Archive for Thursday, April 8, 2004

Days Gone By

April 8, 2004

7 years ago
April 1997
Bloom and Associates, a physical therapy office owned by Carolyn Bloom, planned to team up with Caring Hearts, a home health agency, to occupy the space vacated by Coldwell Banker Gill Agency at 101 W. 10th St.
¢ Coast to Coast Hardware moved into its new location at 736 Main.
¢ Wilfred and Connie Hadl and Darren and Cory hosted an 80th birthday party for Wilfred's mother, Pearl Hadl. After lunch at a Lawrence restaurant, an open house took place.

30 years ago
April 1974
Charges against Larry Gray were dismissed in the continued preliminary hearing in Douglas County Court.
County attorney David Berkowitz said that evidence against Gray was insufficient. Gray, 21, Eudora, had been charged with aiding a 17-year-old male juvenile in burglarizing the Eudora High School in march and taking eight typewriters.
The unnamed juvenile was found guilty of being delinquent and placed on probation.
¢ Kaw Valley State Bank celebrated its 75th anniversary. Officers were James Hoover, vice president and cashier; Ruth Miller, assistant cashier; Amaretta Nichols, vice president; Donald Bagby, executive vice president; and Kelvin Hoover, president.
Staff members were Helen Sommers, Hoover-Bagby Insurance office; David Becker, teller; Jerry Abel, assistant cashier; Judy Broers, assistant cashier Darlene Musick, assistant cashier, and Helen Blake, teller.

77 years ago
April 1927
Charles Schlegel died from a hemorrhage of the brain.
¢ The Methodist choir, under the direction of Mrs. J.D. Adams, sang the Easter cantata "The Prince of Life."
¢ Frank Sommer, a member of Holy Family parish, built and donated a new altar for the Catholic church. It was blessed on Palm Sunday.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gerstenberger celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
¢ Robert Guenther hauled some stock to Kansas City for Fred Deay.
¢ The Young People's Sunday school class of the Friends church entertained the Young Married People's class.

110 years ago
April 1894
Word was received of the death of Paschal Fish, which occurred Feb. 2, in the Indian Territory. Eudora was named after Chief Fish's daughter, Eudora Fish.
¢ Hesper Academy closed down as did Farmland school.
¢ Mayor Pilla was appointed custodian of the Kaw River bridge.
¢ James Taylor died after a short illness of typhoid fever.
¢ Volney Cox, a former Eudora school boy, took second prize -- a gold medal -- at the Kansas City Medical College examination.

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