Town Talk

New city survey shows about 20 percent have concerns with taste of city's drinking water

Chad Lawhorn

A bit “earthy” is how Lawrence city officials described the taste and smell of the city’s drinking water for a period in June 2012. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether that is the adjective of your choice to describe the city’s tap water during [last summer’s outbreak][1] ...

New microbrewery planned for downtown Eudora

Chad Lawhorn

It’s beginning to make a little more sense. Perhaps you are not like me and you don’t spend a good part of the year wondering why Winnie the Pooh acts so dang strange. Perhaps you also don’t have a spouse who fills your home with the odd little bear every ...

Economic development board questions whether new vo-tech campus ought to be located on former Farmland Industries site

Chad Lawhorn

When voters go to the polls in April, they may have junior college on their minds just a bit. That’s because about $5.7 million of the Lawrence Public School district’s proposed $92.5 million bond issue would go towards bringing together [three area community colleges][1] to create a new campus for ...

Pittsburg State proving Lawrence and KU not the only university-city sports facility partnership

Chad Lawhorn

Lawrence, don’t be alarmed, but a group of Gorillas have been watching you. Now, it is our turn to watch them, for at least a moment. The folks at Pittsburg State University — home of the Pitt State Gorillas — have been reading with interest all the comings and goings ...

The latest list of property sales in Lawrence and Douglas County

Chad Lawhorn

Another week means another week of real estate sales and land transfers as recorded by our friends down at the Douglas County Courthouse. Nothing too much to report on the commercial front this week, but [click here][1] to see the complete list of property sales for the week ending Jan. ...

Chutney's Indian restaurant set to open on Monday; burrito madness in downtown Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

Ever since back in July when we reported a new ethnic restaurant that billed itself as the Indian version of a Chipotle was going to open in downtown, I’ve been getting questions about what the heck that means. Well, soon you’ll be able to find out. Chutney’s at 918 Massachusetts ...

This and that about Petco, AT&T Wireless store and Ross Dress for Less along South Iowa Street

Chad Lawhorn

Pets, phones and less dresses, I guess: That’s what a little bit of sign watching on South Iowa Street has produced today. • First, pets. All you pet lovers can quit worrying about the future of Lawrence’s Petco store near 31st and Iowa. I had several readers ask if the ...

Online petition drive asks city commissioners to put $25M recreation center project up for citywide vote

Chad Lawhorn

There was a fairly interesting development this weekend related to the city’s proposed regional recreation center. It started with an [article in the Journal-World on Sunday][1] about the various positions each City Commission candidate has taken on the proposed $25 million regional recreation center. Candidate Scott Criqui said, among other ...

Work to begin soon on 23rd and O'Connell traffic signal; developers and housing authority still working on plans for rent-controlled apartment complex for area

Chad Lawhorn

All you growth hawks who have had your eyes trained for so long on northwest Lawrence may want to look briefly to the east for a bit. One of the more visible signs that growth is expected to come to an area soon will pop up at the intersection of ...

City clears the way for traffic-calming devices to be installed on 27th Street between Iowa and Louisiana

Chad Lawhorn

Here’s a free tip for all those people looking for a new business venture in the future: An auto alignment shop — or maybe a muffler repair business — near the corner of 27th and Iowa streets. It is beginning to look more likely that the busy stretch of 27th ...

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