From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 21, 1971:
In a recent Gallup Poll, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy had gained a four-point margin as the favorite among registered Democrats for the 1972 presidential nomination. Kennedy had received 26 percent of votes of those polled, compared with 23 percent for Sen. Edmund S. Muskie of Maine.
A pre-winter cold snap was making Lawrence residents wonder if nature had forgotten fall and moved right into winter. A low of 43 degrees had been accompanied by .87 of an inch of rain over a two-day period. However, highs were heading up to the 70s again for the week.
Speaking of weather, Douglas County officials felt better prepared to fight the upcoming winter's snowfall than they had been in the past. The county commission had approved the purchase of three new snow plows to be attached to three Dodge trucks purchased late this summer.