Archive for Wednesday, May 4, 2011

40 years ago: Oskaloosa residents discuss proposed vo-tech school

May 4, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 4, 1971:

  • Gov. Robert Docking was heading for the hospital to be placed in traction for several days. The governor was suffering from a pinched nerve in the sacroiliac area of his back and was experiencing severe pain.
  • Down in Wellington, Kan., a major fire had destroyed two business buildings in the downtown area. The fire, assisted by 30-mile-an-hour winds, had burned out of control for several hours as nearly a dozen fire units from nearby counties responded.
  • About 15 students and parents attended a school board meeting in Oskaloosa to discuss details of their district’s planned participation in a vocational-technical school. One concern mentioned by board members was whether the academic subjects offered would fulfill Oskaloosa high school graduation requirements.
  • The K-10 bridge project on Lawrence’s East 23rd Street was nearly completed. All that remained was the sidewalks, curbs, an asphalt covering for the bridge, and general cleanup.


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