Only in Lawrence 2012


Only in Lawrence: Missi Pfeifer

Meet Missi Pfeifer, who has been running the neighborhood County Fair Swim Club for 11 years.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade is ‘much more than just a parade’ for dedicated committee members

“I can tell you, it is much more than just a parade to us,” says St. Patrick’s Day Committee member Dan Affalter.

‘If it wasn’t for Missi,’ beloved neighborhood pool ‘wouldn’t be open’

“Somehow, it has just kind of passed from volunteer to volunteer. Somebody just steps up and says, ‘I’ll do it,’ and then it just ends up being their group of friends or whoever wants to be involved,” Pfeifer said.

First-responder proves her mettle in life-and-death crises

We all have gifts, Mary Tye says, and we all have calls to serve. Hers is helping her community in times of crisis. Quite literally, she’s a lifesaver.

For 30 years, crisis center director has held dear the ‘right to be listened to’

Marcia Epstein planned to stay with Headquarters for two years. That was more than 30 years ago.


Lawrence Morgan 6 years, 1 month ago

This is a wonderful portrait, including the many photographs.

Thanks to all the staff for such good work!

Next year, though, why not do Only in Kansas - with inputs from all the different newspapers throughout the state? That would be truly incredible.

ChootemLiz 6 years, 1 month ago

I love that the LJW does this piece! It would be great to recognize more people from the community and do this twice a year or more!

aldo 6 years, 1 month ago

It seems unusual that in such a well researched portrait of Lawrence that not one business owner is given mention for providing jobs or goods or services or meals or entertainment or opportunities or leadership or benevolence except the owner of a "gentlemen's" club. What's up with that LJW? Are there no identifiable business owners among us who have earned sufficient "recognition and respect of the community" to be included in this group ?

ctrowbridge 6 years, 1 month ago

aldo, We'd love it if you would nominate some folks you believe are deserving: - Caroline Trowbridge Community Editor

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