Days Gone By
7 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
From 1980 to 1993, the value of building permits issued in Kansas totaled nearly $18 billion, according to a Wichita State University study on permit activity.
In 1993 alone, new residential construction in Eudora added up to $1,667,080, according to the study. New commercial valuation in Eudora was $40,000, and values from additions and alterations equaled $142,700.
Construction crews tore up the sidewalk in front f the Eudora post Office to make way for improvements making the facility handicap-accessible. The changes were made necessary by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Voters approved a 1-cent county sales tax. The measure passed 15,714 to 11,061 county-wide. However, the majority of Eudorans opposed the new tax: 654 voted no, while 626 said yes.
Based on a formula that takes into consideration population size and the amount of property tax levied, Eudora would get an annual $155,061 from sales tax revenue for the next 10 years.
Mayor Jim Hoover said the money would go to making capital improvements to Eudora's roads and water and sewer services.
A new flagpole at Pinecrest II clubhouse was dedicated in memory of Charlie Braught, a World War II Navy Lt. Commander. He had been a resident at Pinecrest since 1991.
19 years ago
FROM THE TELE-NEWS
The 1900 and Now Club met at the library with vice president Dorothy Akin presiding. Mr. and Mrs. John Kazmaier were guest speakers and presented the program on "Gems and Precious Stones" and had a display of the gems and stones.
Mr. and Mrs. Lou Massey, Mr. and Mrs. Curt Philbert and Mrs. Lou Massey Sr., all of Warsaw, Mo., were Saturday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Massey. In the afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Massey were callers in the Massey home.
Dorothea Oleson was the chairperson for the Rock and Roll Jamboree at the Eudora Nursing Center. The American Heart Association sponsored the event.
A reception was held for Eudora Nursing Center veterans. They paid honor to Dora Dimick, Eva Fergus, Eunice Sanders, George Gerstenberger, William Holladay and Robert Wolf.
63 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
Checks for those who served on the election board were ready. The big Republican victory in the county cost the taxpayers $1,739.90 for clerks and judges. Those who worked on the election boards were paid $3 for the first 100 ballots and 1 cent for each ballot over 100. The township trustees were also allowed mileage calling for the election supplies and taking them back to the courthouse.
Will Stadler was chosen by Armin Woestemeyer of Lawrence to assist in the campaign of sale of T.B. bonds.
The Flower Club held election of officers. Those elected were Christine Cockrun, president; Mrs. G.M. Wolfe, vice president; Mrs. Frank Greiner, secretary; and Mrs. Minnie Jones, treasurer.
Two suits of clothing, a top coat, an overcoat, a 16-gauge shotgun, a 32-calibre Colt revolver and a penny savings bank were stolen from the R.F. Allsop home three miles southwest of town. The sheriff's force made an investigation for clues. Car tire tracks were taken.
Harold Gabriel, who was to have been married to Miss Margaret Spitzli, had to undergo an operation for appendicitis at Memorial Hospital in Lawrence three days before the scheduled wedding. The ceremony was postponed until Harold recovered.
85 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
A jolly-up was spent at the home of Joseph Schopper in West Eudora commemorating their 35th wedding anniversary.
Grace Allen was clerking at Pilla's department store.
Olive Carr, who was teaching school at Salina, visited home folks over the weekend.
Emma Lotz and her daughter, Olga, were visiting relatives in Miles, Mont.
John Thackston purchased the house and lot south of the Edelbrock garage.
A cold wave struck. The thermometer registered 12 degrees above zero.
About 70 people very pleasantly surprised Mr. and Mrs. Matt Grosdidier of Belleview. The time was spent playing games, music and conversation. At the proper time, Mrs. Albert Grosdidier, Mrs. Elmer Allen and Helen and Theresia Grosdidier served refreshments.