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Annual Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition kicks off

The annual downtown outdoor sculpture exhibition begins today. This year’s exhibition range from the poetic to the mysterious. The art works are displayed on the streets of Downtown Lawrence and at Theatre Lawrence. It’s the 29th Annual Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition sponsored by the City Cultural Arts Commission. Porter Arneill …

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KU sports sets record off the field–with GPA high

The University of Kansas may be known for setting records on the basketball court or on the field, but this year it’s the “student” in student athlete that’s getting recognition. That’s because as a whole the student athletics department earned a 3.09 GPA—the best the student athletes have seen. KU …

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City Manager announces three finalists for Lawrence Director of Parks & Recreation position

Lawrence City Manager Tom Markus announced today that the search for a new Parks & Recreation director has been narrowed to three finalists. The individuals moving forward in this selection process are: • Mark Hecker, Assistant Director, Lawrence Parks and Recreation • Derek Rogers, Retired Colonel, Kansas Air National Guard …

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Recent lane closure information

Turn lane onto Naismith to close The left hand turn lane from 23rd Street onto northbound Naismith Drive will be closed beginning Friday, June 23rd through Monday June 26th. A contractor for the Utilities Department will be on site to replace a water main valve located in this lane. Traffic …

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St. John’s Mexican Fiesta benefits local students

St. John’s Mexican Fiesta will celebrate its 37th year. “It’s a party in our backyard. We’re celebrating our Mexican American Culture here in Lawrence. A lot of families moved here in the 1900’s and settled here and became part of St. John’s”, said Fiesta Chairman Frank Lemus. While it’s known …

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Legendary Lawrence films take center stage at Stars of Centron event

The legendary Centron films take center stage at Liberty Hall Thursday evening. To the uninitiated, Pattie Johnston, who helped organize the event, describes Centron as the film company responsible for many educational videos shown in schools countrywide between the 50s and 80s. “Do you remember being in school and having …

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Kansas to move forward with $300M stadium renovation plan

Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger says plans to renovate Memorial Stadium and build an indoor training facility are moving forward and will cost around $300 million. The Kansas City Star reports that Zenger made the announcement Wednesday night at a meet-and-greet event for the football team at a Kansas City, …

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427 become new U.S. citizens at Lied Center ceremony

427 people from 70 countries gathered together in the Lied Center for one reason – to become a U.S. citizen. Today’s ceremony was the biggest of all years. New citizens received certificates and registered to vote. Officer Kathleen Schley says it’s an opportunity for new citizens to enhance our community …

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Community members are keeping cool this summer

Staying cool in the summer can be tough. That’s why representatives from Westar Energy and Salvation Army made sure everyone had a chance to beat the heat. “We find that families who can’t afford air conditioning or central air to run that all the time they can certainly enjoy a …

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