These wines, Buffalo Red and Traminette, from Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery in Miami County contain enough Kansas-grown grapes to be labeled "Kansas" wine. This 2009 file photo is from the Lawrence Journal-World.
Students listen to Professor John Rury, left, lead a discussion on the subject of American School Reform: Past and Present, last week at the Kansas University Edwards campus in Overland Park.
Nancy Giossi plays with McLaren, a 2-year-old golden retriever who will eventually become an assistance dog, at the Kansas University Department of Continuing Education. Giossi has been a “puppy raiser” for nearly a decade for KSDS, and she’ll soon be sending McLaren back to the training center for the final portions of his training.
McLaren, a 2-year-old golden retriever in training to be an assistance dog, shows off some of his talents recently with his temporary owner, Lawrence woman Nancy Giossi, at the Kansas University Department of Continuing Education. McLaren has learned to carry Giossi's purse to and from her desk, as well as bring the office watering can to the various plants in the building.
KSDS staff members Jenna Petesch, left, and Annette Metz work with a couple of yellow Labradors, who will become assistance dogs. The two dozen dogs at KSDS, formerly known as the Kansas Specialty Dog Service, in Washington, Kan., get about an hour a day of training from staff.