A row of newly planted trees grace Clinton Parkway as part of a project to beautify the city. The trees have been planted along Clinton Parkway from 23rd Street to Kasold Drive.
Lawrence resident Debbie Green, of KNG Framing, works on retouching the windows outside the Locust Street Apartments in North Lawrence Monday afternoon.
Angie Copp and her daughter, Hannah, put the finishing touch on a snowman at their Lawrence home. Today's high is expected to hit the 40s.
Jessica Berumen, 16, of Edgerton, performs a traditional Spanish dance at Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Seabury's Melissa Burch (4) cuts through Kansas School for the Deaf's Taylor Putnam, left, and Adriana Gonzalez. Seabury swept KSD on Tuesday at Seabury: 40-18 in the girls game and 62-60 in double-overtime in the boys contest.
Woodlawn School students start reading the books given to them at the annual Children's Holiday Party at the Kansas University's Memorial Union. The event was hosted by the Mentoring in the Lives of Kids (MILK) program, Center for Community Outreach and the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence. From left are Eliana Seidner, kindergartner, Jaden Battelle, first-grader, Tavion Doleman, first-grader, and kindergartners Jordyn Garcia and Cody Henderson. Donations from the "Today Show" in New York and the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence helped provide refreshments, and the Lawrence-Douglas County Partnership for Children and Youth provided one book for each of the more than 500 children who participated in Wednesday's party.
A barred owl looks for an afternoon meal Thursday in some trees north of Baldwin City.
Brothers Rafael, left, and Daniel Treto string some of the 4,000 lights decorating the 40-foot community Christmas Tree in Kennedy Plaza in downtown Wichita. The tree will be lit next Thursday to kick off "A Night With Santa" at Century II.
School Resources Police Officer Troy Bussard supervises as William King, left, Valery Moore and Brenda Massu sort donated toys from fellow students Thursday at Pleasant Valley Middle School in Wichita. Students at the school collected 6,281 toys for the National Guard's Toys for Tots donations for needy children this year, their fifth, exceeding their goal of 6,000.
Cindy McNicoll, and her son, Joshua Hunnel, 8, both of Lawrence, stop to shop for a Christmas tree Friday at the Luncheon Optimists' tree lot at 23rd and Louisiana streets.
Friends Sharon Fenske, of Monett, Mo., and Jeannette Gwinn, of Lone Jack, Mo., decorate Friday for today's Lawrence Old Fashioned Christ-mas Parade. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at Seventh and Massachusetts streets and will go south.
Parker Weber, 4, LEFT, her mother, Amy Weber, Lawrence, and her 18-month-old brother, Brady Weber, view the entries at the 11th annual Eldridge Gingerbread Festival and Auction. The houses can be viewed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today before they are auctioned Wednesday to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County. The Webers toured the gingerbread houses Monday at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
A pedestrian heads across the Kansas River Bridge toward downtown Lawrence as steam rises from the Kansas River into the freezing air. Today's high is expected to be in the lower 30s. For the week's forecast, see page 8B.
Peach Bowl coaches Larry Coker, Miami, Louisiana State's Les Miles pose with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl trophy. The coaches publicized the Dec. 30 bowl at a luncheon Monday in Atlanta.
Monday's Warm Weather meant that hats were optional, but Maggie Cartter, 8, decided to get into the holiday spirit by wearing a set of antlers. She attends Century School.
The mild temperatures should continue, and today's high temperature is expected to be 49 degrees.
Atlanta receiver Roddy White (84) falls into the end zone on a 54-yard TD reception in the second quarter. The Falcons routed the Saints, 36-17, Monday in Atlanta.
Sunflower School second-graders Sam Dykes and Maria Urban work as cashiers Thursday afternoon at the School Store. First- and second-graders have spent the past two months organizing the store and making and preparing bracelets, bags of popcorn and other products for sale, part of an economics lesson coordinated with the school's business partner, Central National Bank. The store's profits will be invested in two ways: buying school supplies for classes, and for helping assist the family of a Sunflower kindergartner who has been diagnosed with cancer. Prices for items in the store range from 25 cents to $8, and only students were allowed to shop Thursday. The store also will be open to students from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. today; parents will be allowed to buy what's left on the shelves from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Apolo Anton Ohno, left, leads the pack followed by J.P. Kepka during the semifinals of the 1,000 meter at the U.S. Short Track Speed Skaing Championships Thursday at Berry Events Center in Marquette, Mich. Ohno won for the fourth time in five events and became one of the first skaters to clinch a spot on the U.S. short track team.
