From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 14, 1911:
- "The county superintendent has given out the list of the successful applicants for teachers' certificates. Jonathan Dow leads in his answers to questions. He is just out of the high school and this is considered a great honor, to lead such a splendid list."
- "Senator J. L. Brady, of this city, has been invited and has accepted the invitation on the part of the Hutchinson fair people to be one of the men to meet and entertain President Taft on Sept. 26. The president is coming to Kansas for a short visit. An effort has been made to have him stop in Lawrence, but he has not been able to arrange his schedule so far."
- "The old Washington home at 340 Elm street [in North Lawrence] was burned to the ground late this afternoon. The fire was reported at about 3:40, but by the time the department could reach the scene the fire had gained such headway that it was impossible for them to do very much. There is a total loss and nothing remains but the first floor. It was possible to save but little of the furniture.... The house is an old landmark in North Lawrence and for a long time was the home of the family of Read P. Washington. It was badly wrecked by the cyclone this spring and had just been repaired when it was destroyed by fire."