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Archive for Thursday, June 17, 2010

40 years ago: State’s section of Interstate 70 officially completed

June 17, 2010

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Out in the far western reaches of the state, Gov. Robert Docking celebrated the completion of the final section of the 424-mile highway known as Interstate 70. Docking spoke at a luncheon in Goodland, Kansas, just prior to the formal opening of the final 1-mile segment between Goodland and the Colorado state line.

Local residents Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Cerf wrote to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, announcing that they would withhold 50 percent of their income tax payments from now until the end of the war in Indochina. The Cerfs told the Journal-World that their decision was based on their conviction that the war was immoral.

The Lawrence Humane Society came to the rescue of a dog found on the front porch of a local resident. The wire-hair terrier had somehow been covered in tar, which immobilized the animal as it hardened. Another local resident pulled the dog loose from the porch, wrapped her in newspaper, and took her to the shelter, where workers soaked her in mineral oil and then gently scrubbed off the oily mess for four hours. The grateful dog had a good supper and a good rest before facing continued cleaning the next day.

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