Christine Metz

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Heritage Council backs allotting $163K to farmhouse project
November 15, 2011
A $163,000 project to restore a 121-year-old pioneer home on the site of the Black Jack Battlefield is the big winner in the first round of grants through Douglas County’s natural and cultural heritage grant program.
Eudora joins loan program for energy efficiency upgrades
April 5, 2011
The city of Eudora is the latest utility provider to sign on to the state’s zero percent interest loan program, which gives Kansans an extra incentive to make energy efficiency upgrades to homes and small businesses.
Gas prices could climb with arrival of spring
March 23, 2011
A change in seasons could soon result in another increase in gasoline prices.
Utility cutoffs a life-or-death matter for Eudora couple recovering from house fire
February 28, 2011
Still recovering from a fire that gutted their Eudora home, Beverly and Jesse Wyant found themselves struggling to cover their electric bill.
Young Lawrence artists learn old art to help build gate for Black Jack site
February 19, 2011
The young adults at Van Go Mobile Arts are best known for their pieces of brightly painted furniture. But on Thursday, a crew of four put down their paintbrushes and picked up hammers to learn the ancient art of blacksmithing.
Eudora questioning effects of proposed sand pit operation
February 14, 2011
On Feb. 23, the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission and the Eudora Planning Commission will play host to a joint hearing on a conditional use permit for a sand pit operation that would sit along North 1500 Road.
Turnpike interchange lauded after 1 year open
December 20, 2010
It was a cold, snow-covered day almost a year ago when the first car drove through the Tonganoxie/Eudora interchange and onto Interstate 70.
Heritage task force plans how to spend $350K
December 9, 2010
More than half of the $350,000 the Douglas County Commission has set aside for preserving historic and open spaces should be used for one or two major projects.
Douglas County appraiser uncertain about direction of tax bills
November 18, 2010
With mill levies going up and the values of homes remaining stagnant or going down, the Douglas County Appraiser’s Office isn’t sure which direction tax bills will go.
Wildlife and parks crews set fire to dead plant material around Douglas County Lake to promote new growth
November 15, 2010
A seven-man Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks crew did a controlled burn Nov. 9 on about 125 acres of woodland that sits southwest of the lake.

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