These five Free State High School senior varsity football players have been friends and teammates since they started kindergarten together at Sunset Hill School. Pictured from left are, back row, Kyle McFarland and Cody Stanclift, and, front row, Chris Heller, Tye Hughes and Riley Buller. Julie Buller, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
David Shockley took first place in the takedown tournament and second place in folkstyle wrestling at the 2012 Sunflower State Games. Pictured with him are his fans and daughters, back row from left, Maggie Durkin, Katelyn Ormsby, Abbie Shockley, Kennedy Shockley, Sydney Shain and Kolbi Shanks; and in front are Kambry Shockley and Kortlyn Shockley. Kendra Shockley, of Eudora, submitted the photo.
The U14 Topeka Prodigy Chaos Soccer Club won the inaugural GSI Fall Cup at the Polo Fields in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 9. The girls squad, which has team members from Lawrence and is coached by Al Barranco and Jake Brewer, of Lawrence, scored 20 goals over four games and yielded only two goals. Pat Sullivan, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Lawrence Boy Scout Troop 52 visited the boyhood home of Dwight D. Eisenhower in Abilene on Aug. 4 to learn more about the 34th president and his military career. Scouts, along with their leaders, spent the day touring the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum to complete the six rocker requirements for the Eisenhower Leadership Patch, which can be worn on their uniforms. Troop 52 is chartered with First United Methodist Church and its Scoutmaster is Jace Newman. Assistant Scoutmaster John Milburn submitted the photo.
PEO Chapter HZ members Janet Mody, left, and Jane Fevurly, center, present Marta Christie with a PEO Program for Continuing Education Grant. The PEO Program for Continuing Education provides financial assistance to women who return to school to support themselves and their families. Christie is studying anthropology at Kansas University. Susan Osborn, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Bishop Seabury Academy’s junior high tennis team members are pictured following a competition at the Washburn Rural Middle School JV Tennis Tournament on Sept. 14 in Topeka. Pictured from left are, back row, Erin Scherl, Grace Hawkins, Melissa Jacobs and Hanan Gusau; and, front row, Cloe Akers, Bridget Smith and Ella Blake. Smith and Blake placed third in No. 1 doubles. Avi Blake, of Eudora, submitted the photo.
On Aug. 25, the Cans for the Community board of directors celebrated $100,000 in total donations to local nonprofit organizations since August 2005. In order to achieve this goal, the organization recycled 7.1 million aluminum cans. Judy Bellome, CEO of Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, accepted $1,000 for the association at the celebration. Pictured from left are Wendell McGaugh, Delmer Kruse, Linda Klinker, Linda Lang, Kathy Richardson, Mona McManigal and Will Lunn. Klinker, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Bronson John Gilbert, pictured at 9 months, drives his great-grandpa John Sparks’ 1949 John Deere A tractor. Bronson is the son of Dustin Gilbert and April Talley, of Lawrence, and the grandson of Darren and Gaila Gilbert, of Tonganoxie; Rick Talley, of Topeka; and Judy Talley, of Bonner Springs. Angela Morrison, of McLouth, submitted the photo.
The U13 Kansas Rush Dynamite, along with Baby Jay, celebrated KU soccer team’s victory against Oklahoma State University on Sept. 21 in Lawrence. The Dynamite scrimmaged during halftime of the game. Pat Sullivan, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Randy Roberts, left, curator of special projects and university archivist at Pittsburg State University, talks with Jerry and Judy Niebaum after his presentation to the New Generation Society of Lawrence on Sept. 10 at the Watkins Community Museum. Roberts’ presentation about how coal shaped southeast Kansas addressed how coal mining attracted workers from more than 50 ethnic groups, the political ramifications of their harsh working conditions and their bids to organize in unions. Mark Osborn, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Seven Lawrence players medaled in pickleball in the 55 to 65 age group at the 2012 Kansas Senior Olympics on Sept. 19 at Holcom Park. Pictured from left are Terry Messenhimer, Charles Hart, Jane Harris, Evan Jorn and Paige Carney. Medalists not pictured are Pete Easterwood and Ginny Honomichl. Jorn submitted the photo.
Audio-Reader's annual music sale "For Your Ears Only" on Sept. 14, pictured, raised $23,000 in its 10th year. Proceeds from the event benefit blind, visually impaired and print-disabled individuals who use Audio-Reader's services. The organization would like to thank everyone who shopped at the sale or donated items. Feloniz Lovato-Winston, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
The fifth-grade book club at New York School read the Read Across Kansas youth book “The Cabinet of Wonders.” The clubs meets on Mondays during the students’ lunch time. They are assisted by members of the Lawrence Altrusa Club. Sammie Messick, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Landon Gillman, pictured at left at age 1, reads the Lawrence-Journal World with his grandpa Bruce Sauer. Pictured at right is his mother, Jaime (Sauer) Gillman, at age 2 with Bruce, her father. Landon’s grandma Diana Sauer, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Ryder Sparks and his dad, Brian, of McClouth, hold the winning fish during the McLouth Cub Scout Pack 81 Fishing Derby. Ryder caught the biggest fish, Cub Scout Macyn Felix caught the first fish, and Cub Scout Ben Plake caught the most fish. Jenny Kuglin, of McLouth, submitted the photo.
