OldHomeTown (Sarah St. John)


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Cat struck by arrow at Lawrence mobile home dies; police investigating

Many cats like to get into "hiding places" where they can sit unobserved and watch what's going on in the world (and watch for predators).

Unfortunately this cat's hideout was not protection enough against someone with an arrow.

April 15, 2015 at 10:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What restaurant dish do you wish you could make at home?

For me: the Chicken Tikka Masala at India Palace.

April 8, 2015 at 3:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: Over officers' objections, judge clears man of gambling charges

I liked "I am mighty tired of the officers of this court questioning my decision." :-)

March 20, 2015 at 8:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: County to repair popular Lawrence-Eudora road

Ron, I'm glad you weighed in on that, since I thought it was an interesting word. Can you imagine trying to drive on that road during dry weather, slogging through a three-foot layer of sand? Wow!!

December 22, 2014 at 10:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

40 years ago: Car slips off conveyor belt at car wash

*grin* I felt sure someone was going to comment that Dec. 22, 1974, must have been a slow news day in Lawrence! (Which I guess it was!) I felt a little sorry for the driver, especially as there were onlookers gathered around. How embarrassing. :-)

December 22, 2014 at 10:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawhorn's Lawrence: Picking a Christmas tree and choosing optimism

Great article; a good read on a Sunday morning. Two very optimistic thumbs up. :-)

December 14, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

5 things to know about the city's new curbside recycling service

We need to leave the lids on? Oh dear! I didn't know that, and we always throw away the lids (screw-on caps for milk and other plastic containers, for example) because we thought they were not recyclable. Certainly we never saved them. You'd think the containers would be a lot harder for them to squish, if you leave the lids on. Just want to make sure this is legit before we start putting lids back on!

October 21, 2014 at 9:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown business of 25 years closing on Sunday; local home sales fall in August; Wicked Broadband owner considering run for city commission

I'm really going to miss Strong's Antiques. Whenever I was walking by and they were open, I'd stop in and often purchase a little something. (And if it was closed, I'd enjoy looking at whatever was in the windows!) I was terribly sorry to hear about that accident. His store will be missed. And Mr. Strong was always my go-to guy for cleaning and repairing my old clock. I don't know who else in Lawrence does that.

September 25, 2014 at 1:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Today in Lawrence: Research lecture; banned book trading cards; war aviation

As one of the Journal-World staff members responsible for getting local events out to the public, I'm sorry if there has been any misunderstanding on this event. Of course the Lawrence Public Library event, and Banned Books Week itself, are not celebrations of the practice of book-banning, but rather (to quote the American Library Association) "an annual event celebrating the freedom to read" which "highlights the value of free and open access to information" (American Library Association (2014). Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooks...). The Lawrence Public Library initiated the Trading Cards project a few years ago as a way of inspiring readers to celebrate intellectual freedom as well as giving local artists of all ages an opportunity to design a "banned book card." I hope this helps!

September 18, 2014 at 1:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )