meganstuke (Megan Green Stuke)


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Lawrence commission split on idea of paving way for food trucks

Do the citizens of this city want food trucks? I'd guess that most of us do. Oh wait, maybe that's just me. I say viva la truck! It might be less expensive than brick and mortar to run but I'd say good on the entrepreneur who knows how to run a business with low overhead. And no, it's not going to stop me from eating at a traditional restaurant in the least. I like to sit down with my food in air conditioning most of the time. Still, a taco or sandwich on the go while I enjoy a Final Friday or other outdoor event? Yes please.

August 21, 2014 at 3:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Delicious/Nutritious: White chocolate for Valentine's Day

So sorry! 12 ounces of chocolate chips - one bag.

February 17, 2014 at 9:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

T.O.Y.S. (Take Our Youth Shopping)

Yes, it actually was the third year. ;)

January 3, 2014 at 2:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School employee removed from Sunset Hill for possessing weapon

Are we sure it was a gun? The article just said "weapon". Anyone know any more?

October 29, 2013 at 1:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to reimpose work requirement for food assistance

What evidence? Of how hungry they are? Of how hard they've tried to get a job? Of their disability? How long might that take? How hungry might they be in the meantime, only for me to find out that gosh darn, that guy really does deserve some help.

September 5, 2013 at 9:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to reimpose work requirement for food assistance

I also work in a place that supplies a food pantry. Trust me when I say the people there are not loving being in this situation.

Please enlighten me. How am I to serve as a judge and jury to a hungry person who walks through our doors? How are we to establish who has a right to be hungry and who doesn't? We do provide strengths-based case management and we do try to also help people find employment. They are grateful - they are all looking to leave the system behind and be self-sufficient.

I encourage you to come and spend time at The Ballard Center, Penn House, Salvation Army, or Just Food and see for yourself the families who need help. Explain to that mother with a two week old baby just how she should be finding work right now instead of schlepping herself and her two kids to Ballard to get three bags of canned goods.

September 5, 2013 at 2:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County youths making a difference in this Summer of Service

I LOVE our interns! They are so amazingly happy, positive, and most of all, HELPFUL! We are a not-for-profit with limited resources to pay staff, so their help this summer getting us organized and on top of our summer projects has been invaluable. Thank you SO MUCH to United Way, Douglas County Community Foundation, and most of all our amazing interns for everything they've done for us!
-Megan Stuke, Ballard Center

July 22, 2013 at 11:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

North Lawrence residents, irked by a rash of thefts, find that many have gone unreported

Our north Lawrence house was burgled 3 years ago. They got all our electronics, all my jewelry, lots of heirlooms. I had a pretty good idea it was some neighbor kids down the street. Cops were at my house about six minutes and I never heard another thing. We sold and moved within the year. Too bad, I loved being a sandrat.

June 3, 2013 at 8:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Heard on the Hill: Don't look for Chick-fil-A to leave Wescoe; KU responds to records request; CLAS hires new undergraduate services director

It cracks me up when people say things like KU would be squelching free speech if they booted Chick Fil A. Chick Fil A certainly has every right to their stance on the issue. And KU (or whomever else) has every right to boot them for it. That's how that works.

July 29, 2012 at 9:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )