Family and friends of Helen Shepard, seated second from right in the front row, give her a going-away party on May 13, 2006. Rachel Koehler submitted the picture.
Jim Springer has an important conversation with Kaiser Springer, 1. Kaiser is the great-grandson of Jim and Beverly Springer, Lawrence. Taylor Springer, Kaiser's aunt, submitted the picture.
Christina Gordzica, left, and her design instructor, Kelly Salchow, attend the Kansas City Art Institute's senior art show at the Monarch Gallery. Christina was on the dean's list during her sophomore year at the institute.
Hannah Levy, age 4, tries out the violin at the Kansas City Symphony's "Petting Zoo" at the inaugural Symphony in the Flint Hills, June 10, 2006.
First cousins Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth star) and Molly Coplen have lunch with family on the Free State Brewery porch. Later that evening the Sonic Youth performed to a sold-out crowd at Liberty Hall.
Camp Liberty's Fighting Jayhawks in Baghdad, Iraq. From left to right are Captains Marcus Welch (class of 1998), Fritz Keel (class of 1998), Rod Galindo (class of 1999), and Andy Mack (class of 1999).
Linda Webb and her grandaughter Chelsey Bowers, 11, the daughter of Amanda Faulconer .
Spending the day at Grandma's. Paige Bowers, the daughter of
Amanda Faulconer and Great Grand-daughter of Ruth Cyr!
Connor Nowak, 9 months, enjoying his pool on a hot day. Connor is the son of Courtney and Jason Nowak, Lawrence and grandson of Lois and Bruce Weldon, Lawrence.
James Athey, Eudora, holds up a stringer full of fish caught in a pond near Eudora.
Officers from the Lawrence Welcome Club get together. In the back row, from left, are Beth McFall, Cassie Hamblen, Carolyn Lasher, Kaye Grover, Karin Fahey, Gerry Livers, Kelley Witmer and Judy Poklinkoski. In the second row, from left, are Sally Cloar, Ruby Shade, Rebecca Nielsen, Gladys Dight, Helen Edwards and Jacqueline Gadt. Jennifer Gartner is in front.
Hannah Levy, 4, tries out the violin at the Kansas City Symphony's Petting Zoo at the Symphony in the Flint Hills. She is the daughter of Michael and Michelle Levy, Lawrence.
From left, Michael, Lisa, 15, and Pamela Hetrick and Matt Lawrence cheer on the Jayhawks at the Big 12 Basketball Tournament in March in Dallas.
Stan Rolfe, Lawrence, enjoys a band concert in South Park in Lawrence with his granddaughters, Maddie, 10, left, and Ellie McCarville, 2, right. Maddie and Ellie are the daughters of Patrick and Pam Rolfe McCarville and the granddaughters of Stan and Phyllis Rolfe, Lawrence. Phyllis Rolfe submitted the picture.
New bride Lisa Quinlan gives a hidden kiss to her son, Wesley Harkin, 5, on her wedding day. Quinlan, of Lawrence, was married on June 16.
Mark and Lauren Wilkinson enjoy roasted corn on the cob in Columbus, NC on July 4, 2006. They were visiting Mark's parents, Bob and Joan, in nearby Tryon, NC.
Three of my grandchildren, Tiara(12), Madisen(8) and Chance Barrett (4), enjoy looking over Lawrence from Wells Overlook.
Caroline Kelton, age 5, convinces her cousin, Caden Pilchard, age 4, to play dress-up. Caroline lives in Lawrence and Caden lives in Roseville, CA. The photo was submitted by Stephanie Kelton.
Jessica and Martin Merritt cool off in the South Park fountain on a hot July afternoon
For the past 50 years Donal Otto of rural Eudora has operated a fish farm, supplying many of the Lawrence area ponds with bass, catfish, bluegill and crappie. Pictured with Donal is Jeannie Merritt, who recently, with husband Marcus purchased catfish from Donal for their pond near Perry.
Mark Rader of El Cerrito, CA, son of the late Jack Rader, with 1 year old son, Jack Rader.
Marie Daniels 20, Hailee Marie Nieder 8 months, Tara Belles 20
Kim Gordon, left, of rock band Sonic Youth, and her first cousin Molly Coplen have lunch on the porch of Free State Brewing Co., 636 Mass., on June 26. Later that evening, Sonic Youth performed to a sold-out crowd at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.
Mike Wildgen, left, and Allen Wiechert take a compass reading during a mapping class during the 2006 Kansas Archeological Training Program Field School in Council Grove. Allen Wiechert submitted the picture.
Ruth Cyr swings with her great-granddaughter, Paige Bowers, 7, Lawrence. Amanda Faulconer, Paige's mother, submitted the picture.
