Mary Elizabeth Sonneborn and Woody Wright were the top two winners in the Douglas County Science Fair of 1966.
District Judge Frank R. Gray announced he would seek re-election to the 41st District Kansas judgeship which he had held for three terms. He was a Republican.
Earl Wilson, Douglas County superintendent of schools since 1958, announced he would seek re-election to a fifth term. (The position was later abolished with Wilson leading the way to do that.) The candidate was a Democrat active as a highly successful little league basketball coach.