Old Home Town

25 years ago: Couple’s gift to benefit KU herbarium
July 19, 2014
“It’s been the biggest thrill to work at KU all these years and to live in Lawrence.”
100 years ago: Hidden shooter fires shotgun at Eudora woman feeding chickens
July 18, 2014
“This is certainly a mysterious affair as the people in the neighborhood can give no reason why anyone should wish to shoot or kill Miss Kizer.”
40 years ago: Commissioners to check city for ‘blighted’ houses
July 18, 2014
Commissioners were considering making a “windshield survey,” driving through selected areas of town to find houses appearing to have external deterioration.
25 years ago: Lawrence computer retailer complains of exclusive sales at KU bookstore
July 18, 2014
“If they’ve got a computer store up there, then damn it, I want a computer store up there….”
100 years ago: New police car not just for catching speeders, officials say
July 17, 2014
“‘We wish the people might be set right on this proposition.’”
40 years ago: Longtime Lawrence restaurant owner dies
July 17, 2014
Mrs. Felicitas (Betty) Reyes, co-owner and operator of the El Matador Cafe, passed away this week.
100 years ago: Potter Lake closed; fundraising begins for lifeguard
July 16, 2014
“Many parents whose boys have been spending their afternoons at the lake will receive this announcement with something akin to astonishment.”
40 years ago: Old Gaslight Tavern destroyed by fire
July 16, 2014
“You can stand in the basement and see the sky.”
25 years ago: Lecompton family has wildlife visitor
July 16, 2014
A red-tail hawk was enjoying the hospitality of a local family this week.
100 years ago: Deadline approaching for new auto tags
July 15, 2014
“Mr. Automobile Owner, do not forget to hang that new license tag on the rear of your machine tomorrow morning before you start down town.”
40 years ago: Fire damages restaurant at Holiday Inn, 23rd and Iowa
July 15, 2014
“We even had to force people out of the dining room. They wanted to stay and finish their breakfast.”
25 years ago: Lawrence stores plan early openings for Sidewalk Sale
July 15, 2014
“I will be here at 3:30 along with my staff to get set up and ready.”
100 years ago: Prof. Naismith asks for Potter Lake lifeguard
July 14, 2014
“‘There are just two courses open. Either close the lake to the boys or have a supervisor there to prevent drowning.’”
40 years ago: Lawrence police officer involved in fatal collision
July 14, 2014
The accident was under investigation by the Kansas Highway Patrol.
25 years ago: Utility workers trying to correct musty-tasting city water
July 14, 2014
“There’s no reason to believe there’s any adverse health effects from this.”