Huffman. Kelly submitted the photo.
The 12U Lawrence Fast and Furious softball team are pictured with their first-place trophy for the ASA Summer Sizzler tournament in Olathe. Back row from left are coach John Delfelder, Sydni Beeley, Caroline Patton, Jasper Hawkins, Taylor Covert, Abby Brockman, Zoe Brewer, Kaylee Brown and coach Mark Bounds; and front row from left are Emily Raye, Lauryn Jones, Taylor Burks, Diamonique Vann, Mandy Bounds, Parker Delfelder and coach Shane Burks. Laine Delfelder, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Aidan Jones enjoys his yummy cake that his aunt Jennifer Myers made him for his first birthday party on May 26. Aidan is the son of Adam and Jamie Jones, of Lawrence. Jamie submitted the photo.
Army Maj. Patrick Stuber and his father, Al Stuber, of Baldwin City , enjoy time together at a Lawrence Kiwanis Club weekly meeting before Patrick leaves for his fifth deployment to Afghanistan. John Sayler, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
William and Elizabeth Skinner, married June 16, 1940, celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary this year. Gina Skinner, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Handprints from children in the Baldwin City Recreation day camp decorate the shed at the Baldwin City community garden site. Barbara Pressgrove, left, and Tammi Zibell, members of Baldwin Business and Professional Women, planned the activity in early June for the day camp and showed off the artwork. Pressgrove submitted the photo.
Brittany Merriam, right, holds an Olympic torch while waiting for the flame to arrive on a relay leg in Leicester, England. Merriam, a former Kansas University student who is now working on a master’s degree at Leicester University, was with Ollie Bliss, left, an official Olympic torch relay participant. Merriam is the daughter of James and Robin Merriam, Derby, and granddaughter of Annie and Daniel Merriam of Lawrence. Annie Merriam submitted the photo.
Kevin Garrett of Kansas City, Kan., along with guide Dennis Crank of Lawrence, caught a 93-pound blue catfish in the Missouri River on June 29. Darrell Higgins of Eudora submitted the photo.
John Riley, of Lawrence, is pictured with his first hole-in-one on the green of the 16th hole at Deer Chase Golf Club in Linn Creek, Mo. Bob Case and Brian Lawrence, both of Lawrence, witnessed the shot. They were on the annual IMA weekend trip to Lake of the Ozarks. Larry Saathoff, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Emily, 6, and Beth, 9, are the daughters of Brandy and Ryan Brandt of Lawrence and the granddaughters of Bob and Shirley Brandt of Lawrence and Dan and Connie Neuenswander of Topeka. Great-grandmother Doris Brandt Sullivant of Lawrence submitted the photo.