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100 years ago: ‘South-siders’ campaigning for school building
April 23, 2014
“Do you realize that every school building in the city of Lawrence lies in the north half of the city?”
40 years ago: Legendary KU band director honored at final concert
April 23, 2014
The proclamation of “Russell Wiley Day” in Lawrence was read at the conclusion of an afternoon concert by the KU Band.
25 years ago: Preliminary plans released for new Lied Center
April 23, 2014
Designers said the center would have state-of-the-art features, acoustics, and accessibility.
100 years ago: J-W editor gives strong opinion on Lawrence water situation
April 22, 2014
“The quality of water being furnished the city is terrible. It is rotten dirty….”
40 years ago: Low profit margin plagues recycling efforts
April 22, 2014
Most major corporations were still only set up to handle virgin materials.
25 years ago: Strong public interest shown in nesting eagles at Clinton Lake
April 22, 2014
The birds had been staying very close to the nest for several weeks, with one eagle on the next at all times.
100 years ago: KU senior class planning tangible memorial
April 21, 2014
“The stone seat which the Seniors propose to have erected on Mount Oread will cost nearly $200.”
40 years ago: Mass Street merchants compete in relay race
April 21, 2014
Merchants on the west side of Mass triumphed in the second annual DLA Relay.
25 years ago: Allen Press still fighting to use old church site for expansion
April 21, 2014
Allen Realty Inc. was seeking to show that the district court had applied the wrong standard of review in their decision.
100 years ago: New interurban ‘electric line’ possible for Lawrence
April 20, 2014
“One obstacle is in the way, and that is the bridge here.”
40 years ago: KU Engineering Expo focuses on energy conservation
April 20, 2014
The theme this year was “Bridging the Energy Gap — What Can We Do Now?”
25 years ago: Flint Hills ranch considered for national wildlife preserve
April 20, 2014
A Chase County group hoped the National Park Service would operate the site as a tourist attraction.
100 years ago: New auto tax provides funding for road maintenance
April 19, 2014
“A total of 436 auto licenses and 97 motorcycle licenses were issued in this county.”
40 years ago: KU, LHS musicians achieve honors this week
April 19, 2014
Two KU students had received high honors in national organ competitions.
25 years ago: City commission still trying to rein in extra-long meetings
April 19, 2014
Three recent commission meetings had lasted at least five hours.

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