Archive for Thursday, February 13, 2003

Days gone by

February 13, 2003

7 years ago
February 1996
Seniors Lia O'Brien and Chad Elmer were named the 1996 Eudora High School Winter Sports Queen and King.
¢ SAC's was the third tenant to move into Intech Business Park in the east part of Eudora. The warehouse supplies discounted merchandise to other businesses. The company also wholesales its merchandise to discount stores nationwide.
¢ The Eudora Planning Commission reviewed and re-discussed a proposed ordinance that would redefine and eliminate certain sections of city zoning codes. The proposed ordinance also contained regulations regarding mobile homes and renamed them manufactured homes.
¢ At the Board of Education meeting, Eudora School District technology director Margery McElwee reviewed the technology plan she and curriculum director Sherry Reed developed for the local schools. The plan was to network one school building at a time and work on staff development so teachers were comfortable working with the technology.
¢ Several Eudora High School Future Business Leaders of America members placed in the top three at the FBLA District 2 contest. Those placing were: Amber Parks, accounting I, second; Sarah Martin, sales presentation, first; Tara Guffey, impromptu speaking, third; spelling relay team of Eric Bloom, Abram Chrislip and Patrick Everley, first; Patrick Everley, individual spelling, second; and Larry Foster, current events, first.

35 years ago
February 1968
Johnny Miller, resident deputy sheriff, reported several local thefts. Eudora Locker and Meat Market was robbed of $13 and a .22 rifle. About $15 was taken from the Eudora Recreation Center, and 100 gallons of gasoline was stolen from the Eudora township quarry.
¢ The Eudora 4-H Club won a top blue for its one-act play during the Douglas county 4-H Club Days.
¢ The price of hamburger at Pyle's Eudora meat market was 39 cents a pound. Chuck roast was 49 cents a pound. Five loaves of bread were $1 and 20 pounds of potatoes were 49 cents at Wilson's Hy-Klas.
¢ Kaw Valley State Bank put on a dinner for Henrietta Fuller in recognition of her 50 years of continuous banking service in Eudora. She retired as a vice president of the bank.
¢ Mike Votaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Votaw, hitchhiked from Anaheim, Calif., to Eudora.

65 years ago
February 1938
About 60 taxpayers of Eudora city and township were on hand at the city hall to hear a discussion of the proposed changes in the sales tax law as explained by Edwin F. Abels, state representative from the 12th district.
¢ In the fall, Mrs. Bert Daugherty brought a potted plant she had in the yard during the summer months into her home and six tiny grasshoppers appeared in the flower pot.
¢ Edna Schmidt, former assistant to Dr. C.B. Johnson, who was taking nurse's training at Research Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., was honored by being elected president of her class. In addition, she was also the honor student of her class, having received the highest grades during the past six months.
¢ The Eudora grade school first and second basketball teams got an even break in their two games with Tonganoxie grade first and second teams. Eudora first team defeated Tonganoxie 40-5. In the second game, Eudora was defeated 20-7.

87 years ago
February 1916
The citizens of Eudora were going to be given an opportunity to vote bonds for the purpose of erecting, constructing and equipping a transmission line and distributing lines conveying electricity for the city and to supply the town and its citizens with "juice" furnished by the city of Lawrence or the electric line to the north of town.
¢ The Eudora all-star basketball team consisting of C. Everley, C. Reber, H. Trefz, F. Rothberger and P. Lawson, defeated the high school five by a score of 34-28.
¢ Edwin Schubert was promoted to manager of the Woolworth 5c and 10c store in Louisville, Ky. He had been employed at the Kansas City store for six years.

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