Archive for Friday, December 4, 2015

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12:00 a.m.
Town Talk
Chamber releases year-end number on new jobs; discussion about environmental issues with Menards project
Posted December 3, 2015
You can tell we’re getting close to the end of the year because the numbers are starting to pile up. And I’m not even talking ...
12:00 a.m.
This August 2015 plan shows a concept for a retail center at the southeast corner of the South Lawrence Trafficway/Iowa Street interchange. KTen Crossing developers field questions at town hall meeting
December 3, 2015
Representatives from the development group behind KTen Crossing, a proposed shopping center in south Lawrence, answered questions at a town hall meeting Thursday about tenants, environmental effects and any ramifications the project could have on downtown retailers.
10:59 a.m.
Former Lawrence Mayor Jeremy Farmer waits in a hallway of the Buchanan County Courthouse on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in St. Joseph, Mo. Farmer, who has been virtually unseen in Lawrence since resigning as mayor in August, was accompanying a woman who attended a hearing at the courthouse. Former mayor Jeremy Farmer spotted inside Missouri courthouse, says he won’t comment on Lawrence events
December 3, 2015
The Journal-World on Thursday made contact with Jeremy Farmer for the first time since he resigned as mayor in August, but he declined to answer any questions related to the financial allegations that have been made against him.
12:29 p.m.
Town Talk
Commissioners faced with big questions, high stakes as they prepare to decide fate of south Iowa shopping center
Posted December 4, 2015
When Lawrence city commissioners meet on Tuesday, the shopping fanatics among us are going to be asking questions of whether Lawrence soon will get an ...
5:18 p.m.
In this file photo from Nov. 27, 2009, Santa climbs down off the roof of Weaver's during the annual holiday lighting ceremony and Santa Rescue on Massachusetts Street. Weekend Guide: Santa rescue, gingerbread houses, Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade and more holiday events
December 4, 2015
Sorry, scrooges — this edition of Weekend Guide is 100-percent holiday. In honor of this weekend’s many wintry festivities, we’ve compiled an extended list of popular merrymaking options, including but not limited to: Santa’s rescheduled “rescue” from the roof of Weaver’s department store, a holiday sing-along, horses on parade and 9-foot glow-in-the-dark menorah.
6:46 p.m.
In this file photo from 2011, Jeremy Farmer is shown in his role as executive director at Just Food, 1200 E. 11th Street. Audit finds lack of controls by Just Food board played role in alleged fraud by Jeremy Farmer
December 4, 2015
An audit of the food bank Just Food has determined the nonprofit’s board of directors lacked several key financial controls that likely made it easier for former executive director — and former Lawrence mayor — Jeremy Farmer to allegedly bilk the organization for about $55,000 over a three-year period. By Chad Lawhorn

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