Archive for Friday, August 9, 2013

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The Baldwin School District is trying to sell its old administration building and gymnasium near U.S. Highway 56. For sale by owner: Baldwin City school buildings
August 8, 2013
The Baldwin City school district has been trying for more than two years to sell its administration building and old gymnasium, but so far has had little luck. One local realtor says that may be because the district is trying to do the job itself. By Peter Hancock
11:02 a.m.
A plot of land previously owned by Pine Family Farms has been sold to the Delaware Indian Tribe of Oklahoma. The deal consists of 90 acres north of the Kansas Turnpike near the North Lawrence interchange. The land is shown on July 23, 2013. Indian tribe that purchased North Lawrence property involved in casino-related lawsuit
August 8, 2013
The Oklahoma-based Indian tribe that purchased nearly 90 acres of prime North Lawrence property is embroiled in a federal lawsuit that suggests the tribe recently had strong interest in building a casino in Kansas. By Chad Lawhorn
1:26 p.m.
A selection of pies await hungry customers at the Vinland Fair on Thursday August 8, 2013. Vinland Fair offers wholesome, welcoming environment
August 8, 2013
At the Vinland Fair, folks know what it takes to have a good time. You don’t need bright, blinking lights or amusement rides, cotton candy or clowns. When it really comes down to it, you just need each other. By Caitlin Doornbos
4:41 p.m.
Lawrence Journal-World 2013 file photo. Recent rains affect area crop production
August 9, 2013
Typically, Kansas Augusts are full of sunshine, but the first few days of the month in Douglas County this year have been drenched with rain. The unusual weather has created challenges for some crops, but compared to the droughts in western Kansas and flooding in south central and southeastern Kansas this summer, Douglas County crop-growers have it pretty good. By Caitlin Doornbos

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Editorial: Too poor?
Kansas officials could use some help explaining their decision to reject expanded Medicaid and leave tens of thousands of state residents without any health insurance help.
August 9, 2013 in print edition on A8
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says it will be hard to explain to thousands of Kansas residents why they are too poor to qualify for health insurance benefits under the Affordable Care Act.