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Megan Vague-Alterman

Ottawa Cyclones 9U Competitive Baseball Traveling AA Team won 2nd place in the Mothers Day Celebration tournament held at Lake Shawnee in Topeka, KS on May 11th and 12th. Players: Ayden Alterman, Ryan Laurie, Wyatt Sink, Trey Bones, Noah McCullough, Cache Crowley, Andrew White, Austin Trinkle, Chase Bloomer, Austin Nitcher, Luke Smith, Joey Maffei.


Gordon Billingsley

Clouds and light combine for a beautiful sunset scene just north of Ottawa Wednesday evening.


Natasha Jenkins

The Fall 2011 recipients of Ottawa High Renaissance's American Eagle Outfitters Foundation Scholarship are, from left, seniors Kassidy Rowland and Christel Sieg.


Cathy Sumner

This is a photo of a Monarch butterfly taken at 7pm September 19. There were many of them in the trees, they appear to be migrating through the Ottawa area.


Dennis McIntire

As I rolled home I came upon exit 160 on I35 between Ottawa and Emporia. We have seen them several time before on Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Now 9-11 honoring Our Fallen Heros. The Sign Reads " In Memory Of September 11, 2001, And All Our Fallen Heroes, We Will Never Forget, God Bless America" On the bridge was a Firetruck, Ambulance Patriot Guard Riders and Our Fellow Americans Showing Their Surpport to All that Passed. God Bless You All.......


JACKIE lamson

Light pole and tree collide, causing the road at Blackhawk and Cedar in the early morinings of Friday to be blocked.


Curt Bittner

The Bittner family on vacation in Arches National Park, Moab Utah. From Left to right are Emily, Kendra, Jessie, Ally, and Curt.


Emily Graves

I had the opportunity to shake Glenn Close's hand at the Extreme Makeover; Home Edition site Friday evening.


Erin Stone

This is one of the pictures Erin Stone took while riding on the Ferris Wheel at the fair on Saturday July 16th 2011. Thanks


Melanie Colson

This is a photo taken at Eugene Field Elementary's field day on Friday, May 13th. The principal, Josh Robinson told the students that if they read 1000 books that he would run the hurdles in costume. The students voted and chose the Frog Prince costume.


susie valentine

photo 2, being met and presented reward in Paola!


Patti M

At a friend's backyard in Kansas City.


Amy Evans

My husband Ben, and my kids, Clayton, Bailey and Ashlynn, decorating the yard for the Superbowl.



This photo was taken Feb. 1, 2011. In the photo is Matthew Smith. There was a HUGE snow drift right in front of our apartment that Matthew just couldn't resist walking through. It went all the way up to the top of his legs.


Ron Peimann


Carrie Evans

Shoveling the wind.


Leona English

Geese resting around the water at a quarry behind the old Hillcrest Drive-In January 28,2011. Who said Kansas isn't beautiful. What an awesome sight to see.


Shauna West

This is a tree outside my elderly neighbor's house. I was watching after her while her husband was at work and while sitting there chatting she says, " Look at that beautiful tree out there". I took a picture of it with my cell phone and she thought that was just the neatest thing!



My next door neighbors flag looking so serene as the snow falls early Monday morning.


Shawna Brockus

This photo was taken by Carol Schlecta, view from our front porch taken 1-10-11 Tennessee Rd in Ottawa


Shawna Brockus

This photo was taken about 5:45 pm on 1-10-11 in our front yard Tennessee, Rd in Ottawa


Shelly Frank

Even the dog had fun in the snow....... Cocoa, wearing her sweater and boots on Monday.


Shelly Frank

Lindsay, Lauren, and Katie Frank, (along w/ our dog Cocoa) had a great time sledding in the yard Monday.


Miranda Gillaspie

My niece HaliAnne Gillaspie playing in the snow in our front yard 2011!!! We had purple snow!



This is our puppies first snow an freckles did not want to want walk on the snow so he piggy backed on his sister's back Bella take 1-10-11 at our house 322 d.poplar st

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