From the Lawrence Journal-World for May 23, 1986:
- Picnic tables at Perry Lake were swamped as the lake's water level was running 12 feet above normal. May rainfall had raised local lakes to varying degrees. The water level at Clinton Lake was only about 6 1/2 feet higher than previously, and a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assured recreational boaters that all the boat ramps were still open.
- New rules at the Lawrence Farmers' Market were causing concern for some local vendors. At a recent meeting, attended by about 50 people, vendors voiced their concerns that small growers could not afford the new higher stall fees this season. Other growers objected to a new rule that allowed no selling until 7 a.m.
- A Lawrence woman reported to police that she was missing three dwarfs from her backyard. Her concrete yard statues depicting Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs had been raided, and three of the 25-pound statues, worth a total of $150, had been taken.