From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 12, 1972:
- Residents in the area of near Clearfield, about seven miles south of Eudora, had registered a complaint with the Douglas County Commission. The complaint, which was under investigation by Sheriff Rex Johnson, centered on the charge that calls to the sheriff's department were bringing either a late response or none at all. Richard Rodewald of Olathe, who farmed in the Clearfield area, said that hunters were being careless about shooting near homes and livestock.
- Recent rains had put the level of Perry Lake at 893.68 feet above sea level, an increase of more than two feet above normal. The lake had measured 4.65 inches of rain in the past week, with heavy rains also falling upstream into the Delaware River which fed the Perry reservoir. Fishing conditions were listed as only "fair," with murky water conditions prevailing.
- Movies showing in Lawrence theaters this week included "Slaughterhouse Five," "Airport," "The Andromeda Strain," "Butterflies Are Free," and "The Other."