debengstrom (Deb Engstrom)

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Audit: Lawrence Community Shelter financial problems caused by 'difficult financial environment'

The city and county should be funding the Shelter.

December 8, 2015 at 10:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School Tours: Lawrence College and Career Center doesn't look like a school — by design

Depends on who the greeter was. Having worked in this district for many years, Dr. Doll is one of the most visible superintendents.

September 26, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lions stand tall in football City Showdown

He has already committed to North Dakota.

September 20, 2015 at 8:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence mayor's status unknown as City Commission OKs $207 million budget

I was involved on the Board of a non-profit that also neglected to pay payroll taxes for budgetary reasons (just didn't have the extra money). We worked out a plan with IRS and got them paid . The executive director was not vilified and we moved forward. Unless there is something more than just the payroll taxes, this is a tempest in a teapot.

August 12, 2015 at 7:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence mayor resigns as director of Just Food; nonprofit has $50K in unpaid taxes; divorce deposition alleges past mismanagement

As Mayor, he doesn't handle the City's money, so there shouldn't be a problem. He can still be mayor and do a good job.

August 11, 2015 at 7:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Family wakes to find allegedly drunken stranger sleeping on their sofa; auto burglary on Colorado Street; update on dog wounded by shotgun

That happened to me a few years ago because the person was so drunk he thought he was locked out of his own house. When I got to the front of the house, he was passed out on my couch. I didn't even call the police. My neighbor fixed the door.

August 1, 2015 at 4:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Promoter not sure now on canceling 1,000-foot water slide event in west Lawrence; city gets report on its financial health

That happened to me, too. Late at night, trying to pick up my kid from a friend's house.
This whole thing with the water slide is much ado about nothing and people complaining to hear themselves talk. It's 2 days. No one's going to die from being somewhat inconvenienced for 2 days for a fun community activity. Let's set up a slip 'n slide in Mike Kelly's front yard!!!!!

July 27, 2015 at 12:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County judge's letter on rumored foster care changes raises concern

I have raised many foster kids by myself and we have done just fine. Now are they going to make me get married?

July 17, 2015 at 12:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Woman, girl injured in downtown Lawrence hit-and-run

When you are walking you need to follow the rules AND be alert for irresponsible motorists. The main reason for this is that you, as a pedestrian, are in a lot worse shape than the motorist, if there is a collision.

July 12, 2015 at 10:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )