Archive for Thursday, April 26, 2001

Days Gone By

April 26, 2001

8 years ago


April 1993

Eighty-three sixth graders at Nottingham Elementary School completed the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, taught by Eudora police officer Greg Dahlem.

Milt Newton, former Jayhawk basketball player who graduated in 1989, was the guest speaker at the graduation ceremony.

Eudora residents Linda Bonebrake, Lois Neis, Elisabeth Holladay and Naomi Kidd were nominated to receive volunteer awards during National Volunteer Week.

Pat Johnston, Eudora, was named Outstanding Woman Staff Member during the Women's Recognition Program at Kansas University.

Johnston, the administrative assistant for the sociology department at KU, was recognized for her "technical knowledge and personal sensitivity."

Airman Nathan T. Douglass graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air force Base in San Antonio.

21 years ago


April 1980

A discrepancy in the base salary for Eudora teachers and a refusal by the school board to deduct association dues from payrolls necessitated a meeting between the Eudora School Board and the Eudora National Education Association (ENEA). The additional meeting was necessary since initial negotiations between the two parties failed to climax in a new contract for the 1980-81 school year.

The board's base salary proposal came up $200 short of the 13 percent increase asked for by the ENEA, which would have brought the base salary from $9,600 to $10,500. Both parties agreed, though, that funds for the ENEA proposal were available in the district budget.

The board did agree, however, to an increase in fringe benefits from the present rate of $33.33 per month or $400 per year to $60 per month or $720 per year.

Thirteen Eudora High School band students received top honors at the State music contest at Baker University.

Leah McKinney received a I+ rating for her clarinet solo.

Students who received I's were Jennifer Anderson, trumpet solo; clarinet quartet of Leah McKinney, Karla Knabe, Pat Trefz and Pam Reynolds; drum trio of Ann LoVette, Gerald Kale and Billy Slavin; and mixed saxophone quartet of Daniel Slankard, Yvonne DeKeyser, Earl Brynds and Stan Wilson.

Rolena Pitts returned home after spending over two weeks with her mother, Hilda Wheeler, Bartlesville, Okla. Mrs. Wheeler had been experiencing some problems with her heart.

63 years ago


April 1938

Frank Adams, who was in charge of the paving and resurfacing of the streets of Eudora for the Central Construction Company of Hoisington, completed the cement paving.

Three large intersections were constructed on Main at Seventh, Eighth and Ninth streets.

Dr. C.B. Johnson attended the seventh annual convention of post graduates clinic at Bell Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

The bridge crossing the Wakarusa Creek just north of town was refloored. The old flooring had become unsafe for heavy traffic.

Three red six-week-old pigs were stolen from the Link Walters farm west of Eudora on the old Lawrence road.

The Kazmaier grocery and meat market installed a Super Cold electric refrigerator.

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