Comment history

Auto dealers pledge money to expand Peaslee Tech vocational school

Congratulations to Peaslee Tech! And a huge THANK YOU to our local auto dealers, Laird Noller, Dale Willey, Briggs, Crown Toyota, Jack Ellena Honda and Lawrence Kia, for their generosity and investment in the community. It's very much appreciated.

October 12, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

State board limits votes of 17,000 Kansans missing citizenship proof; Kobach-initiated process called 'appalling'

It is an outrageous shame that 17,000 Kansans trying to exercise their right to vote are being turned away from participating in state elections. We should be doing all we can to encourage people to vote, not discouraging them. There was never a demonstrated problem to begin with and the "fix" is a purely political stunt. Unfortunately, 17,000 Kansans will suffer the consequences.

July 12, 2016 at 10:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Not on my watch: Lawrence Police Department recalls toughness, generosity of Capt. Dan Affalter

Dan Affalter was a friend, a leader, a teacher, an inspiration and a mentor for my sons and for countless others. He touched lives in a wide variety of ways, rooted in his commitment to serving the public good. I'm proud to have known Dan. He will be greatly missed by many, including me. My deepest sympathies to all of the Affalters.

June 24, 2016 at 9:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU duo take second in National Debate Tournament championship

Outstanding! Congratulations for your success - a testament to the combination of inherent ability and hard work!

April 5, 2016 at 4:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County Commision approves Peaslee Center funding package

This project will provide a much needed service for Lawrence, Douglas County and beyond and I'm very excited about the potential benefits. Congratulations to the Chamber, the EDC, and the City and County governments for working together to make this project a reality. In particular, Hugh Carter should be congratulated for doing an excellent job on a complex funding request. And, Dr. Marvin Hunt is proving to be a very capable and enthusiastic Executive Director. The work those two have put in to get this project off the ground is remarkable. The pieces are in place for the Duane Peaslee Technical Training Center to benefit our region for many decades to come. Well done!

Rick Hird

March 26, 2015 at 8:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback selects McCabria as district judge in Douglas County

Congratulations, Judge McCabria. I believe our judge selection system worked perfectly - again - and there is no need to change the process. Jim McCabria is a great choice and I'm sure he will work very hard and will do a great job. The other two nominees were also well qualified and I appreciate and respect the enormous effort they undertook to place their names in consideration.

October 26, 2014 at 12:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Quality control

I wonder if Commissioner Farmer considers this to be "nitpicking and griping"?

July 10, 2014 at 11:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Column: Sixers had guts to draft Embiid third

When is the LJW going to permanently block Robert Rauktis?

June 27, 2014 at 8:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

LHS pitcher Bryce Montes de Oca calmly awaits draft

Good kid from a great family. Congratulations, Bryce - we'll all be watching.

June 5, 2014 at 10:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence's Hank Booth and Beverly Smith Billings to be recognized for service at Chamber of Commerce annual meeting

Congratulations to Hank and Beverly, both very deserving of the thanks of the community they serve. Selfless public service is increasingly rare and these two are shining examples for the rest of us.

January 29, 2014 at 8:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )