Only in Lawrence 2012


Wrestling ambassador Streeter nourishes ‘hidden treasure’ of sport he loves

Wrestling provides “the single biggest opportunity for life lessons” for young people, says Randy Streeter.

Free State coach Barah forges community around ubuntu

Barah has constructed a family environment using ubuntu, an African philosophy that means “I am who I am because of who we are.” It has become Free State’s soccer slogan.

Retired coach Garvin relishing ‘great life’

Ron Garvin says he’s been lucky in life; finding a career he loved, marrying his high school sweetheart, and being blessed with good health. Now it’s time to take things a little easier.

Guarding Bill Self a ‘dream job’ for Sgt. Gary Wieden

A public safety officer for 33 years, it took Sgt. Gary Wieden three decades to find his dream assignment.


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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