Only in Lawrence 2012


Scottie Lingelbach has dedicated a life of service to her country and her community

Everything that Scottie Lingelbach has done in her life — from her World War II service to her years of volunteering in Lawrence and at Kansas University — she traces back to her junior high school’s motto: “Enter to learn, go forth to serve.”

The Rev. Bill Dulin draws on experience, integrity to make Lawrence more inclusive

“I don’t want to be a figurehead,” he says. “I think you got to have integrity, otherwise it don’t amount to much.”

Area genealogist finds family histories are a booming business

What started as a hobby nearly 50 years ago for Lecompton resident and genealogist Iona Spencer, has blossomed into an effort to give a whole community its forgotten history back.

Longtime Lone Star anglers find peace in quiet

Queen Shorter and her family, Lawrence transplants from the Mississippi Delta, can be found several evenings a week — and often on the weekends — fishing at the star-shaped lake appropriately named Lone Star, in southwest Douglas County.


Lawrence Morgan 6 years 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 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 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 ago

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

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