From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 4, 1971:
- A cousin of a missing Lawrence girl was being sought for questioning in her disappearance. Ivy Marie Honeycutt, 11, had been reported missing from her home on a Saturday morning about five days earlier. Extensive searches for the Kaw Valley sixth-grader were being conducted in the area surrounding her home and other locations.
- A Kansas University sophomore was in critical condition at the KU Medical Center, Kansas City, after a riverside accident about a mile east of the Lawrence city limits. According to his passenger, the driver had apparently failed to see the edge of the river bank and had driven off it, plummeting about 30 feet before landing about five feet from the edge of the river.