Old Home Town

40 years ago: City police, county sheriff run foot-race at Vinland Fair
August 24, 2014
The victorious team won by a lap.
25 years ago: County meets to discuss Valleyview Care Home
August 24, 2014
Speakers aired concerns about a low occupancy rate and the ability to meet changing health care needs.
100 years ago: Young group from Kansas City takes long walk to Lawrence
August 23, 2014
“They say that they are having ‘the time of their lives’ and that they are going to walk to Colorado next summer.”
40 years ago: Eudora board meets to discuss new library plans
August 23, 2014
One question raised was whether the new library should have a basement.
25 years ago: Local developer to submit plan for municipal golf course
August 23, 2014
Lawrence city commissioners had received a municipal golf course proposal in July.
100 years ago: Founders hope to make country club ‘society center of the town’
August 22, 2014
“The wives and children of the members will be just as welcome at the club as the men members.”
40 years ago: Heat, long lines plague KU enrollment process
August 22, 2014
Students had been standing in “giant lines and human traffic jams.”
25 years ago: Opening of new KU postal station delayed
August 22, 2014
Lawrence Postmaster Bill Reynolds said the small contract station in the Kansas Union was to have opened on the previous Monday.
100 years ago: Local residents flock to Eudora for annual picnic
August 21, 2014
“Many automobiles well loaded with people made the trip.”
40 years ago: City to hire consultant for garage location
August 21, 2014
Opponents of the proposed Second and Indiana or 19th and Haskell locations generally approved of the consultant proposition.
25 years ago: Area welcomes August’s first steady rainfall
August 21, 2014
Farmers, gardeners, and homeowners were happy to greet the storm.
100 years ago: Autoists beware! Traffic regulations go into effect in Lawrence
August 20, 2014
“No person under fourteen years of age nor any intoxicated person will be allowed to operate a motor driven machine….”
40 years ago: Price increase approved for school lunches
August 20, 2014
Secondary lunch prices were to increase from 50 cents to 55 cents.
25 years ago: County jail too small for current needs
August 20, 2014
Almost 13 years had passed since the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center had opened.
100 years ago: Traveler describes war atmosphere in Europe
August 19, 2014
“He said that in June he visited Germany and France and that the country there at that time was a sight to behold and represented a great military camp.”