Archive for Thursday, November 17, 2005

Days Gone By

November 17, 2005

7 years ago
November 1998
After much discussion, the Eudora Planning Commission recommended the first phase of development for the Shadow Ridge development be zoned single-family. Planners deferred zoning of the balance of the Shadow Ridge acreage until the council could provide direction on its desire for the creation of another classification that required larger lot sizes.
The proposed 112-acre development was being planned for property south and west of the high school. The acreage was annexed to the city earlier in the year.
¢ Eudora 4-H member Ryan Lister was awarded the Key Award -- the highest honor given to 4-H members -- at the 70th annual Douglas County 4-H Achievement Night.
The award is bestowed on 4-H members ages 16 and older that have completed four or more years of 4-H work and have enrolled in leadership four or more years. It is presented to less than one percent of the 4-H members across the state and is based on citizenship, community service, leadership and project experiences.

15 years ago
November 1990
Eudora voters defeated the $4 million bond issue, which would have financed the construction of a new high school in the November general election.
¢ Young and old circled the 1918 section of Eudora High School before the school board meeting to urge board members to stand behind their original decision to raze the building.
¢ Judy Macy defeated Eudoran Tom Pyle by 504 votes in the race for the 43rd District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives.

27 years ago
November 1978
The Eudora Board of Education approved an alteration in the method of serving school lunches to Eudora Junior High School students. The "offer vs. serve" policy approved was identical to the system being used at Eudora High School.
Cafeteria supervisor Virginia McGee requested the alteration in serving in order to cut down on the food waste factor in the district.
The "offer vs. serve" method encouraged students to take only what they intended to eat.
¢ Eudora High School senior Janet Dalton and junior Susan Quiring took second place at the Louisburg debate tournament.
The girls were the first debaters to win a trophy at Eudora High School. They defeated Bishop Miege, Ottawa, Paola, Spring Hill and Wathena while arguing that the federal government should significantly increase the energy independence of the United States.

67 years ago
November 1938
Delbert Mathia was clerking in the Kazmaier grocery store.
¢ The John Everley home in North Eudora improved in appearance with a coat of paint.
¢ Miss Alberta Hadl, who taught the Apple Pie school, spent the weekend with home folks.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hadle moved from the Emma Lotz place east of town to the Ben Bartz property near the grade school building.

70 years ago
November 1935
A large crowd turned out for the baked chicken dinner given by the ladies altar society of Holy Family Church in the parish hall. More than 125 were served.
In the raffle for the cedar chest and contents, Nora Trefz held the lucky number and received a worthwhile prize. The chest contained tablecloths, napkins, towels, a double blanket, aprons, rugs and various other odds and ends.
¢ The Kaw Valley Bank was sporting a new gas heater, purchased from the Eudora Hardware Company.
¢ John Schopper, Will Schehrer and Gerald Grosdidier attended the Knights of Columbus meeting in Lawrence.
¢ Miss Maxine Schellack and pupils of Weaver school gave a program.
Felix Muller sang "Treasure Island." Ruth Neis gave a reading, "Giggling Lizzy," and Jeannette Schellack sang, "Rock a Bye Moon" and tap danced.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stroud, who had been in Inland, Neb., since early in September, returned to Eudora. Ray had a job with the Harrison Construction Company on an eight-mile paving project. His right arm, which was broken when he attempted to crank a large caterpillar several weeks before, was mending nicely.

89 years ago
November 1916
Quite a little excitement was occasioned on the streets by the report that the electric streetlights would be turned on for the first time. Hundreds of people from every part of the city were on the streets to take a look at each street light and note the expression on the faces of different persons.
¢ Emma Lotz and her daughter, Olga, were visiting relatives in Miles, Mont.
¢ John Thackston purchased the house and lot south of the Edelbrock garage.
¢ Frank Greiner purchased the J. M. Leonhard property in South Eudora.
¢ Joseph Zillner sold his property on D Street to J.M. Leonhard.
¢ John Moody of Kaw Valley underwent a very serious operation in Kansas City. For a day or two his condition was considered critical.

110 years ago
October 1895
Residents ill from diphtheria were Bonnie Carr, Orrin Bales, Edna Barnhart, Johnnie and Cora Brender and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bernitz.
¢ During the month of October, the creamery received 126,111 pounds of milk, an increase of 34,000 pounds over the corresponding month the year before.
From this, 5,570 pounds of butter was produced.
¢ S.A. Polite was found guilty in district court on one count of violating the prohibitory law.
¢ Charles A. Walker and his wife left for Salt Lake City, Utah, where they expected to make their future home.
¢ Henry Koerner had his left leg broken when a horse he was driving became frightened and ran away, throwing him out of the buggy.

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