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Nottingham redevelopment foremost on Eudora City Commission’s plate for 2020

The Eudora City Commission will get a jump on an issue that will be on its plate throughout 2020 when it is asked early next month to approve the sale of a lot on the former Nottingham Elementary School property. Eudora Mayor Tim Reazin said he expects the City Commission to consider selling ...

Blizzard to miss Lawrence, but expect rain this weekend

A blizzard is expected to hit parts of the plains and Midwest region this weekend, but it will likely miss Lawrence, according to a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Topeka. "There could be a few flurries here in northeast Kansas," meteorologist Daniel Reese said of Saturday ...

Lawrence solar energy company to give away solar energy system to local nonprofit

A Lawrence solar energy company plans to give a local nonprofit organization a free solar energy system. Good Energy Solutions, 641 E. 22nd St., is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations in Douglas County who are interested in the offer. Shana Good, who runs the company ...

Jayhawk AAA reintroduces senior meal sites in Douglas County

On a recent Thursday, Dorothy Resco and Wilbur Heath enjoyed a noon meal and conversation with Rhonda Seitz at the Eudora Community Center. Seitz had delivered the meals Resco and Heath were eating through her job with Meals on Wheels of Eastern Kansas. She had time to visit with Resco and ...

A Christmas tradition has family handing out gifts on Massachusetts Street

The three people loaded with red gift bags looked like last-minute shoppers Monday morning, but instead of bringing the presents home they were handing them out to strangers they encountered on Massachusetts Street. Scott Sloyer and his adult children Tyler and Rachel began the tradition of ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Dec. 23, 2019

Marriages Erin Michelle Lee, 36, Grandview, Mo., and Jonathan Andrew Mcintire, 41, Grandview, Mo. Cody J. Boos, 32, Lawrence, and Grace Kyleen Jones, 27, Lawrence. Papa Fode Kher Drame, 34, Lawrence, and Linda Wang, 28, Lawrence. Christopher Meyeres, 39, Lawrence, and Chelsea Mckee, 36, ...

‘Mr. Lecompton’ honored with Governor’s Tourism Award

The striking contemporary design of the newest item on view at Lecompton’s Territorial Capital Museum is at odds with the antique furnishings that fill the first-floor room in which it is displayed. The translucent piece sits on a wooden base with brass plate identifying it as the ...

A Lawrence house and its current owners weave their histories together

Two years ago when Rodney and Judith Taylor decided to move to Lawrence to be closer to family, they found the perfect home just three hours after walking through its front door. Rodney didn’t hesitate. He thought the blue house with the wrap-around front porch at 2135 Massachusetts St. was ...

Ellis County Drug Court celebrates first graduates

HAYS, Kan. — Drug Court's recent graduation day lacked caps and gowns and was a little less formal than traditional pomp and circumstance, but it was no less joyous for the participants who filled the third-floor courtroom in the Ellis County Courthouse. The six who graduated were among the ...

Baldwin City mayor appoints committee to plan town’s 150th anniversary

Baldwin City officials are starting to make plans to celebrate the city’s 150th birthday. Baldwin City Mayor Casey Simoneau appointed a committee earlier this month to help plan the sesquicentennial celebration. Historic Baldwin City, about 20 miles south of Lawrence, was founded on Sept. ...

Go, See, Do: Van Go benefit concert, annual menorah lighting and more

Shoppers at Van Go's annual holiday art sale this weekend will be able to take in some eclectic music at the same time. The social service agency that employs at-risk young people as apprentice artists will be welcoming Kansas City-based musician Calvin Arsenia for a benefit concert on ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Dec. 16, 2019

Marriages Clinton Merrill Stephens, 39, Lawrence, and Trina Jo Ramirez, 46, Lawrence. Matthew Edward Kappenman, 36, Lawrence, and Teressa Danelle Martinez, 34, Lawrence. Daniel Jackson Lynch, 23, Collinsville, Ill., and Melody Lane Smith, 22, Perry. James Corwin Mackey, 33, Lawrence, and ...

Lawrence woman named 2019 CASA Volunteer of the Year for Kansas

When an email from CASA showed up, Kristina Chartrand figured it was announcing the volunteer of the year, and she thought she’d check it later to see if someone she knew had received the honor. Before she could check, Amy Buchele-Ash, her CASA advocate coordinator, called to congratulate ...

Weather-related closings, cancellations and delays for Monday, Dec. 16

Have a closing, cancellation or postponement to report? Please email it to closings@ljworld.com. The following will be closed Monday, Dec. 16. Last updated: 8:16 p.m. Sunday • Lawrence Public Schools • Eudora Public Schools • Baldwin City School District Related story • Dec. ...