Lawrence Street Division employee Charley Osburn cleans up a memorial Thursday afternoon for the longtime manager of Liberty Hall, Tim Griffith, who died Nov. 10. City commissioners allowed friends and co-workers of Griffith to cast Griffith's boot prints in bronze on the sidewalk in front of Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.
From left, Ellen Young, Joanie Starks and Stacy Riggins get ready for the annual Red Dog Run behind Kizer Cummings Jewelers, 833 Mass. Runners braved cold and windy temperatures on Thursday to raise money for the Lawrence Humane Society.
Zachary Thorp plays fetch with his Labrador retrievers Zoe, left, and Lily as snow falls Saturday.
Four-year-old Matthew Qandil shields himself from a snowball attack from his mother, Stacey, during a family snowball fight with Matthew's father, Kent, not pictured. The trio opted to postpone Christmas shopping to have a little fun in the fresh powder that blanketed Lawrence on Saturday.
Cars back up on Interstate 70 near Junction City on Monday after a tractor-trailer struck another 18-wheeler east of Junction City, killing one of the drivers, igniting fires and closing a section of the interstate for hours.
Lawrence Postal service employee Rob Senecal unloads his day's worth of packages and letters Monday afternoon to make room to collect more. Monday is historically the busiest postal day of the year as people rush to get things mailed in time for Christmas.
Members Of the Kansas University women's basketball team talk to new mom Heather Wachsnicht and her newborn son, Tyler. The team visited patients Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Kansas University football fans ham it up for the TV cameras during Thursday's pep rally in Fort Worth, Texas.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matt Frederick, a bugler with the 399th Army Band, stands at ease among rows of headstones Friday as he prepares to play "taps" during burial services for Army Spc. Peter Navarro during his burial service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, near St. Louis. Navarro, 20, was one of four soldiers from Fort Riley, Kan., who were killed in Taji, Iraq, about 12 miles northwest of Baghdad, when a roadside bomb exploded near their Humvee.
Mike Mullen, of Overland Park, wears his Santa suit as he rides with members of the Prairie Village Yacht Club in Overland Park. Several members of the bicycle club adorn their bikes with Christmas lights during the holiday season for their nightly rides. The group rides six days a week year-round.
Colorado's Patrice Brisebois (71) smacks into Minnesota's Mikko Koivu as they battle for the puck. The Wild won Friday night's game, 5-3, in St. Paul, Minn.
Kirsten Flory, Lawrence, submitted this photo spread from December 19, 1957, showing area youths getting in the holiday spirit.
The caption above reads:
Holiday parties abound - Typical of Christmas celebrations being planned at area rural schools is the one scheduled by Oak Ridge School tonight. Teacher is Mrs. June Smith. Here we see Oak Ridge youngsters making last-minute preparations for the big event at the school. Above (top photo), Velma Holladay of the fourth grade fits Gerald Grammer of the sixth grade with a beard to complete his Santa Claus outfit. Below (bottom photo), Sam Armstrong, left, of the eighth grade stages a hand puppet performance for three Santa Claus helpers who are (left to right) first-grader Miles Yates, fourth-grader Jimmy Yates and fourth-grader Danny Menzies.
Loaded down with a few last-minute Christmas gifts, Andy Wedermyer, Lawrence, and his girlfriend, Lindsey Chew, St. Louis, hoped they hadn't missed any people on their holiday list.
Chad Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals grabs footballs and shirts to toss into the stands after scoring a touchdown against Buffalo in the first half on Saturday. The Bengals lost, 38-27.
North carolina wildlife officials David Jordan, left, Robbie Norville and Tom Padgett hold down an 11-point whitetail deer caught near a retention pond in Wilmington, N.C. The deer was released into the woods in the same area with no serious injuries.
Coco, left, seems to like Mary Claire Connor's new scooter just as much as she did, as the pair took a spin around Loose Park in Kansas City, Mo. Mary Claire and her two brothers, Joseph and John, and two sisters, Caroline and Kathleen, rear, joined in the fun on Sunday. Santa gave all five new scooters.
Christmas gifts were put to the test Monday afternoon as sisters Kyliee Sanches, 9, left, and Kimberlee Sanches, 7, test out their scooters in front of their home in Lawrence in the 50 degree weather.