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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.
100 years ago: City passes resolution requiring purchase requisitions
January 26, 2015
“In the past one of the difficulties that the commissioners have experienced was that bills would come in that none of them knew very much about….”
40 years ago: KU residence halls near full occupancy
January 26, 2015
KU had more students in the dormitory system this spring than any semester since 1969.
25 years ago: Residents await airing of locally-filmed TV movie
January 26, 2015
“I plan to watch it, and my son’s going to tape it for me.”
100 years ago: Kansas House passes bills on jury duty, roaming livestock, road tax
January 25, 2015
“The house passed the Drummond bill prohibiting the running at large of any live stock.”
40 years ago: Costs, bids still pending on Sunflower Ammunition Plant expansion
January 25, 2015
Questions remained this week about the planned $50 to $100 million modernization project.
25 years ago: Lawrence park receives name change
January 25, 2015
Lawrence’s Central Park was to undergo a name change this week as the city renamed it “Buford M. Watson Jr. Park.”

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