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Posted Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 1:26pm

Douglas County offices will be closed Friday, November 10th in observance of Veteran's Day, Saturday, November 11th. Thank you Veterans for your service and sacrifice to the people of the United States. We respect you and appreciate you.

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Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:00am
Posted Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:00am

Want to find your nearest Advance Voting Polling Place for to the November 7 election? Check out the Advance Voting Location Finder! Any device with Internet access can load this web app. To find your nearest advance voting location, you can enter your address in the search box, click or tap directly on the map, or use the locate button to search your current physical location. Your search results will appear in the menu. Click or tap the name of the polling location to get more details, including hours and days of operation.

Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 3:44pm


Posted Friday, October 6, 2017 - 3:27pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces earlier today rural Douglas County resident John Brian Crawford, 52, was sentenced after a jury found him guilty of three charges following a three day jury trial that began on July 17.  The jury found Crawford guilty of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and interference with law enforcement – obstruction.  At today’s hearing the Court sentenced Crawford to serve 20 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) for the first charge, 8 months KDOC for the second c

Posted Friday, September 29, 2017 - 8:25am

The Route 458 curve at N 1000 Road/E 1000 Road will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday, October 2, for an anticipated five week duration, weather permitting.  This additional Route 458 full closure will be from E 950 Road to N 1050 Road.  This closure is in addition to the current Route 458 closure from E 800 Road (Route 1/1039) to E 900 Road.


Posted Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:54am

Lone Star Lake will be closed to all boating activities on Saturday, September 16, early morning through the afternoon.  The closure is to due to the CSCAA National Collegiate Open Water Swimming Championship being held at the lake.  All boat ramps will be closed beginning Saturday morning through the finish of all race activities.  If weather prohibits holding the race on Saturday, the race will be held on Sunday, September 17. 

Posted Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:37am

Douglas County Public Works will soon treat reemerging areas of Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) in a portion of the southeast arm of Lone Star Lake with an herbicide.  The treatment with an herbicide called Navigate is planned for Tuesday, September 5, weather permitting.

Posted Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:03am

GIS and Public Works are pleased to announce a new online resource for locating land surveys in Douglas County. The Survey Lookup web app offers an interactive way to spatially locate land surveys, section corner tie reports, and plat documents. To see if any surveys exist in a specific location, users can enter a search term such as address, place name, or PIN number or just zoom to an area of interest on the map. Icons on the map are placed in the geographic center of a surveyed area.

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 1:01pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced this afternoon a jury convicted Lawrence resident James M. Fletcher, 35, of five counts felony aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

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