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Planted wheat acres in Kansas may be lowest in century

Hutchinson — Low prices and a surplus of wheat have moved farmers away from the Kansas staple for the past two years. Now the wet weather that has kept growers out of their fields during planting time this fall could further push the state’s winter wheat acres for next year’s crop toward ...

Lawrence police blotter for Dec. 24

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 134 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Off-leash dog park for Baldwin City nears final approval

A plan to build an off-leash dog park at the city-owned nine-hole golf course in Baldwin City is set to get final approval in January, Baldwin City Administrator Glenn Rodden said. The Baldwin City Planning Commission voted Dec. 12 to recommend that the Baldwin City Council approve a ...

Douglas County Commission meetings canceled this week and next

The Douglas County Commission has canceled its weekly meetings for the Wednesday after Christmas and the Wednesday after New Year's Day. The commission is next scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. on Jan. 9. The commission usually meets at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 ...

Kansas lawmakers consider lack of lobbyist waiting period

Topeka — Kansas is one of few states without a law prohibiting legislators from becoming lobbyists immediately after they leave office — an issue that was recently brought to attention when Rep. Lynn Jenkins began setting up a lobbying firm while still in Congress. Thirty-eight states have ...

Lawrence and area events for Monday, Dec. 24

Today, Dec. 24 150 Themed Trees, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Territorial Capital Museum, 640 E. Woodson Ave., Lecompton. Want to see your event listed here? Email us at datebook@ljworld.com. Tuesday, Dec. 25 Community Christmas Dinner, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Dec. 24, 2018

Marriages Emily Joyce William, 25, Baldwin City, and Logan Elder, 23, Baldwin City. Meagan Lindsay Barbe, 38, Lawrence, and Korrawit Treemaneekarn, 39, Lawrence. James Victor Punelli II, 25, Lawrence, and Katelin Anne Neikirk, 28, Lawrence. Mark Allen Lepley, 62, Conception Junction, Mo., ...

New Kansas governor’s budget repairs may fire GOP opposition

Topeka — Kansas’ incoming Democratic governor uses words like “decimated” to describe what’s happened to state government over the past decade and will be looking to add staff, boost spending and rethink contracts that outsourced jobs to private companies. Yet the same electorate ...

Lawrence police blotter for Dec. 23

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 175 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Healthy Outlook: Put your iPhone to work to help you sleep better

It’s not always as easy to sleep healthfully as some people might think. For those who spend an hour or more tossing and turning every night, a good night’s sleep can feel like a distant dream. Now that winter is officially upon us, I’m ready to hibernate for a bit. Hopefully I can ...

Senior Resource Center offers a new opportunity for those ages 60 and up

An invisible but significant health risk is on the rise among Douglas County’s older population. As people age, their mobility decreases, retirement alters lifestyle, friends die, independence diminishes and relatives can become more distant. As a result, seniors gradually withdraw and ...

Lawrence and area events for Sunday, Dec. 23

Today, Dec. 23 AB’s Crepes and Buffet, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Post 852, 1801 Massachusetts St. Festival of Nativities, noon-4 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St. 150 Themed Trees, 1-5 p.m. Territorial Capital Museum, 640 E. Woodson Ave., Lecompton. Adornment Sale, 1-5 ...