The narrow culvert on North 1500 Road just east of Lawrence will be replaced next year as part of Douglas County Public Works project that will close the well-used route to Eudora and the East Hills Business Park for an extended time.
Becky Price, executive director of Ballard Community Services, engages last week with a student in the center's preschool. The agency is tapping into the global Giving Tuesday campaign to attempt to raise money for the services it offers at the North Lawrence Ballard Center and Penn House in East Lawrence, which help 8,000 Lawrence and Douglas County residents annually.
Shoppers check out the deals Saturday at downtown stores. Merchants said Small Business Saturday brought good numbers to their shops.
Westbound traffic backs up as emergency responders work the scene a rush-hour, three-car accident at about 5 p.m. Tuesday on Kansas Highway 10 just east of the East 1200 Road intersection. One person from the scene was taken to an area hospital by a helicopter ambulance. The Journal-World will have more details on the accident as they become available.
Westbound traffic backs up as emergency responders work the scene a rush-hour, three-car accident on Kansas Highway 10 just east of the East 1200 Road intersection at about 5 p.m. Tuesday. One person from the scene was taken to an area hospital by a helicopter ambulance. The Journal-World will have more details on the accident as they become available.
Lawrence artist Stacey Lamb shows off some of the countdown cards she had for sale at a recent craft show. The cards, which countdown to events like birthdays, retirements or holidays, started with a set she made for a friend who was recovering from a bone marrow transplant.
At a press conference Tuesday, Marvel Williamson, right, pins on a new name tag identifying her as the executive director of the Douglas County Senior Resource Center. The name change for Douglas County Senior Services reflects the agency's new mission of be a clearinghouse of senior services offered in the county, she said.
Herb Friedson, right, recites passages from the Torah for his bar mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center. Friedson decided to do the ritual 70 years after his first bar mitzvah, for his 83rd birthday, as a way to give thanks for his good health. Following along with him during the service, from left, are Cheryl Lester, Steve Hurst and Melanie Cohavi.
Lawrence artist Nick Schmiedeler stands by the sculpture he recently finished for the owners of the lot at 1106 Rhode Island Street, using some of junk its current owners found at the site of what was called the Packard graveyard.
After attending a Colorado marketing workshop, Kathy Pasley is planning give her Recollections antique store in Lecompton a complete makeover to better attract regional customers.
Judy Johnson, of Overland Park, shows her support for Standing Rock demonstrators at the Lawrence Stands with Standing Rock rally Saturday at South Park.
Rev. Thad Holcombe, retired campus minister of Ecumenical Campus Ministries, leads a prayer and blessing of the water at the start of the Lawrence Stands with Standing Rock rally on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at South Park. The event’s organizers — the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice, Lawrence Ecology Teams United in Sustainability and We Are The Revolution — organized the rally for a three-fold purpose: Collecting supplies for supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux at Sacred Stone Camp in North Dakota; demanding President Barack Obama follow through on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ demand that he order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to suspend all permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline’s construction; and conducting an organizational meeting to promote direct action in Lawrence in support of that objective.
Douglas County Election Supervisors Joanna Wiorkiewicz-Kuczera and Keith Wood pick up Monday materials needed for their polling sites for Tuesday's election at Building 21 in the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Mary Rodgers, left, Helen Bennett, center, and Barbara Cook count numbers of advance ballot totals by precinct Monday in the County Commission meeting room of the Douglas County Courthouse. The three women are among the about 500 temporary election workers who helping with this year's general election.
Kathy Greenlee listens as Mitzi McFatrich, CEO of Kansas Advocates for Care, introduces her as the organization's annual Caring Award. Greenlee has returned to her home state after stepping down in June as U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging.
The Rev. Peter Luckey, at left, of the Plymouth Congregational Church, speaks Sunday at the church at the dedication of a bas relief sculptural plague of the Rev. Richard Cordley, an Abolitionist who served as the church's pastor for 38 years. Helping with the dedication were Donna Riehm, to Luckey's right, and her husband Harold Riehm, far right, who appeared in period dress and Cordley and his wife, Mary.
Members of the 2016 Kansas Junior Achievement Lawrence Business Hall of Fame prepare for their induction ceremonies Tuesday at the University of Kansas Union Ballroom. From left they are Mark Buhler, managing partner in Calvin, Eddy and Kappelman Insurance; Sharon Spratt, CEO of Cottonwood Inc.; Terry Edwards, daughter of posthumous inductees Ross and Marianna Beach; and Smitty Belcher, CEO of P1 Group Inc.
University of Kansas freshman Justin Roderman paddles The Reginald team's entry across Potter Lake in the cardboard boat regatta, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, as junior Gary Peterson swims with his sunken boat in tow. The Reginald team won the KU Student Union Activities-sponsored event.
Day Harris takes a phone call at Catholic Charities in Lawrence while Namasté Manney, emergency assistant case manager with the agency, works at a computer. As an AmeriCorps member, Harris is serving at Catholic Charities for a year with a focus on housing.
The Maple Leaf Festival crowd fills Eighth Street in downtown Baldwin City shortly after the annual event's parade ended at about noon Saturday. Organizers say the event appears to be on track to draw its usual 30,000 to 40,000 visitors to the southern Douglas County community. The festival will continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.