Town Talk column

Town Talk: Eagle Bend number seeking rebound; more details on Berry Plastics project

News and notes from around town:• City officials are hoping nice fall weather gets area golfers back into the swing of things. A new city report shows business has been down at the city-owned Eagle Bend Golf Course. Through September, the course has collected about $687,000 in revenue, down ...

Town Talk: Job numbers down; mural proposed for downtown

News and notes from around town:• The beginning of 2010 wasn’t the beginning of a jobs rebound in Douglas County, new numbers from the federal government show. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the number of jobs located in Douglas County declined by about 700 positions during the ...

Lawrence Farmers’ Market competing for national ranking

Another Lawrence institution is working to make the latest Top 20 poll, and this one doesn’t have anything to do with KU athletics. The Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market is battling to be named one of the 20 best farmers' markets in the country by the American Farmland Trust. The ...

Plan for former Arensberg building comes forward

There soon may be new life for the former Arensberg Shoes building in downtown Lawrence. Lawrence orthodontist Dan Ranjbar has bought the building and filed new plans with the city that he hopes will make the large Art Deco landmark at 825 Mass. more attractive to retailers. “I’m ...

City close to settling on social service funding

There was a lot of talk about social service funding during last April’s Lawrence City Commission election. In particular, there was a lot of hand-wringing over potential city funding cuts to social service agencies, but several candidates said they would make it a goal to at least hold ...

City holding off on hiring new city clerk

Today will mark a changing of the guard in one of the major behind-the-scenes departments at Lawrence City Hall. Friday is the last day of service for Frank Reeb, the city’s clerk and director of administrative services. As previously reported, Reeb, who has been with the city for about ...