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March 29, 2001

8 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA NEWS

March 1993

The Eudora school district held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 32,000-square foot elementary school on the 20-acre site near Winchester Estates. Several members of the Eudora business and civic community addressed the group of about 40 local residents who attended the event. Supt. Dan Bloom served as master of ceremonies.

After a brief discussion at its meeting, the Eudora City Council approved two requests made by USD No. 491 regarding the site of the new high school.

The first letter from the district requested the city annex the 46.204-acre high school site. The council then approved a resolution to annex the high school site to the city.

The school district's second request was for the creation of a benefit district of the 46-acre site for the purpose of waterline improvements. The request called for the issuance of $250,000 to $285,000 in bonds to construct a waterline to provide water service to and fire protection for the new high school. The school district planned to pay for the retirement of the bonds and interest over a period of time.

Joe Miller and Jotham Andrews ended their 1992-93 folk-style wrestling season by receiving state championship titles at the Kansas Kids State Wrestling Competition in Topeka.

Miller competed at 14 and under, 165 pounds. Andrews competed in the 95-pound division for 14 and under.

21 years ago

FROM THE TELE-NEWS

March 1980

A bond election was scheduled for April 1 for Eudora school district patrons to decide whether to allow the school board to issue $750,000 in municipal bonds for a proposed $900,000, of which $150,000 was to come out of existing district funds, for a new high school building.

The Eudora School Board, in special session, voted not to renew 1980-81 contracts for two high school teachers.

The non-renewals were the result of a resolution passed at the February board meeting calling for a reduction in staff by two and one-half positions because of declining enrollment and accompanying budgetary restrictions.

Contracts were not renewed for Jackie Weeks, who was completing her first year at Eudora as home economics teacher and Bill Rhodd, a tenured teacher who had been at Eudora since 1970. Rhodd, who was the high school attendance officer and psychology teacher, had been on three-fifths time for two years.

Jennifer Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Anderson, was selected to attend the 38th Sunflower Girls State in June at Kansas University.

Daylen Decker returned to her home in Valley Falls after spending a week with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Decker.

63 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS

March 1938

Samuel H. Davis celebrated his 90th birthday with an open house. Sixty-five relatives and friends attended.

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Pennock were making repairs on their home east of Eudora. A room and sleeping porch were being added to the house and a garage was being built near the dwelling.

Harry Hagenbuch employed Walter Wilson to assist him at the Eudora Ice Plant over the summer.

Minnie Jones entertained with a quilting and dinner. Those present were Mrs. Frank Greiner, Nellie Catlin, Clara Lotz, Mrs. Bert Brown, Mrs. George Warmker and Lucy Kaegi. In the afternoon, Mrs. Jake Milburn and Clara Neustifter came and helped with the quilting.

The Girl Scouts, under the leadership of Mrs. C.B. Johnson and Mrs. Fred Rothberger, hiked to their cabin in Leavenworth County. The Scouts had passed the fire building test and completed their thrift chart. The afternoon was spent singing songs and playing games. Marion Kinnison and Dorothy Anderson were guests.

85 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS

March 1916

Mr. and Mrs. John Sommer, who had been living at Hoffman, Okla., for a number of years, arrived in Eudora to make it their permanent home.

The Rev. George Schrenk was the owner of a new five-passenger Ford.

Rev. Collins returned to the English M.E. charge for another year.

May Sheldon entertained a number of her friends with an announcement party. The guests spent the early part of the evening hemming tea towels and filling sofa pillows. Then the hostess brought in little square tables each decorated with green plug hats, which bore place cards for the guests with a strain of Lohengrin's wedding march. The girls waited in breathless silence until given permission to look. The cards read: "Miss May Sheldon, J.D. Adams, April 26, 1916."

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