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100 years ago: KU mourns death of Dean Frank O. Marvin
February 8, 2015
“Dean Marvin’s influence literally touched thousands of young Kansas men who came to the University.”
40 years ago: President Ford to visit Topeka
February 8, 2015
The President was headed to the state capital to brief Midwestern governors on his energy and economic proposals.
25 years ago: Ditto machines make temporary return to West Junior High
February 8, 2015
The school was approaching the number of photocopies it could make without having to pay for them from its own instructional funds.
100 years ago: Statehouse bill introduced to ban crime depiction in movies
February 7, 2015
“It prohibits the display of any pictures which are immoral or in which there is any shooting, drunkenness or law breaking of any nature….”
40 years ago: Two men on the run after kidnapping Baldwin police officer
February 7, 2015
Warrants had been issued for the two suspects, both Baldwin residents.
25 years ago: Historic North Lawrence depot to remain in place
February 7, 2015
Officials from the Union Pacific Railroad today donated the historic depot to the city of Lawrence.
100 years ago: County health officer has strong words for conditions in some Lawrence neighborhoods
February 6, 2015
“These hovels have become the breeding place for contagious diseases. Still worse are the out-houses and the wells.”
40 years ago: City of Lawrence ends gender-specific job titles
February 6, 2015
Draftsmen were now drafting technicians, firemen became fire fighters, and foremen were to be known as supervisors.
25 years ago: Suspicous postcards on teen drug use alarm local parents
February 6, 2015
Recipients calling the number on the card were given a sales pitch on a “pupilometer” to test for drug abuse.
100 years ago: Last remaining Eudora founder passes away at age 87
February 5, 2015
“Mr. Hertz was the only surviving member of the company which laid out the townsite for Eudora.”
40 years ago: Liquor-by-the-drink defeated again
February 5, 2015
“The Kansas Senate took a stand for people above profit for alcohol pushers. Concerned citizens are grateful.”
25 years ago: KU residence halls still under capacity
February 5, 2015
A count this week showed 3,800 students living in KU halls for the spring semester.
100 years ago: Poor Commissioner complains of needy families where husband ‘plenty able to work’
February 4, 2015
“‘There is no reason for the county to be called on to feed those who are able to earn their own living….’”
40 years ago: Cold weather stalls Kaw bridge inspection
February 4, 2015
High winds blowing under the bridge had made temperatures extremely cold.
25 years ago: Bad checks on the rise in Lawrence area
February 4, 2015
“I’ll guess there’s 450 bad checks (written) a day in Douglas County.”