Blaine Kaehr, 17, left, Erin Robinson, 17, Bri Di Iorio, 19, and Andy Kaehr, 19, compete in a fun coed doubles match at Free State High School. Blaine Kaehr, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Earl Huyser, left, Danny Drury and Barbara Huyser visit while listening to the Junk Yard Jazz Band at the Lawrence Presbyterian Annual Friends and Family picnic. Ken Blair, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Eric Korsten, Overland Park, gets covered with honeybees at the Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association's Funday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds in Lawrence. Chip Taylor, Berryton, submitted the picture.
Kyra Baldwin, 9 months, holds a peony in her grandmother's garden during Memorial Day weekend. She is the daughter of Melanie Baldwin, Overbrook, and the granddaughter of Kathie Baldwin.
John Callewaert, center left, Lawrence, his daughter, Jennifer Madigan, and grandson, Connor Madigan, both of Sterling Heights, Mich., watch the Detroit Tigers defeat the Texas Rangers 8-2 at Comerica Park on a field trip for Connor's fifth-grade class. John and Deanna Callewaert submitted the picture.
Members of the KVSA Force U13 soccer team display banners they made in an effort to persuade two of their teammates to stay with the team. From left are Bret Watson, 12, Bailey Watson, 12, Amanda Schaller, 12, Reagan Sullivan, 9, and Bailey Sullivan, 11. Their parents are Roger and Kim Watson, Ross and Karen Schaller and Pat and Kari Sullivan, all of Lawrence. Kari Sullivan submitted the picture.
Third- through sixth-grade students perform as historical figures from the 1930s at the Youth Chautauqua in June at South Park. Rex Ellebracht, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Riggin Baker, 11, holds up a huge flathead catfish he landed with a little help from his uncle on an annual father/son fishing trip to Big Hill Lake in southeast Kansas. Riggin is the son of Marc and Lynne Baker, Lawrence. His grandmother, Wanda Beitz, Topeka, submitted the picture.
Venturing Crew 2052 of Lawrence attends the Naish Bash at Camp Naish in Bonner Springs. In the back row, from left, are Barbara Pressgrove, Jordana Arnold and Marie Wilson. In middle row are Hannah Smith, Helen Gent, Casey Hutchins, JoAnna Male, Grace Clark and Alycia Roberson. In front are Mikkayla Kunkle, Brianna Spence and Kelsey Taylor. Marie Wilson submitted the picture.
The U11 Kansas Rebels from Lawrence celebrate winning the USSSA 11U AAA State Championship at the Tiffany Hills baseball complex. In the back row, from left, are coaches Joe Keating, Mike Hensley and Pat Karlin. In the middle row are John Saathoff, Casey Hearnen, Weston Hack, JR Hensley, Michael Sinks and Lucas Werner. In front are Cooper Karlin, Nolan Prochaska, Marcelino Cortez, Joel Spain and Andrew Keating. Rick Werner submitted the picture.
McDonald's crew member Donna Sanders, left, presents Norma Kampschroeder with a birthday cake and flowers to celebrate her 97th birthday. Patrick Manning, Dobski & Associates McDonald's marketing supervisor, submitted the picture.
Adam Bennour, 8, pets the embassy dog on the steps of the American Embassy in Oslo, Norway. He is the son of Lotfi and Delphine Clery Bennour, Besancon, France, and the godson of Diane and Alan Sanders, Lawrence. Alan Sanders submitted the picture.
The Folks, Campbell and Brooks families get together for a family reunion. In the back row, from left, are Mike and Jacqui Folks, Diana Campbell holding Gabe Campbell, 6 months, Sam Campbell and Zach Brooks. In the front row are Bret, 11, and Ethan Folks, 8, Aubrey Brooks with Kenny Brooks, 3, in front and Margaret Folks with Garrett Folks, 6, in front. Diana Campbell, Eudora, submitted the picture.
Gage Barnard, 6, gets ready to warm up for his T-Ball game at the YSI Youth Sports Complex in Lawrence. He is the grandson of Gary and Phyllis Barnard and Sharleen Reed, all of Lawrence. His mother, Katherine Barnard, submitted the picture.
Lawrence High School students gear up to try out a zip-line tour through the cloud forest canopy of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Group leaders for the trip were Lisa Ball and Dani Lotton-Barker, both teachers at Southwest Junior High School. From left are Cora Bloom, Megan Hornbaker, Kelsey Leinmiller-Renick, Dianna Torgerson, Justine Ahle, Peter Lesslie, Sam Callan, Ava Regan, Erin Carbrey, Joey Cunningham, Sam Passig, Paul Meissbach, Dani Lotton-Barker, Sara Noller, Emma Salvini and Lisa Ball, who submitted the picture.
