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Programs for those with Parkinson’s are growing rapidly in Lawrence

Parkinson’s is a disease that affects the part of your brain involved with movement. Initial symptoms affect motor skills and can result in tremors, stiffness and slowness of movement. Gradually, it can progress to nonmotor symptoms such as depression or anxiety. This disease progresses, ...

Area couple creating covered wagons for unique glamping experience

Dennis and Donna Steinman aren’t creating the kind of Conestoga wagons that hardy pioneers used to travel west. Their PlainsCraft Conestoga Wagons are more like the Winnebago of covered wagons; they're intended for those drawn to glamorous camping, or glamping. “I’ve always loved ...

Historic, decaying one-room school to see new life as museum, event center

Travelers between Lawrence and Lecompton, along North 1800 Road, may have noticed an old building slowly losing its battle with time, but thanks to descendants of one of the area's oldest families, new life is being bestowed on the decaying structure. The old building is known as Winter ...

Downtown Lawrence Farmers’ Market to kick off season Saturday

The Lawrence Farmers’ Market will open its 43rd season Saturday with familiar vendors and some new faces selling a variety of products, from locally produced meat to vegan cinnamon buns. While it’s still early for a lot of fresh produce, plenty of greens will be available, according to ...

Fans of ‘Queer Eye’ show raise more than $90K for Lawrence woman

A Lawrence woman whose experience of being kicked out of her home as a 16-year-old because of her sexual orientation was highlighted on the Netflix show "Queer Eye" has a fresh shot at college after fans of the show raised enough to pay off her student loans. The show tells the story of ...

Flooding prompts closure of county road south of Lawrence

Because of high water, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office closed shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday the roadway from the intersection of East 1000 Road and North 1075 Road to the intersection of North 1200 and East 1135 Road. The section of roadway is about 2 miles west of U.S. Highway 59 and a ...

Baldwin City Council to consider plans this month for new police station, park

Architectural designs for a new police station and plans for a park in the 700 block of High Street are expected to come before the Baldwin City Council later this month. Baldwin City Administrator Glenn Rodden said he anticipated that the final designs for the two long-discussed projects, ...

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee raises record $80,000 for charities

The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee presented a record total of $80,000 to its two 2019 children’s charities Friday. Lawrence Children’s Choir and Lawrence Youth Football each received a check for $40,000, said Kay Traver, secretary of the parade committee. During the ...

Van Go’s apprentice artists begin work on 3 murals for hospital

In order to create the murals that will soon adorn the walls of three crisis rooms in LMH Health's emergency department, apprentice artists at Van Go Inc. had to take a crash course in calming. Before they could start painting, the 19 young workers with the arts-based social service agency had ...

Photo: Construction work progressing at LMH Health’s west Lawrence outpatient facility

Construction work is well underway in northwest Lawrence on an approximately 200,000-square-foot outpatient medical office building for LMH Health. The building is just south of Rock Chalk Park at the South Lawrence Trafficway and Sixth Street interchange. The approximately $100 million project ...