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Latest Douglas County court filings for July 1, 2019

Marriages Daniel James Howe, 31, Lawrence, and Danielle Elizabeth Wellman, 32, Lawrence. Ginger Kay Green, 40, Lawrence, and Dennis Thomas, 44, Lawrence. Max Carlson, 24, Lawrence, and Jennifer Runyan, 22, Lawrence. Brian Lee Iron-Whiteman Jr., 21, Lawrence, and Diego Jamie Mcgary-Munoz, ...

Are you at risk for a fall in your home?

June is National Safety Month, a time to raise awareness and reduce injuries at work and in our homes and communities. A National Safety Council report on unintentional injuries shows that falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for adults age 65 and older. According to the Centers ...

Eudora housing starts slow as lots become scarce

The city of Eudora has had just six housing starts thus far in 2019, despite city officials regularly fielding calls from individuals interested in building homes. “The demand is there,” said Eudora City Manager Barack Matite. “Our planning department is getting calls from interested ...

Lawrence shoppers have mixed emotions on proposed 16-cent fee for single-use bags

Robin Byer brought along several canvas bags to carry home her groceries from Checkers Foods Friday morning. “It’s so hard to remember all the time,” she said about bringing the bags from her car into the store. “There is a learning curve for everything.” Byer was one of several ...

Community members, nonprofits discuss Douglas County food and health inequities

At a community conversation on food security and health issues Thursday evening, area nonprofit leaders said health equity issues were a chief concern — and one of the organizers even used the location of the meeting itself to make his point. “We have significant gaps,” Douglas County ...

Hallmark names new president and CEO

A longtime company executive will take over at Hallmark as two of the members of the company’s founding family step down from their top positions. Mike Perry has been appointed as president and chief executive officer of Kansas City, Mo.-based Hallmark, according to a release from the ...

Lawrence chamber’s small-business loan program will be able to double lending

The Lawrence chamber of commerce will soon be able to provide more financial assistance to small businesses. The chamber on Wednesday announced that NetWork Kansas, a nonprofit organization focused on business growth, promoted the chamber’s small-business loan program Metropolitan ...

Kansas River in moderate flood stage, should gradually fall by Tuesday afternoon

A flood warning continues for the Kansas River at Lawrence through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka. Monday morning the river had reached moderate flood stage at 20.6 feet and was expected to reach 21 feet by Monday afternoon, according to Audra Hennecke, a ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for June 24, 2019

Marriages Kelly Loneker, 49, Lawrence, and Loni Dean Cooper, 50, Harrisonville, Mo. Sean Thomas Callahan, 35, Richmond, Va., and Liesel Anne Reussner, 26, Richmond, Va. Jessica Yong Coogle, 23, Belton, Mo., and Levi Tanner Clark, 23, Belton, Mo. Troy Alan Brown, 50, Lee's Summit, Mo., ...

Friends & Neighbors: Playwriting award

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Friends & Neighbors: Free State High School Book Awards

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