Mike Green, of Perry, spends the day fishing with his grandson Gavin because there's nothing better than a day fishing with Grandpa Mike. Kathy Green submitted the photo.
Thomas the cat, Mugs the pug and Frankie the Aussie help John Lovgren fix the plumbing. Sandy Lovgren, of Ottawa, submitted the photo.
Free State High School held its 16th annual University Book Awards Recognition on May 16 and honored eight outstanding college-bound juniors who excel in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership and community service. From left, Hannah Moran, Brown University; Josie Naron, Mt. Holyoke College; Alita Joseph, Bryn Mawr College; Carl Palmquist, Columbia University; Alex Houston, Dartmouth College; Logan Brown, Harvard University; Evan Barnes, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and Devany West, Smith College. Honored guests were Ruth and Austin Turney who presented the Brown University Book Award and Alice Ann Johnston who made the Mt. Holyoke presentation. Teena Johnson submitted the photo.
Six Douglas County Young Life members travel to Moore, Okla., to help victims of the tornado. From left,
Bryan Neely, Morgan Hines, Logan Hassig, Regan Keasling, Chandler McElhaney and Stephen Hicks. Debra McElhaney submitted the photo.
Michelle Morse, a 2000 graduate of KU Law School, had a successful trip to Cabo San Lucas over the Memorial Day weekend. She landed this 150-pound stripped marlin after a 20-minute battle. Robert Morse submitted the photo.
Hayden Slough, 7, son of Jim Slough and Doni Mooberry Slough, learns how to play harmonica on the bank of the Mississippi River in New Orleans. The gentleman is a street performer. Janis Bunker submitted the photo.
Matthew Goble, left, was promoted to captain in the U.S. Army. He is a JAG officer currently stationed at Camp Casey in South Korea. He is a Free State High School graduate and graduated from KU with a psychology degree and journalism degree in 2008 and a KU law degree in 2011. Dana Goble submitted the photo.
Adrian Cade and 12 of his Emporia State classmates were inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International, the nursing honor society, on May 7. The ceremony took place at Washburn University. Adrian is sixth from the left. He currently lives in Lawrence. The picture was submitted by his mother, Mary Cade.
Four generations enjoy a family get-together. From left, Maria Ann Mullikin, 6 months, of Wichita; Gayle Ann Hayes, of Lawrence; Debra L. Hamilton, of Pratt; and Desireé Mullikin, of Wichita.
Dan Hughes, of Lawrence, rolls across the finish line after winning his fourth — and third straight — Dirty Kanza 200 bike race on June 1 in Emporia.
The Baldwin High School girls 4x400 meter relay team, which won the state championship, set a new 4A state track meet record with a time of 3.58.7, which was also the fastest time in this event ran by all classes this season. Team members are, from left, Kaitlyn Barnes, Glenn Kelley McCabe, Morgan Lober and Elena Watson.
Tom Mach, a Lawrence author, received notice that he was a finalist in the International Book Awards competition for his historical novel, Angels at Sunset.
The Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club hosted an end-of-school cookout for the students and staff at New York Elementary School on May 21. The "chefs" are joined by a couple of satisfied customers.
Retired Lawrence High School biology teacher Stan Roth, with turtles in each hand, explains their habits and features to students from West Middle School during a Learning About Nature Project (LANP) field trip to the Wakarusa Wetlands on May 13.
The Relay for Life team members from Kids First Preschool and Discovery Days celebrated this year's theme "Holding HOPE in the Palm of Your Hand" with their banner of decorated hands as they walked the track at Free Sate High School on June 7. Pictured, from left, are Charlee Burghart on the shoulders of Lauren Kelly, Mary Atchley, Margaret Peterson, Hailey Belcher, Betsy Kelly, Haley Ryan, Leslie Marsh, Lindsay Kelly, Caitlin Broadwell, Kathy Willis and Rosie Robertson. Team members not pictured are team captain Patsy Huffman, Diane Karpowitz and Stephanie Struble. The team collected $1,875 for the American Cancer Society.
Depot Redux board members celebrate the news of the $1.2 million grant to the city by KDOT. The board members, from left, are Richie Kennedy, Bill Getz, Gary Knudsen, Carey Maynard-Moody, Al Hack, Marci Francisco, Jim Budde, Tom Harper and Dennis Domer. Missing board members are Larry Maxey, Kevin Boatright and Marty Kennedy.
The DC Outlaws 10U baseball team recently won second place in the Hawaiian Hitfest tournament in Kansas City and first place in the Capital City Showdown tournament in Topeka.
Week 1 campers from Girl Scout Day Camp at Hidden Valley donated a total of 475 items to Just Food during their annual Day Camp community service project. Pictured are the winners of the campsite food drive challenge. The Mulberry campsite and aides, pictured mostly in blue and yellow, donated 86 items and the Hillside campsite, pictured mostly in orange and yellow, donated 75 items.
KU Professor Emeritus Jim Hillesheim and wife, Sandra, pose with their 1966 Citroen 2CV sedan at the 2012 Art of the Car Concours, held on the campus of the Kansas City Art Institute. This crowd-pleasing French car has been invited back. It will be on display at the 2013 Art of the Car Concours on June 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Charles Gilmore holds up some nice morel mushrooms he found in northeast Kansas in May. With adequate rainfall, the morel season was excellent this year.
In 2003 we visited every Jayhawk statue displayed in and around Lawrence as part of the "Jayhawks on Parade." We retook the picture last month when our children were gathered for graduations. In both pictures, from left, are Alexa and Kacey Clements. Seated, from left, are Max Soto, Braden Celements, Jack Soto and Grace Soto. Kacey, Alexa and Braden are the children of Jay and Kim Clements of Lawrence. Max, Jack and Grace Soto are the children of Bert and Darcey Soto of Lawrence. To mark the 10th anniversary of the photo, we reposed our children who were gathered for the high school graduation of Braden and Max and the KU graduation of Alexa.
CASA and Citizen Review Board volunteers of the year were honored by Judge Kittel and Judge Shepherd on April 29 at the Oread Hotel. CASA volunteers are appointed by the Court to serve as special advocates for abused and neglected children in protective custody. Pictured, from left, are Diana Frederick (CASA director), Judge Peggy Kittel, Catherine Butel, Karen Warner (2013 winner of the Hon. Jean F. Shepherd CASA Volunteer of the Year Award), Judge Jean Shepherd (retired), Colette Gaches, Casey Forsyth and Gary Schmidt (back row).
Several members of the University Women's Club Jabberwalkers participated in the Elvis Visit to End Polio Now 5K walk. Pictured, from left, are Janet Roth, Annie Stevens, an Abe Lincoln impersonator, Joan Rieber and Mary-Elizabeth Debicki. Rita Spradlin is not pictured. Sally Brandt took and submitted the photo.
Students, teachers and elders gathered at the Haskell Medicine Wheel on June 21 to pray for the protection of threatened Native-American sacred places including the adjacent Baker Wetlands. Elders who led the 10th annual sunrise ceremony included Cherokee, Yuchi, Micmac and a Samoan. Mike Caron took and submitted the photo.
Kevin and Coleen O’Malley welcomed donors, volunteers and leaders of the Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross for a reception to celebrate completion of the chapter’s annual Heroes Campaign. The O’Malleys served as co-chairs for this year’s campaign, which generated a record $54,000 for the chapter’s local programs and services. Jane Blocher, executive director, presented a plaque of appreciation to the O’Malleys at the event.