Valerie and Doug Herrman hug before being led away after being sentenced to prison time in Butler County District Court Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. The Herrmans, now in their mid-50s, pleaded guilty in June to felony theft by continuing to take adoption subsidy payments for Adam's care. The Herrmans pleaded guilty to essentially stealing $15,488 in adoption subsidies over about a two- year period. Valerie Herrman received a maximum sentence of seven months while husband Doug received a maximum sentence of 9 months.
Wichita State University graduate Dustin Garza after sinking an impressive putt on the 17th hole at Crestview Country Club. He and his partner Wichita Country Club Pro Cary Cozby won the Scholfield Hyundai Shootout during the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open. (June 13, 2011)
Jonathon Blank gets a hug from his twin brother Linden after he arrived at Mid-Continent Airport last Friday. Blank was home on leave from Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, where he undergoing rehabilitation. (July 15, 2011)
Wichita firefighters battle a blaze at High Point East Apartments, 9400 E. Lincoln. Multiple fire units were called to the fire near Lincoln and Webb Road and quickly moved into a defensive mode to get the flames under control before firefighters could enter the building. (Aug. 25, 2011)
KU Medical School -- Wichita Assistant Professor Eli Brumfield, lower left, directs a team of Wichita and Johns Hopkins trainers during a simulated cardiac arrest on an infant high-tech mannequin at the Johns Hopkins Simulation Center in Baltimore, Maryland Thursday, June 23, 2011.
Wichita firefighters battle a blaze at High Point East Apartments, 9400 E. Lincoln Thursdsy, Aug. 25, 2011. Multiple fire units were called to the fire near Lincoln and Webb road and quickly moved into a defensive mode to get the flames under control before firefighters could enter the building.
Gail Makovec touches the box with over 8, 200 documents about Father Kapaun for good luck following a Mass and Closing Ceremony for the Beautification and Canonization of Father Kapaun at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Friday. Makovec, who is from Pilsen (the same town as Father Kapaun) was part of the original Father Kapaun Committee. (July 1, 2011)
Kenai's Jordan Mills (29) and Nevada's hris Fitzpatrick (31) join the Dancing Batboy B. Boy McCoy for a little dance during the semi-final game Friday in the NBC Tournament at LD Stadium. (Aug. 12, 2011)
Tesha Florence, with her children Jerry, 5, left, and Robert, 3, pose for a photograph in their Inter-Faith Villa Apartment. She said Operation Holiday helped her family get through the Holiday season last year.
Randy Edens portrays Buffalo Bill at Cowtown Tuesday. Edens will be organizing a gunfight re-enactor competition this weekend at Cowtown. It will be part of a bigger living history weekend at Cowtown. (Aug. 30, 2011)
Kapaun's Rachael Baldwin, left, and Elizabeth Pringle celebrate after defeating Bishop Carroll's Anne Feldkamp and Paige Lauer in the 5A No 1 doubles championship at Goddard High Saturday. (Oct. 15, 2011)
Thomas Nichols works on the restoration project of Kansas in Miniature at Exploration Place. Nichols, the creator of the exhibit, will spend a month cleaning and refurbishing the entire exhibit. Funds for the work come from a $50,000 grant from Koch Industries. (Aug. 18, 2011)
A female driver crashed into Dave's Discount Liquor at 9th and Grove around 3 p.m. on June 15, 2011. She was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and nobody inside was injured. The Wichita Police Department is investigating all possibilities.
Members of the East High swim team celebrate the opening of the new pool facility at the school by simultaneously jumping in. The pool was paid for from funds provided by a bond that was passed by voters a few years ago. (Sept. 23, 2011)
Bryan Griffin paddles down the Little Arkansas river during the cool of the morning Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011. The kayaker said he takes to the river about once a week and starts around dawn to beat the heat.
Dr. DillingerÕs of Dr. Dillinger's Freaks and Floozies leads a large group of people in an attempt to break a Guiness World Record for the most people simultaneously eating fire in a public place. The event was held on Douglas during the Downtown Chili Cookoff. (Sept. 24, 2011)
Barry Grissom, U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas, discusses the case against James Bobby Butler, a Texas man who was sentenced Tuesday, June 21, 2011, in federal court on felony charges of conspiracy, wildlife trafficking and obstruction of justice related to the illegal sale of guided deer hunts in southern Kansas. Over a hundred illegal trophy mounts with evidence tags were on display during the press conference. (June 21, 2011)
Brothers, Arthur Brown and Bryce Brown have traveled a long road together and will be on the field together for the first time since Arthur's senior year at East High. Bryce ultimately left the Wildcats early in the season. (Aug. 5, 2011)
Wichita State University dancers performed at the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University during the "See Miro Go!" festivities. A few hundred people watched the removal of the first panel of the Joan Miro piece "Personnages Oiseaux." Russell-Marti Conservation Services will spend the next five years restoring the piece. (September 27, 2011)
Pilot Greg Shelton and wingwalker Ashley Battles entertain the crowd at the Wichita Flight Festival at jabara Airport Sarurday. They carry out stunts with their 1943 Super Stearman doing barrel rolls, dives and steep climbs at 155 mph. (Aug. 20, 2011)
Barry Grissom, U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas, discusses the case against James Bobby Butler, a Texas man who was sentenced Tuesday, June 21, 2011, in federal court on felony charges of conspiracy, wildlife trafficking and obstruction of justice related to the illegal sale of guided deer hunts in southern Kansas. Over a hundred illegal trophy mounts with evidence tags were on display during the press conference.
George Coba from Miami, Fla., hugs an old roommate during the 50th anniversary of the Mariana Home Peter Pan Reunion Thursday. Cuban refugees boys lived there 50 years ago when they escaped from Cuba with the help of the ir parents and the CIA. (June 23, 2011)
K-State Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein (7) celebrates his third touchdown of the evening Saturday against Texas A&M on a two yard run. Klein had 5 touchdowns on the evening including the winning drive in the 4th overtime.(November 12, 2011)
Joshua Clark, a second grader at Pleasant Valley Elementary, receives a hug and a kiss from his dad, Joshua Clark, after the elder Clark surprised his son at the school on Wednesday. Sgt. Joshua Clark has spent the last four months in Afghanistan. (Sept. 16, 2011)
Jean King had just purchased her dream home in Coffeyville four years ago when a flood and oil spill devasted the neighborhood she lived in. Jean and her sister decided they would stay and rebuild in the east side of Coffeyville that is now nothing more than empty streets and lots. (Sept. 22, 2011)
Amelia Earhart Elementary School students in Goddard dressed themselves in red, white and blue to form a human flag to mark the 10th anniversary of the 911 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Students at the school did the same thing in 2002 to mark the first anniversary of the attacks. (Sept 7, 2011)
Derby resident Woody Austin gets excited after he chipped into the hole during a chipoff on the 18th hole during the Scholfield Hyundai Shootout at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open. His team finished second. (June 13, 2011)
Participants in Drums Across Kansas, featuring eight elite drum and bugle corps from around the country, take a water break Monday, July 18, 2011, in Valley Center while practicing for Tuesday night's performance at Cessna Stadium.