Old Home Town

100 years ago: Rural mail carriers report on local road conditions
March 27, 2015
“The ‘Templin Hill’ is the worst, and to say that it is a disgrace to any community is to put it in the mildest form.”
100 years ago: Summer activities planned for Lawrence boys
March 26, 2015
“If this movement starts off well a similar class will be undertaken for girls.”
40 years ago: New parking lot to be built near site of future KU law school
March 26, 2015
The new lot, northwest of Allen Fieldhouse, would offer 310 parking spaces.
100 years ago: Motion picture theater damaged by fire
March 25, 2015
“The piano which was in the front of the room was burned so badly that it will be impossible to have it repaired.”
25 years ago: Handful of Riverfront Mall stores to open in two weeks
March 25, 2015
Individual stores at the factory outlet center had been given permission to begin opening on April 6.
40 years ago: Bids opened for construction of new KU art museum
March 25, 2015
KU’s Spooner-Thayer Art Museum had become crowded and was considered hazardous for valuable art objects.
100 years ago: Commissioner finds jobs for indigent couple
March 24, 2015
“Rev. Mr. Holyfield instead of sending them to the jail for a bed sent them to a hotel and stood good for the charges.”
40 years ago: LHS biology students head south for field trip
March 24, 2015
The students, led by teacher Stan Roth, were part of the advanced biology class.
25 years ago: Lawrence drug policy not needing expansion, city manager says
March 24, 2015
City Commissioner David Penny had wanted the city to expand its drug screening policies.
100 years ago: Spring comes early to new country club
March 23, 2015
“A number of the members are already hearing the call of golf….”
40 years ago: Army deserter not qualified for city job, state officials rule
March 23, 2015
Local protesters had pointed out that the job could have been filled by other qualified residents, especially qualified veterans.
25 years ago: Computer use on the rise in Lawrence schools
March 23, 2015
“The main thing is to get more computers into the classroom.”
100 years ago: High school basketball teams meet in Lawrence for tournament
March 22, 2015
“Of this number there are 28 boys’ teams and fifteen of the fair sex….”
40 years ago: Director chosen for new Watkins museum
March 22, 2015
Arthur Townsend had been serving as director of the Maryland Historical Trust.
25 years ago: Commisioner suggests new emphasis on city manager search
March 22, 2015
“This process is a two-way street.”