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25 years ago: School board looks to western expansion

February 12, 2010

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Winter-weary Lawrence area residents were pleased with reports of “warming” to the 30-degree level after snow and cold had left a cover of more than 10 inches here. A sledding accident had hurt a KU student, but so far injuries had been slight.

If General Motors decided to locate a new auto manufacturing plant in Kansas or the Kansas City area, chamber of commerce officials here saw a chance for a spinoff effect that could lead to a satellite plant here. Gary Toebben of the chamber said he and others were enthusiastic about the prospects.

The Lawrence school board agreed to put up $75,000 in “good faith” money toward the purchase of land west of Lawrence for future growth. Involved were 15 acres near 15th and Wakarusa.

Local school librarians said their venues were in bad shape and planned to go to school officials to make the case for substantial improvements. Lack of professional library services was a major issue.

The local human rights policies involving the city needed revamping to allow for more open records to investigators, said Ray Samuel, human resources director.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 10 months ago

"The Lawrence school board agreed to put up $75,000 in “good faith” money toward the purchase of land west of Lawrence for future growth. Involved were 15 acres near 15th and Wakarusa."

Was this land purchased? If so, what was it used for?

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