Friday, July 21, 2017

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City, county provide answers to Peaslee Tech funding questions

A question about whether the city will continue to fund Lawrence’s vocational school, the Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center, has some residents worrying about losing an intrinsic part of the community. But Peaslee Tech’s executive director, Marvin Hunt, says the school’s not losing funding from the city. “There has been …

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City Manager announces new Parks and Recreation Director

City Manager Tom Markus announced the hiring of Derek Rogers as the city’s new Parks and Recreation Director. Mr. Rogers is a lifelong resident of Lawrence and a retired Colonel with 32 years of military service in conjunction with 24 years of federal civil service in the Kansas Air National …

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Wichita man catches 80-pound catfish

A man has caught an unusually large flathead catfish in a lake northeast of Wichita and locals think it’s the largest fish of any kind reeled in during the lake’s 50-year history. The Wichita Eagle reports that Charlie Henning had caught an 80-pound (36 kilograms) catfish at Marion Reservoir last …

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Six-state speed enforcement to be held this weekend

A six-state speed enforcement will occur this weekend, from July 21 through July 23. The Kansas Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies will join law enforcement from Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma to address speeding. As speed increases, the severity of a crash increases, which could lead to …

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