Archive for Thursday, January 9, 2003

Days Gone By

January 9, 2003

7 years ago
January 1996
The Eudora City Council approved a new water and sewer rate structure that increased water and sewer rates 15 percent. The main reason for the increase was the anticipated expansion in the city's water plant to keep up with the future growth of the city.
¢ Help Connection provided 42 families -- including some elderly -- with food baskets composed of turkeys or hams, and gifts or gift certificates to the local Coast to Coast.
Volunteers Sally Reno, Toni Reno, Jodie Christopherson and James Butler put the baskets together, and they were distributed for the holiday season.
¢ Marie Eder was honored with a birthday celebration given by her family for her 90th birthday at Holy Family Church parish hall.
¢ Vernita Wichman was recovering at her home following cataract surgery.
¢ Tillie Bichelmeyer visited at the home of John and Mary Bichelmeyer in Shawnee to see the fire damage done to their home Dec. 23.
¢The Eudora 4-H Club went Christmas caroling at the Eudora Nursing Center and Pinecrest Apartments.

64 years ago
January 1938
H.B. Fink, secretary-treasurer of the Santa Fe railroad, announced tax payments in full, amounting to $2,659,333.44, were paid in Kansas. The money was distributed in 72 counties in which the road operates. The tax bill for 1937 was $52,296.44 higher than in 1936. Douglas County received $41,974.08.
¢ A desultory firing of revolvers, a few wild yells from hoarse throats and the ringing of the St. Paul Evangelical Church bell were the only greetings of the New Year. Several of the churches had watch parties.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Henley and four children moved from Sublette and made their home at Hesper on their father's farm, south of Keystone.
¢ Sam Davis lost a valuable cow.
¢ Gottlieb Nieder and John David attended the Father-Son banquet at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence.
¢ Agnes Blechel was once again behind the counter at the Lotz Cafe.

87 years ago
January 1916
A.C. Kendall and John Ehart bought 320 acres of land in Scott County, near Modoc. They intended to move in the spring to their new home.
¢ Everett Cory, the new cashier at Kaw Valley Bank, moved his household goods to Eudora from Lawrence to the Caroline Freund house on C Street.
¢ Clay Harris, who moved to Richvale, Calif., a few years ago, was in the area visiting old friends and looking after his farm interests.
¢ Many rabbits were killed in the vicinity. George Seybold of Topeka killed 80 in one day.
¢ One of the prettiest parties of the season was a whist party given by Miss Olive Carr at her home in honor of her guests, Misses Olinda and Mayme Brune of Lake View, and Mrs. Lee Bowers of Wichita.

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