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August 19, 2004

7 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
August 1997
The Eudora school district approved the budget on a 5-1 vote. The proposed operating budgets of the general and supplemental funds would provide about $5,257.33 per student, an increase of 2.85 percent from the previous year's actual $5,107.43 per student. The budget called for a mill levy of 49 mills, down from 55.25 mills the year before. The figures totaled expenditures of about $7.7 million.
¢ Leland and Jane Massey opened Main Street Flea Market in downtown Eudora. The store sold antiques, collectibles, books and good, usable furniture.
¢ Eudora resident Colleen Zacharias Gregoire was honored at the 20th anniversary celebration and exhibit opening for the Kansas Artists Postcard Competition and Exhibits at the Hays Arts council Gallery in Hays for her watercolor "Tall Tales." Gregoire was named a postcard winner in Series XX and her artwork was reproduced into postcards.
¢ Members of the American Babe Ruth Team were Eric DeVault, Justin Sorenson, Jacob Welsh, Dustin Haus, Trevor O'Grady, Matt Linzer, Matt Clark, Jason Dillon, Tommy Stein, Jeff Way, Brett Campbell, Michael Cribbs and Mark Strom. Brenda Clark was the coach.
¢ Eudora residents Ron and Cheryl Baldwin were named "Gardeners of the Year" during the eighth annual Baldwin/Roberts Garden Contest in Waterloo, Iowa, where 43 family members and friends competed for various prizes including the "Green Giant Award," "Most Pathetic," "Garden Hat," and "Kids Best."

30 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA ENTERPRISE
August 1974
Thirty-nine new students had enrolled in the Eudora school district, with more expected. Kindergarten through sixth grade had 28 new students. Five new students had enrolled at the junior high and six at the high school. The first half-day of classes was Aug. 28.
Photography and Spanish were added to the high school curriculum, and a reading course was added at the junior high school level. Prior to the coming school term, formal reading instruction had ended at the sixth grade level. Superintendent Charles Hill said test results had shown some students needed to improve in that area.
¢ A lightning strike caused fire to break out at the Larry Wilson home, 3/4 of a mile east of the Eudora blacktop outside the city limits.
Smoke was rolling out of the top of the house when the fire crew arrived. Fire blazed in the attic as the firefighters approached from the roof and the second story ceiling.
A splinter the diameter of a lead pencil had been driven from a nearby tree into the side of the house. It was uncertain whether lightning or the tree hit the house first.
Damage to the home and its contests were estimated at $2,500.
¢ Eudora Board of Education members were Stan Byrne, Dr. Kenneth Holladay, Gene Mosser, Norman Musick, Lyle Weeks, Norbert Grosdidier and Vernon Mott, representative at-large.
¢ The Rev. and Mrs. Walter Leppkes resigned their pastoral position at the Assembly of God Church in Eudora. The Rev. Leppke had served the congregation the past four years and planned to become an evangelist.
¢ The Eudora Rocketts finished third in the Lawrence Park and Recreation League with a 7-3 record. Members of the team were Debbie Yarnell, Stacy Massey, Christy Roberts, Mary Lou Strong, Robin Lutz, Vicki Schehrer, Annette Trefz, Annette Cannon, Kim Schehrer, Holly Reusch, Kathy Spring and Annie Norton. Leland Massey was the coach. Gwen Yarnell was bat girl.
¢ Lettuce was 19 cents a head at Market Basket. Potatoes were 79 cents for a 10-pound bag. Pepsodent toothbrushes were two for $1. Folger's coffee was 89 cents for a one-pound can.

93 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
August 1911
Ernest Kraus lost a fine driving horse.
¢ The boy friends of George and Howard Woodard gave them a surprise party. Watermelon was served.
¢ The Eudora Blues and the Lawrence All Stars played 10 innings of baseball on the local diamond, the score standing 9-9. The game was stopped at the end of the 10th inning to allow the visitors to catch the 5:30 p.m. train.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. George Lothholz returned from Colorado, where they spent three weeks in the mountains. Since his recuperation, George looked fine, acted fine and said he was "as fine as frog hair" and enjoyed his vacation immensely. He went back to work at his desk at Kaw Valley Bank.
¢ Frank Blechel raised some Alberta peaches notwithstanding the dry weather. From a young tree he picked nine peaches that were nine inches in circumference.

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