Archive for Thursday, August 23, 2001

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August 23, 2001

7 years ago


August 1994

Eudora School Board members voted to remain in the East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education for the 1995-96 school year. The board had discussed withdrawing from the special education cooperative in favor of operating special education programs within the district.

Glenn Weld, minister of the Eudora Assembly of God, and Lee Brown, a member of the church, spent eight days in Durango, Mexico, on a mission trip sponsored by the First Assembly of God in Topeka.

While in Mexico, the Kansas group, numbering about 60, built a 25 x 60-foot Mexican church, and put the walls up for a second.

21 years ago


August 1980

Fire destroyed a Eudora home before firefighters had a chance to get to the scene.

The owners, Kevin and Linda Brock, were home at 9:30 p.m. when fire engulfed their mobile home at 932 Pine Street. The Brocks were sitting in the living room when they smelled smoke and saw a glow behind the bedroom door. They grabbed their dog and ran out to call the fire department.

By the time the Eudora Fire Department got there, the home was completely burning.

Eudora Fire Chief Benny Dean said the fire was possibly caused by a short circuit in some wiring.

All indications led to a short in the wiring coming out of a fuse box leading to a clothes dryer, which was on at the time.

Estimated losses were not available.

Kent Anderson, Eudora, was runner-up in the 14-year-old class of the baseball skills competition co-sponsored by the Jayhawk Babe Ruth League and French's Mustard Company of Rochester, N.Y.

The participants, divided into three age groups, matched skills in base running, fungo hitting and throwing accuracy. Winners were determined by averaging contestants' scores over three events.

The competition was supervised by Eudora resident Ervin Yarnell of the Jayhawk Babe Ruth League.

Linda Shutt, Sarah Schmidt, Ann Donavin, Bertie Morriss and Gina Garcia were certified as geriatric aides at the Eudora Nursing Center.

63 years ago


August 1938

One of the largest crowds ever to attend a C.P.A. Picnic in Eudora on its first day was estimated. Mayor J.D. Adams thought more than 5,000 people were on the grounds at various times during the day and in the evening.

First-place foot race winners were Homer Turner, Delbert Seiwald, Richard Turner, Guy McClarry, Virginia Mitchell and Pauline Grant. Second place went to Marvin Ellard, Johnny Harris, Fred Chance, Laverne Guenther, Marie Rothberger and Maxine Logan.

Mrs. Holladay took first in the ladies nail-driving contest. Gertie Steffen took second.

Homegrown cantaloupes and watermelon were on the market. Robert Schellack, the Vitt brothers and the French brothers of the Fall Leaf bottoms were sending out truck loads almost daily.

Two new teachers at the high school hired to take the places of Miss Strube and C.J. Olander were Laura Melander of Osage City, who taught music and commerce, and Herbert Knipp, who taught history and athletics.

Mrs. George Everley and her grandson, Harry Everley, took a two-week vacation to visit relatives and friends in Wichita and Garden City.

85 years ago


August 1916

Agnes Carr left for El Paso, Texas, to visit her son, Joe. From there, she planned to go through the Grand Canyon and on to San Diego and Los Angeles. She was planning to be gone a month.

Herbert Lawson and Homer Gerstenberger left for Cleveland, Ohio, to attend the National Evangelical Sunday School convention.

J.M. Tarleton purchased the Lavo property on Main Street, the place he had conducted his business in for a number of years.

Fred Schellack bough the Melvin Wilson Case automobile.

S.J. Lawson was driving a new Buick Six.

Carl Neis went to Excelsior Springs for his health.

"It has been over seven weeks now since Eudora has had a rain worth mentioning."

Ernest Abels and Edwin went to Excelsior Springs.

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