Old Home Town

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.”
100 years ago: Mortgage broker’s accounts coming up short
April 18, 2014
“It is said that many poor families in Lawrence have suffered severely because of the operations which led to the shortage.”
40 years ago: KU professor Raymond Moore passes away after long illness
April 18, 2014
He had recently been praised as “one of the brightest minds in the world.”
25 years ago: Taxpayers make merry at Lawrence post office
April 18, 2014
The Alferd Packer Memorial String Band entertained some 3,000 tax filers at the downtown post office.
100 years ago: Residents disappointed by Clean-Up Day wagons
April 17, 2014
“The wagons passed by this morning and the trash remains.”
40 years ago: Lawrence bank robbed at gunpoint
April 17, 2014
One rumor put the loss at $40,000.
25 years ago: Plants, animals represented at local parade
April 17, 2014
The Kansas Area Watershed Council had sponsored the event.
100 years ago: Lawrence doctor has hopes for municipal hospital
April 16, 2014
“There hasn’t been anything started in Lawrence since I have been in the city that has struck such a responsive chord in the hearts of the people.”
40 years ago: Sign, sign, everywhere a sign: ‘Visual pollution’ on 23rd Street?
April 16, 2014
Revamping the city sign ordinance was a goal for several city commissioners.
25 years ago: Drought, enrollment, property values all factors in local school financing
April 16, 2014
The Kansas state aid formula was based on wealth, with poorer districts receiving more state aid.
100 years ago: Professor to leave KU for higher salary in Oklahoma
April 15, 2014
“A threatened exodus of professors from the University of Kansas began today….”
40 years ago: Dedication planned for Wescoe Hall
April 15, 2014
The ceremonies were to honor W. Clarke Wescoe, who had served as KU chancellor from 1960 to 1969.
25 years ago: Bank robbery suspect appears in court
April 15, 2014
He was suspected of having robbed the Lawrence National Bank branch at 2701 Iowa.
100 years ago: Two Haskell students escape school, ride bicycles to Kansas City
April 14, 2014
“[They] were tired of the life at Haskell and desired to return to their homes at Tulsa.”
40 years ago: Speeders run afoul of new 55 mph limit
April 14, 2014
Court clerks had received and logged 76 speeding tickets from April 1 to 8 this year.