From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 10, 1989:
- Douglas County officials were investigating what they were reasonably sure was a human skeleton found the previous afternoon in a field about 11 miles west of Lawrence. "We're pretty sure we know who it is, but before we release the name, we're going to make sure the identification is positive and then notify the family," said Douglas County Sheriff's Detective Mike Suitt. A survey crew working for a pipeline company had come upon the remains in a field about a mile west of Douglas County Road 1023 on 1700N. Several articles of clothing, including a wallet with identification, had been found with the skeleton.
- Local architects interested in designing the proposed second Lawrence high school were soon to begin making presentations to a district Architect Selection Committee. Supt. Dan Neuenswander said the committee wanted to be able to make a recommendation on an architecture firm at the school board's next meeting in late March. The firm selected was first to help the district determine the best site for the proposed school, then to create a design and, if a bond issue of at least $22 million were approved by voters, oversee construction.