Joanna Hlavacek

Joanna Hlavacek is a reporting intern for the Lawrence Journal-World.

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Baldwin City twins go ‘hog wild’ for Douglas County Fair
July 24, 2014
It’s not yet 10 a.m., and a fight has already broken out in the front yard of the Anderson home outside Baldwin City. A pair of black and white spotted hogs size each other up, hoof to snout, and a sparring match commences with a few head-butts and fairly harmless bites. The whole thing doesn’t look much different from a playful fight between puppies.
July Final Friday preview: Sock sculptures, women authors and Lawrence artists ‘Inside Out’
July 24, 2014
Among the items on this month’s Final Friday roster: sock sculptures, literary readings and a look at art from the ‘Inside Out.’
Stripper-turned-author coming to Signs of Life
July 20, 2014
Louis Agnello, the author behind the spiritual thriller “The Devil’s Glove,” will share insight into his “PG-13-rated morality tale” at a book signing at Signs of Life this week.
Lawrence police identify victim in Saturday morning hit-and-run
July 19, 2014
Lawrence police have identified the woman injured in a Saturday morning hit-and-run accident as 35-year-old Lawrence resident Margie Wilson.
Old favorites, surprises in store at Douglas County Fair
July 16, 2014
“Fair Fever” will soon be in full swing at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The 2014 Douglas County Fair opens Saturday, and, in accordance with this year’s theme, event organizers are hoping people will “catch the fun.” Margaret Kalb, executive secretary of the fair’s board, said visitors can expect a blend of old favorites and new additions to this year’s lineup. The fair will run from July 19 to Aug. 2.
More bicycles on road means more caution, manners required of everyone
July 13, 2014
Summer, with its warm days and balmy nights, is a popular time for many Lawrencians to take their bike out for a ride. Unfortunately, it’s also the peak season for cycling-related accidents.
Lawrence residents raise questions over Black Hills Energy’s proposed rate increase
July 10, 2014
About 20 people filled the Simons Media Room of the Dole Institute of Politics on Thursday evening to voice concerns surrounding a proposed natural gas rate increase by Black Hills Energy. The Kansas Corporation Commission hosted the meeting to allow the public to weigh in on Black Hills’ request. The KCC is a government agency that regulates public utilities. Utilities cannot make changes to rates without the KCC’s approval.
Kansas Classical Repertory Theatre set to debut this weekend
July 9, 2014
The Kansas Classical Repertory Theatre will kick off its inaugural season Friday evening with “The Boys From Syracuse” at Kansas University’s Murphy Hall. The musical — along its source material, William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” — with be performed in rotation throughout the rest of July.
Kansas Turnpike Authority in talks to build scenic outlook on I-35
July 5, 2014
The Kansas Turnpike Authority is in the beginning stages of a new project that would establish a scenic outlook along I-35 in the Flint Hills. Though cost estimates and design plans are still unknown at this time, the overlook would be located near milepost 111 in Chase County.
Missing Lawrence woman found
June 30, 2014
Friends and family of a missing Lawrence woman are asking for the public’s help in finding her. Rebekka Lyn Campbell, 23, was last seen Friday around 6:30 p.m. by her twin sister, Sara, at the east Lawrence apartment the two share.

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Volunteers with Prophet of Mercy, a non-profit Islamic group based in Saudi Arabia, hand out flowers to passersby on Massachusetts Street on Friday afternoon.

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