Days gone by
7 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
"The Flintstones," won first place in the float division of the children's parade at the Eudora CPA Picnic. The Musick, Carlyle and Mason children portrayed the characters.
First place in the other division of the children's parade were the purple balloon-clad "grapes," also known as the children of Don and Monica Durkin and Don and LaDonna Ballock, for their entry, "Heard It Through the Grapevine."
Tim and Carrie Smith won first place in the grand parade for "Get Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs."
Matt Woodard won the CPA Fun Run in the men's division, covering the four-mile course in 21:52.18. Roger Stone was second with a time of 22:45.32,and Kurt Lucas was third at 23:22.47. Beth Schmid won the women's division in 31:11.24.
Jim and Steve Lynch won the CPA Golf Classic at Gardner Municipal Golf Course. Coy Randel and Gary Johnson finished second and Jeff Gabriel and Jason Hoover took third.
The Eudora School Board defeated two motions at its meeting that would have established a wrestling program for junior high boys.
In a deal still subject to shareholder and other approval, Hercules Inc.'s Aerospace Division was in the process of being sold to Alliant Techsystems. The sale was not to have any negative impact on its approximately 200 employees.
63 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
The 37th annual CPA Picnic was slated for Aug. 16 and 17. CPA Picnic committee members were Will Zimmerman, Delbert Adams, Clarence Fuller, George Bartz, sports and races; Ed Bohnsack, Clarence Crane, Fred Bartz, grounds; John Miller, Will Stadler, advertising; Delbert Adams, Clarence Fuller, Will Zimmerman, Don Westhefer, Ray Ogden, Otto Mignot, dance; L.M. Walters, John Miller, speakers; and Ray Ogden, Don Westhefer, Delbert Adams and George Bartz, entertainment.
Louise Lawson, who had been a patient at Research Hospital in Kansas City for several weeks receiving medical treatment, returned to her home and was under the care of a nurse.
Mrs. Guy Grimes accompanied her children, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Grow, of Allentown, Pa., to Denver where they visited Daisy Hadle and Mrs. W.J. Hague.
Douglas County received $1,801.67 for the Firemen's Relief Fund and divided it between the cities of Lawrence, Baldwin and Eudora. Eudora received $47.83 as its share. The money went to the Firemen's Relief Association of each city to be used for the benefit of the members of the local department in case of an injury or illness caused by duty with the fire department.
Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Cox and Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Scott attended the state convention of the Rural Letter Carriers' Association in Ottawa.
85 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
Sam Carr, who had a position in the express department at the Union Station in Kansas City, took a position as agent at Noria, four miles west of Eudora.
Mona Thomas, who taught in the Eudora schools, visited friends in town on her way to Minneapolis, Minn., to spend her vacation.
Mrs. Will Shirck entertained a number of young people in honor of her guests. Those present were Misses Myrtle and Mabel Russell, Esther Freese, Josephine and Gertrude Shirck, Nellie and Olive Davis, Genevieve and Justina West, Hallie Hershberger, and Ernest and Fred Russell, Herbert Freese, George Whaley and Mr. and Mrs. James Shirck.