Archive for Thursday, July 19, 2001

Days gone by

July 19, 2001

8 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA NEWS

July 1993

Eudora residents Stan Burnham, Tom Jerome, David Kennicott and Paul Witmer participated in the annual bike tour across the state of Kansas, leaving from the Colorado border and winding up at the Missouri line, just outside of Louisburg.

Larry Foster, Larry Wurtz and Glenn Weld, all members of the Eudora Assembly of God, joined about 55 other people from various churches within the denomination to construct a 30x67 square foot church building for the people of Juarez, Mexico. The structure took four days to complete.

The blood drive sponsored by the Eudora Lions Club collected a record-breaking 52 pints of blood. New donors to the Topeka Blood Bank, which conducted the drive, accounted for 22 pints.

Carolyn Bloom, Eudora, was awarded the 1993 Lucy Blair Service Award of the American physical Therapy Association for "her many and continued contributions to the profession of physical therapy."

63 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS

July 1938

The total value of all taxable property in Douglas County, which was $38,722,016, represented a decrease of $991,476 from the previous year.

Albert Von Gunten had his left hand mangled when it came in contact with a power saw. Dr. Johnson dressed the wounded hand.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Erwin purchased the brick house on C Street, just north of Salem's Evangelical church from Friends University of Wichita. C.C. Gerstenberger, who had charge of the property for the university, handled the deal.

John Bowen lost a valuable horse after it was struck by lightning in an electrical storm.

Chris Hammer had a cataract removed from his right eye at Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.

Minnie Jones was staying at her farm near Woodston and planned to remain there until the wheat harvest was over.

85 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS

July 1916

Eudora won the Fourth of July baseball game handily from the L&L of S team of Topeka by a score of 5-0. In a previous game, Baldwin defeated Eudora when H. Trefz threw wild to third base, letting in the lone tally of the game. The score was 1-0. Winters was on the mound for Baldwin and allowed Eudora only two hits.

The Rev. and Mrs. M.S. Collins planned to occupy the Kelly home during the summer months.

Mary Fuller, who was attending Normal at Emporia, was a Sunday visitor of home folks.

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