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Lawrence native Robby Steinhardt, rock violinist for band Kansas, dies at 71

Updated at 8:08 p.m. Monday Robby Steinhardt of the band Kansas died Saturday at age 71 after a brief illness. Steinhardt grew up in Lawrence and formed the classic rock band — famed for such hits as "Carry On Wayward Son," "Dust in the Wind" and "Point of Know Return" — in the 1970s with ...

Village Green community area approved for Eudora Nottingham development

The latest project approved for the Nottingham redevelopment site in Eudora won’t add a new business to the city but will help establish the site as a focal point of community activity. On July 12, the Eudora City Commission approved the final development plan for a 1.62 acre Village Green ...

COVID-19 vaccinations to be offered at county fair

To help boost Douglas County's vaccination rate, the Douglas County Fair Board, the local health department and the Douglas County Community Foundation will be sponsoring a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the county fair later this month. Margaret Kalb, Douglas County Fair Board executive ...

4-H’ers show off cats, pet menagerie to open county fair

While waiting his turn to show his cat, Opie, at the Douglas County 4-H Fair pet show on Saturday, 15-year-old Blake Wohler scoffed when asked if he had trained his cat for the event. “You really can’t train a cat,” the Meadowlark 4-H Club member said. “I guess you can, but it would ...

For local beekeepers, honey hobby can be costly but sweet

Ask Levi Lenard how much money he’s spent on bees and his answer might shock you. But to Lenard, the benefits outweigh the expense. “I’ve spent thousands on beekeeping,” said Lenard, who is forthright about how costly and time consuming the hobby can be and how it requires a certain ...