Archive for Thursday, July 3, 2003

Eudora History

July 3, 2003

7 years ago
July 1996
The Eudora teachers and school board met for negotiation talks. Matt Bova, head of the teachers' negotiating team, said the two sides made progress in agreeing to several work-related items. However, the board and the teachers had not agreed on salary terms.
¢ The Relay for Life team, "Rose Runners," raised $850 for the all-night event in Baldwin CIty. Angie Lockhart was the team captain and organized the team to show support for Rose Pyle House, who had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.
¢ Marion Johnson's team went undefeated in the T-Ball tournament, claiming first place. Paula Winkler and Kay Becker's team finished second.
¢ The 14- and 15-year-old Babe Ruth team moved its record to 18-2 as the team played six games, winning five and dropping one. Pitchers for Eudora were Jeff Moreno, Mark Elmer, Craig Harris, Brent Carnagie, Matt Bradshaw and Justin Spring.
In the second game of a doubleheader in Wellsville, Carnagie hit a grand slam in the seventh inning.
¢ The majority of the local wheat crop produced above-average yields. Larry Harris, the manager at Farmers Elevator, said the average yield had been between 35 to 40 bushels per acre. In addition, the wheat harvested had been dry, with test weights averaging about 59 pounds per bushel.

67 years ago
July 1936
The digging of the potato crop in Kaw Valley and Weaver bottoms started. The yield was from 100 to 150 bushels to the acre, and the quality was good. The price paid for the first digging was $2.60 per hundred pounds. The potato crop ripened about two weeks earlier on account of the hot and dry weather. Grown people and children from 10 years old and up were making from $1.50 to $3 per day picking the tubers after the plows.
¢ A cow belonging to Henry Mathia was killed on Highway No. 10, near the Wakarusa bridge. It was said the animal was struck by a big transport truck.
¢ The Belleview community witnessed a very destructive fire when the large barn on the Hunnicutt farm burned with about 30 tones of alfalfa hay. It was a great loss for C.E. Wilson, who lived on the farm, as all his feed and drums of tractor oil were stored in the barn. He carried no insurance.
¢ "The intense burning heat that set a new record of 107 degrees for the day, Sunday, kept the thermometer in Eudora at 100 degrees or better throughout the entire afternoon. No rain has fallen in this vicinity since Sunday, May 31, and crops will be badly damaged if rain doesn't come soon."
¢ Mrs. Ulrich Schlegel, who was past 80 years of age, had the misfortune of breaking her right hip when she slipped and fell in the yard at her home. Despite her age, she was getting along nicely, but would be confined to her bed for some time.

94 years ago
July 1909
Grace Allen quit clerking at the C. Pilla store.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Clark Kendall entertained with an elegant dinner at "Cedarwood" farm, south of Hesper.
¢ "One day in every year during the summer, Mr. Pilla entertains with a picnic for the retail dealers of Argentine who handle his poultry, butter and eggs. This year the dealers -- about thirty-five -- came up last Sunday morning and passed the day in Pilla's grove, west of town, with games, refreshments and amusements of various kinds. One item on the bill of fare was spring chicken, of which forty were consumed. The visitors returned home in the evening thoroughly convinced that Eudora citizens, and Mr. Pilla and his clerks, were royal entertainers."
¢ Miss Nettie Riecker of Lynn, Mass., arrived to visit for the summer with her uncle William Trefz and family.
¢ Samuel Stanley, treasurer of the township, was in Lawrence, and drew from the county treasurer the sum of $2,000. The sum was used to pay off the last bond outstanding against the township.
"For the first time in many years, Eudora township will be completely out of debt."
¢ Mary Frances Darby of Warren, Ark., was here for an extended visit with her uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pier

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