From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 18, 1988:
- The town of Linwood had gathered for the last time to celebrate the graduation of their high school students. Starting in the fall of 1988, Linwood high school students were to attend school in Basehor; the Class of 1989 would graduate from the newly named Basehor-Linwood High School. Cameras and videotape recorders were seen in abundance at the ceremony in Linwood, where many residents had opposed the school consolidation.
- Twenty-three Lawrence High School students were recognized this week for having scored high on the National Latin Exam. Two third-year Latin students had received magna cum laude honors. The LHS Latin teacher in 1988 was Anne Shaw.
- A one-room stone schoolhouse in Johnson County was to be the subject of discussion at an upcoming meeting of the Lawrence Preservation Alliance. The Johnson County Commission had been attempting to restore the old Lanesfield School, which was the only remaining structure at the site of the free-state town of Lanesfield. The county hoped to be able to operate the school as a "living history classroom."