Archive for Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
The Godsil children — Lily 6, Ricky, 10, Izzy, 9 and Charley, 4 — walk through their family's pick-your-own orchard, Wagon Wheel Orchard in Gardner. Wagon Wheel is one of several pick-your-own operations in and around Lawrence where foodies and families can choose their own food right off the plant. Picky eater: Our guide to choosing your own food at area you-pick farms
April 26, 2011
As a child, Jane Wohletz thought the world of her uncle’s strawberry patch. Now she’s got her very own 20,000-plant you-pick strawberry patch at her family farm off 1100 Road in Lawrence, Wohletz Farm Fresh.
6:00 a.m.
The Douglas County Courthouse. Douglas County considers extending health benefits to domestic partners
April 26, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Douglas County could become one of the first Kansas counties to extend health care coverage to domestic partners.
10:00 a.m.
New renderings submitted by Dillons in April 2011 for its proposed store at 17th and Massachusetts streets. Lawrence City Commission OKs Dillons plan
April 26, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Work could perhaps begin on a new Dillons store on south Massachusetts Street within 60 to 90 days, after city commissioners largely approved of the store’s plans Tuesday night.
2:00 p.m.
The city of Eudora gets water donated from nine wells under land owned by Lois Hamilton, who has not lived in the city for more than 40 years. Now a company wants to build a sand plant across the road, which could affect water quality. Former Eudora resident provides all of city’s drinking water — for free
April 27, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Lois Hamilton in 2003 began letting the city of Eudora drill water wells on the property. The city owns the few square feet that each well sits upon, and the water rights that go with each well. Those nine wells pump 195 million gallons of water a year, and provide the residents of Eudora with all their drinking water. For this, Hamilton receives exactly nothing.
6:00 p.m.
Staff photographer Richard Gwin was first introduced to morel mushrooms in the 1970s, and now he's become an avid mushroom hunter. Morel mushrooms plentiful after wet winter in northeast Kansas
April 26, 2011 in print edition on 3A
It’s spring, and that can mean just one thing: morel mushrooms. This year’s harvest will be bountiful because of the large amount of moisture last winter.

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