Only in Lawrence 2012


Educator takes kids on voyages of discovery

“He makes it a place where they want to be.”

At 89, former teacher Mary Gauthier is anything but retiring in her retirement

You won’t find Lawrence resident Mary Gauthier sitting back and relaxing during her retirement. At age 89, she’s a go-getter.

For Carolyn Landgrebe, a life of volunteering is a life well spent

With the fast pace of today’s on-the-go world, people often complain that there isn’t enough time to do everything they want. These people aren’t Carolyn Landgrebe.

Zumba, tai chi or spinning, Susan Pomeroy lends a life of lessons to fitness classes

“I usually teach somewhere between 24 and 26 hours a week,” says Susan Pomeroy, 61, in her typical upbeat, cheery tone. “Isn’t that fun?”


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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