The Lawrence Bicycle Club takes a trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota. From left are Randy Breeden, Arika Sprecker, Chuck Wehner, Craig Weinaug, Chris Sprecker and Norm Cluff. Chuck Wehner, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Cortney Hanna, 7, donates 9 inches of her hair to the charity Beautiful Lengths. She is the daughter of Steve and Nondie Hanna, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Six Cub Scouts from Pack 3059 in Lawrence and their parents spend two days of Bear Camp at the Theodore Naish Scout Reservation in Bonner Springs. From left are David and Stephen Teska, Jay and Hunter Krom, Cindy Lynn and Daniel Page, Stuart and Stephen Johnson, Phillip and Thomas Davis, and Jim and Max Schilling. David L. Teska, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Kathleen Johnson, center left, and her daughter, Alena, 9, center right, meet Nadia Comaneci, left, and Bart Conner, right, at Bart Conner's Gymnastic Camp in Norman, Okla. Kathleen Johnson, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Jazz softball team takes first place in the 14A ASA Recruiting tournament in Overland Park. In the back row, from left, are Samantha O'Brien, Lawrence; Lauren Leiker, Basehor; Cheyenne Rankin, Paola; Bethany Sullinger, Park Hill; and McKenzie Skeens, Gardner. In the middle row are Ellie Williams, Kansas City, Kan.; Michaela Taylor, Lansing; Kassie Manes, Overland Park; and Megan Dike, Lansing. In the front row are Brooke Grable, Piper; and Jillian Jobe, Shawnee. Mary O'Brien, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Phenix U14 softball team captures first place in the Kansas NAFA State Silver Division. In the back row, from left, are Zoe Reed, Hayley Schwartz, Madeline Brungardt, Sidney Newlin, Katy Davis and Sydney Ramler. In the front row are Alex Hill, Alexis Finucane, Elizabeth Hazlett and Maryanne Smith. Pete Ramler, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Lawrence Hammers U10 baseball team attends the Hawaiian Hitfest USSSA tournament in Blue Valley. In the back row, from left, are Kellan Russell, Tanner Green, Dalton Bonham, Logan McKinney, Sam Dykes, Cole Strauss and Perry Tong. In the second row are Kyler Elston, Drew Tochtrop, Christopher Toalson and Seth Quick. In the front row are coaches Mark Green, Andy Tochtrop, Mike Russell and Shaun Elston. Brandy Elston, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Lawrence Xcelerators Fastpitch 14U wins second place at the Celebration Park Summer Slam tournament in Gardner. In the back row, from left, are coach Mike Byrn, Kelsey Kasson, Jordan Erickson, Courtney Parker, Kelsey Kilburn, Bailey Harrell, coach Chris Erickson, and Tyler Erickson. In the front row are A'Liyah Rogers, Jalyn Brecheisen, Dellynn Hansen, Lauren Byrn and Sierra Morgison. Amy Byrn, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Friends from the Lawrence area visit Natchez, Miss., on a sightseeing trip to Tennessee and Mississippi. From left are Katie Armitage, Mary-Elizabeth Debicki, Joan Reiber, Mary Weinberg, Jane Kuwana, Carilyn Schroeder, Katherine Killalea, of Natchez, Mary Beth Petr, Rita Spradlin and Betsy Joy. Mary-Elizabeth Debicki, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Twenty-eight college students gather at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence to dedicate their day's ride to a particular cancer victim or survivor. The cyclists from Johns Hopkins University, pictured with the Rev. Paul McLain of Trinity Episcopal, at far left in the clerical collar, were on their way from Baltimore to San Francisco to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. McClain submitted the picture.
The Eudora Moneymen U10 celebrate a perfect record. They were undefeated in the regular season, 12-0, and went on to become tournament champions with a record of 16-0. In the back row, from left, are coach Mark Purcell, Josh Hollinger, Tucker Gabriel, Easton Kewley, Jimmie Henson, coach Jay Stickler, Mason Fawcett, Jacob Pearson and coach Jeff Barham. In the front row are Jacob Stickler, Kyle McManus, Hunter Barham, Gage Purcell, Griffin Katzenmeier and Matthew Longacre. Fred Lucero, Eudora, submitted the picture.
Jane Galvin, center, makes friends with children in Sanaa, Yemen. Gabriella Galvin, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Alex Godinez, 2, pays a visit to Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Station No. 4 to check out the trucks and show his support for the local firefighters. His mother, Sara Godinez, submitted the picture.
Gracie Odrowski, 8, Gretchen Frick, 12, and Annie Odrowski, 12, arrive at the Quest Center in Omaha, Neb., to watch the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. Gracie and Annie are the daughters of Mike and Christie Odrowski, and Gretchen is the daughter of Warren and Carol Frick, Lawrence. Warren Frick submitted the picture.
Andrew Birnbaum, 6 months, tries out a high chair belonging to his grandparents, Dick and Harriet Shaffer, Lawrence, used in years past by his mother and grandmother. He is the son of Carol and Brian Birnbaum.
Friends for 28 years, Gordon Dye, left, and Jack Tyler, both of Lawrence, are both turning 40 this summer. Tonya Dye submitted the picture.