Archive for Monday, July 22, 2013

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12:59 a.m.
Stephen Kalb and his father, Kermit Kalb, talk Friday about the effect that recent rains have had on improving drought conditions for area farmers. The two explained how last year's season was cut short because of the lack of rainfall but they are expecting a much better growing season this year. Drought conditions creeping back with July rainfall down to a trickle
July 22, 2013
After a wet spring, farmers around Douglas County are scanning the skies for rain. The problem is, there hasn’t been much, even after a few scattered thunderstorms over the weekend. Things have taken a turn for the worse since the beginning of June, when many cornfields were too muddy to work after a rainy period in April and May. After weeks without significant rain in July, Douglas County and surrounding areas have returned to drought, though experts say conditions aren’t as bad as they were last summer. By Ian Cummings
10:11 a.m.
Several file drawers at Watkins Community Museum contain folders on specific Lawrence addresses. The files are good resources for residents wishing to research the history of older homes. Research can unlock mysteries about who lived in Lawrence’s old houses
July 22, 2013
Gus Greenhoot, 11, knew Langston Hughes’ teacher once lived in the same house he does. He’d heard the famous writer himself lived there at one time, too, but hadn’t ever gotten that part confirmed. “I have an idea of the people that lived in my house,” Gus said. “But I’m not really sure.” The Watkins Community Museum of History can help with that. By Sara Shepherd
12:32 p.m.
Worker Annie Windholz stocks a milk cooler on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the new Iwig Dairy Store at 622 N. Second Street in North Lawrence. The store opened July 13. Iwig Dairy Store opens second Lawrence location north of the river
July 22, 2013
Iwig Family Dairy has opened its second Lawrence store, this time in North Lawrence where parking is a little dusty but isn’t such a tight squeeze. In addition to attracting North Lawrence residents, the owner hopes his store will be a regular stop for commuters and rural residents on their way home from work. By Sara Shepherd
5:33 p.m.
Children from the Boys and Girls Club work on a scavenger hunt at the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University on Monday. The institute was celebrating Bob Dole's 90th birthday with cake and kid-friendly activities. Dole Institute tries to instill knowledge about former senator early
July 22, 2013
Audrey Coleman, senior archivist at the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University, sometimes meets high-school and college students who haven’t heard of Bob Dole. So why not start educating them about the former U.S. senator from Kansas earlier? That was the idea behind the institute’s celebration of Dole’s 90th birthday Monday. By Giles Bruce

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