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40 years ago: Buses now available for North Lawrence schoolkids

August 19, 2010

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Delegations of North Lawrence parents had requested school bus service the previous year, but board members had turned them down. Now, however, Federal Title I funds were approved for the rental of a 60-passenger bus. North Lawrence parents had protested their children having to walk across the Kansas River bridge during the winter months.

An estimated 400 seniors were enrolled for the fall at Lawrence High School, and about 100 additional seniors were expected to enroll before the first full day of classes on August 31.

The temperature was reaching 104 in Lawrence, with Topeka’s high of 105 as one of the warmest in the state. The hottest place in Kansas was Russell, with 108, and the coolest were Goodland and Liberal at 99.

A woman in Excelsior Springs, Kansas, wrote to the Kansas Chamber of Commerce asking if there would be a rock festival at KU on Labor Day. The state agency, unaware that the writer was referring to rock music, forwarded the letter to the Kansas Geological Survey.

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