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NEW FAMILY WELCOMED TO HABITAT HOME
June 1, 1992
The house at 820 Ind. was initially intended for a church custodian. He died before he could call it home, but Sunday afternoon, a new family was welcomed to the newly refurbished Habitat for Humanity house. Members of Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, a volunteer organization that operates within a community to build houses for low-income people, worked on the house with members of several organizations so that Bobby and Lucinda Helm and their children, Jessica, Felisha and Scottie, could have a home of their own.
SURVEY TO INCLUDE LOCAL FARMERS
June 1, 1992
A sample of Lawrence-area farmers and ranchers will receive a phone call, mail questionnaire or personal visit in coming weeks as part of an annual nationwide survey. Eldon Thiessen, of the Kansas Agricultural Statistics, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture collects information from about 125,000 producers across the country and releases the data in a series of reports June 30. The survey will focus on estimates of crop acreage, grain stocks, livestock inventories, number of farms and farmland area, and other statistics.
LOCAL WOMAN REPORTS RAPE
June 1, 1992
A 42-year-old Lawrence woman reported she was raped between 11:30 p.m. and midnight Friday in rural Douglas County. The woman reported that she and two men were in a Lawrence bar and the three left together in a car, a Douglas County sheriff’s representative said.
MARY M. HANNA
June 1, 1992
Services for Mary Margaret Hanna, 95, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dick Todd officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hanna died Sunday, May 31, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
JOHN L. DERRICK
June 1, 1992
Services for John L. Derrick, 81, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Rod Hinkle officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Derrick died Sunday, May 31, 1992, at his home.
REX P. HICKS
June 1, 1992
Graveside services for Rex P. Hicks, 69, Overbrook, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Maple Grove Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post 14. Mr. Hicks died Sunday, May 31, 1992, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, in Topeka.
ELEANOR M. SHUGHART
June 1, 1992
Services for Eleanor M. Shughart, 67, Perry, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg S. Davis officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mrs. Shughart died Saturday, May 30, 1992, at her home, after a long illness.
MABLE ELLEN HAZZARD
June 1, 1992
Services for Mable Ellen Hazzard, 85, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Topeka. Burial will be in Clinton Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. Hazzard died Sunday, May 31, 1992, in a Topeka nursing home.
COUNTY TREASURER FILES FOR THIRD TERM
June 1, 1992
Douglas County Treasurer Nancy Hempen announced today that she will run for a third four-year term as treasurer. Hempen, a rural Lawrence Republican, is the only announced candidate for the office. She filed for re-election by paying the filing fee of $362.75. The filing deadline for the office is noon June 10.
LORETTA M. CARLSON
June 1, 1992
Services for Loretta M. Carlson, 66, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Hope Chapel, Topeka, with Rev. Dan Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Carlson died Sunday, May 31, 1992, at a Topeka hospital.
FOR THE RECORD
June 1, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
HERMAN H. PUTTKAMER
June 1, 1992
Services for Herman Henry Puttkammer, 73, Overland Park, will be at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at D.W. Newcomer’s and Sons Funeral Home in Overland Park with the Rev. Keith Hohly officiating. Mr. Puttkammer died Sunday, May 31, 1992, at his home.
PRECIPITATION DURING MAY BELOW AVERAGE
June 1, 1992
A smattering of rain helped May end on a damp note, but the precipitation for the rest of the month wasn’t enough for a short medley. Lawrence received 0.31 of an inch of rain between 7 a.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. today, bringing the monthly total of rain to 1.64 inches. That’s 2.58 inches less than the monthly average of 4.22 inches.
BEQUEST TO CREATE AWARDS FOR BOTANY STUDENTS AT KU
June 1, 1992
A $33,800 bequest from the late Katherine Lyon Mix of Pomona, Calif., has established a scholarship fund for the benefit of Kansas University students majoring in botany, Christopher H. Haufler, botany department chairman, announced today. The bequest has established the Arthur J. Mix Scholarship Fund at the KU Endowment Association in memory of Katherine Mix’s late husband, who was a KU professor. The fund will provide scholarships to botany students with a preference for students whose studies focus on mycology, the branch of botany dealing with fungi.
KPS IMPOSES RATE INCREASE TODAY
June 1, 1992
Kansas Public Service, the local natural gas utility, instituted a rate increase today, which will boost the amount of the average residential gas bill by an estimated $1.93 per month, or $23.16 per year. Bill Salome, president of KPS, said the increase estimate is based on average household gas usage, which is 10,000 cubic feet per month.
