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100 years ago: Student smoking to be discussed at parent-teacher meeting
January 20, 2015
“A large number of the high school boys have formed the habit of slipping away from the school building during the noon hour….”
40 years ago: Artist T. H. Benton dies in Kansas City
January 20, 2015
Former President Truman had considered Benton “the best damned painter in America.”
25 years ago: Area wheat crop enjoys winter precipitation
January 20, 2015
Lawrence had recently received a mixed bag of rain, sleet, and cold.
100 years ago: Health official recommends ‘sanitary milk’ ordinance
January 19, 2015
“Dr. Gillispie suggests that every head of the house inspect the dairy that furnishes his family with milk….”
40 years ago: Sunflower expansion joins list of upcoming construction projects
January 19, 2015
Local officials believed that Lawrence could even suffer a labor shortage in the near future.
25 years ago: East Lawrence plant to expand, add jobs
January 19, 2015
Davol was expanding its local operations into the former Kansas Color Press building.
100 years ago: Highly respected police officer dies after long service to city
January 18, 2015
“During the forty-eight years that he served … he was never known to do a dishonest or an ungentlemanly act.”
40 years ago: Kansas River bridge, in line for replacement, still needs repair
January 18, 2015
A consulting engineer said the bridge might not be dangerous today but could become critical within two weeks.
25 years ago: Regents task force considers tuition break for students with high GPAs
January 18, 2015
Members were mulling a program allowing in-state tuition to non-residents who had earned a 3.5 GPA in the regents’ recommended curriculum.
100 years ago: ‘Friendship Club’ organized for Lawrence
January 17, 2015
“The club rooms will be in the large stone house at 919 Delaware street, which is being elegantly fitted up for the purpose.”
40 years ago: President Ford signs bill authorizing Clinton Parkway funding
January 17, 2015
The law authorized 70 percent federal funding for access roads to federal reservoirs.
25 years ago: City decides against downtown trolley
January 17, 2015
Commissioners agreed that the trolley wasn’t a top priority at this time.
100 years ago: Screening of ‘good and wholesome’ films suggested for Lawrence schools
January 16, 2015
“It is possible and easy to show good elevating pictures with nothing whatever of a degrading nature.”
40 years ago: Home burglaries on the rise during holiday break
January 16, 2015
Many Lawrence police officers were working overtime in their search for clues.
25 years ago: Shooting results in death of 18-year-old
January 16, 2015
Prosecutors were planning to ask that the 17-year-old assailant be tried as an adult.