Archive for Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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12:17 a.m.
Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. City approves budget with slight property tax increase, great hopes of improving economy in 2014
July 9, 2013
Commissioners gave preliminary approval to their most aggressive budget in recent years: a $185.6 million spending plan that relies heavily on the economy improving at a quicker rate in 2014. By Chad Lawhorn
10:30 a.m.
Van Go Jams artist Trianna Elliott, 17, touches up the paint on a container she designed as work ensues Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Van Go Inc., 715 N.J. According to a report released by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Kansas is the only state to defund its arts commission. Van Go is one of several local arts organizations that previously received some funding from the Kansas Arts Commission. At right is Emily Moreland, 17. State is back in the business of funding the arts
July 9, 2013
More than two years after Gov. Sam Brownback made Kansas the first state to stop funding the arts, a reconstructed arts commission awarded $58,000 to eight organizations across the state, it was announced Tuesday. By Scott Rothschild
12:30 p.m.
Wednesday's warm temperatures dried some for the area wheat out as Larry Craig and his son, Mike, were starting their harvest in Vinland. Area wheat harvest a successful one
July 9, 2013
Wellsville farmer Robin Dunn says that after last year’s drought local farmers deserve a break, and they seem to have gotten one, in the form of a successful wheat harvest. As farmers in the Douglas County area wrap up their cutting, yields and test weights have been strong, thanks to a good combination of mild weather and adequate moisture. By Giles Bruce
4:29 p.m.
Michael Lewis is the interim president at Haskell Indian Nations University. For the last nine years he has been the chief financial officer at the school. Acting Haskell president says new permanent leader will have tough job
July 10, 2013
After the sudden departure of president Chris Redman in May, Haskell Indian Nations University is without a permanent leader for a stretch that will likely total about six months. And whoever is picked won’t have an easy job, said Michael Lewis, the university’s acting president and its chief of finance for the last nine years. By Matt Erickson

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