Archive for Thursday, July 14, 2005

Days Gone By

July 14, 2005

7 years ago
July 1998
The Eudora Board of Education approved a refunding of a portion of its existing general obligation bonds at its meeting which meant big savings for the district and its taxpayers.
The net savings in total principal and interest to the district was approximately $1.1 million.
The refunded bonds were approved by district voters in 1993 and issued to finance the construction of the high school. The bonds were originally issued at an average interest rate of 6.05 percent.
¢ Frank "Pancho" Lemus and his son Frank Lemus Jr., opened Pancho's Mexican Restaurant at 726 Main St., in the former location of The Border, which also served Mexican cuisine. The Lemus family had hoped to open by June 1, but equipment delivery was delayed.
The restaurant owners planned to specialize in "homestyle" Mexican food like what Pancho's mother made in Guanajuato, Mexico.
¢ After a lengthy discussion, the Eudora School Board accepted a bid that established a wide area network in the district.
The contract, which was awarded to ST Communication in North Kansas City, would provide fiber optics and other technology. The firm's bid for the project was $265,756. The district would pay for the project with a three-year lease-purchase agreement with a maximum of $100,000 to be paid each year of the contract.

29 years ago
July 1976
The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Inc., Lawrence, opened a satellite clinic in Eudora. The reception room for the clinic was located just inside the front foyer of the Eudora Nursing Center in the south room.
¢Pat Sears was working on a bicentennial project of making appropriate period clothing for antique dolls.
¢ The Dr. Kenneth R. Holladay family visited Third Century America, a Bicentennial Exposition on Science and Technology, at the Kennedy Space Center.

30 years ago
July 1975
Eudora's volunteer fire department answered a call to burning straw in a shed just south of Eudora Farmers Elevator.
Fire Chief Pete Lawson said the fire involved approximately 200 bales of straw, stored in a stone building with a tin roof. Although not all the bales burned, they were considered a loss. Lawson estimated the value of the bales at $140. He also said there was some damage to the roof of the shed.
¢ The Eudora Eagles Jayhawk Babe Ruth baseball team brought its record to 8-0.
The Eagles traveled to Gardner where they captured the game 12-8. Brian Snow was the winning pitcher.
David Moore was credited with this third win of the season as the team beat De Soto, 16-7, later in the week.

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