Archive for Thursday, September 27, 2001

Days gone by

September 27, 2001

7 years ago


September 1994

Police officers discovered a pipe bomb during a car search in the vicinity of Eighth and Ash streets.

According to Police Chief Bill Long, the officers were doing a consented car search that was unrelated to the bomb and found it. Long described the bomb as a steel pipe approximately three inches around and eight inches long. The pipe had a cap on each end, was filled with explosives and had a short fuse on one end.

Long said if the bomb had exploded, it would have been equal to an explosion of two or three sticks of dynamite.

Agencies who responded were Eudora Police Department, Lawrence Police Department, Eudora Fire Department, Lawrence Fire Department, HazMat (Hazardous Material Squad), Douglas County Sheriff's Department, Douglas County Ambulance Service, and the Overland Park Police Department Bomb Squad.

Bomb squad members placed the bomb in a special trailer and took it to a quarry about one-half mile east of Eudora, where it was detonated using plastic explosives.

The Eudora City Council agreed to Tim Taylor's request to have the planning commission again hear his case for a zoning change for property he owned between Ninth and 10th streets, east of Ash Street.

19 years ago


September 1982

Preliminary enrollment figures for the Eudora School District showed a drop in students from 729.5 F.T.E. to 697.5, representing a loss of 32 students.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Mahon were honored for their 50th wedding anniversary at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Chuck Shawbaker in Eudora.

Lola Lawson returned to her duties at Eudora Nursing Center. She had been vacationing for one month, visiting her daughter in California.

The Eudora Public Library purchased a set of Chilton repair books for the reference section of the library.

Homer and Walter Gerstenberger were chosen as the "1982 Grandfathers of the Year" at the Eudora Nursing Center on Grandparents' Day. The twin brothers both lived at the nursing facility and had just turned 90. They had the most family members celebrating Grandparents' Day at ENC.

63 years ago


September 1938

Curtis Diedrich, who had been an assistant at the Eudora Post Office for the past 10 years, resigned and accepted a position as assistant at Kaw Valley State Bank, taking the place of Kenneth Rash who returned to his home in Thayer after the death of his father.

Paul Sommer replaced Diedrich at the Eudora Post Office.

Freddie Brecheisen ad Gerald Knabe, both of the Captain's Creek vicinity, and both Eudora Rural High School graduates, were attending the Lawrence Business College.

Officers of Kaw Valley State Bank were Carl Neis, president; Kelvin Hoover, vice president; W.C. Mercier, cashier; and Henrietta Schubert, assistant cashier. Members of the board were Benjamin Neis, Kelvin Hoover and Carl Neis.

Mr. and Mrs. Spencer McCoy attended a basket dinner in honor of the members belonging to Company A, 353 and 89th division at Gage Park in Topeka.

Mrs. William Schehrer entertained her pinochle club with all the members and two guests present. Mrs. Frank Greiner made high score. Mrs. Max Rothberger had the low score. The traveling prize went to Mrs. Joe Gufler.

85 years ago


September 1916

Everett Cory of the Kaw Valley State Bank was the latest purchaser of a new, up-to-date, five-passenger Ford.

Edwin F. Abels, superintendent of the Elmdale schools, spent one day in town visiting friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hadle and their two children arrived from La Guna, N.M., where they had been staying for several years for Fred's health.

Helen Pfleger was attending the Kansas Normal at Emporia.

Frank Roe razed the old Reber blacksmith shop and was building a home out of the best lumber. The hose was being built on a lot between C and D streets on 10th.

The home of Mrs. S.C. Gilmore in Kaw Valley caught on fire. The Lawrence fire department answered the call for help and soon had the fire out with little damage done to the house.

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