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Archive for Friday, December 14, 2012

25 years ago: First winter storm hits with a vengeance

December 14, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 14, 1987:

  • The Lawrence area awoke this morning to the first winter storm of the season, with a few inches of heavily-falling snow already on the ground by 7 a.m. and at least 6 to 12 inches in total accumulation predicted by tomorrow morning. North winds of 15 to 30 mph were expected to cause blowing and drifting snow. Lawrence schools remained open today, but schools in several area districts were closed, with others keeping tabs on the storm with an eye to possibly dismissing classes early.
  • The annual Bromelsick Christmas party was coming up this weekend, with about 1,200 Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and 4-H members expected to attend the event at Hoch Auditorium. Festivities were to include a performance by the Seem-To-Be Players, movies, clowns, treats, and a visit from Santa Claus. The annual party was made possible under the terms of Alfred Bromelsick's will.

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