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25 years ago: Liquor-by-the-drink passes in Kansas; Agnes T. Frog defeated

November 5, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 5, 1986:

The election results were in. "Sin" issues involving liquor, lotteries, and betting at races had all won wide voter approval statewide and in Douglas County. "We're finally coming out of the dark ages," said Ace Johnson, owner of private club The Sanctuary, about the passage of the liquor amendment. Now that a majority of Kansas voters had approved liquor by the drink, lawmakers were now required to write up guidelines to implement the sale of drinks. Elsewhere on the ballot, Republican Mike Hayden had defeated Tom Docking in the race for governor, while write-in candidate Agnes T. Frog had attracted nearly one-fourth of all the votes cast for county commissioner. Although the race was won by incumbent Nancy Hiebert, the Committee to Elect a True Amphibian felt that the frog's tally represented healthy community opposition to the planned south Lawrence trafficway.


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