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Seasonal tradition: Schaake Pumpkin Patch draws third generation of customers

Like a monarch butterfly crossing into Mexico, Katelyn Stewart was making an annual fall migration to a Kansas River Valley farm east of Lawrence. It’s not the sweet nectar of south-of-the-border flowers that entices Stewart and others to the spot, but pumpkins.

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Amid unfounded accusations of 'rigged election,' Douglas County clerk says no bias in mailing advance ballot information

The chairwoman of the Douglas County Republican Party is complaining that County Clerk Jamie Shew may have favored Democratic voters over Republicans when mailing out advance ballot applications. But Shew said the mailings went to all households with active voters, and he expressed concern about national political rhetoric that could undermine public confidence in elections.

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Douglas County Clerk's Office hopes 'I'm Voting' campaign will increase turnout

Donetta Foster visited the Douglas County Courthouse on Tuesday to turn in paperwork needed to secure an advance ballot for this year’s general election for her 85-year-old father, Donald Fowler Sr.

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Slow Money sustainable agricultural initiative taking root in northeast Kansas

Seventeen months ago, Jacqueline Smith felt confident going before a “friendly shark tank” to ask for money. Smith said she had nailed down the details of her presentation to potential investors in her sustainable agricultural venture.

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Douglas County United Way's campaign goals: more donors, volunteers

The handful of volunteers giving up their Wednesday afternoon to help at the Douglas County CASA said they were family.

Douglas County Commission agrees to share cost of U.S. 59 traffic signal

The Douglas County Commission approved Wednesday contributing 20 percent of the cost of installing a traffic signal at the intersection of West County Road 458 and U.S. Highway 59.

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8 Zika cases reported in northeast Kansas but none in Douglas County

Though most of the Zika cases in Kansas are in the northeast region of the state, local health officials said none have been reported in Douglas County.

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Peaslee Technical Center looking to future after successful launch

As the Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center readies for the start of its second year of classes, its director and supporters are looking at how to build on a successful first year.

Douglas County certifies primary results; write-in campaigns have an impact

No results were overturned in the final, official canvass of Douglas County votes in the Aug. 2 primary elections. But a new state law may add confusion to lower-level races in which write-in candidates were nominated.

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Douglas County clerk hopes court decision won't further confuse voters

Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew says an additional 800 people are now eligible to vote in all races in the Aug. 2 primary, thanks to a decision last week by a judge in Shawnee County. But those voters will cast provisional ballots, which means the outcome of close races may not be known until the Board of Canvassers meets next on Aug. 11.

Douglas County ranked 27th healthiest in Kansas

In an inaugural report, the Kansas Health Institute has determined that Douglas County is the 27th healthiest among the 105 counties in Kansas. Trinity In-Home Care plans to open a licensed, drop-in child care center in Lawrence this summer. After ...

County leaders hope for a slice of the stimulus

Clouds will blot out the sun from time to time during the morning and afternoon, but a south wind between 10-20 mph will keep our daytime high around 56. Our wind should drop to 5-10 mph out of the south ...

More asking for heating bill assistance

Today's forecast: For today, Cooler breezes out of the north will keep us in the lower 40s with clouds to start and sunshine by afternoon. North winds of 10-20 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy and blustery with lows in the middle ...

School district, LHS neighbors settle lawsuit

Today's forecast: Light snow in the morning... ending before noon. We could see a dusting of up to an inch. Sunshine by afternoon with highs around 27. South winds of 10-20 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear with lows around ...

City shelves stricter panhandling laws

Today's forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind around 5 mph. In today's news: Fears of a lawsuit stopped city commissioners ...

Down economy forces county service agencies to trim budgets

Today will be hot and sunny, the heat index will be in excess of 100°. There is a chance for some rain tonight into tomorrow. Down economy forces county service agencies to trim budgets Republican campaigns for 2nd Congressional District ...

Midland Railroad dining car to open in Baldwin City

The Midland Railroad in Baldwin City is adding a dinning car to its fleet. The car will offer a five-course meal as it runs the rails between Ottawa and Baldwin City.

Emma Pogge, WWII Veteran

Emma Pogge, one of the oldest living World War II women veterans, talks about joining the army, playing basketball during her service, meeting her husband and seeing Europe.

Baldwin Maple Leaf Festival

The Baldwin Maple Leaf Festival kicked off on Saturday in Baldwin City with more than 30 venders and an expected 30,000 people for the weekend event.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church's Oktoberfest

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church held its annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, which featured German food and beer, along with music and dance.

Baldwin City man builds new drum for Kansas City Chiefs

Cyrus Fillmore of rural Baldwin, talks about making a special drum for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Lecompton's Bald Eagle Rendezvous Days shed light on pioneer life

Re-enactors show what is was like making due in the 1800s during Lecompton's Bald Eagle Rendezvous Days, which goes through Saturday.

Bikers take part in the 37th annual ABATE Rally

Hundreds of motorcycles descended on Paradise Point at Perry Lake for the 37th annual ABATE motorcycle rally.

Masters of the barbecue pit

Truebud BBQ team members talk about cooking 'cue. The team has been traveling to barbecue competitions nearly every weekend since February, which — coupled with their meticulously smoked and seasoned meat — has helped propel them to the top 10 in the Kansas City Barbeque Society's Team of the Year points chase standings.

Lawrence doctor loses 150 pounds

Dr. Malati Harris, of Lawrence Family Medicine & Obstetrics, explains how she has lost 150 pounds through diet and exercise.

Wild horses and burros up for adoption

Thirty-five horses and three burros are up for adoption this weekend, as the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management hosts an adoption event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.