Olathe man booked twice into Douglas County Jail on same day; municipal court alleged trespasser; neighbor tussle; golf club vs. sword alleged altercation

Well, one Olathe resident apparently had quite the bad day in Lawrence yesterday. He was arrested and booked into the Douglas County jail not once, but twice on Tuesday, according to jail booking logs. John Chandler Keeley, 28, was first arrested around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in the ... Continue reading


Winning experience gave Michigan State edge against KU

The more you think about it, the more you realize the college basketball world should have seen a Michigan State “upset” of Kansas coming at the Champions Classic. Sure, the No. 4 Jayhawks headed to Chicago with a higher ranking than No. 13 Michigan State. And, yes, ... Continue reading


KASB president to run against Abrams for Kansas Senate

Don Shimkus, a school board member from Oxford and current president of the Kansas Association of School Boards, announced Wednesday that he will run as a Democrat for a seat in the Kansas Senate. Shimkus is challenging incumbent Republican Steve Abrams of Arkansas City in the 32nd ... Continue reading


The Day After: Spanked by Sparty

The Kansas University men's basketball team had a golden opportunity to start the season with a statement victory in a prime-time event that would have served notice that this season was going to be different. It still might, but the Jayhawks blew that opportunity by collapsing down ... Continue reading


Baseline view: Kansas v. Michigan State

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Sugar Britches to boast new lineup at fundraiser tonight

Some midweek merriment is in store for Lawrence. Our favorite foul-mouthed songsters, [Sugar Britches][1], will be [playing a benefit show on Wednesday for the Lawrence Community Photo Studio][2]. The studio has had a tight relationship with the band, and even hosted them for a popular Final Fridays ... Continue reading


The Ultimate Turkey Sandwich

I teach informal cooking classes to my friends once in awhile, and recently we decided that we needed to go over some Thanksgiving basics before the big event occurred. One friend is newly married and one is visiting her fairly new boyfriend's family for the holiday, and ... Continue reading


Hank Charcuterie chef Juan Carlos “Jay” Tovar-Ballagh dies at 27

Juan Carlos Tovar-Ballagh, chef de cuisine at Hank Charcuterie and former Pachamamas pastry chef, died Thursday in his Lawrence home. He was 27. Tovar-Ballagh’s longtime friend and colleague Vaughn Good, owner-chef of Hank Charcuterie, was still trying to process the news Tuesday morning while sharing stories of ... Continue reading


Rob Likens: Though winless, Jayhawks remain upbeat

Kansas offensive coordinator Rob Likens says head coach David Beaty has created an atmosphere that allows the Jayhawks to remain positive through Year 1 of a difficult rebuilding progress which, so far, has not produced a win. “If he was up here cussing these kids out every ... Continue reading


Clint Bowen: KU defense making late-season progress

Kansas defensive coordinator Clint Bowen says one of the most important things the Jayhawks’ “D” accomplished at TCU this past week was committing to carrying out the game plan. “I think this was the first time the kids, consciously throughout the game, remembered what was important to ... Continue reading


Scam alert: Area officials warn of phone scammers impersonating local agencies

There seems to be a rise in rip-offs targeting Lawrence and Douglas County residents as three local agencies issued phone scam alerts Monday evening. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Lawrence Police Department are warning about an apparent scheme to steal Social Security numbers and cash ... Continue reading


New report shows number of downtown Lawrence retailers on a significant decline; new numbers for citywide vacancy rate

In recent years I know downtown Lawrence has produced more of some things: more apartments, more hotels, more reasons for my wife to wear a disguise when she sees a parking control officer. But one thing it is has produced less of is one of its more ... Continue reading


LarryvilleLife’s Picks (Nov. 17-23): Benefit for Lawrence Community Photo Studio; Anti-Holidays Happy Hour at Frank’s; Black Friday play; Night at the Museum at the Museum; Kathryn King EP release; Trading Places

The holidays approach, like it or not, and we've got holiday and anti-holiday options below, as well as plenty of stuff that has nothing to do with the holidays whatsoever. Those are good, too. **Benefit for Lawrence Community Photo Studio featuring Sugar Britches, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ... Continue reading


Your Friend announces new album, releases single

Before Lawrence musician Taryn Blake Miller boarded a plane to Paris on Friday, she was celebrating an upcoming album release. She spent this summer recording her second album, *Gumption*, on Domino Records in New York City, with a host of local musicians by her side (including Chris ... Continue reading


Getting to know No. 13 Michigan State before the Champions Classic

The college basketball season is less than a week old, but thanks to the Champions Classic, in Chicago, fans don’t have to wait any longer to see some of the nation’s top programs going head to head. Bill Self’s No. 4-ranked Kansas Jayhawks take on Tom Izzo’s ... Continue reading


Lawrence Folk to host Heartland Traditional Music and Dance Festival this week

[Lawrence Folk][1], a local organization committed to preserving folklife in the Lawrence community, will host a series of workshops and dances this week as part of its [Heartland Traditional Music and Dance Festival][2]. The event, which officially runs Thursday through Sunday, is a collaborative effort between Lawrence ... Continue reading


Lawrence falconer Jack Stoddart prepares for hunting season

**Video by Lawrence Journal-World photographer Richard Gwin** (see below) Related story by Karen Dillon: **[Falconry rare in Kansas, with only about 50 licensed practitioners statewide][1]** > Falconry is an ancient form of > hunting, estimated to be about 4,000 > years old, and it was dubbed the ... Continue reading


Plans show new fitness center for west Lawrence, more tofu for eastern Lawrence

Talk of a fitness center usually causes me to fake a hamstring injury (mmm, ham,) but I guess it is safe to pass along this news. It sure looks like far west Lawrence is going to get a new fitness center. As we previously reported, Genesis Health ... Continue reading


Transient Lawrence man pepper-sprayed, Tazed and arrested after allegedly camping out in stranger’s backyard, ‘struggling’ with police

There’s been a lot of talk about whether the county needs to create a mental health facility as part of a proposed jail expansion. Douglas County officials and the sheriff’s office recently hosted a public meeting to discuss the potential projects for a jail expansion and mental ... Continue reading


Football Game Tape: Week Eleven

After a two-point loss in the City Showdown, Free State High football players remained upbeat in practice the following the week. They knew they were a better team than their 0-3 record showed, and were confident they could turn their season around. Now the Firebirds are one ... Continue reading

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