Archive for Thursday, September 9, 2004

Days Gone By

September 9, 2004

7 years ago
September 1997
The Eudora Planning Commission reaffirmed its recommendation for approval of a rezoning request brought by the FCM Corporation. The application requested that about 2.53 acres of land situated to the south of 14th Street and to the east of the Greenway Addition be rezoned from residential agriculture to duplex. If the zoning gained the city council's approval at the end of the month, FCM planned to sell the property to another developer. That developer intended to build about 10 three-bedroom duplexes on the property.
¢ Activities planned for EudoraFest were a historic German walking tour of the city, classic car show, pie-eating contest, a cake walk, hay toss, game booths, sand art and a cotton candy stand. Entertainment acts included the Old Castle Dancers, Don Lipovac Button Accordion Band, Archie Jameson, karaoke, the Dwane Richardson band and a trivia contest.
¢ Twenty-year-old Jennifer Clark spent three weeks in South Africa as a member of a 25-person Teen Mania Ministries mission team. While in South Africa, Clark was a missions adviser. She led a group of five or six teens while abroad.
The Teen Mania teens performed five or six dramas a day for the people there to tell them about Jesus Christ. American and Canadian teens spoke to people in and around Johannesburg, Estcourt, Pietermaritzburg, Durban, Harrismith and Piet Retief. They also visited Swazland.
¢ Laura Vermillion, a senior in management, marketing and international business, was serving on the Kansas State University Career Fair Committee.

29 years ago
September 1975
The City of Eudora hired Robert Smith as the third full-time city policeman.
¢ City Council members Dr. Leo Lauber and Gary Vermillion, and city engineer John Pinnick attended a meeting of the Kansas Municipalities Utilities Corp. in McPherson.
¢ Officers of the Young Mother's Club were Kay Byrne, president; Sharon Noble, vice president; Linda Orr, secretary; Donna Wright, treasurer; Valerie Richardson, project chairwoman; and Donna Stebbins, card sender and reporter.
¢ Don Born received a purple ribbon in the 4-H competition during demonstrations and illustrated talks at the Kansas State Fair.
Kim Hamlin received a purple ribbon in the 4-H Crochet Division. Joanne Born and Nancy Brecheisen each received purples in the 4-H Clothing Division.
¢ Chris Parsons, Julie Farrier and Debbie Smith were elected twirlers for the Eudora High School Marching Band for the 1975-1976 school year.

66 years ago
September 1938
A postcard to Miss Henrietta Schubert postmarked New Orleans from the Rev. and Mrs. W.O. Watson, who were vacationing through the South, said: "We ate dinner Wednesday at Eudora, Ark., a town of 2,020 population..."
¢ Dolph French purchased an Allis-Chalmers tractor and plow from Rothberger Motor Company.
¢ Ray Ogden moved his real estate and insurance office fixtures from the room south of the Everley barbershop to the Mrs. Retta Kraus office, near the Rothberger Motor Company building. The late C.F. Richards had occupied the office for years.
¢ Mrs. J.W. Smith replaced Miss Lucille Walker at the telephone office.
¢ Allen Cochrun and Kenneth Coffman of Wellsville bought the Eudora Cash Market from Raymond Warmker.

88 years ago
September 1916
The Eudora Mills had a new delivery wagon.
¢ Norman Strachan arrived from Dallas. He went to work as civil engineer for the state at a salary of $1,100 a year and expenses. His headquarters were at Kansas University.
¢ Alvin Bond was hired at Pilla's Department store.
¢ William Bohnsack, who had been clerking in Pilla's grocery department for more than six years, went to Topeka to accept a similar position with the Dibble Grocery Company.
¢ Herbert Gerstenberger had his appendix removed in Kansas City.

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