Archive for Thursday, August 2, 2001

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August 2, 2001

7 years ago


August 1994

The Douglas County Ambulance Service placed a semi-automatic defibrillator in the local Emergency Medical Service unit. Eudora Emergency Medical Service volunteers worked for two years to raise the funds to purchase the unit. The community supported the fund raising efforts through a pig roast, a prize raffle, a dunk tank and donations made by individuals.

The City of Eudora planned to respond to the citations issued by the Kansas Department of Health and environment regarding burning at the brush pile in the city shop area. The department of health and environment sent letters to the city citing it for unsupervised burning and for pushing grass clippings and debris into the Wakarusa River.

City Clerk JoAnn Becker was to notify the KDHE saying the city had cleaned up the burn area along the river. Further, she said the police department was to periodically patrol the burn area after 5 p.m. on days when the brush pile was ignited to be sure the fire was under control. Ashes were not left in the burn area; they were taken by a local farmer and spread on his field.

Tom Pyle, owner of Pyle Meat Co., Inc. was elected to a three-year term as Region 5 director on the American Association of Meat Processors board of directors at the group's convention in Milwaukee. Region 5 covered Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa.

Bryan Hermreck claimed a gold medal in wrestling during the Sunflower State Games in Lawrence. He participated in the 14-and-under division, 145-155 pounds.

63 years ago


August 1938

The eighth annual Hunsinger reunion was held at Nieder's grove in east Eudora. A basket dinner was served at noon and the afternoon was spent reminiscing and playing games.

Paul Hadle, who had been visiting relatives here for 10 days, returned to his home in Denver.

Charley Jeffries, who had been confined to his home with an infected right arm, was able to be out again.

Eudora won its softball games against Wellsville, 3-1, and Vinland, 8-5. The games were played on the lighted field. The Ober's softball team of Lawrence gave the Eudora aggregation by a score of 17-6. Eudora failed to score for five innings.

85 years ago


August 1916

Marie Robinson traveled with a number of her Kansas University friends to White Cloud, Hiawatha and St. Joseph, Mo.

The Hosford Investment company of Lawrence closed a deal whereby it became owner of the 160-acre Ernest Abels farm, three miles southwest of town.

Dr. O.C. Reed transacted business in Lawrence.

Eudora defeated Gardner by a score of 7-1. Kilbuck allowed Gardner only three hits. Gardner scored its lone tally in the ninth when Blechel let McGrath's hit go through for a 2-bagger.

Mrs. Guerney Hill gave a slumber party for her Sunday school class. Those present were Misses Agnes Page, Esther Kohler, Leslie Marley, Ethel Kindred, Lola Bisel, Georgia Stanley, Eunice Hill, Ruth Nuby and Frances Page.

Miss Mary Euller and Lea Roy Harris, who had been attending the State Normal at Emporia, returned home.

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