From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 29, 1987:
- A visitor to Lawrence had set out for Kansas City International Airport to pick up her husband on Christmas Day but had gotten lost on the unfamiliar roads and had ended up in Iowa, about 200 miles north of her destination. Stopping in Dunlap, Iowa, for directions, she had been invited by the family there to stay for Christmas dinner. The family had shared their turkey and ham with her, then telephoned her worried husband. Two of the family members had then left their gathering and drove the woman back to Kansas City.
- At least one bald eagle was spotted this week on the banks of the Kansas River just below the Bowersock Dam in Lawrence. The area had become a popular wintering spot for the national bird, especially in recent years.
- Lawrence dodged another winter storm this week as snow and ice were the rule across western Kansas. Forecasters had feared that road conditions would interfere with holiday travel, but the snowfall totals had failed to live up to predictions, with the storm producing only flurries for the area.