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Steve Rottinghaus

Recent stories

The fun stuff isn’t free
Extras’ add up quickly when you’re enjoying school
August 12, 2005
Tuition, rent and utilities aren’t the only expenses for Kansas University students. At the request of the Journal-World, four KU students kept tabs on their spending habits for the spring semester. All four - Elisa Zahn, Jodie Krafft, Brent Fry and Jacquelyn Pedigo - managed to pack some fun between their basic bills. There were weekly
Tonganoxie art students hang work at ‘real’ gallery
April 28, 2005
When Tonganoxie High School art teacher Jessica Stukus announced plans to have her students’ artwork displayed in an exhibition, she received mixed reactions from her class. Some of the budding artists were nervous, and others were eager to contribute. One student even wondered about the venue, asking, “Where, in the cafeteria?”
Chamber of Commerce award: Leadership Lawrence Distinguished Alumni
Chancellors Club director puts common good ahead of self-interest
April 23, 2005
Judy Wright quickly immersed herself in various projects and causes when she arrived in Lawrence 25 years ago.
Chamber of Commerce award: Don Volker Leadership
Community involvement runs deep for ‘Red Dog’
April 23, 2005
When Don “Red Dog” Gardner commits to a community project, he gives it his all and keeps on giving.
Chamber of Commerce award: Buford M. Watson Jr. Public Service
Fire chief devoted to city
April 23, 2005
Being selected for a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce award named for former City Manager Buford M. Watson Jr. means a lot to Jim McSwain.
Chamber of Commerce award: Wally Galluzzi Volunteer of the Year
Helping others lifelong habit for banker
April 23, 2005
Volunteering has been ingrained in Ryan Wedel’s psyche since childhood.
Entrepreneur adapts to owning business
Recent KU graduate puts faith in running Olive Gallery and Art Supply
April 23, 2005
Perseverance and positive thinking have paid off for Jill Kleinhans in her first business venture as owner of the Olive Gallery and Art Supply.
Waves of life
Songwriting winner siphons inspiration from strength of tsunami victims
March 1, 2005
Watching video of the devastating Asian tsunami aftermath struck a creative chord with 17-year-old Brenna Daldorph.
Living history
Junior high students learn real-life lessons from black teacher
February 26, 2005
Betty Norwood doesn’t need 28 days in February to remind her of black history. The social studies and reading teacher has lived and breathed it every day since being born in 1951 in Crystal Springs, Miss.
Firebirds, Lions split at ‘Rumble’
February 10, 2005
The rivalry between Lawrence High and Free State extended to the bowling alley for the first time Wednesday during the “Rumble in the Alley” at Royal Crest Lanes. Free State easily took home the boys title, outscoring LHS 2,486-2,098. But LHS forced a split by narrowly winning the girls title by 12 pins, 1,868-1,856.

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