Archive for Thursday, February 1, 2001

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February 1, 2001

8 years ago


January 1993

Candidates who had filed for the three at-large positions on the local school board were Carlie Abel, Ken Adkinson, Brenda Clark, Connie Ford, Calvin Hausman, Greg Neis, Belinda Rehmer, Ernie Simon Pennie von Achen. The terms of board members Calvin Hausman, Bob Gabriel and von Achen were expiring in June.

Danny Ruff, Patrick Dardis, Tom Pyle, Barry Landon and Sandy Swisher filed for two city council positions. The terms of Landon and Dardis would be expiring in the spring.

Mayor James Hoover was seeking re-election.

Eudora resident Matt Daigh bowled a perfect 300 game during regular league bowling. He had bowled with his team, Hillcrest Styling Center, for five years. The team belonged to the Men's Big 8 League in Lawrence.

The perfect game marked Daigh's second time to hit the score. His first 300 game was achieved in February 1989.

20 years ago


Dated January 1981

Organizational meetings for the Eudora Area Historical Society were held in September, October and November 1980. The approval of the constitution and by-laws and an official name, "Eudora Area Historical Society" were decided upon at the October 1980 meeting.

The society formally began its work with its first regular meeting on Jan. 22, 1981. Twenty-two people were present.

Fern Long explained that a committee to form a historical society was appointed as early as 1977 by the Eudora City Council. Also at that meeting, Charles Durr moved that Eudora organize a historical society. The group present approved it.

Officers elected at the final organizational meeting in November 1980 were Fern Long, president; Pennie von Achen, vice president; Dorothy Akin, secretary; and Paul Sommer, treasurer.

Directors elected for the six areas that made the society an "area" were Elizabeth Neis, Hesper; Jean Reynolds, Clearfield; Charles Durr, Eudora; Glenn Wineinger, Prairie Center; Margaret Gabriel, Weaver; and Louis Koerner, Fall Leaf.

Some of the society's goals included accumulating information about cemetery records, Bluejacket Crossing, Salem Chapel, Hesper history, Prairie Center history and where the Pascal Fish house was located.

21 years ago


January 1980

The City of Eudora received notice from the Department of Health regarding Eudora's eligibility for funds the possible addition of fluoride to Eudora's water supply.

The council considered the proposal at its November meeting, but it was tabled, due to its controversial nature, until public opinion could be determined. The council sought public input through an advertisement, which outlined the proposed program.

The city council was to vote on the matter at its Jan. 28 meeting.

If the city's desire was to fluoridate the water, funds would be provided for the installation of equipment and a maximum two-year supply of chemicals.

Eudora dentist, Roger Smith, was in favor of adding fluoride to the water. He claimed that fluoride-treated water was a realistic means of fighting tooth decay on a broad scale and that it was not harmful in moderate amounts.

63 years ago


January 1938

The surplus commodity department of the county relief setup received three tons of apples, furnished by the federal government. The apples were distributed to people on relief.

Kelvin Hoover, vice president of Kaw Valley Bank, and his mother, Mrs. V.K. Hoover, left for New Orleans where they planned to spend five to six weeks vacationing.

Homer White underwent a nasal operation in Lawrence.

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