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100 years ago: KU entomologists start on annual western trip
July 25, 2014
“Prof. S. J. Hunter said today that some of the finest specimens in the museum had come to them by means of these summer trips in the Western states.”
40 years ago: Federal committee approves funding for Clinton Parkway
July 25, 2014
“We don’t want to emphasize the 50-50 funding too much because the chances are good that can be changed.”
25 years ago: Items worth more than $35,000 stolen in home burglary
July 25, 2014
“There couldn’t be that many people who know where my stuff was and how long I was going to be out of town.”
100 years ago: Half-finished tennis court causes strife among city commissioners
July 24, 2014
“To fix it up the way it ought to be will require an expenditure of $50 to $75 and the Commissioners do not feel that they ought to spend this at this time for a tennis court.”
40 years ago: Quick repairs avert water shortage in Lawrence
July 24, 2014
“I’d say we got it restored in the nick of time….”
25 years ago: Bald eaglets at Clinton Lake captured, banded, released
July 24, 2014
The birds had also been measured and given a general check-up.
100 years ago: Salvation Army plans annual picnic for ‘poor mothers and children’
July 23, 2014
“No one will be expected to bring their lunch as the Salvation Army will furnish everything.”
40 years ago: City limits water use by Lawrence residents
July 23, 2014
City Manager Buford Watson today called for Lawrence residents to refrain from watering lawns and washing cars for two days.
25 years ago: State educators develop plan for teaching Kansas history
July 23, 2014
“I have to give credit to the governor and to the Legislature, who made a decision that our children need to know about their own history.”
100 years ago: Potter Lake to reopen with lifeguard and new rules
July 22, 2014
“Ralph (Lefty) Sproull, star basketball man at the university and expert swimmer, will be in charge of the lake.”
100 years ago: Lawrence residents endure week of 100-plus temperatures
July 22, 2014
Demands were increasing for electricity to run air conditioners around the clock.
25 years ago: Lawrence family shelters young refugee
July 22, 2014
“The judge agreed that his life is probably in danger, but he didn’t fit the requirements for political asylum.”
100 years ago: Several sites discussed for proposed country club
July 21, 2014
“There will be professional golf men here to look over the various pieces of land that the club men have in view and pass on their plausibility for a golf links.”
40 years ago: Crisis center moving to new location
July 21, 2014
Headquarters was moving to a property at 1602 Massachusetts.
25 years ago: Clinton Lake eaglets practicing soaring, diving
July 21, 2014
“We haven’t seen them feeding themselves yet, but I’m sure that’s next.”

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