Old Home Town

100 years ago: Sunny weather expected for Easter morning
April 3, 2015
“The weather man says no one need fear to put on his very best new clothes tomorrow for the weather prospect for a beautiful day was never better….”
40 years ago: Record lows follow on heels of early spring storm
April 3, 2015
Gardeners were anxiously awaiting evidence of damage to spring flowers and shrubs.
25 years ago: New parking garage opens at Sixth and New Hampshire
April 3, 2015
The two-tiered garage was to serve both city hall and the new Lawrence Riverfront Plaza.
100 years ago: Well-known Lawrence businessman passes away at age 89
April 2, 2015
“Mr. Bullene has a most interesting past having suffered the hardships of the early life in Kansas….”
40 years ago: April Fools’ storm brings wind, rain, sleet, snow, power outages to area
April 2, 2015
“Every time we looked outside something different was coming down.”
25 years ago: KU freshman disciplined for behavior toward pizza delivery driver
April 2, 2015
The driver alleged that the fraternity member had made racially derogatory remarks and knocked a pizza to the floor.
100 years ago: ‘Dignified citizens’ fall for April Fools’ pranks
April 1, 2015
“A nickel fastened to the sidewalk on Massachusetts street by the means of solder and a nail made fun for the observers….”
40 years ago: South Park water line project could endanger trees
April 1, 2015
Officials were hoping today’s bids on the project would be low enough to alter the plans.
40 years ago: Witnesses allege improper practices at Hwy 59 construction site
March 31, 2015
One of the engineering technicians said “almost the whole road was put down in mud.”
100 years ago: Residents urged to ‘swat the fly’ early in springtime
March 31, 2015
“By killing one fly at this time of the year it is worth killing a million later in the summer….”
100 years ago: Home opens for ‘working girls of good character’
March 30, 2015
“The Ricker Home is the remodeled residence at 841 Maine street.”
40 years ago: Lawrence gas station owner to donate weekend profits to charity
March 30, 2015
“With times as they are, we’ve got to help one another if we can….”
100 years ago: Rural man attacks neighbor over road-closing issue
March 29, 2015
“O. L. Cox assaulted C. G. Perkins, 60 years of age, beating him severely about the head with a heavy iron paper weight.”
40 years ago: Three inoperable warning sirens removed for repairs
March 29, 2015
Three of the city’s disaster warning sirens were out of commission today.
100 years ago: Railroad worker rescues little girl from ‘terrible death’
March 28, 2015
“The engineer and fireman noticed a little girl on the bridge and seeing the train approaching she became so frightened she did not know what to do.”