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Archive for Sunday, August 22, 2004

City briefs

August 22, 2004

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Pan catches on fire, spreads in mobile home

A fire Saturday night in a mobile home at the Harper Woods Trailer Community, 2200 Harper St., caused about $5,000 in damages.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Division Battalion Chief Rob Kort said a pan on the stove in the trailer caught on fire. The pan was moved to the kitchen sink and it then caught the wall on fire.

Fire & Medical responded at 9:46 p.m. Kort said the fire was quickly extinguished.

"If we got here a few minutes later, this could have been bad," Kort said.

A woman was in the trailer at the time of the fire. She made it out with no injuries.

Benefit dance set for cystic fibrosis patient

A benefit dance is planned to raise money for Kristi Medlen O'Dell, who suffers from cystic fibrosis. O'Dell is on a respirator and needs a double lung transplant.

The dance will be from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 28 at Ottawa Veterans of Foreign War Post 5901, north of town on U.S. Highway 59. It will feature music by Old Time Country Music and sandwiches and coffee afterward.

KU representatives hit the road to recruit

Kansas University representatives will hit the road later this month for the second annual Rock Chalk Roadshow, a recruiting trip to central and western Kansas.

The trip will include stops at 54 high schools and community colleges from Aug. 29 to Sept. 3. KU representatives will visit counselors' offices and hold public meetings in the evenings in McPherson, Pratt, Liberal, Colby and Beloit.

KU travelers are Marlesa Roney, vice provost for student success; Lisa Pinamonti, admissions and scholarships director; and Kerry Rutledge, admissions counselor.

Civilian Conservation Corps papers available

Copies of newspapers published by the Kansas Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s are available on microfilm through the interlibrary loan program, which Lawrence Public Library participates in.

The corps was created to provide education and work for unemployed young men during the Great Depression.

The corps published newspapers in Ashland, Burlington, Burr Oak, Cawker City, Concordia, Council Grove, Effingham, Farlington, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley, Garnett, Horton, Ionia, Kingman, Kingsdown, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lone Star, Marion, Marysville, Meade, Neodesha, Oberlin, Osage City, Oskaloosa, Ottawa, Parsons, Quinter, Reading, Rozel, Scammon, Seneca, Spivey, Toronto, Valley Falls, and Wellington.

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