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100 years ago: Students break up classes with impromptu pep rally
October 25, 2014
“It wasn’t on the schedule. It just growed.”
40 years ago: New Amtrak route in need of track, other improvements
October 25, 2014
The new route was to travel from Washington, D.C., to Denver, stopping in Lawrence on the way.
25 years ago: City Manager Buford Watson, 59, dies
October 25, 2014
“Lawrence has experienced a great loss.”
100 years ago: Plans taking shape for Country Club clubhouse
October 24, 2014
“The club house will be approximately 65 by 35 feet. It will be a story and a half high….”
40 years ago: School board seeks architect for LHS, West expansions
October 24, 2014
Members of the board and district administrators were to interview six firms, three of them local.
25 years ago: Plans for house approved over Breezedale opposition
October 24, 2014
Several residents had come out in opposition to the plan for the house, which was to be rented to a low-income family.
100 years ago: Plymouth Congregational celebrates 60th anniversary
October 23, 2014
“Mr. O. A. Hanscome, the last charter member of the church, was the guest of honor.”
40 years ago: Outlook both good, bad for Douglas County farmers
October 23, 2014
Based on this year’s harvest, matters were in pretty good shape for grain farmers.
25 years ago: City ponders recycling awareness campaign
October 23, 2014
Suggestions included messages about recycling in letters distributed in mass mailings or in monthly water bills.
100 years ago: KU chancellor urges permanent building plan, stresses academics
October 22, 2014
“‘The social life, athletics and various other student activities detract the interest of the students from their main purpose….’”
40 years ago: KU officials describe shortages in funding, supplies
October 22, 2014
The university was facing sweeping inflation which had raised operating expenses 15 percent.
25 years ago: South Lawrence trafficway lawsuit headed for Kansas Supreme Court
October 22, 2014
The original lawsuit had been filed in August 1987, challenging the legality of the city and county each issuing $4 million in bonds for the trafficway.
100 years ago: City begins Red Cross campaign to assist ‘war-ridden Europe’
October 21, 2014
“Lawrence will do her part to relieve some of the needless pain, if mere monetary assistance can do it.”
40 years ago: Teachers to reward students for jobs well done
October 21, 2014
“We too often get bogged down with the negative.”
25 years ago: Filming of TV movie brings extra money to Lawrence businesses
October 21, 2014
“It’s been a real plus for us,” said hardware store owner Bob Zimmerman.

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