Douglas County

Douglas County officials and leaders with the Delaware Tribe of Indians are meeting twice this week to consider what to do with 90 acres the tribe owns in northern Lawrence.

The two sides aren't saying exactly what they'll discuss. But Douglas County Commission chairwoman Nancy Thellman says they won't talk about putting an Indian casino on the land. Thellman has said she favors putting an agricultural project on the property.

Douglas County has been awarded grants totaling more than $68,000 for a regional food hub feasibility study.

The year-long study will determine whether 16 counties in the northeast corner of Kansas could benefit by creating a warehouse for locally-grown foods.