Archive for Friday, December 22, 2006

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

December 22, 2006

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 22, 1906: "Tomorrow is Sunday and we can be sure that all our churches will have special celebrations of a Christmas nature. There also are plans for a wide range of special services Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and most business will be at a standstill. : Special 'services of song' will be featured at a number of churches, where music makes such an impact at this time of year. : Our W.R. Stubbs talks more and more like a U.S. Senate candidate, even though he said he had not originally intended to run. Pressure from many of his friends and admirers seems to have changed his mind and he is a man of high caliber who would serve well. : A local woman whose son deserted from the Army in Fort Riley turned in the son when he returned but she has declined to accept any reward money. Army people said it was the first time they ever have been turned down for a reward. : N.O. Stevens, one of our most prominent old settlers, has died after a long illness. He was born in 1854 and was 13 when his family moved here."

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