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June 2, 2005

7 years ago


June 1998

Eudora City Council members agreed to move ahead with a request for annexation brought by Norbert and Margaret Grosdidier at its May meeting.

The Council also indicated its desire to include the entire width of 1200 Road in the description of the annexed property to avoid a problem similar to that of Winchester Road.

If the annexation was approved, the Grosdidiers planned to develop their 112-acre tract into a residential subdivision. Preliminary discussions called for a combination of single-family homes and townhome units.

  • Sixteen-year-old John Fulks, a member of the Douglas County 4-H Shooting Sports team, was named the Kansas American Legion Shooting Sports champion.

Fulks finished 12th in the nation, which put him in the top spot for the state. The top 30 advanced to the second round. Three team members shot during the second round, but no one from the team qualified for that round.

  • Several local teachers and administrators served on the state department of education's accreditation on-site teams. Those on the team were Tom Jerome, principal of Nottingham Elementary School; Marty Kobza, middle school principal; curriculum director Ann Garrett; Vicki Kandt, elementary school counselor; and teachers Paul Boone, Peggy Claggett sand Linda Dick.
  • Eudora High School tracksters Allison Rose, Sherry Smith and Jessa Stein brought home medals from the state track meet in Wichita.

Rose crossed the finish line in 1 minute, .71 second to earn a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter run.

Smith broke the school mark in the 300 hurdles with a time of 47.43 seconds. She was fifth at state. Stein also brought home a fifth-place medal. She ran the 3,200 in 12:26.

15 years ago


June 1990

The Marie Eder acreage, the 23.58 acres of land adjoining Eudora on the east and lying between what would be 12th and 14th streets, was accepted for annexation at the May city council meeting.

  • Eudora businessman and city council president Tom Pyle announced his intent to file for the 43rd district seat in the House of Representatives, a seat being vacated by David Miller.
  • More than 135 people attended the annual Eudora Alumni Association banquet and meeting at Nottingham Elementary School.
  • Science teacher Terry Gerstenberger was named junior high teacher of the year at an awards reception hosted by the school's booster club.
  • Eudora High School sophomore Tracy Ruggles placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles at the state track meet in Wichita. Her time was 17.0 seconds.

The 400-meter relay team of Chris Votaw, Jim Tesch, Joel Mark and Jeff Gabriel took fifth in the state with a time of 45.07.

28 years ago


June 1977

A teacher appreciation luncheon took place at the Eudora High School cafeteria. Ruth Hughs received the Teacher of the Year award from the school district. Troy Watts received a watch from the school board for his retirement after serving 18 years as custodian of the junior high school.

School board president Norman Musick presented plaques to Gene Mosser and Lyle Weeks in appreciation of their service to the USD 491 Board of Education. Weeks had served on the board since 1968 and Mosser since 1969.

  • The City of Eudora planned to spend approximately $13,500 to chip and seal several city streets.
  • Greg Holloway and Don Abel were recognized at the spring banquet as outstanding members of the wrestling team. Mike Brouhard received the basketball player of the year award.

30 years ago


June 1975

William G. Vandruff was hired as the city's new building inspector.

  • Martha Grosdidier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Grosdidier, was among the 74 graduates of the 1975 class of the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing to receive diplomas during the commencement ceremony.
  • The Eudora morning and afternoon kindergarten classes visited the Clifford Neis farm. The group enjoyed a hayrack ride and a tour of the farm, including a visit with the animals.
  • A drive-up window and customer service unit was installed at Kaw Valley State Bank. The project enabled two cars to have drive-up window service simultaneously.

75 years ago


June 1930

The fire department was called to the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Adams on a Sunday morning. The stove in the basement went out and gasoline leaked out. When Mrs. Adams went to the basement and lit a match to see what was wrong, the gasoline exploded. Mr. Adams had the fire out, with the help of a fire extinguisher, before the fire department arrived, with practically no damage to the house.

  • Alfred Eisele and sons, Clifford and Robert, and Jake Milburn motored to Santana to install a Frigidaire and an electric light plant for a neighbor. They planned to stop at Sublette to inspect Mr. Eisele's wheat crop before returning home.
  • The parochial school closed for the summer with an all-day picnic in the Tom McNierney grove.

77 years ago


June 1928

The C. Pilla store installed a Frigidaire in the big meat and produce cooler.

  • Frank Moore, Louise Schlegel and Hazel Wilson all had the mumps.
  • Eudora eighth-grade students who received diplomas in Lawrence were Wilmaurine Stadler, Hilda Knake, Dorothy Schlegel, Cleo Grimes, Karl Papenhausen, Virginia Brown, Edward Papenhausen, Joseph Marley, Edward Mathia, Martha Hadle and Wilbert Edwards.
  • Mrs. J.F. Marley left for Burlingame, Calif., where she planned to spend two months with her daughter, Mrs. W.C. Wilcox and family, and son, Howard Marley. On her return home, she planned to stop for a month's visit in Monte Vista, Colo., with her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Biery. She was to return to Eudora around the end of August.
  • Sisters Mercedes and Ignatia, who taught the parochial school the past term, left for Mt. St. Scholastica College in Atchison.

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