Jean Otney, of Lawrence, celebrated her 90th birthday with a party Feb. 22. The die-hard Jayhawk fan raised three cheerleaders and is now the biggest cheerleader of all. Tena Santalauria of Balloonarts in Lawrence created the 7-foot-tall, gray-haired cheerleader. Submitted by Marsha Hunter.
During last month's big snowstorm in Lawrence, Kya the huskey got a quick snack off the face of an unsuspecting snowman. Kya belongs to Cynthia Oshel. Submitted by Kay Opper.
Four generations of Shockley men recently got together: grandpa Randy Shockley, of Eudora, left; proud pop Aaron Shockley, of Eudora, with his son, Brian; and great-grandpa Johnson Shockley, of Lawrence. Submitted by Nancy Shockley.
Ten LMHS graduates got together Jan. 14 for lunch at Marisco's with Jane and Dave Baker, who recently moved to Lawrence from Eureka Springs, Ark. From left: Lew and Carolyn Phillips; Jim Hemphill; Fred Coombs; Carolyn Hemphill; Dave and Jane Baker; Nancy Coombs; Betty Wright; Ruth and Marvin Stohs; and Don Sneegas. Submitted by Don Sneegas.
Corpus Christi Catholic School middle-school choir members performed at the Kansas Music Educators Conference Convention in Overland Park in December. From left: Alex Cozzitotto; Ella Keathley-Helms; Dina Khoury; choir director Mary Cornwell; Abigail Meier; Murphy O'Malley; and Grace Rockers. Submitted by Gail Meier.
Steve and Michelle Chronister's nonprofit, Be Your Best Self, raised more than $5,000 through the Rev It Up Car Show to benefit Ballard Community Services, which serves low-income families in Douglas County. This year's Rev It Up Hotrod Hullabaloo will take place Aug. 23 in South Park. From left: Megan Stuke, Michelle Chronister, Curt Shontz, Steve Chronister and Paige Welch. Submitted by Megan Stuke.
Members of the band SELLOUT! pose for a St. Patrick's Day-themed pic. The band will perform at 2 p.m. March 17 at the Granada Theater, 1020 Massachusetts St., to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. Submitted by Steve Ozark.
Capt. Timothy Kott and Chief Petty Ofc. Christopher Gentleman pose with the wardroom and crew of the USS Mobile Bay when presented with an official Kansas University men's basketball team signed ball. Contributed photo.
Elaine Taylor, of Lawrence, and her five children celebrated her 90th birthday on Feb. 7. From left to right: Jody Taylor Renning of California, Marilyn Taylor Zwirek of Texas, Elaine Taylor, Chuck Taylor of Lawrence, Kathy Taylor Mitchell of Lawrence and Nancy Taylor Shivers of Texas. Submitted by Kathy Taylor Mitchell.
Chandler, Trinity and Isabelle of Girl Scout Daisy Troop 486 recently sold cookies outside the Walmart Supercenter in Lawrence. Submitted by Lisa Vanderbilt.
The Lawrence Thunder won the Seventh Grade 2014 Division 2 USSSA State Basketball Championship on March 2. They beat the b3c Runnin' Gunners in the championship game, 49-25. Pictured front row from left: Peyton Mallory, Cade Gollier; second row, Coach Ryan Mize, Trey Hulse, Jake Zenger, Ross Brungardt, Turner Corcoran, Connor Anderson, Olin Yoder, Jack Kallenberger, Coach Brendan Reilly and program director Kristin Mallory. Submitted by Jim Kallenberger.
Ivori Jones and her brother, Trayden, recently celebrated Ivori's eighth birthday with more than 100 friends in Lawrence. Ivori is a second-grader at Langston Hughes Elementary. Instead of gifts, she requested donations for social center Penn House.
Remnants of the old Noon Cosmopolitan Club recently got together for their regular Wednesday luncheon. From left: Lee Zimmerman, Earl Husyer, Ruth Nye, Bob Evans and Norman Stoppel. Photo by David Evans. Submitted by Bob Evans.
Two local students — Jesse Belt, above, a Lawrence High School student who lives in Eudora; and Monica Maurer, below, a Tonganoxie High School student who lives in Lawrence — recently attended Space Camp in Alabama on scholarships from the Honeywell Corp. Jesse is shown at the controls of a shuttle simulation, while Monica spins in the disorienting Multi-Axis Trainer. Photos courtesy of Honeywell and Hector Barreto.
The Pack 3013 Tiger Cubs had a den meeting Saturday at the Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St., where they learned about the history of Lawrence. From left are Jalen McManis, Carter Northrop, Thomas Basham, Jay Wisler and Cooper Buske. Submitted by Larry Northrop.
Rosie, of Baldwin City, gets prettied up before heading out to the Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade on Monday. Submitted by Sherry Ford.
Winners of the recent Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center staff chili cook-off, from left: 3rd place: Mijanou Cackler for her pork and green chile chili; 1st place: Jennifer Sherman for her buffalo and lamb chili; and 2nd place: Cindy Hart for her spicy sweet cinnamon chili. Submitted by Jeff Burkhead.
Dale Friesen, Mark Praeger, Bud Burke, Connie Friesen, Debbie Burke and Marla Slaughter enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Lawrence on Monday. Submitted by Debbie Burke.
The featured speaker at the Lawrence Kiwanis Club meeting on Thursday was Professor Dennis Domer, center, who is currently the Associate Dean Emeritus of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning and Associate Professor Emeritus of American Studies at Kansas University. He's photographed with Kiwanians Tom Hedrick, left, and Phillip Godwin. Submitted by Cindy Hart.
Fourth-grade members of the American Girl Book Club in Lawrence get together every other week to read and discuss books, as well as perform volunteer community service. In February, they conducted a children’s book drive for the United Way BackSnack Brain Food program, collecting 654 books for low-income students. Submitted by Micki Chestnut.
Tori Grammer, a student at South Middle School, is the 2014 Girls 14U Wrestling State Champion. Tori wrestles for Sunflower Kids Club and is coached by Randy Streeter and Gus Andrews.She has wrestled for Kids Club for the last four seasons. Submitted by Laura Anne Grammer.
The children in the Morning Pre-K Friendship Forest class at Kids First Preschool of Lawrence enjoyed celebrating "Clifford, the Big Red Dog Day" on March 28. Front: Elizabeth Mock, Lauren Hosler and Kate Gallinger. Back: Brady Morgan, Tanner Wheat, Cameron Moore, Sam Tigchelaar, Ace Gustin, Malachi Rexwinkle and Nate Adams-Willems. Their teachers are Betsy Kelly and Patsy Huffman. Submitted by Betsy Kelly.
The children in the Afternoon Pre-K Friendship Forest class at Kids First Preschool of Lawrence had fun celebrating "Pete the Cat" Day on March 7. Front: Rawlin Welch, Malia Sutton, Claire Foust and Maggie Wagner. Back: Houston Habiger, Chase Wright, Quinn Head, Tate Domina and Everett Tourtillott. Their teachers are Betsy Kelly and Patsy Huffman. Submitted by Betsy Kelly.