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100 years ago: Ideal weather brings out Easter fashions on Lawrence streets
April 13, 2014
“The parade yesterday morning led to the churches where the city went to worship on Easter morn.”
40 years ago: New minimum wage laws to affect city employees
April 13, 2014
The new legislation would require payment of time and a half for overtime.
25 years ago: City Commission greets new members, retains old mayor
April 13, 2014
In its first official action, the commission unanimously elected Bob Schumm to serve as mayor for a second one-year term.
100 years ago: Small backyards resulting in lack of character-building activities, speaker says
April 12, 2014
“‘I declare again that we are making the way of life for our boys too much of an upholstered affair. We are making them smooth, polite, gentle, soft-handed and flabby-muscled….’”
40 years ago: More than 100 artists prepare for annual Art in the Park
April 12, 2014
Exhibitors this year were to be allowed to set up their displays on a “first come first served” basis.
25 years ago: Cyclists oppose possible changes for rural riding
April 12, 2014
The County Commission had received complaints about traffic safety problems caused by bicycle riders on County Roads 458 and 1055.
100 years ago: Mayor issues proclamation for annual Lawrence clean-up
April 11, 2014
“Lawrence has had these cleanups for many years and they have proven to be of great value.”
40 years ago: Gasoline to reach unaffordable price of 70 cents per gallon, energy official warns
April 11, 2014
“The independents will go out of business in two or three months….”
25 years ago: Turnpike bridge renovation to continue into early summer
April 11, 2014
Deterioration on the 35-year-old bridge had been caused by salt and sand that was digging its way into the steel structure.
100 years ago: Two Lawrence homes burglarized overnight
April 10, 2014
“Lawrence apparently was visited last night by a gang of burglars who have been operating in Kansas towns recently.”
40 years ago: Two KU students feared drowned at Lake Perry
April 10, 2014
A search had yielded a capsized sailboat and two life jackets.
25 years ago: Advisory board member recommends dissolving Business Improvement District
April 10, 2014
“Personally, I’ve lost my enthusiasm for the BID.”
100 years ago: Fruit damage from late frost not as bad as feared
April 9, 2014
“The peach crop, for which the greatest fear has been felt, apparently has not been greatly damaged.”
40 years ago: Local farmers face supply shortages
April 9, 2014
Fertilizer supplies were low, fence and baling wire were almost nonexistent, and baling twine was becoming scarce.
25 years ago: Another Lawrence balloon takes lengthy journey
April 9, 2014
Spring seemed a popular time for children to release balloons into the wild.