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No Jury Trials for May 22nd, 2019 new

There will be no jury trials on Wednesday May 22nd. The service ...

Emergency Management Director (Job ID: 19-021) new

Deadline to Apply: 28 Jun 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion about the history and future of the southwest corner of Dougls County from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Marion Springs Event Center, 316 E. 900 Road in Baldwin City. The center is the old Marion Spring Elementary School, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018.

Douglas County is seeking applications for the 2019 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge!

The competition — open to students in grades 6 through 12 — consists of up to 20 teams preparing a written business plan or executive summary, a tradeshow booth, an elevator pitch and final presentation. Students compete for $3,500 in prize money.

Douglas County, in partnership with the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment, will provide for free the MyStrength app to Douglas County residents. MyStrength offers individuals support for managing depression, anxiety, stress, sleep and other health issues. It also allows users to set health goals and track their changes over time.

Leadership Lawrence Local Government day at City Hall, 6 E. Sixth Street, Lawrence. Two or more Commissioners may be in attendance.

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Board of County Commissioners Goal Setting Retreat 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Public Work Training Room, 3755 E 25th Street, Lawrence.

The Douglas County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) will host a public presentation about the Law Enforcement Contact Study at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in Flory Meeting Hall at Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St. The presentation is free and open to anyone.

Douglas County Criminal Justice Services began using a new software program, CE Pretrial, in December to notify defendants about upcoming court dates. The system is similar to what many health care providers use to notify clients about appointments.

Clients who have a case in pretrial status receive two notifications through a phone call or text message. The first notification is sent two days before the court hearing, and the second one is sent on the day of the hearing.

The Douglas County Youth Enterpreneurship Challenge will be 9 a.m. to noon Friday, March 1, at Baker University in the Collins Library. The students’ work is judged by local entrepreneurs, teachers and community leaders. This will be the second year for the Douglas County event.

More info: http://bit.ly/2CBBTkH

The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council is hosting an information session about the 2019 Natural & Cultural Grant Program. It is for those interested in the conservation of local landmarks and natural areas within Douglas County. The session will be 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., in Meeting Room B.

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