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ROAD TO CLOSE FOR BRIDGE PROJECT
June 12, 1997
A big-city inconvenience is coming for some rural and small-town residents north of Lawrence. Officials are wrapping up planning for a construction project that will close Wellman Road, a north-south two-lane road connecting Douglas and Jefferson counties, for several weeks. Lengthy detours are likely in store for some Wellman Road travelers.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR 6-12
June 12, 1997
Kyle Cook struck out seven and picked up the win as the 17-year-old Kansas Rebels beat the Kansas City Monarchs, 10-5, in the first game of a baseball doubleheader on Tuesday night at the Missouri 3&2 Complex. The Monarchs won the nightcap, 7-1.
SALVATION ARMY MINISTERS RETIRING
June 12, 1997
It’s been a short, but fruitful ministry for Majs. Daniel and Charlene Uptegrove in Lawrence.
COMMISSION TOUGHENS STAND ON PRIVATE ROADS
June 12, 1997
Private roads aren’t the cheap development alternative they used to be.
PHONE UPDATE GOES ON LINE IN MCLOUTH
June 12, 1997
The telephone system in McLouth took a step into the future Tuesday, thanks to a systemwide upgrade. An upgrade is scheduled to go online today in Perry.
MCLOUTH BOARD ADOPTS INTERNET POLICY
June 12, 1997
A policy alerting parents of their children’s Internet use at McLouth schools has been approved by school board members. The school is contracting with Northeast Kansas Education Services in Lecompton, Supt. Robert Behrens said. Although there are no “nanny” programs to watch student usage to ensure objectionable materials aren’t accessed, Behrens said policies outline acceptable uses.
JAMES KINNEY SERVICES
June 12, 1997
Kinney services Services for James Douglas “JJ” Kinney, 21, Topeka, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Plymouth Congregational Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.
GALEN KELLY
June 12, 1997
Services for Galen Kelly, 66, Lawrence, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wilson and Son Funeral Home, Wellsville. Burial will be at Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville. Mr. Kelly died Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
SUNFLOWER STATE GAMES OFFERING CLINICS, GAME GUIDES
June 12, 1997
Game guides for the 1997 Sunflower State Games are now available. The guides contain event information, entry forms and waivers. They are available at Farm Bureau offices or by calling the Sunflower State Games office at 842-7774.
STORM DAMAGES LAWRENCE TURNPIKE SERVICE AREA
June 12, 1997
High winds damaged the Lawrence Service Area on the Kansas Turnpike.
ABOUT 1,500 BULLS-SONICS TIX REMAIN
June 12, 1997
All but 1,500 tickets remain for the Chicago Bulls-Seattle SuperSonics NBA exhibition game on Oct. 11. “The phones were busy today. It’s been continual,” Diana Grover, KU director of ticket operations said at 5 p.m. Tuesday, when second-day sales came to a close.
CROMB
June 12, 1997
Memorial services for Arthur H. “Red” Cromb, 88, Mission Hills, will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Country Club Christian Church, Kansas City, Mo. Private entombment will be at Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Mr. Cromb died Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
JAMES PEMBROKE MARSHALL
June 12, 1997
Services for James Pembroke Marshall, 64, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Marshall died Wednesday, June 11, 1997, at his home.
HOSPICE CARE OFFERS ORIENTATION SESSION
June 12, 1997
An orientation explaining hospice services and philosophy will be held from 9 a.m to noon June 21 at Hospice Care in Douglas County, 336 Mo. During the orientation session, people can learn about volunteering and ask questions about hospice services.
CONSTRUCTION BREAKOUT
June 12, 1997
Major road construction projects and their estimated completion dates: * 19th Street overlay from Naismith Drive to Iowa: This week.
WILMA ELSIE BURNS
June 12, 1997
Services for Wilma Elsie Burns, 78, Olathe, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Friday in Zion Cemetery, Lebanon, Mo. Mrs. Burns died Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at her home.
POLICE, AMBULANCE, FIRE AND COURT REPORTS
June 12, 1997
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
FLOODBAIT SLATED FOR SATURDAY NIGHT
June 12, 1997
Floodbait IV, billed as a “triple-intensity art experience,” will kick off at 6 p.m. Saturday, five miles east of the North Second Street and U.S. Highway 40 junction. Featured artists are Marc Tweed, Darrel Brannock, Scott Driscoll, Jason Lund, Dain Peterson and Nicholas Aaron Stewart.
LUCKY EUGENE BRECHEISEN
June 12, 1997
Services for Lucky Eugene Brecheisen, 73, Edgerton, will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Wilson and Son Chapel, Wellsville. Burial will be in Clearfield Cemetery, Douglas County. Mr. Brecheisen died Wednesday, June 11, 1997, at his home.
S COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN?
