Business

Food: One of region’s last family dairies hopes retail will help bottom line
July 18, 2012
When his father and uncles ceased their milking operation on the family dairy farm in 1972, Tim Iwig embarked on his own one-boy fresh-milk enterprise. Then only 12 or 13, he kept several heifers, milked them daily and recruited customers. Even if no one was home, they could pull into the driveway, walk into the barn, leave their money in a pan and take their milk.
Bottoms up: Housing prices on rebound
July 17, 2012
Darin and Joy Hall bought their four-bedroom Shawnee home for $173,000 eight years ago and invested another $40,000 in a new roof, granite countertops and other updates.
Food: Keep an open mind to Kansas wines
Festival to feature samplings from 14 of the state’s 23 vineyards
June 13, 2012
If you’re heading to the new wine-tasting event Saturday in De Soto, you won’t find wines that taste exactly like your favorite Napa Valley cabernet or Argentinian malbec. However, organizers say, that isn’t a bad thing.
Douglas County district attorney reviewing complaints about home security company’s door-to-door tactics
May 25, 2012
Prosecutors have received information that solicitors said to be representing Devcon Security were claiming to be with a resident’s current security company to try to gain access inside people’s homes
10 jobs eliminated at Journal-World, weekly newspapers
05:00 p.m., January 12, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Ten jobs in the news and advertising departments are being eliminated at the Lawrence Journal-World and its sister news operations, managers told employees Thursday.
Jeweler has offered to mount 100-year-old diamond found in Salvation Army kettle
Unusual donation turned up at Shawnee Walmart
12:50 p.m., December 8, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
A Salvation Army kettle from Shawnee turned up a sparkly surprise when workers opened it to count the day’s donations.
Smaller communities in Douglas County selected to receive business expansion funds
November 15, 2011
Baldwin City, Eudora and Lecompton were selected Monday as 2011 Entrepreneurship Communities through NetWork Kansas.
Hollywood Casino taking shape
October 12, 2011
It is five months away, but the buzz about the opening of the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway is definitely in the air.
Estimated 9,000 visitors turn out for rare look inside GM’s Fairfax plant
September 29, 2011
Being at the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant brought back fond memories for Joe Wells of Liberty, Mo.
Information session to go over job openings at VHA call center
September 13, 2011
Workforce Partnership, in partnership with KANSASWORKS, will play host to “Insights from the Inside” — an information session going over job openings at the Veterans Health Administration Call Center in Leavenworth.
Kaw Valley Farm Tour, coming in October, turns farms into museums
August 23, 2011
When Shannan Seely first heard about the concept of the Kaw Valley Farm Tour, she didn’t quite understand.
Chamber of Commerce announces new board members at luncheon
August 10, 2011
Jay Randels, Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce vice president, announced the names of the two new board members, including who would be his replacement, at the monthly chamber luncheon Wednesday at The Lodge.
Storm shelters bring safety to Camp Naish
August 4, 2011
Boy Scouts at Theodore Naish Scout Reservation in Bonner Springs have had an extra measure of safety this summer not found at any other Scout camp in the country.
World Company hires V.P. of sales, marketing
August 3, 2011
The new vice president of sales and marketing for The World Company’s media division is ready to grow the marketability of the Lawrence company’s newspapers and websites.