Archive for Thursday, December 9, 2004

Days Gone By

December 9, 2004

7 years ago
December 1997
Eudora's building inspector issued 10 building permits in November for a total valuation of $835,000. Those were for 10 houses and three duplexes.
¢ Chad Eshbaugh was the new basketball coach at Eudora High School.
¢ Eudora High School volleyball juniors Allison Rose and Jamie Grant were awarded Most Valuable Player Awards at the booster club's fall sports reception. Sarah Hinman earned the Hustle Award, Beth Dillon was named the junior varsity Player of the Year and Roshena Niedens was named the freshman Player of the Year.
Rose was a first team all-Frontier League selection, while Grant was an all-league honorable mention.
Senior football player Bryce Vermillion was named Offensive Player of the Year, and classmate Bryan Hermreck was named Defensive Player of the Year.
Senior Jeremy Roubison was named the team's Big Hitter of the Year and David Roubison was Newcomer of the Year. Sophomore Brent Carnagie earned Most Improved Player of the Year honors. The Coaches' Award went to Craig Harris.
Vermillion and Jeremy Roubison were also named second team selections to the Lawrence Journal-World's all-area football team. Hermreck was an honorable mention selection.
Robert Moffitt and Jessa Stein were named Most Valuable Runners for the cross country team. The team's Inspirational Leaders were Moffitt and fellow seniors Mark Watson, Jay Fisher, Sherry Smith, Jennifer Ayler and Sarah Staples.
¢ Deloris Jerome, municipal judge of the City of Eudora, received professional certification as a Kansas Municipal Judge by Supreme Court Chief Justice Kay McFarland.

15 years ago
December 1989
Laura Ferris, Angie Brunk and Joanna Marcum participated in Christmas caroling on horseback. The Scout troops participating in the singing were members of Lawrence Mounted Troops No. 673 and 675.
¢ Eudora switched phone systems from a mechanical switch to a digital switch. Before the switchover, dialing the last five numbers of a Eudora phone number as all that was necessary. After the switch, it was required to dial all seven digits of the number.
¢ The Eudora Planning Commission approved the site plan for Medical Devices Manufacturing and Distribution and also the site plan for 36 units of elderly housing to be built by Commercial Management of Topeka on lot one of the Pinecrest addition just west of the Pinecrest Apartments.

30 years ago
December 1974
The Eudora township board agreed to issue $80,000 in general obligation bonds for the new library.
The decision to reduce the bond issue principle came after township trustee Ralph Votaw and township treasurer Bob Lothholz met with library board members and John Cooper, vice president of Mid-Continent Municipal Investments, Inc. of Wichita. During that meeting, the group discussed the legal ethics of the bond issue and the moral obligation to the people of the Eudora Township, which included the city of Eudora.
Legally, the Township Board was not bound to keep the general obligation bond issue within a certain mill levy, however because the township board wanted "to do the right thing," it reduced the principle from $90,000 to $80,000.
¢ Members of the Parent Advisory Council for the Title I program were Diane Hall, Mary Jo Hadl, Barbara Bennett, Anna Besser, Eldon Schmidt, Shirley Steffen, Lynda Seetin and Sandy Barlett. The program administrator was Tom Jerome.
¢ Cast member of the Eudora High School production "For Love of Betsey" were Brad Hime as Andrew Sprague, Randy Davis as Walter Detweiler, Bernadette Pyle as Betsey Sprague, Joni Holloway as Evie Sprague, Candy Musick as Aunt Betsey, and Ken Folks as Joshua Templeton.
¢ The Eudora Lions Club sold 10 cases of light bulbs during its annual sale and grossed about $385, the net proceeds of which were be given to the Cardinal Club at the high school.
¢ Ore Ida tater tots and regular or crinkle cut French fries were $1 for three one-pound packages at Howard's Super Saver. Crisco shortening was $1.99 for a three-pound can. Bananas were four pounds for 49 cents. Stove Top stuffing was 2 for 89 cents.

37 years ago
December 1967
Members of the Eudora City Council met in special session to consider a petition concerning a change in the speed limit on Elm Street.
Two motions were approved by the council. The first provided no parking signs on either side of Elm Street between 12th and 15 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The second motion designated Elm Street between 10th and 15th streets as a 20 mph zone.
The meeting took place at the city park shelter house because the mayor was on Christmas tree duty there. Attending were Mayor D.E. Kerr and councilmen harry Edwards, William Schehrer, Edgar Grosdidier and Homer Broers.
¢ Laura O'Berg, daughter of Johnny and Elva O'Berg, was selected by the faculty of Eudora High School to enter an essay contest sponsored by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. O'Berg was selected on the basis of her activities in the school, church and community.
¢ Top seller for the first day of the band magazine sales was Darrell Gabriel, who sold $65.
75 years ago
December 1929
Henry Lawrenz was suffering from blood poisoning in his hand.
¢ Mrs. Jessie Grimes was elected noble grand and Bernice Davis was elected vice grand at the semi-annual election of officers at the Minerva Rebekah lodge meeting. Elizabeth Full was elected treasurer to fill the unexpired term caused by the resignation of the treasurer.
¢ Frances Page left Hesper for her new home in Missouri.
¢ Georgia Votaw had the misfortune to fall and fracture her arm.
¢ Ten pounds of granulated sugar was 63 cents at the Eudora Department Store. One pound of Red Wolf Coffee was 46 cents.

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