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25 years ago: Friends of Broken Arrow celebrate school’s 20th anniversary

October 3, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 3, 1988:

  • Students and teachers at Broken Arrow School came together this week with former principal Bob Lowther and other visitors to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the school. Lowther, who had presided over the opening of the school in 1968 and had served there for 13 years before retiring, told students that Broken Arrow was one of only four or five schools with an open-space plan at the time and that educators had come from all over the world to see how it worked.
  • Two wildlife agencies said today they would approve plans for the proposed riverfront shopping center, which would hamper winter visits of the bald eagle, provided that the city commit additional riverfront land for wildlife habitat. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks proposed requiring additional habitat on the south bank of the Kansas River. The proposals were part of public comments sought by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which had been asked to issue a permit to allow construction of the project along the Kaw, just east of city hall.

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