Archive for Thursday, December 8, 2005

Days Gone By

December 8, 2005

Theresa Abel
7 years ago
December 1998
The Eudora City Council passed an ordinance regulating the display of tobacco products.
Under the ordinance, all cigarettes, chewing tobacco and smokeless tobacco for sale in Eudora businesses would have to be displayed behind the counter.
Council members decided to enact such legislation to deter shoplifting and make tobacco less accessible to minors. Local businesses had 30 days to comply with the new ordinance.
¢ Eudora High School graduate Nick Warren was listed on the Kansas State University football depth chart as the No. 3 tight end.

15 years ago
December 1990
John Harris, owner of the Eudora Lumber Company, announced the lumberyard would close at the end of the year.
Harris planned to sell out the remaining inventory in stock at the lumberyard before it closed.
The business was destroyed by arson fire Sept. 1.
¢ C.A. Fleming was honored on his 80th birthday with a family dinner at his home.
¢ Gretchen Freeland scored a career-high 32 points as the Lady Cardinals basketball team got by the Baldwin Bulldogs, 68-63, in the first round of Osawatomie's Trojan Tip-off Tournament.

27 years ago
December 1978
Astrid Ott and Minnie Edelbrock accompanied a number of senior citizens from Lawrence to Kansas City, Mo., and attended the Kansas City Philharmonic concert and Pearl Bailey musical at the Music Hall. They also enjoyed the Christmas lights throughout the Plaza district.
¢ Terry Crabbs was appointed Eudora Post Office's new postmaster. He replaced Officer in Charge Naomi C. O'Bannon, who transferred back to Kansas City.
¢ Country Cupboard and Creamery, a family-type restaurant at 10th and Locust streets, opened its doors. Homemade bread and pastries were main features of the restaurant, operated by Dan Harrison.

67 years ago
December 1938
Bert Daugherty, who had been confined to his home for 10 days with illness, was able to be at his place of business again for a short time each day.
¢ Mrs. Rush and Mrs. Ella Thornton entertained the women of the Hesper neighborhood, honoring their cousin, Mrs. Ball of Gardner.
A contest picking the seeds from cotton grown in Mrs. Rush's garden was enjoyed by all. Inez Griffin and Bessie Kurtz were winners in picking the most cotton.
¢ Henry Brecheisen, who had been operating his father's farm, the California Nursery and Fruit Farm, purchased the William Selzer house and moved it to his 12-acre farm, which he purchased several years before from the Steffen estate.

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