Announcements

Sunflower Elementary first grade teacher named as a Kansas Master Teacher

A Sunflower Elementary first-grade teacher has been named as a Kansas Master Teacher, the Lawrence school district announced Thursday. The teacher, Jessica Brown, was one of seven teachers in the state to earn the honor. Established in 1954, the Kansas Master Teacher awards honor exemplary ...

Local History: After Quantrill’s Raid, a Lawrence church became a morgue

On the east side of the 700 block of Vermont Street, you can see a small bronze plaque on a brick building at about eye level. It tells of a First Methodist Church that once stood there, which was built in 1857 and was used as morgue following Quantrill’s Raid on Aug. 21, 1863. More than ...

Knee replacements helped former KU football player get ‘back to my life’

Being active is in Pat Brown’s DNA. As an outside linebacker with the University of Kansas football from 1994 to 1999, he jokes that he played on concrete that was painted green. It wasn’t concrete, of course, but the turf was hard on his joints. “I remember a number of guys that I ...