Archive for Sunday, August 18, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
A Quantrill's Raid tour member dressed in period attire is silhouetted against the Miller's Hall building in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street. The building, which was partially destroyed during Quantrill's Raid on Aug. 21, 1863 and reconstructed in 1864 is one of the few downtown structures that remain from the time of the raid. Several groups were led through the downtown streets by Watkins Museum historians who pinpointed points of interest relative to the raid. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo Watkins Museum events commemorate Quantrill’s Raid
11:10 a.m., August 17, 2013 Updated 9:05 p.m.
As a prelude to Wednesday’s 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, the Watkins Museum of History sponsored a string of Saturday events. Those interested in learning more about the raid, its aftermath, its victims and its survivors had the chance to join a morning walking tour highlighting some of the important spots during the raid, to see a significant new museum exhibit or to listen to an afternoon performance of Civil War-era music. By Caitlin Doornbos and Nikki Wentling
6:00 a.m.
In this Dec. 1 file photo, students leave Lawrence Free State High School after the administration and Lawrence Police evacuated the building because of a bomb threat. The district's emergency notification system did not get the word out about the evacuation as quickly as it should have, a failure now being looked at by district officials. School district explains large cushion in capital outlay budget
August 18, 2013
The Lawrence school district budget calls for spending up to $17 million in capital outlay expenses next year, more than double the average expenses for that fund. At first, officials said they were building a cushion against unforeseen events, but they are now offering a more detailed explanation. By Peter Hancock
12:00 p.m.
Lawrence residents Mike Myers, his wife Nancy Cayton Myers and her mother, Pat Kehde are all descendants of Lawrence residents involved in Quantrill's Raid on Aug. 21, 1863. Kehde is pictured with a photograph of her great grandmother, Jetta Graham Dix, wife of Kehde's great grandfather, Ralph Dix, who was killed in the raid. Myers is pictured with a photo of his great-great grandfather, Brinton W. Woodward, who survived the raid. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo Lawhorn’s Lawrence: 150 years later, Quantrill’s Raid is still personal
August 18, 2013
On Wednesday, it will be 150 years since that day. A long time, but not long enough for it to stop being personal. If you had an ancestor who was involved in the raid, this series of commemorations taking place in Lawrence may feel a little different. You’re likely to have your own 150th commemoration ceremony, complete with family memories and a few questions of “what if?” By Chad Lawhorn

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