Old Home Town

100 years ago: Lawrence citizens to vote on pool hall question
March 10, 2015
“The pool halls have never been before the people for a general vote and the sentiment of the people of the town has never been generally expressed….”
40 years ago: Winter hits Lawrence with late storm
March 10, 2015
The city received 7 1/2 inches of snow, and more was in the forecast.
25 years ago: Violent crime increasing locally, statewide
March 10, 2015
Murder had increased at a higher rate than any other Douglas County crime.
100 years ago: Snowballs fly in wake of recent storm
March 9, 2015
“The pedestrian has a feeling of anticipation in the back of his head when passing a group of small boys.”
40 years ago: Future of Clinton Township in question
March 9, 2015
The development of the Clinton Lake area had swallowed up 50 percent of the township.
25 years ago: 15th Street boundary proposed for new high school
March 9, 2015
However, board members also discussed establishing school “hubs.”
100 years ago: Low turnout expected at tomorrow’s primary election
March 8, 2015
“It is the general sentiment that there will not be a very large vote cast at the election tomorrow as the interest in the candidates has at no time reached a very hot point.”
40 years ago: New ‘special occasion’ flag flying over KU
March 8, 2015
The new banner did not replace the everyday flag, which was a simple blue with red letters.
25 years ago: Local resident fights for right to purchase cable services
March 8, 2015
“It’s just a matter of people being treated as people.”
100 years ago: KU assists needy students with on-campus jobs
March 7, 2015
“Fifty-nine students are paid through the Registrar’s window each month.”
40 years ago: Firefighters douse mid-morning blaze at local plant
March 7, 2015
The company manufactured bathroom vanity fixtures using a mix of ground marble and epoxy.
25 years ago: Haskell community wants answers about recent deaths
March 7, 2015
Students had scheduled a forum to address the recent unsolved deaths of three young Native American men in Lawrence.
100 years ago: State okays censorship of movies
March 6, 2015
“A decision has just been handed down that the law, as a police measure, is perfectly constitutional.”
40 years ago: Visiting nutritionist criticizes food fads
March 6, 2015
“Health food stores are bilking the public out of billions of dollars every year.”
25 years ago: Haskell to offer summer classes
March 6, 2015
About 200 students were expected to attend summer school at Haskell Indian Junior College this year.