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100 years ago: Kansas farmers’ demand for bull frogs exceeds supply
April 2, 2014
“They want bull frogs to sing, some of them. Others want them to eat. Still others just want to have them around.”
40 years ago: Premium gasoline nearing 60 cents a gallon
April 2, 2014
Careful shoppers could pump their own gas for as little as 44.3 cents a gallon for regular.
25 years ago: Bobcat released into the wild after lengthy recuperation
April 2, 2014
The 2-year-old bobcat had been brought to Wildcare at KU’s Animal Care Unit to be nursed back to health.
100 years ago: Fire department responds to wrong house
April 1, 2014
“A small shed at the home of A. C. Briton was on fire.”
40 years ago: Changes suggested for KU parking regulations
April 1, 2014
Closure of three traffic control booths was one proposal.
25 years ago: Students with disabilities enjoy supported employment program
April 1, 2014
“This can help them in the transition from school to community.”
100 years ago: KU freshmen vote ‘yes’ for beanies
March 31, 2014
“Tomorrow, April 1, is the day for the first official appearance of the little caps.”
40 years ago: Local meat distributors unhappy about federal beef buy
March 31, 2014
“It’s kind of a stupid situation.”
25 years ago: Haskell students file lawsuit, protest censorship in school newspaper
March 31, 2014
“I’m going to have to review the whole situation,” said acting Haskell president Bob Martin.
100 years ago: Garden seeds requested for Mexican families in Lawrence
March 30, 2014
“Garden seeds for ‘Little Mexico.’ Here is an appeal that should touch the good people of Lawrence.”
40 years ago: Gaslight Village children to switch schools
March 30, 2014
The change had been suggested as a solution to overcrowding at Schwegler and declining enrollment at Cordley.
25 years ago: Health officials fight against Lawrence measles outbreak
March 30, 2014
Eight cases of measles had been confirmed in Douglas County since January 1.
100 years ago: Residential fire causes injury to Lawrence fire chief
March 29, 2014
“Fire originating from a defective flue this morning destroyed the home of Assistant Postmaster H. D. Whitman at 2100 Learnard Avenue.”
40 years ago: Last billiard hall in Lawrence closes down
March 29, 2014
Billiards and snooker were more difficult than the game played in today’s pool halls and were not accessible to the “lucky beginner.”
25 years ago: At lengthy commission meeting, property owners discuss cost of fire sprinklers
March 29, 2014
This week’s city commission meeting was a marathon lasting eight hours.