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Archive for Wednesday, September 2, 2009

25 years ago: Preliminary work to expand 15th Street westward begns

September 2, 2009

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Preliminary work, including clearing of trees and brush, was begun for the West 15th Street extension on the city’s western edge. The extension was to go from Monterey Way to Wakarusa Drive and was to cost about $1.68 million.

Clinton and Perry lakes were busy for the Labor Day holiday despite soaring temperatures and high winds that made boating a little risky, especially for sailboating.

August had closed with a string of searing days, two of them setting records. There had been readings of 108 and 107, both records.

A top-level Kansas University Medical Center team was researching Milrinone, which seemed to have great potential or heart patients. The substance was designed to deal with the problem of congestive heart weaknesses. The outlook seemed bright.

The heat had devastated many local soybean crops but there still was soe hope for corn and milo if there could be a break in the heat and drought of late.

Tonganoxie was facing a vote on a $2.6 million building bond issue to help build a new middle school and an expansion at the high school.

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