A lightning bolt strikes in the distance as Robert Patz and Tanner Bristol, McClouth, sit in a pickup near the corner of Highway 16 and Washington streets to watch the storm roll in.
Friends Corey Schlotzhauer, right, Barbara Sells, center, and Tony Bass comfort Jackson Anderson, brother of Andrew Stout, second from right, during a vigil to remember the homicide victims found in rural Ottawa, Friday, May 10, 2013 at Forest Park in Ottawa. Andrew Stout was among the four victims of what was ruled a quadruple homicide. More than 400 community members, friends and family members attended the vigil.
Four-year-old Sierra Reyes fights back tears as she watches her father, Thomas Reyes, break down during a candlelight vigil for his friends, Andrew Stout and Steven White, who were among the victims of what was ruled a quadruple homicide in Ottawa, Kansas. More than 400 community members, friends and family members attended the vigil, Friday, May 10, 2013.
Jim Butler, Wellsville, brushes away grass clippings from the headstone of his son, Sgt. Jacob L. Butler, during a visit to Wellsville Cemetery on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Jacob Butler was killed on April 1, 2003 while serving in As Samawah, Iraq. Butler says that he still frequents his son's burial site several times a week and has recently been doing so more often. He acknowledges that he often feels as though the sacrifices made by servicemen and women are forgotten and overlooked. "(I come here) probably a couple times a week. A lot of people forget. We have short term memories because everything today is at such a fast pace."
Easton residents Thomas Hutchens, left, and David Nieman leave the home of Hutchens's mother, Hazel Hutchens, Sunday afternoon as flood waters begin to rise. Many local residents evacuated their homes. Hutchens said he was carrying firearms to prevent looters from approaching the property.
Lawrence mixed media artist and avid rollerblader, Jeremy Rockwell practices a "full torque" trick as he slides over a handrail attached to his "Skate Car," which is a a modified 1985 BMW 325i, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at SeedCo Studios. Rockwell plans to drive the vehicle in the upcoming Art Tougeau Parade and says he will also allow skating and riding on the car during the after party.
Leo Shaw smiles at his significant other Eugenia Bryan as the two slow dance with the lights down low at the Eagle’s Lodge. Shaw and the Oldsters United for Responsible Service have been organizing weekly dances for 28 years.
Ami Bruce laughs as she holds out Cambell Harding's hand to catch rain drops while underneath a canopy outside Papa Keno's Pizzeria on Thursday, May 30, 2013 in Lawrence. Many Lawrencians ducked for cover from Thursday's rain storm and others like Bruce and Harding spent a little time flirting with it.
Two-year-old Carolyn Hunt opens the front door of a motel room that she has been living in since May of 2010, along with her parents April Schmidt and Jerry Hunt and four other siblings. A narrow walkway leading from the front door to the bathroom is the only clear path in the room that does not have piles of clothing, school work or other belongings of the family. The couple, April and Jerry, are having trouble finding a home for their family that is affordable, yet big enough.
Sixth-Generation Carnival Worker
Five-year-old Christian Moore plays with a balloon behind a dart-throwing stand operated by his father, James Moore, at the 2012 Douglas County Fair. Christian, who is on the road with his dad and Moore's Greater Shows for the summer, is among the sixth generation of Moores to travel with the carnival.
Steve Laurenzo, Kansas City, Kan., waits happily with a beer as his smoker puffs away during the 15th annual Sertoma 48 BBQ Cookoff on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Broken Arrow Park.
Dan Meers, who plays K.C. Wolf, the mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs, takes his head off to watch some of the Chiefs' game against the Arizona Cardinals in Kansas City. Mo. "When you're up 49-0, it makes my job a whole lot easier," Meers said (Sunday, December 1, 2002).