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Chad Lawhorn (Managing editor)

I've been reporting news in Lawrence since 1992. Before joining the NewsCenter, I was editor, publisher and owner of the Lawrence Business Ledger and the Baldwin Ledger newspapers. I've been with The World Company since 2001, when I sold my weekly newspaper business to the company.

I mainly cover city government and neighborhoods, but I've also previously served as business editor for the Journal World, and have undertaken a variety of first-person journalism projects. In parts of 2007 and 2008, I received some national publicity for a series of articles detailing how I purchased a handgun, received a concealed carry license from the state, and carried the weapon around for a few days.

I also enjoy writing profiles on area people, ranging from a promient nightclub owner to the corner hot dog vendor to a 91-year old woman who still goes to work six days per week. If you know of someone interesting, send me an e-mail.

And from time to time, I like to take people to places that they don't often get to go. Sometimes I even take a video camera, like the night I hung out with a bunch of mixed martial artist competitors.

I have my degree in journalism from Kansas University, and also did some undergraduate work at Emporia State University. I'm a native of the small Kansas town of Melvern, which is about an hour away from Lawrence in Osage County.

My wife and I have two children. In my spare time, I work on writing what I hope will be my first novel, play pool, boat, umpire Little League baseball, and barbecue.

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Northern Sands Venue will be just a couple hundred feet away from the turnpike exit in North Lawrence.

Emprise Bank Market President Cindy Yulich, left, and city commissioner and business owner Mike Amyx are shown at the Lawrence chamber of commerce's annual meeting on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, where they received awards recognizing outstanding commitment to the Lawrence community.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital employees Darren Moore, Traci Hoopingarner and Ann Marie Boncella staff the LMH Holiday Cookie booth at the hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. The booth raised money for the LMH Holiday Family Fund, which adopts a family in need during the holiday season. To further get into the holiday spirit, the hospital hosted its Fourth Annual Holiday Cookie Contest, which attracted 30 entries from hospital employees.

Junior Girl Scout Holly Baumann, Eudora, hands out cookie samples at the Girl Scout Cookie Kickoff event, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. About 100 Girl Scouts from throughout Douglas County came to prepare for Girl Scout cookie sales, which begin Jan. 1.

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