Archive for Thursday, February 15, 2001

Days Gone By

February 15, 2001

8 years ago


February 1993

The Eudora Planning Commission discussed the first chapter of the city's long-range comprehensive plan at its meeting.

The plan was designed to provide the city with a set of development policies, recommendations for future actions, and a set of development maps to guide the growth of the city and its surrounding area.

The Eudora Board of Education, by a 7-0 vote, approved a facility use request made by the local ministerial alliance to allow the minister's group to hold a baccalaureate service prior to graduation ceremonies in May.

Candidates vying for a seat on the city council were incumbents Pat Dardis and Barry Landon, Tom Pyle, Danny Ruff and Sandi Swisher.

Vanessa Carmichael, Eudora, had original poetry published in "A Question of Balance," poetry complied by The National Library of Poetry.

Carmichael's poem was titled, "My Star," and focused on the loss of something, or someone special.

21 years ago


February 1980

Two tenured secondary level Eudora teachers and a non-tenured part-time teacher faced non-renewal of their 1980-81 contracts as the local school board planned to eliminate classes and reduce the district staff because of declined enrollment.

In the process of settling curriculum for the 1980-81 school year, the board approved the elimination of courses being taught by tenured teachers in psychology and careers, and about five physical education courses, of which the remaining would be taught by one PE instructor instead of two.

In addition, the home economics program would be reduced by three classes, causing the elimination of a non-tenured three-fifths time position.

A 31-year-old male from Overland Park pleaded not guilty to a cruelty to animals charge in connection with the alleged mistreatment of seven lions, a jaguar and a tiger which were being kept in the rural Eudora area.

The owner agreed to move the seven lions to a neighboring county, which met the approval of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Douglas County District Attorney's office.

The tiger and jaguar were temporarily moved to the Topeka Zoo.

National Honor Society initiates from Eudora High School were Chris Anderson, Jennifer Anderson, Earl Brynds, Kay Cawley, Gail Coleman, Kelly Lynch and Mike Rice.

63 years ago


February 1938

The spring-like weather of the past 10 days gave Frank Adams, superintendent of the Central Construction Company, the opportunity to complete the work on the new curbing and repairing of streets in preparation to pour concrete.

The 21 Rhode Island Red chickens stolen from Milton Shafstall of Belleview were recovered by Sheriff Vogler near Shawnee when he arrested two chicken thieves who had 36 chickens in the back of their sedan.

Shafstall identified his chickens and 21 were turned over to him. Ed Harvey, Blue Mound, also identified 11 Plymouth Rocks stolen from him the same night.

The Greensburg Bakery completed its first year of operation under the management of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Betts.

The Pleasant Hill School in the Captain's Creek neighborhood, was closed due to an epidemic of whooping cough among the pupils.

Edna Schmidt, former assistant to Dr. C.B. Johnson, who was taking nurses training at Research Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., was elected president of her class. She was also the honor student of her class, having received the highest grades during the previous six months.

85 years ago


February 1916

The citizens of Eudora would be given an opportunity to voted on bonds in early March for the purpose of erecting, constructing and equipping a transmission and distributing lines conveying electricity for the city. The lines would supply the town and its citizens with "juice" furnished by the city of Lawrence or the electric line to the north of town.

Myrtle Leamer left for Pasadena, Calif., for a visit.

The Eudora all-star basketball team consisting of C. Everley, C. Reber, H. Trefz, F. Rothberger and P. Lawson, defeated the high school five by a score of 34-28.

Edwin Schubert was promoted to manager of the Woolworth 5 and 10 store in Louisville, Ky. He had been in the employ of the Kansas City store for six years.

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