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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.
25 years ago: Local utility takes inventory of hazardous pipes
April 14, 2014
The plan would call for replacing all the uncoated lines in Lawrence over a period of years.
100 years ago: Ideal weather brings out Easter fashions on Lawrence streets
April 13, 2014
“The parade yesterday morning led to the churches where the city went to worship on Easter morn.”
40 years ago: New minimum wage laws to affect city employees
April 13, 2014
The new legislation would require payment of time and a half for overtime.
25 years ago: City Commission greets new members, retains old mayor
April 13, 2014
In its first official action, the commission unanimously elected Bob Schumm to serve as mayor for a second one-year term.
100 years ago: Small backyards resulting in lack of character-building activities, speaker says
April 12, 2014
“‘I declare again that we are making the way of life for our boys too much of an upholstered affair. We are making them smooth, polite, gentle, soft-handed and flabby-muscled….’”
40 years ago: More than 100 artists prepare for annual Art in the Park
April 12, 2014
Exhibitors this year were to be allowed to set up their displays on a “first come first served” basis.
25 years ago: Cyclists oppose possible changes for rural riding
April 12, 2014
The County Commission had received complaints about traffic safety problems caused by bicycle riders on County Roads 458 and 1055.

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