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Archive for Monday, April 10, 2006

Old home town - 40 years ago today

April 10, 2006

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The Kansas University campus had been given a "special shine" for various centennial year activities.

KU during July was to increase the minimum wage paid student employees to $1 an hour, chancellor Clarke Wescoe announced.

Douglas County Clerk Delbert Mathia was a leader in the statewide movement to have countywide voter registration. At the time, cities were included but not the outlying regions in a county. The move was later adopted with the leadership of officials such as Mathia.

Elected to the local school board in an election that brought out 7,249 voters were educator Carl Althaus, 66; former teacher Gladys Six, 66; and attorney James W. Paddock, 66. The turnout was a record for a local election.

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