City Government

Roadwork for Oct. 16, 2017

• A mill and overlay project on Haskell Avenue from 15th Street to 23rd Street continues. The northbound lane of Haskell Avenue will remain closed with the southbound lane open to traffic. Full closure of Haskell Avenue from 19th Street and 23rd Street for final surface overlay work is ...

Lone Star Church of the Brethren to hold sausage supper

The Lone Star Church of the Brethren will have its 67th annual pancake and sausage supper from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the church, 883 East 800 Road. Whole hog sausage will be available for purchase in 1-pound packages. Because of ongoing construction on County Route 458, the church is accessible ...

North Lawrence cleaning up in wake of Saturday storm

Glen Olson is taking exception with the official account of the storm that blew through North Lawrence shortly at about 4 p.m. Saturday.“They said it wasn’t a microburst,” he said. “There was a limb from my neighbor’s yard that broke and took out my back fence 30 feet away. That’s a ...

Maple Leaf Festival was brainchild of Baker professors

The Maple Leaf Festival has accomplished more than its founders — credited to be Ivan Boyd, Charles Doudna, C.R. Whitley and Bill Horn — envisioned. In fact, it has done better than anyone could have dreamed back in 1957 when the Commercial Club put on the first-ever festival.Roger Boyd, ...

Maple Leaf Parade to kick off full day of activities Saturday

Although the official schedule says the Maple Leaf Festival begins on Friday, anyone who has ever made a Saturday morning visit to Baldwin City for the festival knows it’s the annual parade that really gets the event started.Again this year, the parade will start at 11 a.m. Saturday. Expect ...

Visitors to find more than 400 booths at Maple Leaf Festival

The Maple Leaf Festival will return Oct. 20, 21 and 22 to Baldwin City for the 60th time, and the event’s organizing committee is going to celebrate the occasion with those who attend."We’re going to have a lot of giveaways," said Donna Curran, Maple Leaf Festival Committee member. "Our ...

Maple Leaf Quilt Guild show to return to elementary school

The Maple Leaf Quilt Guild’s annual quilt show will return this year to Baldwin City on Maple Leaf Festival weekend, and organizers once again invite area quilters to submit their handiwork for display.The quilt show will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the ...

Local Boy Scout leaders react to news that girls will soon be allowed to join

Earlier this week, the Boys Scouts of America announced that girls will soon be admitted into the Cub Scouts — a landmark move in the organization’s 107-year history. Now, local scouting parents are chiming in, and they say the move isn’t all that surprising. Melissa Jakmouj, a former ...

Midland Railway to entertain Maple Leaf Festival visitors with a stickup

Midland Railway will treat riders of the historic excursion railroad with a stickup throughout Maple Leaf Festival weekend. Midland is offering trips to “Nowhere,” or grounds the nonprofit historical railroad owns south of Baldwin City. There, the Wild Women of the Frontier, an all-female ...

Maple Leaf Run kicks off festival’s Saturday activities

The Maple Leaf Run returns Saturday at the Baldwin City Golf Course, 1500 South St. The event, which will benefit the Baldwin High School wrestling team, will include a 5K adult run and kids run and 1-mile walk. Medals will be awarded in adult events for the top male and female finishers ...

Thunderstorm knocks out power for thousands of Lawrence residents

A severe thunderstorm moved through Douglas County Saturday evening, leaving thousands of residents without power.Gina Penzig, Westar Energy media relations manager, said about 3,500 customers lost power in Lawrence because of wind damage, with North Lawrence sustaining the most damage. Penzig ...

Volunteer opportunities: Have some Halloween fun for nature

Agency: Prairie Park Nature CenterContact: Alisa at akozlowski@lawrenceks.orgPrairie Park Nature Center is a city-run nature center that strives to provide unique learning experiences and inspire appreciation, understanding and stewardship of our natural environment. The Prairie Park Nature ...

Lawrence City Commission agenda set for Oct. 17 meeting

Consent agenda• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 10/10/17.• Receive minutes from various boards and commissions.• Approve all claims. The list of claims will be posted by the Finance Department on Monday prior to the meeting. If Monday is a holiday, the claims will be posted ...

Volunteers putting up observation tower at Baker Wetlands

A team of volunteers working at the Baker Wetlands on Saturday was rewarded with a nice view.Spreading out to their east and south were grasses tinted with fall colors mixed with brush and trees still displaying the lush green of summer. That vegetation framed the pools that attract native and ...

Trump’s Obamacare order not expected to create insurance chaos in Kansas

Topeka ? President Donald Trump's decision to halt payments of cost sharing subsidies for certain kinds of insurance policies purchased on the Obamacare exchange markets will have little impact in Kansas, one insurance company said Friday.That's because when insurance companies who participate ...

Saturday’s Experience Haskell event invites community to do just that

Haskell Indian Nations University is inviting the community to “experience” everything the historic school has to offer. This weekend, Haskell students, faculty and staff will host “Experience Haskell: Native Lawrence,” a second annual event showcasing the university’s history, ...

Kennel Club’s dog show gives puppies chance to compete

The Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club will host its annual dog show at the Douglas County Fairgrounds this weekend and will give some young pups a chance to compete with the big dogs. Puppies from ages 4 to 6 months old will be able to participate. Vickie Jacobs, show chairperson, said the puppies ...