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Flash flood watch issued for tonight with more storms expected through Wednesday

More rounds of severe weather and heavy rains are expected through Wednesday night, raising the chances for flash flooding around the Lawrence area. After 0.63 inches of rain fell at the airport, north of Lawrence, between 11 p.m. Sunday through 1 a.m. Monday, Jenifer Prieto, a meteorologist ...

New Baldwin City barbershop’s furnishings turn back the clock

There are very few concessions to the 20th century, much less the 21st, in the Baldwin City barbershop David Laskowski opened two months ago. “The TV, scissors and clippers are new but everything else is 100 years old,” Laskowski said as he leaned against one of three restored barber ...

Former poet laureate saying goodbye to Kansas

Kansas poet Denise Low will be pulling up stakes and heading west this summer. In preparation for a move to California, she has been decluttering her life. It helped that the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas accepted 20 boxes of her papers, manuscripts, letters and ...

Healthy Outlook: Is your brain due for a checkup?

Medicare beneficiaries: Even if you’re taking advantage of the annual wellness visits that Part B covers, you might not be getting all that you can out of it. A cognitive assessment — included in these annual visits, if you ask your doctor — can help you keep tabs on your brain in five ...

LMH Health accepts Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation challenge

LMH Health has accepted the American Nurse Association’s Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation challenge this year. The Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation challenge is a social movement, designed to improve the health of the more than 4 million registered nurses in the United States. Since nurses fill ...

Antique auto swap meet draws thousands to fairgrounds to shop, sell and socialize

Mason Montee returned Saturday to the auto swap meet at the Douglas County Fairgrounds for the second straight year, but with a different agenda. “I was a seller last year,” said Montee, of Peculiar, Mo., as he looked over parts for sale at the Lawrence Region Antique Automobile Club of ...

Lawrence Civic Choir will take to the stage at New York City’s Carnegie Hall

Fans of the Lawrence Civic Choir can attend a local performance Saturday or wait until June 9 and catch the choir on stage at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Attending “A Spring Bouquet of Songs,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave., will be more ...

Go, See, Do: Kansas Food Truck Festival, Art in the Park and more

Visitors to Saturday’s Kansas Food Truck Festival can enjoy everything from gyros to bulgogi bowls to Kansas City barbecue, all while supporting an important cause. Thirty-two vendors will be at the annual event, including local favorites such as Torched Goodness, Drasko's and the Mad ...

Local dogs to showcase disc-catching skills at South Park; volunteer judges needed

Local dogs can soon display their disc-catching skills for the public at South Park as part of the Skyhoundz Local Championship. The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the annual event May 11, and it will be free for spectators and dog-owner teams wishing to compete, ...

Mavis Staples reschedules Lawrence speaking event for August

Celebrated R&B and gospel singer Mavis Staples is once again set to visit Lawrence to share stories from her life and career. Staples will appear Aug. 21 at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St., as part of the Lawrence Public Library's 780s Series, the library announced Wednesday in a news ...

Adaptive triathlon gives all students a chance to shine

Gracie Flanagan was having so much fun Wednesday morning running in the triathlon at Lawrence High School that she crossed the finish line three times. Flanagan, 17, was one of about 45 secondary adaptive physical education students in the Lawrence school district competing in the event, which ...

Rainfall brings needed moisture to Lawrence but also potential for flash flooding

After last spring’s drought, the recent rain around Lawrence has been a welcome sight for many, although the precipitation comes with a risk of flash flooding. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, 2.37 inches of rain had fallen in Lawrence since the system moved in Sunday evening, according to Sarah ...

Homes: Owners believe they are just caretakers of restored early pioneer cottage

Robert Sterling’s neat craftsmanship remained a selling point 146 years after he laid the stone for the small cottage at 1117 Connecticut St. Warren Hays and Melody Stratton purchased the house in June 2015, after moving to Lawrence from the Washington, D.C., area for Stratton’s job at the ...

Friends & Neighbors: P.E.O. Sisterhood donates to Van Go

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