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Lawrence and area events for Monday, Aug. 13

Today, Aug. 13 Affordable Housing Advisory Board, 11 a.m.-noon, Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Kaw Valley Bridge Club: Open Pairs, 12:30 p.m., 1025 N. Third St., Suite 120. Scrabble Club, 1-4 p.m., Clinton Place Apartments, 2125 Clinton Place. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Aug. 13, 2018

Marriages Gavin Norton, 26, Leavenworth, and Devin Bond, 27, Leavenworth. Wyatt Mcrae Miles, 23, Eudora, and Dominique Lynne Hawthorne, 23, Eudora. Christopher Forest Williams, 49, Lawrence, and Christian Lea Easum, 50, Lawrence. Billy Ross Davenport III, 32, Lawrence, and Jessica Leanne ...

Lawrence City Commission agenda set for Aug. 14 work session

Consent agenda 1. Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 08/07/18. 2. Receive minutes from various boards and commissions: 3. Approve all claims. The list of claims will be posted by the Finance Department on Monday prior to the meeting. If Monday is a holiday, the claims will be ...

Lawrence and area events for Sunday, Aug. 12

Today, Aug. 12 AB’s Crepes and Buffet, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Post 852, 1801 Massachusetts St. Story Time with Jazzy Gene, 1:30-2 p.m., The Toy Store, 936 Massachusetts St. STARFLEET International: USS Dark Fury Meeting, 2 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St. Growing Peace Open House and ...

World War I in Lawrence: Soldiers parade downtown before departure

Editor’s note: Local writer Sarah St. John compiles reports of what it was like to be in Lawrence 100 years ago during World War I. In the summer of 1918, after nearly two months of focused work, the men attending the first Army Training Camp on the University of Kansas campus were nearly ...

New dads can learn the ropes at boot camp

Becoming a new dad is an exciting life change. However, it can be overwhelming. This is exactly what Boot Camp for New Dads is for. Join soon-to-be dads on Saturday, Aug. 18, to learn, ask questions and make the idea of navigating fatherhood more manageable. This “boot camp” will discuss ...

Century-old tunnel under Lawrence neighborhood raises concerns

When Sarah Merriman and Donna Geisler bought their house at 812 Ohio St. last year, they had no idea that a more than century-old brick tunnel large enough for a person to walk through ran directly under the house. Neither did the city. A ravine once ran through Old West Lawrence to the ...

Healthy Outlook: Head back to school in good health

I remember how I loved meandering through stores’ school supply aisles. My eyes would light up as I ran my fingers over sparkly pencil pouches; I adored the spiral-bound notebooks with kittens on their covers. Impractical? Maybe, but oh, how I loved them. But that was last year, and I like ...

Lawrence and area events for Saturday, August 11

Today, Aug. 11 Lawrence Farmers’ Market, 7-11 a.m., 824 New Hampshire St. Red Dog’s Dog Days Fitness Program, 7:30 a.m., Parking Lot, Ninth and Vermont St. Grassland Heritage Foundation: Garden Maintenance, 8:30 a.m., Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill Ave. Orienteering, 9-10:30 a.m., ...

Man picked to handle Kansas election duties had past controversies

TOPEKA — The top assistant whom Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach tapped Friday to take over his duties until the hotly contested Republican gubernatorial primary race with Gov. Jeff Colyer is resolved has been reprimanded in the past for his handling of abortion investigations. Kobach ...

After 23-year run, Van Go’s leader stepping down in December

Lynne Green dreamed Van Go Inc. into reality 23 years ago, and then marveled as it thrived and grew into a nationally recognized public arts program for at-risk kids. Now Green is ready to let Van Go soar without her. She plans to step down as its leader on Dec. 28. “I birthed it, it’s ...

Photo gallery: 111th Vinland Fair

The 111th Vinland Fair continued Friday at the fairgrounds about 9 miles south of Lawrence. The three-day festival, which began Thursday, will conclude Saturday with a full day of events including a pet parade, an antique tractor pull and a homemade ice cream contest. Photos by Mike ...

Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 10

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 197 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...