Kaila Bradfield, 3, makes a new friend at the Kansas Relays. She is the daughter of Brian and Kristina Bradfield, Lawrence.
Cori Allen, center left, and Evon Hunter, center right, receive their Sauer Danfoss scholarships. Allen is a student from Free State High School and Hunter is a student from Lawrence High School. Presenting the scholarships are, from left, Friedemann Eisert, LHS German teacher, Keith Folkmann, general manager of Sauer Danfoss, Victoria Purvis, Sauer Danfoss human resources manager, and Stuart Strecker, FSHS German teacher. Each student won a $750 merit scholarship toward six weeks of study this summer in Eutin, Germany.
Connor Nowak, 9 months, enjoys his pool on a hot day. He is the son of Jason and Courtney Nowak and the grandson of Bruce and Lois Weldon, all of Lawrence. Lois Weldon submitted the picture.
Linda Webb, left, hugs her granddaughter, Chelsey Bowers, 11, Lawrence. Amanda Faulconer.
Ron Hall reaches the halfway point of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's 100-mile bike ride at Lake Tahoe on June 4, 2006. Approximately 3,600 riders raised more than $8 million for research and treatment of blood cancers.
Anna Schubert Schimming, 99, Herington, holds her great-great-nephew, Malachi Schubert, 6 weeks, at the Schubert Family Reunion in Ramona. Malachi is the son of Micha and Cara Schubert, Aurora, Colo. Georgia Lehman, Malachi's third cousin, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Hunter Wong, 14 month old son of George and Kristen Wong (Miller), Topeka, stops to remember his great grandfather at a family gathering, showing us the real meaning of Independence Day. Roy Moore's memorial marker is at a family lake where over 100 family members have gathered the last 35 years to celerbrate the 4th.
Lawrence Black Sheep Squadron-Memorial Day Missing-Man formation fly-over. This WWII PT-19 aircraft led a 5 plane squadron over the Graveyards of Lawrence. Scott, Jack, Greg, Dick, Pat, John, Joe, Carl and Al are the pilots and crew.
Plymouth Congregational Church hosted its annual Independence Day Picnic Sunday July 2, 2006. Approximately 500 people attended. Grillers pictured from left to right: Ken Johnson, Dennis Wedel, Jonathan Cohen, Jim Powers, Phil Schlaman, Brett Wedel, Doug Beene and Rod Waggoner.
Anyone want a sno-cone? Hunter Koch, Drew Cerny, Colton Koch and Summer Cerny served up the icy treat at Plymouth's picnic July 2, 2006.
Past and present staff of Kennedy Elementary School. Front row: Neal Ballard, Dennis Salyer, Jane Volker, Margaret Barlow, Linda Young; Middle row: Linda Elwell, Denise Curnes, Kay Becker, Martha Wenzel, Suzie Jensen, Brenda Mullins, Joan Quiring, Barbara Murphy, Terri Gillam; Back row: Debbie McDonald, Dave Olson, Jan Green.
At the wedding reception of Erica and Kyle Bulmer just outside of town by Broken Arrow. From left to right: Mackenzie Quinlan 19, Amanda Simon 19, Jennifer Raney 19, and Harriet Browne 20.
Celebrating the Fourth in Style! Spencer Burt, Lawrence, celebrates the Fourth of July with his nephew, Andrew Goates also of Lawrence. Andrew, four months old today, is the son of Marieke and Jeremy Goates of Lawrence.
Carlos Espinosa-Machado visited Vienna, Austria this fall to attend the University of Austria. Carlos is a senior student at KU, majoring in Music Education and he's also a member of the University Symphony Orchestra.
Mia Casagrande, 3 years old with her dog, Chamois.
Christopher Veeh, Lisa Crook and Kaela Byers received degrees from the KU School of Social Welfare and attended 2006 graduation ceremonies in May. The three traveled to Washington, D.C. in June to accept a national award for student political advocacy projects. "Influencing State Policy"Â awarded them for their advocacy in the
passage of juvenile justice legislation in Kansas this year.
Skylar Decker, 5, loves her first time as a flower girl at her aunt Sarah's wedding on June 3. She is the daughter of Matt and Tricia Decker, Junction City. She the granddaughter of Kathy Decker, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Jerry, left, and Stephanie Harvey celebrate their son, Matthew Harvey's graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 31, 2006, at the Carlton House near Colorado Springs, Colo.
Mark Rader, El Cerrito, Calif., son of the late Jack Rader, with his 1-year-old son, Jack Rader. Lee Rader, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Avery Patterson, 3 months, gets buckled up for a ride. She is the daughter of Ryan and Rachelle Patterson, Denver, and the granddaughter of Gary and Connie Patterson, Lawrence.
