From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 14, 1986:
- A recent report by the Kansas Department of Human Resources showed more business failures and more resulting jobless people in Kansas during the first six months of 1986 than in the entire 12 months of 1985. The hardest-hit counties included Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties, according to the report. Workers in oil and gas, agriculture and general aviation industries were “our immediate problem” and the focus of the efforts of the Kansas Department of Human Resources employment training program, according to Charnell Hadl, assistant secretary of the department.
- Douglas County Commissioner David Hopper was researching the necessity of a “tarp law” which would require adequate covering for trucks hauling trash in the county. A local citizen had brought to Hopper’s attention a trash problem along the highway leading to the Hamm landfill in Jefferson County.