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Archive for Wednesday, October 10, 2012

25 years ago: Scouts honor departed leader with new building

October 10, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 10, 1987:

  • Boy Scout Troop 59 was getting a new building that would not only serve the practical purpose of storing camping gear but would also honor the memory of one of their leaders, John K. "Johnny" McHugh, who had died Sept. 27 the previous year. The building, under construction in the south parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, was being funded almost entirely by contributions which had been sent to McHugh's widow, Linda, after his death from cancer at age 48. Mrs. McHugh said that the funds had come "all in five and 10 dollar amounts" from a large number of people who had known her husband through Scouting and other community activities. Volunteers had raised the walls for the 16-by-20 foot building on the first anniversary of McHugh's death. The building was expected to be ready for use later this month.
  • Under new guidelines recently adopted by the Kansas Supreme Court, higher child support payments could be required of noncustodial parents. Chief Justice David Prager said that the new guidelines, which were to take effect at the end of October, could trigger a large number of petitions from custodial parents seeking additional payments. The guidelines had been designed to take into account the increasing costs of child-rearing as well as the growing number of two-income families, according to Douglas County District Judge Jean Shepherd.

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