Properly mowing your lawn requires more than just running the mower over your grass once a week.
Janet and Dave Falk stand in their family garden behind their children, from left, Luke, 11, David, 14, Alex, 9, front, and Lacie, 17.
Austin Foley, 12, and Alyssa Foley, 9, stand with their parents, Carrie and Adam Foley. This year Austin will be participating in the Leavenworth County Fair with his Limousin steer, rocket and woodworking project, while Alyssa will be participating with her bucket calf and food basket.
Aaron Mills, with Mills Construction, measures out a section of a house he and other framers are building near 158th Street and Leavenworth Road in Basehor. Rooftop temperatures often exceed 100 degrees during the summer.
Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, left, hands Brig. Gen. Sean MacFarland his assumption orders during the change of responsibility ceremony at Fort Leavenworth Friday. MacFarland officially took the post of deputy commandant of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center-Leader Development and Education replacing the previous deputy commander Maj. Gen. Edward Cardon.