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The Lawrence School District discovered that this summer, students involved in the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence’s summer program retained more of what they learned last year.
This fall, when the Lawrence School District evaluated Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) reading scores, they discovered that students who had been involved in the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence’s summer program retained more of the skills and abilities than usual.
Headquarters, Inc. board president David Moore announced Saturday night that Headquarters volunteer Steve Lopes will serve as the organization’s new interim director.
Stylists at Lawrence's Color Studio will spend Monday having a Cut-A-Thon — a full day devoted to $25 haircuts and to raising money for wigs for cancer patients losing their hair. By Nadia Imafidon
In one of the most popular Kansas University dining facilities, a string of daunting messages hangs above the young students eating lunch. “Ma, I’m sorry you had to die to escape your pain. Watch over us tonight,” one read. The emotionally haunting words are scrawled onto T-shirts pinned to a clothesline in KU’s The Underground as part of a collaborative effort with the Willow Domestic Violence Center to raise awareness of domestic abuse. By Caitlin Doornbos
Downtown Lawrence was illuminated Sunday night by a larger-than-life ice menorah at Chabad of Lawrence’s “Light Up One of 10,000 Public Menorahs Worldwide” event.
Physical Education might be the last class you’d expect to integrate technology into the curriculum, but Lawrence High School PE teacher Amy Hoffsommer would beg to differ. Hoffsommer's students wear heart rate monitors during class, purchased with money from Lawrence School Foundation's Teacher Innovation Grants. By Caitlin Doornbos
About 75 hungry, shivering teenagers huddled around a campfire tonight at Bishop Seabury Academy during the school’s seventh-annual Sleeping Outside with Blankets food drive, when students fast for 24 hours, collect food donations and sleep outside in the frigid night air. By Caitlin Doornbos
More than $1 million in federal grants for domestic violence prevention programs statewide, including a grant to the Willow Domestic Violence Center in Lawrence, were announced by Gov. Sam Brownback's office.
The Douglas County food bank Just Food is recruiting volunteers to live on a grocery budget of $3.96 a day next week to spotlight the challenges food stamp recipients face, the group announced Wednesday.
Weather: While the high may be 90 degrees, our heat index will remain near 100. A southwest wind will continue between 10 and 20 miles per hour before a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. The showers should ...
Kansas University is working to get a National Cancer Institute designation for its cancer center. The goal will require a large investment, but officials say they'll be repaid in the number of lives saved. Downtown rumbled with the sound of ...
The Lucha Narrative sprang from the soul of Sarah Sung, a KU grad and graphic designer seeking to merge her passions for creating cool stuff and helping the world. She visited with us to discuss the launch of the Lucha ...
On March 15, Solidarity will move from 1109 Mass. (next to It’s Brothers) to 13 E. 8th Street (next to the Sandbar). The bad news is that people will still be puking on their doorstep; the good news is that ...
Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in south India swept away three days of work and their World Peace Sand Mandala at the Lawrence Arts Center Monday during a closing ceremony.
Tibetan Monks hold an opening ceremony before constructing a World Peace Mandala at the Lawrence Arts Center. The creation of the Mandala will continue through Monday, Nov. 18.
Lawrence sculptor Elden Tefft works in preparation for his upcoming show at the Lawrence Arts Center, “Gossamer: Before and After the Sculpture Moses.”
World renowned pianist Anna Han, the 1st prize winner of the 2012 New York International Piano Competition, plays to Lawrence Arts Center preschoolers at the LAC Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Han was playing on the LAC's new Steinway piano, a recent gift from an anonymous donor. Han will be performing Thursday evening, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Dr. as part of the Dave and Gunda Hiebert Concert Series.
Reuter Organ Company voicer Tom Watgen talks about perfecting the tones of their pipe organs.
Rowan and Tanya Green of Perry created a 1930s-style gas station in their barn, which also houses a collection of thermoses and coolers.
Ted Grinter, who lives near Tonganoxie and raises sunflowers, has 47 acres of beautiful golden sunflowers in bloom this year.
Kent Smalter, a longtime Lawrence resident, deals with ALS with the help of a village of caring friends.
Jose Pacheco 74, Topeka, born in Puerto Rico, never knew his parents and remembers having no toys as a child. He recently passed through Lawrence in his colorful, toy-decorated 1994 GMC 2500 truck called "Puerto Rico - Isla Del Encanto".
Area 4-H Clubs were busy Tuesday July 20, 2013, displaying their poultry projects for judges at the Douglas County Fair.