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100 years ago: Social Service nurse announces need for children’s clothing
January 31, 2015
“There are a number of children in town, she says, who do not have clothes enough to keep them comfortably warm….”
40 years ago: Two farm families lauded for environmental efforts
January 31, 2015
The honorees were to be recognized at the annual meeting of the Douglas County Conservation District.
25 years ago: KU dean not yet worried about Lied Center delay
January 31, 2015
“We’re not scheduled for anything until Fall 1992.”
100 years ago: Icy weather causes falls, injuries on Lawrence sidewalks
January 30, 2015
“Although Johnny’s head hit with such force that the ice was broken loose from the bricks, he was able after a few moments to resume his work.”
40 years ago: Governor recommends full-time funding for Clinton Lake staff
January 30, 2015
Clinton State Park was due to open late in 1976.
25 years ago: Sunflower commander confirms plant layoffs
January 30, 2015
About half the existing 740-plus jobs at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant were to be cut.
100 years ago: Lawrence Turnverein celebrates anniversary
January 29, 2015
“Mr. Jacob Frohwerk, president of the state league, gave a short talk in the native tongue on the subject of the ‘justness of the war.’”
40 years ago: Bicentennial committee hopes for more funding
January 29, 2015
County Commission Chair Arthur Heck had said earlier that he was “very, very certain” that unless the planners could raise more funds, “it’s not gonna be much of a celebration.”
25 years ago: U.S. military base ‘realignment’ may affect Sunflower
January 29, 2015
There wasn’t yet much information available on the possible Sunflower plant closing.
100 years ago: ‘Jayhawker’ basketball team invades Manhattan
January 28, 2015
“Coach Hamilton looks for another crimson and blue victory over the farmers….”
40 years ago: KU bus service in good financial shape, report says
January 28, 2015
During the fall semester, 456,680 students had ridden the bus.
25 years ago: Junior high drug curriculum begins over parent objections
January 28, 2015
“Children are encouraged to choose their own values apart from what they’ve been taught at home,” one parent objected.
100 years ago: Lawrence man finds tarantula in bunch of bananas
January 27, 2015
“He dropped the bananas with much more haste than he picked them up for he felt something that did not seem to him was a banana.”
40 years ago: Natural gas rates on the rise, but warm weather eases budget strain
January 27, 2015
Lawrence residents were able to rely less on their furnaces this week.
25 years ago: Mall developer pursues lawsuit against city
January 27, 2015
The firm Jacobs, Visconsi & Jacobs had filed suit protesting the city’s refusal to rezone 61 acres on South Iowa.

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