From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 18, 1911:
"The annual Sunday School and church picnic of the Lutheran church will be held tomorrow afternoon at Woodland Park. Lutheran picnics are always great things but this one promises to be better than ever. The principal and most attractive part of the program will be the free ice cream and lemonade that will be served the members of the church and Sunday school. This is always a feature of the Lutheran picnics and one that is highly appreciated."
"The new drygoods store of Innes, Bullene & Hackman at the corner of Massachusetts and Warren streets, was opened to the public this morning at 9 o'clock. And what a store it is, all new and complete and up-to-date in every department.... There are higher buildings in Kansas, but there is no better one. The Journal-World is mightily pleased with the enterprise back of this new building. It means the right kind of spirit."
"Hordes of grasshoppers visited the city of Independence, Kan., Tuesday. Old settlers said there had not been such a visitation of the pests since the early days, when they destroyed the crops and ate everything in the shape of vegetation."