Old Home Town

25 years ago: Census to start with overnight ‘homeless count’
March 20, 2015
The first stage of the 1990 U.S. census was getting under way tonight in Lawrence and nationwide.
100 years ago: Work begins on new Haskell gymnasium
March 19, 2015
“The new gymnasium at Haskell is going to be one of the big buildings of the school.”
40 years ago: City, county to discuss day care funding
March 19, 2015
The city had been asked to provide $4,000 for the Douglas County Child Care Association.
25 years ago: March sadness: Spring break, tournament end for KU students
March 19, 2015
UCLA had defeated KU 71-70 in the last 30 seconds of a tight game.
100 years ago: Balmy morning changes to afternoon snowstorm
March 18, 2015
“People who do not enjoy a monotony of weather are enjoying the day today.”
40 years ago: KU law building on track; visual arts building hits snag
March 18, 2015
Construction of Kansas University’s new Law School Building was slated to begin in May.
25 years ago: Gubernatorial candidate Fred Phelps bicycles through Lawrence on campaign trip
March 18, 2015
“Hayden says he needs $2 million to make the race; that’s obscene,” Phelps said.
100 years ago: Burglar enjoys impromptu meal while robbing restaurant
March 17, 2015
“He found a platter of meat and some bread and a jar of milk and proceeded to feed himself.”
40 years ago: Local dairy charged with deceptive sales
March 17, 2015
Milk cartons from All Star had been inspected by weights and measures officials and found deficient.
25 years ago: Commissioners continue search for new city manager
March 17, 2015
“The only thing I can say is it’s been an extremely long week for the commission.”
100 years ago: Former restaurant owner and ‘truly good woman’ passes away
March 16, 2015
“In the restaurant hundreds of the citizens of Lawrence as well as the traveling public came to know her, and to know her was to admire her.”
40 years ago: Police nab local burglary ring
March 16, 2015
A recent raid had law enforcement officials about $15,000 worth of stolen goods.
40 years ago: No more free computer cards for KU programming students
March 14, 2015
Until this past week, students who needed cards to prepare computer programs had been able to just grab a handful from a bin.
100 years ago: Longtime Lawrence business celebrates anniversary
March 14, 2015
“On March 16, 1857, Lathrop Bullene started a dry goods store….”
100 years ago: In response to ‘European war,’ KU students form Peace Club
March 14, 2015
“There were several speakers on the program at the meeting and they set out in their talks the reasons why United States should stay out of the war.”