SUNFLOWER GIRLS STATE OPENS AT KU
June 1, 1992
Kansas University’s Oliver Hall looked more like an airport during the holiday rush than a residence hall Sunday as more than 500 teens arrived for Sunflower Girls State. The hall’s lobby was filled with luggage, parents, siblings, boyfriends and of course girls.
S OFFICE REVIEWING MEAT INVESTIGATION
June 1, 1992
The Douglas County district attorney’s office is reviewing the results of a state investigation to determine whether charges will be filed against a Lawrence supermarket. The state Department of Health and Environment investigated reports that Food 4 Less, 2525 Iowa, had moved meat from its Leavenworth store to its Lawrence store after the meat was embargoed by state officials after a fire damaged the Leavenworth store.
ENROLLMENT LIKELY WILL REMAIN STABLE
June 1, 1992
Accurately predicting summer school enrollment at Kansas University is far from being a science, a KU official said today. “Predictions are very difficult when it comes to enrollment,” said Brower Burchill, KU associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at KU. “It’s just sort of who shows up.”
YOUTH AND KU
June 1, 1992
The sign at 19th and Iowa streets giving directions to “Girls State” also should serve as a reminder of how fortunate Kansas University and Lawrence are to be the site of this annual American Legion Auxiliary program. Girls State and Boys State offer outstanding Kansas high school juniors a hands-on opportunity to learn about government and civic-community responsibility. It is an excellent program and provides a unique opportunity for Lawrence and KU to host hundreds of top-flight young people. Hopefully, a good number of these high school juniors will want to pursue their college education at KU.
COUNTY OKS NEW SYSTEM OF ADDRESSES
June 1, 1992
The Douglas County Commission today unanimously approved a numerical address system for rural residences to replace the existing rural routes and box numbers. The change is part of the county’s effort to implement an enhanced 911 emergency telephone system, which operates on a “grid system” for addresses instead of rural routes.
DIRECTOR ENDS 21-YEAR STINT FOR CITY BAND
June 1, 1992
A man who has directed the Lawrence City Band for more than a decade has announced he’s stepping down from the position. “Twenty-one years is a long time,” said Bill Kelly, who will turn over the baton to Robert Foster, Kansas University band director, at the first summer band concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday in South Park.
CORRECTION
June 1, 1992
A story in Sunday’s Journal-World incorrectly reported that the state sales tax is increasing 0.64 of a percent. It is increasing 0.65 of a percent, from 4.25 percent to 4.9 percent.
HOSPITAL REPORT
June 1, 1992
DISMISSALS Sherry Lynn Stanley and baby boy, Lawrence; Deborah Dawn Rask and baby boy, Lawrence.
CITY WORKERS ADD NEW FITNESS PLAN
June 1, 1992
Hoping to curb rising health insurance costs, city employees are organizing a fitness program to pump up their fellow workers and cut down on health insurance claims. City workers have banded together to form CHAMP, the City Health Activities Management Program. Organizers envision clusters of employees jogging over the lunch hour or speeding by on bicycles.
JOSEPHINE WHEELER
June 1, 1992
Service arrangements are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home for Josephine Wheeler, 87, Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Lawrence. She died this morning, June 1, 1992, at Baptist Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.
S HECK REPEATS HIGH JUMP VICTORY
June 1, 1992
As much as he wanted a second straight state high jump championship Saturday in Wichita, Baldwin’s Brian Heck wasn’t sure. “I wanted to end on a good note because I’d had such a good high school career,” he said.
TAILSPIN
June 1, 1992
A neo-Rip Van Winkle has just awakened from a spring slumber that began on April 5, the day before the Royals’ season opener. Naturally, Van Winkle wants an update on his favorite ball club so, after he rubs the sand out of his eyes, he calls his best friend, a long-time KC booster.
KU PUBLISHES LATEST EDITION OF ABSTRACT
June 1, 1992
Curious what Douglas County’s population may be in 2020? Wonder about rates of marriage and divorce in the county? What of births and deaths?
ELECTION OF JUDGES CRITICIZED
June 1, 1992
The chief judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals today said the state’s process of electing judges is flawed because it creates opportunities for corruption. “In my view, that type of procedure has potential for conflicts of interest,” Judge Mary Beck Briscoe of Topeka told Girls State participants at Kansas University.
SALLIE MAE PLANS OFFICE EXPANSION
June 1, 1992
Sallie Mae, the Student Loan Marketing Assn., will expand its local loan servicing operations into a new office complex that will be developed in the former All-Star Dairy building, Second and McDonald Drive. Elaine Nelson, manager of Sallie Mae’s Lawrence loan servicing center, said this morning that she has signed a lease for 16,000 square feet of space in the new office complex, which is planned by an investment group headed by Bo Harris of Harris Construction.