Archive for Thursday, January 16, 2003

Days gone by

January 16, 2003

7 years ago
January 1996
An ordinance requiring the replacement of mobile homes with manufactured homes was to go before the Eudora City Council later in the month. The planning commission recommended the City Council members approve the ordinance after a public hearing it had the week before. The proposed ordinance, drafted by city planning consultant Eric Strauss, said that if an existing mobile home moved out of the city, it must be replaced by a manufactured home.
¢ The Eudora School Board's bid to continue assessing a capital outlay mill levy on local district patrons hit a stumbling block when board member Carlie Abel filed a protest petition with the Douglas County Clerk.
¢ Nick Warren led Eudora in a 66-46 win against Prairie View with 16 points in basketball action. Darrin Bretthauer added 11, and Justin Hime and Chad Elmer each scored 10, pacing the Cardinals.
¢ Behind two 20-plus point performances from senior Kari Neis, the Cards moved to 5-4 on the season with wins over Frontier League foes Prairie View and Spring Hill.
¢ Juniors Jotham Andrews and Joe Miller both remained undefeated in wrestling after claiming the championships at the Louisburg Invitational Tournament.

65 years ago
January 1938
The Central Construction Company of Hoisington, which had the contract for the resurfacing and paving of streets in Eudora, had a gang of men at work making preparations for the pouring of cement in the near future. Rocks to be used on Main Street were being crushed, and the grading of a block near the high school and a block near the Eudora Oil filling station had been completed.
The contract, when completed, would connect with the highway near the high school and run north to the Santa Fe tracks in North Eudora. The business section of Main Street would be cement from curb to curb.
¢ The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Kaw Valley State Bank of Eudora took place. Directors elected were Carl Neis, Benjamin Neis, C.C. Stewart, Kelvin Hoover and William Mercier. Officers were Carl Neis, president; Kelvin Hoover, vice president; William Mercier, cashier; and Henrietta Schubert, assistant cashier.
¢ The burning out of a flue at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Bohnsack caused quite a little excitement, but the quick action of the city fire department saved the house from being damaged by the blazing flue.
¢ Donald, Paul and Delbert, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Seiwald, were in quarantine because of chicken pox. They had been out of school for 10 days.
¢ The Rothberger Motor Company sold four 1938 Chevrolet trucks -- two pickups and two dump trucks -- to Douglas County.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. John Kazmaier, Mr. and Mrs. John Reusch, Clarence Fuller and Miss Henrietta Schubert witnessed the Kansas City-St. Louis hockey game in Kansas City at the Pla-Mor.

87 years ago
January 1916
Matt Grosdidier shipped a barrel of apples to the sick confined to St. Margaret's hospital in Kansas City, Kan., for a New Year's present.
¢ Sam Kraus, helper at the Santa Fe station, went to Emporia to take an examination.
¢ Mrs. John Bowen underwent an operation for hemorrhoids.
¢ Levi Woodard was helping with the invoicing at the Pilla store.
¢ The seniors were wearing their new class rings. The class chose gold rings.

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