From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 31, 1986:
- Pleasant weather had no doubt helped produce "exceptional" church attendance on Easter Sunday. The "largest Easter ever" was the way one local minister described the turnout, with additional seating required for some services. A giant Easter-egg hunt at South Park had lured 300 to 400 participants out to find the colored eggs. The hunt had been sponsored by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation department and KLWN radio station.
- It was the third day in a row of 80-plus temperatures, and Lawrence residents were observed raking, bagging, and planting as their lawns and gardens headed into the spring season.
- The Lawrence Board of Zoning was considering variance requests that would allow for two major construction projects. Jim Lewis, owner of Rusty's Food Center at 23rd and Louisiana, was seeking a variance to reduce the required 15-foot green space to 10 feet to allow enough room for required parking for a new store. Plans called for razing of the existing grocery store and construction of a new 53,000-square-foot store.