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40 years ago: Severe weather hits Lawrence area for third straight weekend

June 7, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 7, 1971:

  • Northeast Kansas had experience severe weather for the third straight weekend. A brief thunderstorm had brought rain and damaging winds as well as nearly a dozen tornadoes, none of which had touched down in Lawrence. The towns of Stull and Leavenworth had suffered damage from high winds, while warning sirens had been sounded in Eudora at the time of the storm.
  • Summer session numbers released by Kansas University registrar William Kelly revealed 4,953 students on the Lawrence campus (11 fewer than in the previous year) and 908 on the Kansas City Campus (a decrease of 14 students from 1970).
  • The KU Endowment Association announced that it had received a bequest of $5,000 from Mrs. Elizabeth L. Towe of Kansas City, Mo., to benefit the children’s rehabilitation unit of the KU Medical Center. The gift would also help support the preschool for those with hearing impairments.
  • At the top of the light agenda for the Lawrence school board’s upcoming meeting was a suggestion that the district purchase two data processing machines at a total cost of $2,636.

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