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Hillsboro junior Callie Arnold, middle, and sophomore Sarah Paulus, left, act out a scene from "Up the Down Staircase" while senior Jenna Hinerman looks on during Tuesday's rehearsal. The students play the three leads in the production which debuts 7 p.m. Friday at Hillsboro High School's auditorium.
Bob Jantz helps a customer at Dale's Supermarket in Hillsboro.
Lincoln Perk barista Brooke Nafziger pours a vanilla shake during her shift at the coffee shop located in Goessel's Bethesda Home.
Spring is the time farmers burn their pastures in the Flint Hills. The burning, done to preserve native grasses and enhance livestock performance, often creates far-drifting haze. Fire management practices aim to improve air quality.