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February 26, 2004

7 years ago
February 1997
Mayoral candidate Fred Stewart was the top vote-getter in the primary election, receiving 369 votes. Jim Hoover finished second with 157 votes. Willie Shepard, the other candidate on the ballot, received 50 votes.
¢ More than 400 high school students from across northeast Kansas came to Eudora High School for the Future Business Leaders of America District II contest.
Eudora took third overall. First place Eudora High School winners were Sarah Martin, Abram Chrislip, Eric Bloom, Patrick Everley and Nathan Bloom.
¢ The Ruth Bettenbrock Library Memorial Fund was established at Nottingham Elementary School.
¢ Eudora Middle School and Eudora West Elementary School were burglarized. Rod Moyer, principal of both schools, reported an approximate total of nearly $700 stolen, mostly in quarters taken from pop machines. Master keys were also taken.
The burglars gained access to the schools by breaking windows. Electronics equipment, including computers, were not taken.
¢ Members of the Holy Family Youth Group went for 30 hours without food as part of a program to benefit starving children of the world.
The local group of 14 joined 500,000 youths nationwide in the annual worldwide event. The group raised $1,490 through pledges, donations and a service auction with all proceeds going to World Vision.
¢ Several members of the Eudora High school forensics team received medals at the Paola tournament. Samantha Dolina and Lindy Powers took sixth in duet acting in the open division; Jeremiah Hartley and Cristin Groninger earned second in duet acting in the novice division; and Lance Taylor was fifth in poetry in the open division.

30 years ago
February 1974
¢ The Eudora City Council read a letter from Representative John H. Vogel stating that House Bill 1770 had passed in both houses of the Kansas Legislature and now awaited Gov. Docking's signature. The bill would allow the Eudora Township to build a library in the park area owned by the City of Eudora.
¢ New postage rates were to go into effect March 2. The changes made First Class rate 10 cents per ounce for letters and eight cents for each postcard. Domestic airmail rates would be 13 cents per ounce for letters and 11 cents for each airmail postcard.
¢ The Library Building Fund contained $5,500. Of that amount, $1,000 was from an arts and crafts sale in October, $200 from personal donations, and $1,143 from the past Eudora Jaycee fund.
The Eudora 4-H Club raised $1,000 for the Library Fund. Toward their $1,200 goal for 1974, the club made a $75 donation from its Deal Six Citizenship Grant, a local county grant.
Proceeds of $1,500 from Thrift Shop sales since its opening in June were also included in the fund amount.
¢ The Eudora freshman boys basketball team won third place at the Lansing Tournament. Team members were Bryan Scott, Cecil Snyder, Don Hall, Mike Brouhard, Mitch Massey, Don Grosdidier, Tony Rider, Keith Brecheisen, Don Born, Ronnie Williams and Mickey Dardis. The team was coached by Dave Durkin.
¢ The Eudora Dari Treat, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stewart was slated to open for business March 1 after more than three weeks of being closed for remodeling and additions.
¢ Don Durkin, the first Eudora wrestler ever to go to the state tournament, became the first Eudora wrestler to place in state competition.
Durkin won the third-place medal in the 155-pound division after pinning David Brown, Baldwin, in two minutes, 10 seconds during the second period. Brown had beat Durkin 1-0 at the regional meet the week before.
Durkin lost his first match to the state champion in his division, Charles Nowlin, Wakeeney. In the second round, he beat a wrestler from Hoxie by a score of 6-5, moving him into the finals.

86 years ago
February 1918
The school board decided to have school on Saturdays for the remainder of the school year. The plan allowed school to close three weeks earlier so students could begin their summer farm work.
¢ Joseph Zillner sold his blacksmith shop on Main Street to Max Rosenau.
¢ The State Bank of Eudora ran an advertisement for the Children's Christmas Banking Club. Kids could deposit as little as 10 cents, five cents, two cents or a penny.

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