World War II re-enactor Clinton Sutter assists Alex Courtney, of McLouth, with a bazooka similar to those used during World War II. Re-enactors were on hand Saturday for the annual McLouth Patriots Day festivities.
A special graduation ceremony was conducted Thursday at Tonganoxie High School for senior Connor Olson. Olson, who is battling cancer, suffered a stroke earlier this week.
A “leprechaun” makes his way down the St. Patrick's Parade route Saturday in Tonganoxie. It was the 22nd annual St. Patrick’s parade, which takes place the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day.
Harold Denholm shows the Farmall tractor that he painted pink in honor of his wife, Aileen, who died of breast cancer.
Rural Tonganoxie resident Karen Parrett recycles plastic bags by crocheting them together to make larger bags that can be used again and again, just as canvas bags are used to hold groceries and other items.
Nancy Seifert, St. Peters, Mo., takes photos of relatives with cutouts of John and Mary Schenck on Sunday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie. Sunday marked 100 years since the first Schenck family reunion in 1909. Pictured with the cutouts are, from left, Audrey Warner, Leah Warner and Jack Warner, all of Overland Park.
Two McLouth High School seniors and their mothers are graduating — the sons from McLouth High School and the mothers from Emporia State University with master’s degrees. From left are Janna Terry and son Skyler Terry, and Jarrod Bechard and mother Vicki Bechard.
McLouth Elementary School fourth-graders Cassie Rice and Hannah Sparks don interesting wardrobes for Crazy Dress Day on Friday. The event started a few years ago in McLouth to bring awareness to mucopolysaccharidosis. Classmate Seth Von Norstrand has Hunter syndrome, a form of the disorder.
Seth Van Norstrand works on an assignment with the help of nurse Nicole Llamas. The McLouth Elementary School fourth-grader has a condition known as Hunter syndrome, which is a form of mucopolysaccharidosis, or MPS. Friday was International MPS Awareness Day.
Tonganoxie Middle and Elementary school staff members have started wellness programs for healthier lifestyles. Front row, from left, are Kyla Sandhoefner, TMS principal Jill Dickerson and Shelly Hunter. Back row, from left, are Mary Welsh, Heather DeMaranville and LeAnn Bond.
Ridhwi and Laura Mukerji were married in Lawrence in December and plan to travel to India in June for a traditional Hindu-Bengali wedding.
Tom McLaughlin of Muscotah lights a candle in honor of a loved one as Rev. Morgan Smith looks on. The candle lighting was part of the annual Blue Christmas service, held before Christmas each year at McLouth United Methodist Church.
McLouth Elementary School students Katie Gill, left, and Dimitri Tullis and third-grade teacher Brandi Wright watch a video about mucopolysaccharidosis, or MPS, Thursday in the school cafeteria. Seth Van Nostrand, an MES third-grader, has Hunter syndrome, a type of MPS. Thursday was Crazy Dress Day at the school, which is done to raise awareness about MPS and show support for Seth and his parents.