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Lawrence Public Library to host event at Liberty Hall honoring Centron Films, Lawrence history

I also think you have mis-identified the middle figure in the photo. According to my copy of "Mental Hygiene," this is Norm Stuewe, one of the original Centroners, although Bob Rose was also a cameraman for them for many years.

June 16, 2015 at 5:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Public Library to host event at Liberty Hall honoring Centron Films, Lawrence history

The unidentified woman in the group of three Centroners at the top of this story is my late mother, Margaret C. "Trudy" Travis, who worked as a writer/director there from around 1947 until she retired in 1985. She wrote the "Leo" show, as well as many other educational and commercial productions. Thanks for expanding the article. Here she was working as script girl on location, probably for a film she had written. This photo is from the book "Mental Hygiene."

June 16, 2015 at 1:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Public Library to host event at Liberty Hall honoring Centron Films, Lawrence history

I always had great respect for Capt(Ret) Buck Newsom, USN. Glad to see he's still around, congratulations to you, Mr. Buck, altho you probably never forgave me for signing up with AFROTC instead of the USN in 1963. One of the highlights of my USAF career was being able to produce C-130 training videos using a lot of the concepts I learned from my late mother. She wrote many of the Young America educational filmstrips and movies which educated a whole generation of American kids, in addition to her many commercial efforts as well as her highlight, the Leo Show. This should be a good program.

June 16, 2015 at 6:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Public Library to host event at Liberty Hall honoring Centron Films, Lawrence history

I grew up in Lawrence and was proud to be a member of the Centron family. My late mother Margaret C. "Trudy" Travis (1921-2011) was a writer and director with them from the late 1940s until she retired in 1985. She wrote the Leo show. I was in several shows myself, but was never any great shakes as an actor. There was an excellent book, "Mental Hygiene" by Ken Smith written several years ago, which included a whole chapter and several photos on Centron and its activities. Good luck with this, wish I could attend. Tyson Travis, Pine Bluff, AR.

June 16, 2015 at 5:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Self: Tourney title a priority

URI is not a slouch program. Although these are different players now, URI ended a good KU season with an 80-75 win in the NCAAs in 1998. Hope we can bring it today!

November 27, 2014 at 8:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: 'Exit the straw lid' -- Mayor declares hat-changing time for residents

Today the chief offender is low-riding pants with the tops of boxers showing several inches above the waistband. The baseball cap has entirely replaced the straw or fedora for year-round wear. It's also OK to wear white after Labor Day as well.

September 14, 2013 at 5:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pinckney students dig into history

They're digging in the wrong place! The school may have originally stood in what is now the front yard of the school, but a lot of the demolition debris must have been dumped in a ravine north of the present school building. I swiped an unmistakeable bit of it from there back in the early 1960s, it's been in our family since then. Will try to find a way to get it to the Pinckney folks.

September 14, 2013 at 5:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mental fitness at core of KU football’s workouts under Holsopple

We used to have a very talented lady, I believe her name was Andrea Hudy, who was strength coach, and was one of the, if not the, highest-rated in her field in the NCAA. Is she still around? Hope we didn't lose her, she worked wonders for the BB team.

September 1, 2013 at 12:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

North Dakota State stuns KSU, 24-21

Deja Vu: Thought I recognized the uniforms. Sept 4, 2010, First game of the Turner Gill era, NDSU 6, KU 3 in Lawrence, a portent of things to come, altho we did beat Ga Tech in the next game. Hello, Bill Snyder, these guys from up north are pretty good, they've got a new fan in me, they deliver!

August 31, 2013 at 9:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: By mayoral proclamation, businesses to close on afternoon of Aug. 21

They got one thing wrong in 1913, the Free State Hotel was burned by Sheriff Jones in the 1856 first Lawrence raid, its rebuilt successor was the Eldridge House, which Quantrill then burned again in 1863. The present Eldridge Hotel is the fourth hotel to stand on the site.

August 19, 2013 at 8:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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