From left, Curt Shontz, Michelle Chronister and Stephen Chronister, DDS, hold up a check for $7,987 made out to Just Food of Douglas County. Donations were collected from the fourth annual Rev It Up! Hot Rod Hullabaloo on Aug. 11 in South Park. The money raised will provide for nearly 10,000 meals for the undernourished in Douglas County. The show drew more than 300 hot rods, custom cars, classic cars, and motorcycles. Nearly 800 people attended the event, which featured live bands and an Elvis impersonation contest. Curt Shontz, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Nate Schworm, 5, started kindergarten with a smile at Sunflower School on Aug. 17. Allene and Marc Schworm, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Ella, 7 months, experienced a range of emotions during the KU football game Sept. 8 against Rice University. The Jayhawks lost to Rice, 25-24. Ella is the daughter of Candace and JD McRae, of Iola. Candace submitted the photo.
Colors fly at the finish line of the Color Run, which was Oct. 6. Nicolas Kral, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Jana Dawson, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at CornerBank and Leadership Lawrence alumna, received the Leadership Lawrence Distinguished Alumni Award at the organization’s alumni luncheon Sept. 27. Dawson was selected for her extensive work in the community. She serves as chairwoman of the Leadership Lawrence advisory board, and on the Boys and Girls Club board of directors and City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation advisory board. She received the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s Wally Galluzzi Volunteer Award in 2008. Al Hack, of CEK Insurance, presented the award to Dawson. Alice C. Hunt, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Celebrating October’s JobLink Employer of the Month, Crown Automotive, from left, are, Miles Schnaer, owner of Crown Automotive; Connie Beebe, detail manager at Crown Automotive; Don Nunley, JobLink consultant; and Kathy Long-Morrow, JobLink coordinator. Kari Bentzinger, of Cottonwood Inc., submitted the photo.
The University Women’s Club New Members and Friends gathered at the Kansas University chancellor’s residence on Sept. 14. Gwen Dobson, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Sgt. Chris Luman, top center, currently stationed in Afghanistan, shows off his Jayhawk pride after receiving a care package from the KU Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Luman is pictured with other members of the HHC 4-23 unit. His mother, Debbi Luman of Lawrence, a KU track and field administrative assistant, submitted the photo.
Allen Jaskiewicz, of Dale Willey Automotive, presents Sondy Sloan with a 46-inch Samsung television and Blu-Ray player. Sloan purchased the winning raffle ticket from the Baldwin High School cheer squad. The raffle was put on by the Kansas City Area Chevrolet Youth Baseball and Dale Willey Automotive.
Free State senior Isaac Jambor, far right, is pictured with his American Field Service host family, from left, "brother" Tan Shujiang, "father" Tan Fucong and "mother" Du Junxiu. Isaac attends Deyang Middle School No. 5 in Deyang, China. He will be studying in China until July of 2013. Jon jambor, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
The Seacat family received the 2012 Emporia State Hornet Heritage Family award, which is sponsored by the ESU Alumni Association and recognizes a multigenerational ESU family. Four generations of the S.H. and Donia Seacat family, or 16 family members, have earned ESU degrees and can account for a combined total of 300 years of teaching. Pictured from left are, back row, Aaron Seacat of Olathe, Mark and Joyce Neves of Olathe, Brent and Tauna Baker of Topeka, and Jane and Roy Baker of Wellsville; and front row, Joleen Seacat and Max Seacat of Greensburg, Jonah Baker of Topeka, Vesta Strader of Bucklin, and Isaac Baker of Topeka. Jane Baker submitted the photo.
The University Women’s Club 2012-2013 board of directors is pictured at the Kansas University chancellor’s residence Sept. 14. Back row is Shade Little; third row, from left: Mary Remus, Ann Eversole, Cathy Ebmeier, Marilyn Hall, Janis Hutchison and Kathie Rasmussen; second row: Marlene Merrill, Sally Brandt, Nancy Hale-Martinko, Alice Clayton-Honea and Jerree Catlin; and front row: Gwen Dobson, Janeal Krehbiel, Suzanne Collins, Mary Newell and Carladyne Conyers. Dobson submitted the photo.
McDonald’s of Lawrence presents $1,000 to South Middle School. The donation is part of the McTeacher’s Night annual fundraiser and Lawrence Education Achievement Partners, or LEAP, program. Pictured from left are, South assistant principal Lynn Harrod, McDonald’s marketing supervisor Patrick Manning, the South cougar mascot and South teacher Coleen Creed. Manning submitted the photo.
Members of the graduating class of the third annual Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy were recognized in an Oct. 4 ceremony in the Douglas County Commission chambers. They are, from left, Douglas Gaston, Greg Benefiel, David Bowman, Marvin Wiedeman, Paige Lee, Nicole Adema, Dianne Mahoney, David Maas, Jared Ellis, Aaron Saoirse, Jason Anderson, Jason Oehlert, and Michael Wilde. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Steve Lewis submitted the photo.
Don Sneegas, left, New Generation Society of Lawrence member, is pictured with Niel Johnson, Harry S. Truman impersonator, at Lawrence Country Club on Oct. 4. Johnson has portrayed Harry Truman for several years, and he spoke to an audience of NGSL members as Harry Truman, describing the president’s life. Mark Osborn, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Students at the First Five Years preschool at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence got an up-close look at Sporting Kansas City’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup trophy, courtesy of Alan Swanson. Jennifer Jones, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.