Old Home Town

100 years ago: Auto association wants residents to take traffic laws seriously
April 13, 2015
“Members of the association spoke last night on the way in which the traffic is handled in Lawrence and the bad impression it leaves….”
40 years ago: Thieves take doorknob from Watkins Museum
April 13, 2015
The ornate 19th-century fixture was considered irreplaceable.
25 years ago: County considers nudity ban at all public facilities
April 13, 2015
A member of Kansans for a Natural Society objected, saying area lakes were “not in any imminent danger of being overrun by nude sunbathers.”
100 years ago: Roller skates, scooters banned from Mass Street
April 12, 2015
“A number of complaints have been heard of accidents or near-accidents….”
40 years ago: Governor repeals recent two-license plate law
April 12, 2015
The two-tag law had been in effect only since Jan. 1.
25 years ago: Acting city manager appointed to permanent post
April 12, 2015
Commissioners had voted 4-1 in favor of the hiring.
100 years ago: Health officer: Kill flies now, before they multiply
April 11, 2015
“But the fly is not the only danger…. Dr. Rudolph brings our old friend the mosquito upon the carpet and charges him with equally as grave crimes against the public health.”
40 years ago: Former spelling champ makes comeback
April 11, 2015
“I was a little nervous, but not as much as I was last time.”
25 years ago: Local attorney to fight new noise ordinance
April 11, 2015
The attorney believed the new ordinance was too vague and gave too much latitude to enforcers.
100 years ago: While Lawrence sleeps, workers clear Mass Street of mud
April 10, 2015
“It is the first time this has been tried at night and the results were exceptional for there was nothing to bother the workmen.”
40 years ago: New city commission reignites discussion on city garage site
April 10, 2015
The formerly-proposed site at Second and Indiana was now considered dead in the water.
25 years ago: Traffic engineers to review congestion at Riverfront Mall entrance
April 10, 2015
“We’ve got about six things we’re going to continue to look at here.”
100 years ago: Lawrence man advances to new career on the seas
April 9, 2015
“He will be one of the youngest quartermasters in the Merchant service.”
40 years ago: KU microbiologist receives national award
April 9, 2015
Most of her work had been done in the days before federal research grants, meaning that funds and equipment had been difficult to come by.
25 years ago: Gas jumps to $1 a gallon at local stations
April 9, 2015
Gas prices had been holding steady at about 87 cents a gallon in recent weeks.

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