Archive for Thursday, October 24, 2002

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October 24, 2002

7 years ago


October 1995

Susan Garrett, Jana Garrett, Mark Brunk, Mark Everley, Mike Ryan and Jeff Dingman, all of Eudora, were part of the near-capacity crowd at the Willie Nelson concert at the Lied Center in Lawrence.

Eudora High School Future Business Leaders of America members Sarah Martin, Melody Dunavin and Gi Stein were finalizing plans for a welcome wagon kit to be distributed to all new residents in town. The kits would be delivered by Eudora Chamber of Commerce and FBLA volunteers.

Todd Transmeier was one of only 13 seamen chosen from a field of 100 for the position of illustrator/draftsman during his two-year stint in the United States Navy. His duties would include using his graphic arts ability in Navy magazines, designing charts for his admiral and in the area of public relations.

Members of Jane Clinton's entrepreneurship class at Eudora High School collected more than $566 in coins during a Penny-a-Thon for the March of Dimes, sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America. Eudora competed against other schools in the FBLA District 2 in the penny collection.

In spite of a gusty north wind, 72 Eudora school children turned out to run the Eudora Cross Country Classic.

Zac Tyler finished first in the overall boys race. Daniel Chrislip took second. In the overall girls race, defending champion Julia Born captured her second Classic win, with Melissa Steele finishing second.

65 years ago


October 1937

At a special meeting of the City Council, 12 bids were submitted and read aloud for the resurfacing of certain streets and the paving of Main Street for the city of Eudora.

The Central Construction Company of Hoisington, being the lowest bidder, was awarded the contract for $38,431.85.

Officers elected at the Hesper Farm Bureau were Lillian Gabriel, president; Blanche Knabe, vice president; Wilma Griffin, secretary and reporter; and Josephine Miller, treasurer.

The Eudora High School football team defeated Tonganoxie 20-0.

Mrs. W.O. Watson, Mrs. Agnes Fuller, Miss Minnie McCrea, Mrs. Everett Chronister, Mrs. Edwin Ott, Mrs. Arthur Ott, Mrs. Jack Hughes, Mrs. Ed Forsythe, Mrs. Nydia Hughes, Mrs. Mary Allen and Miss Josephine Gilmore attended an all-day meeting of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist church in Shawnee.

103 years ago


October 1899

W.W. Pickering opened a new chili parlor and short order restaurant in the William Coate building.

George Catlin bought the Dr. Schellack property and planned to move his barber shop there.

Marie Robinson was taking a class in expression at Lecompton that she carried in addition to her university work.

Mrs. Jess Graybill and family and Misses Caroline and Clara Neustifter were entertained at a dinner at the Addison Conner home.

Charles Ott was unable to attend school for two days because of sickness.

The elevator was paying $1 for wheat. Mr. Anderson purchased 4,000 bushels.

Helianthus Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, had a special meeting to initiate Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Floyd.

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