Old Home Town

100 years ago: Court settles laundry case
May 14, 2015
“After a long argument by the attorneys the jury was sent out and it took but a few hours for them to reach a decision….”
40 years ago: City, county take joint action on bridge plan
May 14, 2015
According to existing plans, about 1,700 square feet of Robinson Park would be overtaken by the bridge project.
25 years ago: KU senior bids farewell with yearbook prank
May 14, 2015
“We couldn’t do it the right way so we thought we’d do it the wrong way.”
100 years ago: Bicyclist hit by auto on Mass Street
May 13, 2015
“Mr. Curry was bruised considerably and for a short time was somewhat dazed, but gained his mental equilibrium in a few moments….”
40 years ago: Moving student population keeps utility companies busy
May 13, 2015
A Journal-World survey showed most utilities considered this their second busiest season, exceeded only by the influx of students in August.
25 years ago: Population unfortunately booming at local animal shelter
May 13, 2015
“There’s a definite problem out there, and people are going to have to start spaying and neutering their pets.”
100 years ago: At new country club, experienced golfers offer tips to beginners
May 12, 2015
“Many of the beginners do nothing but ‘swat’ the ball at first and that is not the idea of the game.”
40 years ago: Intruder disrupts party at rural pond
May 12, 2015
When one of the party attendees had yelled for someone to make note of the truck’s license number, the driver had left the truck and extended an open invitation to fight.
25 years ago: Jennings Daylight Donuts celebrates 25th anniversary
May 12, 2015
Lawrence residents often met there regularly to drink coffee and solve the world’s problems.
100 years ago: ‘Quiet and beautiful city of the dead’ lies just west of bustling campus
May 11, 2015
“Here sleep early settlers, men who fell in the border warfare as martyrs to freedom….”
100 years ago: Large crowd attends W. H. Pendleton funeral
May 10, 2015
“He has often helped those in distress and will always be held in their memory as a benefactor and friend.”
100 years ago: New plan takes hold for student loan fund at KU
May 9, 2015
“With a $50,000 student loan fund […] the money could be loaned so as to serve almost an unlimited number of students.”
100 years ago: Kansas pledges support for any U.S. decision in wake of Lusitania sinking
May 8, 2015
“President Wilson and his advisers are waiting for all the facts and for a crystallization of public opinion to aid in laying out the course the United States will pursue….”
100 years ago: New sod to be laid in front of City Hall
May 7, 2015
“Wm. Hayter, the caretaker of the city hall, says that the first man who cuts across the newly laid sod wants to look out….”
40 years ago: KU prof seeks just desserts after pie-throwing incident
May 6, 2015
“I bore Dr. Holmes no ill feelings. There was no malice intended.”