From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 21, 1986:
- Al Waquie, who had been a second-team All American in cross country for Haskell Indian Junior College in 1972, had recently won the “Empire State Run-Up,” racing from the lobby of the Empire State Building to the 86th floor. Waquie, whose time for the run was 11 minutes, 26.13 seconds, defeated 51 other runners for his fourth victory in the nine years of Empire State Run-Ups. The race up the stairs included 1,575 steps.
- The Lawrence Warm Hearts campaign, which assisted low-income people with their heating bills, had surpassed its goal this week by raising more than $25,000 in less than three weeks.
- In the dry winter of 1985-86, the inch of light snow that had fallen overnight was the greatest amount for the Lawrence area since mid-December.