Victoria Bell remembers peanut butter cookies and cornbread as the first recipes she ever made by herself. Now, as a rising high school senior, she can see her dream career of one day owning a restaurant or bakery in close reach.
Two special lunch guests and a small entourage visited Billy Mills Middle School on Tuesday. Billy Mills himself, and his wife, Patricia, greeted students and educators at the Lawrence school named after the Olympic gold medalist.
The government’s traditional approach to hunger has funded merely the consumption — not the production — of food. Pantaleon Florez III, a local farmer and food justice activist, is planting the seeds for a new approach.
Gabi Sprague is the new human services program manager for Douglas County. She’ll focus on preventing homelessness and helping unify the work of local social service agencies. Though the title is new for Sprague, the work isn’t.
Soledad Edison, 17, has been inspiring conversations of equity in the classroom since middle school. Now a junior at Free State, she has a passion for connecting with diverse people and finding solutions to issues facing marginalized students.
Kansas Rep. and Lawrence local Christina Haswood has been nominated for the Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award, which recognizes an “extraordinary woman” serving in state or local office.
A new sign celebrating a few of North Lawrence’s distinct features now greets residents and visitors just past the intersection of North Second and Locust streets.
Taryn Wells, 14, has earned the 2020 Galluzzi Volunteer of the Year Award for her community work and leadership in Lawrence.
A new heart has given Marion Belcher, 2020 Galluzzi Volunteer of the Year, more time to help feed the community.
Barb Tholen — “life-changing” journalism adviser and graphic design teacher, whose classroom students call “a magical place” at Lawrence High School — has been named a Kansas Master Teacher.