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Easter egg hunts, for kids and dogs, set for Saturday

Several opportunities are available to hunt Easter eggs Saturday around Lawrence. Saturday will begin with a special egg hunt just for dogs. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. at South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St. The hunt will begin at 9 a.m. All dogs must have proof of current vaccinations. ...

Lawrence’s 19th annual Earth Day Parade and celebration scheduled for Saturday

Final touches are being put on Saturday's 19th annual Earth Day Parade and Celebration; however, there is one thing organizers have no control over: Mother Nature. No rain date has been scheduled, which has had Caleb Hull, a Lawrence Parks and Recreation intern who is helping to organize the ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for April 15, 2019

Marriages James Richardson, 50, Lawrence, and Kelly Larmer, 48, Lawrence. Daniel Bryan Howard, 32, Lawrence, and Ruby Lynn Johnson, 46, Lawrence. William Oley Haas, 52, Lawrence, and Sinthia Maria Saunders, 56, Lawrence. Irshad Cheema, 52, Overland Park, and Misbah Irshad, 50, Toronto, ...

Choctaw historian at KU restoring cultural knowledge through food, fiction, family

The published works of Devon Mihesuah fill a wide space between two bookends in her office at the University of Kansas. The prolific author juggles her time between being a professor, writing (both fiction and nonfiction), and advocating for healthy eating in the Native American community, ...

Healthy Outlook: Take time for self-care

A certain column or article from a certain health writer was missing from the Journal-World last week. For that, I apologize — but I also don’t. Here’s why: Neither you nor I nor anyone else has to be everything for everyone all the time. Sometimes, in order to save your sanity, you ...

Programs for those with Parkinson’s are growing rapidly in Lawrence

Parkinson’s is a disease that affects the part of your brain involved with movement. Initial symptoms affect motor skills and can result in tremors, stiffness and slowness of movement. Gradually, it can progress to nonmotor symptoms such as depression or anxiety. This disease progresses, ...

Area couple creating covered wagons for unique glamping experience

Dennis and Donna Steinman aren’t creating the kind of Conestoga wagons that hardy pioneers used to travel west. Their PlainsCraft Conestoga Wagons are more like the Winnebago of covered wagons; they're intended for those drawn to glamorous camping, or glamping. “I’ve always loved ...

Historic, decaying one-room school to see new life as museum, event center

Travelers between Lawrence and Lecompton, along North 1800 Road, may have noticed an old building slowly losing its battle with time, but thanks to descendants of one of the area's oldest families, new life is being bestowed on the decaying structure. The old building is known as Winter ...

Downtown Lawrence Farmers’ Market to kick off season Saturday

The Lawrence Farmers’ Market will open its 43rd season Saturday with familiar vendors and some new faces selling a variety of products, from locally produced meat to vegan cinnamon buns. While it’s still early for a lot of fresh produce, plenty of greens will be available, according to ...