I heard you can download a copy of Douglas County's 1997 property evaluations from the Journal-World's web site. Is this true?
Sorry, not quite. On the Journal-World's web site you can search the entire database of more than 30,000 residential and commercial property evaluations for 1997, by name or address, and you can do as many searches as you like, for free. But you can't download the entire database.
A printed version of all the evaluations is available for $1.75 plus tax at the Journal-World's office at 609 N.H., and at these locations: Checkers Foods, 2300 La.; Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Pkwy.; Alvin's IGA, 901 Iowa; Community Mercantile, 901 Miss.; Roger's Food Center, 608 N. Second; Minuteman Press, 611 Vt.; Santa Fe Market, 309 Ames, Baldwin; Kwik Shop, 1436 Church, Eudora; Kroeger's, 505 Eisenhower Memorial Dr., Lecompton; and Dillon stores at 1740 Mass., 3000 W. Sixth and 1015 W. 23rd in Lawrence.
To search the database online, point your web browser to http://www.ljworld.com/extras/valguide.