Old Home Town

100 years ago: April showers finally arrive
April 8, 2015
“The farmers are pleased with the present chances for pasture.”
40 years ago: Father, son pull drowning boater from lake
April 8, 2015
Their main concern was not to get credit for saving the man, but to emphasize the importance of boaters wearing life jackets.
25 years ago: Visitors to new mall cause traffic problems at Sixth and N.H.
April 8, 2015
“People are not used to this yet.”
100 years ago: Voters select mayor, school board; pool halls to stay open
April 7, 2015
“The voting yesterday was spirited and a good portion of the registered vote cast their ballots.”
40 years ago: KU students speak on pros, cons of university
April 7, 2015
Students liked the size of the campus and the numerous opportunities for student involvement.
25 years ago: Name change considered for South Junior High
April 7, 2015
Those requesting the change were interested in having a name more reflective of the site’s historical significance.
100 years ago: Lawrence schoolchildren to be granted half-holiday to help with annual Cleanup Days
April 6, 2015
“The city officials are making an especial effort to get all of the people of the town interested in the clean-up days which will come on the 16th and 17th of April.”
40 years ago: Senate committee considers landlord-tenant legislation
April 6, 2015
A 1974 Kansas Supreme Court decision had ruled tenants had a right to expect a “warrant of habitability” from a rental unit.
25 years ago: Shoppers visit Riverfront Mall for ‘soft opening’
April 6, 2015
Many visitors said they had come in simply to tour the building and to enjoy the scenic view from the mall’s north windows.
100 years ago: Fire department tests new apparatus on timed runs
April 5, 2015
“The slippery pavement made it very hard for the men to manage the cars on Massachusetts and they were absolutely unable to make good time….”
40 years ago: Principals object to student relocation plan
April 5, 2015
One principal said the merger of the two schools “would cause an over-crowding situation.”
25 years ago: Sub-freezing temps expected tonight
April 5, 2015
Local gardeners were being warned to cover their plants.
100 years ago: Resolution proclaims 23rd Street ‘worst road in county’
April 4, 2015
“The farmers from the neighborhood of No. 6 had drawn some vivid descriptions of the present impassible conditions of the roads into the city.”
40 years ago: Six local projects recommended for Bicentennial funding
April 4, 2015
The projects had been screened by a 10-member advisory board.
25 years ago: Students to make up lost time on Memorial Day
April 4, 2015
Lawrence students had lost a few days this year due to inclement weather.