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Latest Douglas County court filings for Dec. 9, 2019

Marriages Maxwell Campbell, 28, Mission, and Dana Whetter, 29, Mission. Trevor Perry, 29, Lawrence, and Ruth Yaregal, 28, Lawrence. Reginald Demart Harrison, 42, Ottawa, and Donna Nicole Jones, 44, Lawrence. Divorces Sara Dorton, 41, Eudora, and Joshua Dorton, 42, Eudora. Timmothy Bradley ...

Your winter checklist: Prepare for safety in cold weather

Winter is coming. This means freezing temperatures, snow, black ice and lots of slipping and sliding are on the way. Though winter weather can look beautiful and peaceful, it can also be very dangerous if you are not prepared. LMH Health wants to make sure that you are being safe on the roads ...

Baldwin City Council approves $1.35M bid to build new police station

The Baldwin City Council has approved a $1.35 million contract to construct a new police station that Mayor Casey Simoneau said will serve the community for half a century. At its Dec. 3 meeting, the Baldwin City Council approved a bid from Lloyd Builders, of Ottawa, to tear down the former ...

Local law enforcement members help children pick out gifts in annual shopping event

Seeing local law enforcement officers help children pick out their favorite gifts this holiday season almost brought tears to the eyes of Amanda Vervynck. “It’s amazing,” said Vervynck, the director of education for the Ballard Community Center. “It makes me want to cry.” Local law ...

Organizers seeking donations, volunteers for 26th annual Community Christmas Dinner

Organizers of Lawrence’s annual Community Christmas Dinner are seeking donations of food and volunteers for this year's event. The 26th annual dinner, which is free and open to the public, will take place at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 25. ...

Eudora leaders again working to build new retail center along K-10 highway

Eudora leaders once again are taking steps to build a new retail center along Kansas Highway 10 that they hope will cut down on the amount of shopping that Eudora residents do in Lawrence. “We want things that are a good fit for Eudora and that will benefit the community for 20 or 30 ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Dec. 2, 2019

Marriages Kimberly Lynn Authier, 28, Lawrence, and Whitney Marie Widener, 30, Lawrence. Brandon Ohmie, 37, Faucett, Mo., and Elizabeth Boyles, 32, Faucett, Mo. James Allen Hill, 53, Lawrence, and Sarah Diane Meng, 46, Lawrence. Thomas Dean Albin, 30, Lawerence, and Kirsten Michelle Osburn, ...

Almost beyond repair: Lawrence couple gives midcentury house a second chance

For several years overgrown trees hid most of the house at 1051 Wellington Drive. Built back in 1960 by Dwight Burnham, a University of Kansas art instructor, the house fell into disrepair before Burnham died in 2013. When the property came up for auction in 2015, Gordie Sailors and Paula ...

Experimental spinal cord treatment helps Lawrence man move after paralysis

Jerod Nieder has been paralyzed from the chest down for the past eight years, but lying on his back as researchers call out commands — “right knee up” — Nieder is able to slowly move his knee toward his chest. Nieder does not have sensation in his lower body, but he is learning to ...