T.A. Mindrup was named Lawrence division manager for Kansas Power and Light, replacing Fred Bryan who had served as the local manager since 1976. Gene Pennel was named division superintendent at the local office, replacing Bob St. John who was being moved to Topeka.
Army veteran Jim Clark, Lawrence motor car dealer, was in France to be honored by the city of Periers, France, as the first American soldier to enter the city after D-Day on June 6, 1944. Clark, then a lieutenant, was wounded in combat and was granted the coveted Silver Star medal for his pivotal activity in Europe.