Town Talk column

Mental health center to expand into historic Castle Tea Room building

A Lawrence landmark is now on a firmer financial foundation than it has been in years. You may remember that in March we reported the United Way of Douglas County had reached a deal to move its offices into a portion of the historic Castle Tea Room building near 13th and Massachusetts ...

Company that makes parts for railroads considering deal to locate factory in Eudora

A company that makes flashing red lights for the railroad industry is on the verge of giving the green light to a project that would bring dozens of manufacturing jobs to Douglas County. Canadian-based Modern Manufacturing is in negotiations with the city of Eudora to locate a factory in the ...

Cheese shop with a classic sandwich menu opens in downtown Lawrence

The phrase “say cheese” has ruined many a photo. Rather than smile, I bolt to get a flask of wine and a bag of tortilla chips (just in case it turns into a nacho party.) If cheese also excites you, there is a new shop in downtown Lawrence to take note of. Pedestrian Cheese has opened at ...

LMH signs deal to bring longtime walk-in medical clinic to south Iowa Street

A longtime Lawrence medical practice has been bought by LMH Health and soon will have a new home on south Iowa Street. The nonprofit hospital announced today that it has finalized a deal with First Med, a nearly 30-year old walk-in clinic that operates just east of 23rd and Iowa streets. LMH ...

Yes, some local candidates running as Democrats were Republicans not long ago

The local election season is hitting a key moment with Monday’s filing deadline near, and some readers have questions about some of the politics behind the races. Two questions seem to be the most frequent: Why is there a dearth of local Republican candidates, and have some of the Democrats ...