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Groups work on plans for Wells Tower
July 6, 1994
Designs for the reconstruction of the Wells Overlook tower are coming along.
WILMA B. SPILLER
July 6, 1994
Memorial services for Wilma B. Spiller, 84, Perry, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Perry United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Souter officiating. Cremation is planned and a graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Denison Cemetery.
WILLIAM PAUL REINKEN
July 6, 1994
Private graveside services will be at Manchester Cemetery here for William Paul Reinken, 56, Great Falls. The Rev. William Hogan will officiate. Mr. Reinken died Thursday, June 30, 1994, at a Great Falls hospital.
AGENDA PACKED FOR REGENTS CHAIR
July 6, 1994
The new chairman of the state Board of Regents got his first taste of higher education at KU.
FREE WEEKNIGHT PARKING GETS 6-MONTH TRYOUT AT RIVERFRONT MALL
July 6, 1994
Outlet officials hope to attract more local shoppers by lifting the parking gates after 6 p.m.
WILLIAM GLENN SNELL
July 6, 1994
Services for William Glenn Snell, 65, McLouth, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie, officiated by Fred Leimkuhler. Burial will be in Wild Horse Cemetery, McLouth. Mr. Snell died Sunday, July 3, 1994, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
MARY JAMES
July 6, 1994
Services for Mary James, 79, North Irwin, Pa., will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Parker-Price Mortuary in Topeka, with Rev. Angelito Samson officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton. Mrs. James died Monday, July 4, 1994, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka.
LLOYD H. KOELLING
July 6, 1994
A memorial service for Dr. Lloyd Harlan Koelling, 76, Bentonville, Ark., will be held at a later date. Mr. Koelling died Tuesday, July 5, 1994, at a Bentonville nursing home.
IT WAS A HOT, DRY JUNE
July 6, 1994
June was slightly warmer and a little drier than normal, according to monthly weather statistics compiled by the Kansas University Weather Service. Storms on June 8 brought almost half of the month’s rain at 2.1 inches. Officially, 4.452 inches of rain fell during the month. The historical average is 5.49 inches.
N. LAWRENCE DEVELOPMENT GETS OK
July 6, 1994
Despite worries about storm sewers, curbs, sidewalks and narrow streets, Lawrence city commissioners approved three site plans Tuesday night.
SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE WORKERS GET A BOOST FROM COMPUTERS
July 6, 1994
A local software vendor is helping school cafeterias meet new USDA guidelines.
BALDWIN MOVES AHEAD WITH EXPANSION PLANS
July 6, 1994
Members of the Baldwin City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that authorized the renovation, remodeling and furnishing of office space to be used for a police station and city hall. About half of the funds will be used to purchase office space at 811 Eighth that adjoins the current city hall building and to relocate the police station to 811 Eighth. City hall will expand into office space at 803 Eighth and both buildings will be remodeled to meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
GARY DEAN FOWLER
July 6, 1994
Memorial services for Gary Dean Fowler, 39, Basehor, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Immanuel Chapel of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center here the Rev. John Divine officiating. Private burial services were today at the National Cemetery in Leavenworth. Mr. Fowler died Wednesday, June 29, 1994, at his home.
JAYCEES
July 6, 1994
City officials say it is unlikely children could be injured by discarded fireworks used in the city’s display, despite the concern of a local resident.
CATHERINE ROARK
July 6, 1994
Services for Catherine C. Roark, 80, Scott City, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scott City. The Rev. John Ashby will officiate. Inurnment will be in Scott County Cemetery. Mrs. Roark, a former Lawrence resident, died Monday, July 4, 1994, at Littleton Hospital, Littleton, Colo.
BUILDERS KEEP UP FRENZIED PACE
July 6, 1994
Lawrence continues its way toward another boom year in building.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July 6, 1994
Injury accidents * Joyce L. Cunningham, 44, Topeka, was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and later released after an accident at 9:52 a.m. Tuesday on 23rd Street near Louisiana Street. Lawrence police reported that Cunningham was a passenger in an eastbound car driven by William M. Duncan, 46, 2200 Harper, that collided with a northbound car driven by Fred W. Bell Jr., 73, 903 Pamela Ln. Bell was cited for failing to yield the right of way.
JOHN F. BEGERT
July 6, 1994
Graveside services for John Frederick Begert Jr., 75, Topeka, will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Begert died Sunday, July 3, 1994, at his home.
HEARING SET FOR LOCAL MURDER SUSPECT
July 6, 1994
Local authorities have had little to say about the charges filed against Rodney W. Barnes in the Feb. 12 death of Curtis J. Thomas.
FIRE DESTROYS BARN
July 6, 1994
A fire apparently sparked by gas buildup in green hay destroyed a barn Tuesday about 12 miles southwest of Lawrence. Douglas County sheriff’s officers said the fire was reported about 6:30 p.m. at the Flory Dairy Farm, 635 E. 626 Rd.
SKAKAL RELISHES LAWRENCE HIGH POST
July 6, 1994
The combination of Dick Purdy and the Lawrence High football tradition — not necessarily in that order — proved irresistible to Jerry Skakal. Skakal, a football assistant coach under Purdy at Shawnee Mission West from 1977-1980 and former head football coach at Topeka High, officially joined the Lions’ fold Tuesday, when he signed his contract to teach physical education at LHS.
BUSINESS PROFESSOR AT KU RECEIVES HONORS
July 6, 1994
A professor whose expertise is artificial intelligence has been honored by Kansas University. Prakash P. Shenoy, professor of business at Kansas University, has been named the Ronald G. Harper distinguished professor at KU. The professorship is designated for a faculty member whose research focuses on solving business problems through the application of artificial intelligence.
LMH BACKING PUMPS LIFE INTO TRIATHLON
July 6, 1994
Contrary to what you might think, Lawrence Memorial Hospital is not sponsoring next month’s triathlon at Lone Star Lake to drum up business for the emergency room. Oh, it’s a marketing ploy. But it was health and wellness, not heat stroke and heart failure, that LMH officials had in mind when they decided to pump money into an event that had existed for a dozen years but floundered of late.
RURAL WATER COMPROMISE REJECTED
July 6, 1994
Rural water officials again threatened to build their own treatment plant after city commissioners offered their first compromise Tuesday night.
POWERLESS DAYS WERE LONG FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS
July 6, 1994
The power’s back on for nearly everyone who lost it in Friday night’s fierce storm.
KDHE TO TRAIN WATER GUARDIANS
July 6, 1994
An upcoming course will develop amateur water guardians to help state environmental officials spot pollution.
HOSPITAL REPORT
July 6, 1994
Births Meei Chyn Han and Joo Teck Ang, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.