Old Home Town

100 years ago: High winds, heavy rains hit Lawrence
May 24, 2015
“Almost an inch of water fell in half an hour.”
40 years ago: LHS graduates urged to think independently
May 24, 2015
“If we can think for ourselves,” said graduating senior Grace Jackman, “we can correct historical errors and refrain from further errors.”
25 years ago: Congressional candidate receives 6-month sentence
May 24, 2015
“The judge is right,” Mark Creamer told reporters. “I have refused to recant my statements.”
100 years ago: Quincy School students advancing in artistic endeavors
May 23, 2015
“The results have been astonishing, as it is difficult to believe that an entirely latent talent or talents can be called to action in such a short length of time.”
40 years ago: Citizens committee discusses policy on religion in schools
May 23, 2015
Guidelines in the plan included examples of what religious symbols could be displayed, and when; when references to God were acceptable; and how and when religion could be studied.
25 years ago: City commissioner questions HR department funding
May 23, 2015
Commissioner David Penny was challenged by several people present at this week’s commission meeting.
100 years ago: Law student attempts self-defense on speeding charge
May 22, 2015
“‘You are a law student and are trying to get away on ignorance of the law? I supposed that was the first thing a law student would find out,’ the judge said.”
40 years ago: Federal funding approved for Clinton Parkway
May 22, 2015
Local officials hoped other funds might be made available for right of way acquisition once final design was approved.
25 years ago: KU fraternity ordered to discontinue traditional annual party
May 22, 2015
Programs from the 1989 and 1990 parties had been sent anonymously to several KU administrators.
100 years ago: Fire causes extensive damage to Varsity Theater
May 21, 2015
“The rear of the room in which the picture machine was located was not damaged by the fire….”
40 years ago: New Social Welfare dean named at KU
May 21, 2015
“Professor Ernst comes to us with high recommendations and a distinguished record in his field.”
25 years ago: Convenience store robbed twice in one Saturday
May 21, 2015
The robberies, which occurred more than 12 hours apart, were believed to have been unrelated.
100 years ago: Heavy rains swell local creeks, take out bridge
May 20, 2015
“The bridge is a very small one and as Commissioner Hoover put it this morning: ‘They needed a new one there anyhow.’”
40 years ago: Undeliverable mail results in purge of voters list
May 20, 2015
The returned letters reflected the number of non-voters who had left town or changed addresses.
25 years ago: KU chancellor reflects on good and bad in State of the University speech
May 20, 2015
The Legislature had passed a budget for the next fiscal year that included a $3 million reduction in KU’s anticipated appropriation.

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