Archive for Thursday, April 12, 2001

Days Gone By

April 12, 2001

8 years ago


April 1993

Incumbents Pat Dardis and Barry Landon were elected to serve another term in office on the Eudora City Council. Dardis was the top vote-getter in the general election with 510. Landon received 418.

In the school board race, current board president Pennie von Achen led the way, capturing 639 votes and securing her third term in office. Ernie Simon finished in second place with 597 votes and Carlie Abel was in third with 587.

Mayor Jim Hoover ran unopposed and received 549 votes.

Grace's Place celebrated its first anniversary. The doors of Salem Chapel were opened on Saturday nights to junior and senior high youth for games, food, videos, dances, fun and fellowship.

After eight years of being without a league affiliation, members of the Frontier League voted to accept Eudora as the newest member of its group at a meeting in Louisburg.

Eudora dropped out of the Kaw Valley League after the 1984-85 season because the other schools in the league were growing at a faster rate than Eudora, and the Cards found themselves at a disadvantage. Prior to competing in the Kaw Valley League, Eudora was a member of the Jayhawk League, which disbanded after the 1982-83 season.

21 years ago


April 1980

The majority of Eudora voters expressed opposition to the proposed construction of a new high school building as 756 voted no and 508 voted yes to a $750,000 bond proposal, according to figures from the Douglas County Clerk's Office.

Eudora High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students participated in the state FBLA contest at Emporia State University. Jana Noble finished third in the poster contest. Lanie May also took third in the poster contest and fifth in clerk typing III. Kelly Lynch took second in economics and Earl Brynds took first in general business. First place winners qualified for national competition in Washington, D.C. and New York City in July.

David Kerr was the Mystery Resident of the Month for April at Eudora Nursing Center. He was an educator, a military person, a public administrator and civil servant. He was active in the Lion's Club, the Rotary Club and a member of the Methodist church. He also served as mayor of Eudora for several years after he retired.

63 years ago


April 1938

One of the worst April snow storms in many years fell overnight in Eudora. Telephone, train service and auto service was at a stand still all day the following day. The cuts in the highways and country roads were blocked for 24 hours.

Weekend sunshine caused the snow to disappear. The moisture content of the snow was estimated at over an inch and was invaluable to the soil.

Hesper Parent-Teacher Association officers were Irene Caviness, president; Lela Votaw, secretary; and George Votaw, treasurer.

85 years ago


April 1916

County Attorney J.S. Emick was in Topeka having another round with the Leavenworth County officials who were trying to sneak out of their Eudora bridge contract.

Mayor C.S. Fuller, Elmer Allen and Fred Vogl were county seat visitors.

Ida Grabske, a former teacher in the city schools, who was attending Graceland College at LaMonia, Iowa, visited friends in town for several days.

Alvena Kanzig slipped off the steps in front of the Fiehler home and badly sprained her right ankle.

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