Lawrence Journal-World All-Area softball team members are pictured from left: Sierra Smith, Eudora, Kyla Etter, Eudora, Megan Kennedy, Eudora, Georgia Rea, Free State, player of the year Tatum Clopton, Free State, coach of the year Lee Ice, Free State, Sara Roszak, Free State, Lauren Gray, Tonganoxie, Lindsey Toot, Baldwin. Not pictured: Graci Folks, Perry-Lecompton and Angelina Harjo, Lawrence.
Tayber Witt, an 11-year-old from Tonganoxie smiles as he takes questions from media members following Kansas football head coach David Beaty's National Signing Day press conference on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at the Anderson Family Football Complex. Witt, who lives with a genetic disorder, became an unofficial member of the team and will attend practices, games and team functions.
Grape pickers work the near the end of water are quarter-mile rows of grapes on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at Davenport Orchards and Winery, 1394 East 1900 Road in Eudora.
The 2016 All-Area Softball team from top row center, Hannah Pemberton, Wellsville, pitcher; Dacia Starr, Lawrence Free State, left field. Second row left, Jordan Flakus, Eudora, first base; Kate Stanwix, Lawrence Free State, first base; Sophie Taylor, Lawrence High, shortstop. Third row left, Shannon Greene, McLouth, pitcher; Rienna Schriner, Mill Valley, pitcher; Haidyn Bassett, Oskaloosa, pitcher and first base. Bottom row left, Kylee Bremer, Baldwin, catcher and utility player; Audrey Miller, Tonganoxie, catcher, and Bill Finucane, Eudora, coach.
Democrats and other Brownback critics contend that the state's ongoing budget problems prove that his economic policies have failed.