Michael McClure sits in the shade of a tree to paint April 27, 2022, as part of the Augusta Plein Air Festival. McClure said he’s been an artist for about 40 years and he prefers to use acrylic paint because of the more vibrant colors.
Naomi Boyd stares in wonder at a butterfly May 24, 2022, as her St. Francis Borgia Grade School class released the butterflies at they had watched grow and hatch.
Kim Strubberg reacts in surprise as a parade in her honor drives past her home Feb. 28, 2021. More than 20 cars lined up, and friends and family offered Strubberg well wishes for her upcoming kidney donation surgery.
Boaters are silhouetted against an orange sunset July 27, 2020, on the Missouri River near Washington.
Standing, from left, Eli Smith, Troop 409; Alex Straatmann, 9, Trevor Straatmann, 7, both Pack 464; and Connor Thomas, Troop 409; clutch flags as they wait to retire them Nov. 8, 2021.
Kelly Smith searches for birds July 24, 2021, on the Katy Trail. Prior to setting out on the trail, her group, with the Missouri Young Birders Club, practiced listening for bird calls to get an idea of what they might find.
Bishop Mark Rivituso, right, distributes Communion to offenders at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center Nov. 24, 2021, during Mass.
Brittany Struckhoff uses a tool to adjust the shape of a deer’s mouth while creating a taxidermy of the animal Sept. 24, 2020.
Tom Dillon and Bill Rombach are hauled out of icy water during a Washington Fire Department rescue training Feb. 13, 2021.
Patricia Bowers, second from left, paints pysanky, or Ukrainian-style Easter eggs, with three of her granddaughters, from left, C’iyah Johnson, Camille Hayes and Demi Bradford June 5, 2022, at Peace Lutheran Church.
Blake Hammann, 9, holds his brother, Jaxson Hammann, 3, while the pair float through the New Haven Aquatic Complex’s lazy river July 17, 2021, during the pool’s grand opening weekend.
Landon Boston, 15, left, and Hunter Bakameyer, 16, race up the KC hill after sledding shirtless Feb. 3, 2022, in Washington.
A well-wisher pats Dr. Martin Rudloff on the back as he walks along Third Street July 30, 2020, in Washington as patients, families and others lined the street for a send-off parade after the pediatrician’s final day of work before retirement.
Gregory Krone shapes a piece of a violin Aug. 27, 2021, at his rural New Haven workshop. Krone hand crafts each instrument he makes.
Liesel Kissinger, 9, pointing; Micah Jacquin, 5; Gretchen Kissinger, 8; and Noah Jacquin, 8; wear paper glasses that show the wearer multiple images of Santa Claus Nov. 26, 2021, while attending the Holiday Parade of Lights in Washington.