Erin Brown, Lawrence, looks at discount cosmetics at Hy-Vee Food & Drug Store, 3504 Clinton Parkway. A former makeup artist, she has cut back on some costly beauty products but held on to others as she’s adjusted her finances since the birth of her child.
Chris Claterbos added solar panels last month to his Lawrence home after waiting nearly 24 years. The panels also have the latest solar technology. Recently covered by snow, the panels’ energy output last week was small, but will increase when they can process more sunlight.
Duane Newman, Lawrence, has a big passion for small tractors that can pull up to 1,000 pounds of weight. The micro-mini tractors, which are usually to 1/16th scale, run off a small engine on a wooden table. They pull sleds piled high with lead blocks of weight