Mark and Lauren Wilkinson, Lawrence, enjoy roasted corn on the cob while visiting Mark's parents, Bob and Joan Wilkinson, in Columbus, N.C., on July 4, 2006.
Friends gather at the wedding reception of Erica and Kyle Bulmer outside of Lawrence by Broken Arrow Park. From left are Mackenzie Quinlan, Amanda Simon, Jennifer Raney, and Harriet Browne. Jennifer Raney submitted the picture.
The 2006 Tarantulas rookie softball team out on the field. In the back row, from left, are Bill Schulteis, Laura Crabtree, Gracie Reinsch, Kassidi Norris, Carrie Galbraith, Jillian Baer, Madison Engnehl-Thomas and Richard Gaito. In the second row, from left, are Lauren Schulteis, Sophia Taylor, Kathryn Gaito, Madison Norris, Maria Urban and Betsy Smoot. In front is Emma Bentzinger.
Past and present staff of Kennedy School, 1605 Davis Road, gather for a reunion. In the front row, from left, are Neal Ballard, Dennis Salyer, Jane Volker, Margaret Barlow and Linda Young. In the middle row, from left, are Linda Elwell, Denise Curnes, Kay Becker, Martha Wenzel, Suzie Jensen, Brenda Mullins, Joan Quiring, Barbara Murphy and Terri Gillam. In the back row, from left, are Debbie McDonald, Dave Olson and Jan Green.
Mia Casagrande, 3, plays with her puppy, Chamois, at her home in Eudora. She is the daughter of Natalie and Chris Casagrande, Eudora, who submitted the picture.
Carlos Espinosa-Machado visits Vienna, Austria, where he attended the University of Austria. He is a senior at Kansas University with a major in music education. He also is a member of the KU Symphony Orchestra.
Laura, Kristy, Stephen, and David Teska of Lawrence stop for a break while at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colo., this past June. They were traveling with Kristy's parents, Joe and Doris Eagleman, also of Lawrence,who also took the photo.
Megan, Bennett & Eliza Haase-Divine enjoy their summer vaction camping at Anastasia Beach Florida with their Dad and Grandparents.
Four Generations. Holding 9 month old Abigayle Spiess is her great-grandmother, Billie Laughlin. Abigayle's mother is Michelle Spiess, right. Submitted by Connie Bishop, left, Abigayle's grandmother. Abigayle is the granddaughter of the late Don Bishop
The Girls of '63. (left to right, all maiden names): Carol Eller, Judy Bernhardt, Candy Rogers, Ruthann Rhodes, Mary Lee Robbins, and Clarice Richardson. Candy Rogers came to Lawrence from South Carolina to visit her mother. Carol Eller arranged a lunch get-together at Spangles.
Natalynn Tuckness, 2 1/2 months old, sits on her Grandpa , Al Deathe's, lap, on her first camping trip Memorial Day weekend at Sugar Valley Lake. Natalynn is the daughter of Tyler and Lacy Tuckness.
Francis Jacobs celebrates her 102nd birthday on July 13, at a surprise party given by Brandon Woods, where she is a resident.
Enjoying a ride on dinasour in South Park near downtown Lawrence. Sitting on the back is Samad and on front is Samir and standing is Sarah. Samir and Samad are the twins of their lovely sister Sarah.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! Piper Rogers and Carly Oliver age 6 have some last minute fun playing in
the sprinklers before they go back to school.
The 2006 Bandits - Parks and Rec Jayhawk Softball - Standing, L to R: Coach Chris Gehringer, Coach Craig Mountain, Kiri Jacobs, Holden Zimmerman, Allie Engnehl-Thomas, Siera Brown, Lisa Goering,Elizabeth Marks, Lauren Wethington, Coach Mike Zimmerman. Kneeling: Bohozhoni "Baha" White, Emily Reno, Emily Risner, JOrdan
Dixon, Alexis Mountain. Not pictured: Trust Marshall, Grace Oliver.
The Geier twins turned 1 year old, Owen Geier on July 22 and Edie Geier on July 23. Owen and Edie are the children of Katie and Nathan Geier of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Grandparents are Bill and Barbara Little of Lawrence and Alan and Nikki Geier of Garden City, Kansas.
Moxy enjoys the sensation of her ears flapping and the water spray as her guardian Ashley Dorrsom jets the two of them around Ten Mile Lake near Hackensack, MN
Spencer Burt, Lawrence, celebrates Independence Day with his nephew, Andrew Goates, 4 months. Andrew is the son of Marieke and Jeremy Goates, Lawrence.