Archive for Thursday, March 15, 2001

Days Gone By

March 15, 2001

8 years ago


March 1993

The Kansas State Board of Education approved the Eudora school district's petition for the transfer of a portion of the Fall Leaf area to USD No. 491 from the Basehor-Linwood school district by a 9-1 vote.

The Eudora Planning Commission voted to join forces with the city council in drafting a letter to the Douglas County Commission asking county officials to rethink their decision on urban growth strategy and its effects on the Eudora area.

The Eudora School Board voted to request annexation of a 45-acre high school site to the city so city services could be provided to the property.

Pinecrest resident Una Kelly celebrated her 95th birthday with a covered dish dinner held in the big clubroom. Two of her daughters, Mildred Trefz and Mary Katzfey, were hostesses. Over 70 relatives and friends attended.

Brenda Clark, Terri Green, Shari Powers and Kenna Stout met with Nottingham Elementary School principal Tom Jerome to get guidelines and suggestions for creating a Parent-Teacher Association organization.

Melissa Flory won second place while competing in the Mid America Tumbling Championship meet at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.

Megan Smith placed third in the MATS competition and Sarah Abel took fifth.

21 years ago


March 1980

After hearing from a large opposition group and after two executive sessions, the Eudora School Board, in regular session, unanimously voted to rescind a secondary school physical education staff by one person.

The Eudora Helianthus Chapter met for its regular meeting with Elva Ruth Schopper, Worthy Matron, and William Nichols, presiding.

Carl Schroder, Grand Sentinel of the Grand Chapter, was introduced and given a welcome by the Worthy Matron.

Ning Jordan was the new activity director at Eudora Nursing Center.

Eudora High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes Debbie Young, Mark Tams, Darren Hall and Victor Allen were the only participants, out of 17, to finish a 24-hour Rocking for Charity rock-a-thon.

63 years ago


March 1938

Frank Adams was the superintendent in charge of paving and resurfacing several Eudora streets. The paving of the block between 11th and 12th on E Street and also Main Street, from Highway No. 10 north to Eighth Street, was completed.

Eudora, the Kaw Valley League champions, was defeated in the finals of the regional basketball tournament, 40-28, by Stanley, the Johnson County League champions.

Harley Zimmerman fell while working in his chicken house and sprained his left ankle. He was getting around with the help of a crutch.

Marian Hughes was critically ill for several days with bronchial pneumonia and a heart complication. She had returned home after spending a month at Watkins Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.

Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore Nichols spent the weekend in Kansas City with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harding.

85 years ago


March 1916

Eudora citizens voted to issue $10,000 in bonds to erect a transmission line to supply the city and its residents with electricity. The vote was 218 for and 84 against the bonds.

Jake Reusch Jr. moved from Lecompton to a farm southwest of Eudora.

John Ehart and Clark Kendall loaded their household goods into a car and left for Modoe where they had purchased farms.

The C.J. Walker family moved from the Kasberger house on E Street to the William Lothholz farm one-half mile east of town.

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