June 12, 1997
Why do you have to be a member of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce to buy into the community health plan through LMH? According to a spokeswoman for the Community Health Plans of Kansas, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce does sponsor a group plan for their members only. This is unique plan that allows small-business owners to purchase group medical coverage at a low cost, she said. This is coverage that may not be available through any other source.
MORE VAN SERVICE WITHOUT TAX INCREASE
June 12, 1997
Van services through Douglas County Area Transportation would get a boost next year, but not at the expense of local taxpayers.
FEAR AND WHISKEY SCRAMBLES FOR REPLACEMENT
June 12, 1997
Musicians call the shots when it’s time to shed a tear. Gary Aslakson, bassist for Fear and Whiskey, did all right for himself in our last inane question competition, and this time around he takes on femme fatale/folk singer Lisa Harris.
KANSAS WINS BASEBALL BORDER WARBUT JUST BARELY
June 12, 1997
Thirty Kansas City metropolitan all-star high school baseball players from both sides of the state line battled for 14 innings over more than four hours with border war bragging rights on the line. By day’s end, the Kansas players proved they’re better. Exactly one run better.
MAYOR ASSISTS POLICE WITH DRUNKEN DRIVING ARREST
June 12, 1997
A Lawrence woman was charged with DWI and child endangerment after Mayor Bonnie Augustine helped police locate the driver in northwest Lawrence.
SPORTS PAGE BREWERY BREAK
June 12, 1997
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TAX REFUNDS FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS AVAILABLE
June 12, 1997
Kansans whose annual income is less than $25,000 are eligible for up to $590 each year under the new Homestead Property Tax Refund Law enacted by the Legislature. In addition, low-income residents also may receive up to $300 each year under the new Food Sales Tax Refund law.
S PRIDE MAKES U.S. JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM
June 12, 1997
Lynn Pride always figured basketball would help her see the country. Little did she know it would help her see the world.
FASHION
June 12, 1997
Hot summer looks are just too cool to keep to yourself.
MOTORISTS VENT FRUSTRATION OVER CONSTRUCTION
June 12, 1997
Officials from the city and a local construction company are asking motorists to be patient in construction areas.
ROBERT BERKELEY GREEN TO SHOW PAINTINGSDRAWINGS
June 12, 1997
The 500 Locust Gallery is seeking artworks for a show in conjunction with the Artrain’s visit in July. An exhibit of paintings by Robert Berkeley Green, Kansas University professor emeritus of art and longtime Lawrence resident, will be shown Saturday through Aug. 17 in the White Gallery at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art on the KU campus.
June 12, 1997
OUR TOWN SPORTS FOR 6-12
June 12, 1997
Volleyball Camp: Applications are now being accepted for Kansas University’s Volleyball Camp. Skill sessions are scheduled July 8-11 and July 13-16. The team camp will be July 17-20. Girls between the ages of 8 and 18 are eligible. For information, call 864-7959. *
WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A SMALL BUSINESS?
June 12, 1997
How does the federal government define what a small business is? According to the Small Business Administration, most small businesses are defined by their annual earnings, but manufacturing firms are judged by the number of employees.
PHOTO EXHIBIT DOCUMENTS APACHE RITUAL
June 12, 1997
The coming-of-age ceremony for girls has ties to the legend of White Shell Woman.
WORKSHOP ARTISTS WRAP TALENTS AROUND FABRIC
June 12, 1997
A group of dedicated fiber artists takes a three-day plunge into fabric dyeing and manipulation.
TO WRAP UP SEASON
June 12, 1997
WELLSVILLE CITY COUNCIL ESTABLISHES PLANNING COMMISSION
June 12, 1997
The Wellsville city council on Wednesday night approved the establishment of a regional planning commission that will regulate building codes. The new commission will operate jointly with Franklin County and will replace a city planning commission.
TRAFFIC PROPOSAL FORWARDED TO EUDORA CITY COUNCIL
June 12, 1997
A traffic safety proposal will make its next stop in front of the Eudora City Council.
SNOW HOUSE PLACED ON NATIONAL HISTORIC REGISTER
June 12, 1997
The Snow House near Kansas University’s campus is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
KU STUDENT DIES FOLLOWING ASTHMA ATTACK
June 12, 1997
Latina Sullivan, editor of the summer University Daily Kansan, was remembered fondly by associates as an honest writer with a bright future.
LOCAL TALENT SHINES IN COUNTRY MUSIC SHOWCASES
June 12, 1997
Two diverse country music forums are giving fans an opportunity to pick their favorite country flavor.
FOR THE RECORD
June 12, 1997
Births Jerry and Angela Trober, Eudora, a girl, Friday.
SKYJACK FLICK TAKESNOSEDIVE
June 12, 1997
“Con Air” packs plenty of mid-air punch, then mercifully crashes and burns. Overkill.