Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 1 - DE Dorance Armstrong

With August right around the corner and another football season quickly coming, we've reached the top spot in our summer series of the most crucial Jayhawks for the 2016 season. In all, the series featured 13 offensive players and 12 defensive players, lending support to the idea ... Continue reading


South Iowa Street retailer closing Lawrence location

For years as a reporter who worked a Tuesday night shift, I regularly had my Tuesday mornings off. I have to admit that I did not spend many of them in Lawrence’s Tuesday Morning store, although in hindsight I might have been well-served to purchase some closeout ... Continue reading


How hiring Matt Baty to lead the Williams Fund can help KU football

Thursday’s news that former KU baseball standout Matt Baty had been hired to lead the Williams Education Fund included one key quote from athletic director Sheahon Zenger that figures to have a huge impact on the future of Kansas football. “It’s now time to focus on Memorial ... Continue reading


The most beautiful place in Kansas is in Lawrence; new numbers show Kansas economy strongest in the region, creating questions for Brownback

The most beautiful place in Kansas is in Lawrence. Sure, I’ve uttered such a statement before — “the most beautiful place is the mirror closest to you, dear” — mainly out of necessity when the florist cancels my line of credit. But the national magazine House Beautiful ... Continue reading


Construction worker injured in electrical accident at HERE Kansas site near KU campus

An electrical accident injured a worker Monday morning at the HERE Kansas construction site near Kansas University's Memorial Stadium, investigators say. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief James King said that around 8:15 a.m. Monday a boom truck being used to lift materials at the site came ... Continue reading


Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 2 - WR LaQuvionte Gonzalez

We've reached the Top 2 spots in our summer countdown and one of them comes from the offense and the other comes from the defense. In all, our list of the Top 25 most crucial Jayhawks for the 2016 season includes 13 offensive players and 12 defensive ... Continue reading


Healthy JaCorey Shepherd enters Eagles training camp inexperienced, but well educated

It’s been close to 20 months since JaCorey Shepherd last played in a football game. Yet the former Kansas defensive back feels more prepared than ever as he embarks on the first true season of his professional career. Poised to start as a rookie nickel corner for ... Continue reading


GOP primary in 42nd District could be a bellwether for the state

TOPEKA — The 42nd House District, which includes part of eastern Douglas County, may be as good a place as any to watch for signs that a more moderate, pro-public education wing of the Kansas Republican Party will make a resurgence this year. That’s where Rep. Connie ... Continue reading


Watch Joel Embiid arm-wrestle Justin Bieber in a night club

Joel Embiid, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft, has yet to play an NBA game, due to significant foot injuries. Because of the aforementioned two seasons worth of missed action, Embiid tends to be the butt of social media jokes — sometimes just for ... Continue reading


Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 3 - RB Ke’aun Kinner

Coming in at No. 3 on our list of the most crucial Jayhawks of the 2016 season is one of the best players from 2015 and one of the more pleasant surprises from a year ago. He did not arrive on campus with much hype, but his ... Continue reading


Say something nice about Kansas football: Discipline taking root

Setting rules and then dismissing anybody who doesn't follow them is not the way to establish discipline in a football program. Anybody could do that. It's easy. The tough challenge is taking players who lack discipline and finding a way to get them to change their behaviors. ... Continue reading


Knisley does it: a journey through illustrated memoirs

As a reader, I usually don’t know where my next read is going to come from. It could be found in a magazine article, by listening to NPR, or from a person convincing me that I need to drop everything and read this book that will apparently ... Continue reading


Another fast-food chicken restaurant sets its sights on Lawrence; basketball court promise broken at Rock Chalk Park

Keep your eyes open and your wet wipes handy. There’s rumblings of yet another fast-food chicken chain coming to Lawrence. I’m hearing that the chain Slim Chickens is close to signing a deal to locate in west Lawrence. I hear the restaurant hopes to locate in the ... Continue reading


Sizing up what the top Big 12 expansion candidates mean for Kansas

If you’ve followed any of the Big 12 expansion talk, whether in the past few years or just the past few days, you’ve probably heard it all. From which universities are most likely to join the conference to which are the best fit and whether those who ... Continue reading


Two KU football players accused of stealing money to buy Jimmy John’s, court documents say

This spring a pair of Kansas University football players were arrested on suspicion of robbery. Last month they were charged with misdemeanor theft. Now, police documents provide a bit of insight as to what the two men, accused of stealing $40 from another man, were after: food. ... Continue reading


Could former Big 12 members be in the expansion mix? Bill Snyder thinks so

Big 12 expansion is hot again — maybe hotter than ever — and universities all across the country are making comments, pushes, pleas even, to the Big 12 brass to find a way to place themselves on the VIP list. This, of course, is a reaction to ... Continue reading


Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 4 - LB Joe Dineen

As we head down the stretch of our summer countdown of the most crucial Jayhawks on the 2016 football team, we start to find some of the most talented and accomplished Jayhawks on the roster. Beyond that, the names at the top of this list seem to ... Continue reading


Vintage Players to perform annual ‘Senior Moments’ Saturday at Theatre Lawrence

The retirees-turned-thespians of Theatre Lawrence’s Vintage Players call it “An Evening of Senior Moments,” but, as members of the group will attest, the annual comedy performance is more than colonoscopy jokes and predictable bits about failing memory. “It’s funny,” Vintage Players director Mary Ann Saunders says of ... Continue reading


Shakespeare 400 at your library

Perhaps you’re all up to date on all [#Shakespeare400][1], but I (and here I hang my librarian head) have only paid glancing attention to the worldwide celebration of the Bard’s “passing through nature to eternity.” Thankfully, I’ll be given the chance to remedy my oversight when on ... Continue reading


Proposed Eudora budget would increase property taxes, utility rates; Maple Leaf Triathlon is Saturday; Eudora Parks and Recreation sponsors photo contest

City Manager Barack Matite completed a proposed 2017 budget for presentation to the Eudora City Commission at a work session Thursday that would increase the city’s property tax levy from 33.98 to 39.46 mills. Matite said that 4 mills of the 5.48-mill increase would fund a capital ... Continue reading