Old Home Town

100 years ago: KU football coach not returning for fall season
March 21, 2015
“The board of administration will meet here sometime next week to discuss the coaching problem.”
40 years ago: County to increase testing of warning sirens
March 21, 2015
It was felt the sirens were idle too long when tested only once a month.
25 years ago: Northern lights? Local woman spots sky phenomenon
March 21, 2015
An area woman reported spotting a spectacular light show in the northern sky this week.
100 years ago: Over officers’ objections, judge clears man of gambling charges
March 20, 2015
“‘I am mighty tired of the officers of this court questioning my decision. I try to deal fairly with every case.’”
40 years ago: Schoolchildren still enjoy traditional playground games
March 20, 2015
“The rhymes have changed, but they still like to jump rope….”
25 years ago: Census to start with overnight ‘homeless count’
March 20, 2015
The first stage of the 1990 U.S. census was getting under way tonight in Lawrence and nationwide.
100 years ago: Work begins on new Haskell gymnasium
March 19, 2015
“The new gymnasium at Haskell is going to be one of the big buildings of the school.”
40 years ago: City, county to discuss day care funding
March 19, 2015
The city had been asked to provide $4,000 for the Douglas County Child Care Association.
25 years ago: March sadness: Spring break, tournament end for KU students
March 19, 2015
UCLA had defeated KU 71-70 in the last 30 seconds of a tight game.
100 years ago: Balmy morning changes to afternoon snowstorm
March 18, 2015
“People who do not enjoy a monotony of weather are enjoying the day today.”
40 years ago: KU law building on track; visual arts building hits snag
March 18, 2015
Construction of Kansas University’s new Law School Building was slated to begin in May.
25 years ago: Gubernatorial candidate Fred Phelps bicycles through Lawrence on campaign trip
March 18, 2015
“Hayden says he needs $2 million to make the race; that’s obscene,” Phelps said.
100 years ago: Burglar enjoys impromptu meal while robbing restaurant
March 17, 2015
“He found a platter of meat and some bread and a jar of milk and proceeded to feed himself.”
40 years ago: Local dairy charged with deceptive sales
March 17, 2015
Milk cartons from All Star had been inspected by weights and measures officials and found deficient.
25 years ago: Commissioners continue search for new city manager
March 17, 2015
“The only thing I can say is it’s been an extremely long week for the commission.”