Archive for Thursday, September 1, 2005

Days Gone By

September 1, 2005

7 years ago


August 1998

The Eudora Planning Commission tabled a decision on an amendment to city code that would set a minimum size for all new single-family residences.

If the ordinance eventually gained approval, the minimum size of a single-family residence would be set at 1,000 square feet.

Commission members directed building inspector Rick Treas to contact federal housing programs like FHA, VA and HUD to find out what their minimum square footage requirements were for single-family houses.

  • Eugene and Dorothy Westerhouse celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception for family and friends at the Eudora United Methodist Church.
  • Active in local scouting since 1986, Scoutmaster Ron Conner retired to spend time at home with his wife and enjoy his daughter's activities. He planned to continue as High Adventure Coordinator, which consisted of planning trips and activities to national bases above and beyond summer camp and normal activities.
  • Eudora City Council members approved the final annexation of property owned by Norbert and Margaret Grosdidier south and west of the high school.

The Grosdidiers approached the city earlier in the year about annexing the property to Eudora. After several meetings and the filing of the appropriate paperwork, the city asked the Douglas County Commission to approve the annexation, which it did at its Aug. 10 meeting.

Commissioners agreed the annexation would not prohibit the proper growth and development of Douglas County.

  • Winnie and Lorena Abbott celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at Eudora City Hall.
  • The 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars took third in the State Babe Ruth tournament in Marion.

Center fielder Dustin Moyer was named Most Valuable Player.

  • Five members of the Eudora 4-H Club received awards at the banquet following the Douglas County Fair. Carrie Lister received the antique car award in photography; Samantha Box won grand champion for her 4-H book; Mary Cox won an award in horticulture judging; Kevin Webb received reserve champion for his wheat; and Michael Howell won grand champion for his electrical project.

15 years ago


August 1990

Civic and business leaders from Eudora and Lawrence gathered at Intech Business Park to break ground for a facility that would house a new medical products manufacturing and distribution company.

  • Fast Flicks, a video rental business that delivered tapes to the renter's home and picked them up at the end of the rental period, began operating.
  • Plans were progressing for a new subdivision in rural Eudora.

Phil Everley and his wife, Helen, were developing Southland Meadows, a 152-acre site south of Kansas Highway 10.

  • The Eudora Yellow Chicks capped off their season with a swimming party at the Eudora pool.

Patty Dardis, Terri Rose, Gretchen Freeland and Aaron Dardis coached the 9- and 10-year-old girls.

  • Construction began for an automatic teller machine at Kaw Valley Bank.
  • Eudora businessman and city council president Tom Pyle defeated two other candidates from his party to win the Republican nomination for the 43rd District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. David Miller was vacating the post.
  • Twelve members of the Eudora Boy Scouts attended Camp Jayhawk at Lake Perry.

While at camp, the scouts attended merit badge classes in swimming, small boat sailing, archery, rifle shooting, leather, basketry, woodcarving, lifesaving and geology.

Those who attended the camp were Jimmy Vigneron, Stacy Kaufman, Jason Smith, Jason Dunavin, Doug Smith, Kenan Staples, Chad Ruggles, Jason Coppedge, Darrin Bretthauer, Matthew Conner, Andrew Watson and Brent Wimmer.

Scoutmaster Bill Vigneron and assistant Scoutmaster Ron Conner accompanied the boys.

Jeff Vigneron, a Eudora Eagle Scout, was an instructor at the camp.

67 years ago


August 1938

The two new teachers at the high school hired to take the places of Miss Strube and C.J. Olander were Miss Laura Melander of Osage City, and Herbert Knipp. Miss Melander taught music and commerce, and Mr. Knipp taught history and athletics.

  • Mrs. George Everley and grandson, Harry Everley, were on a two-week vacation in Wichita and Garden City with relatives and friends.
  • Shoffner Love, who was in Shelton, Neb., with his parents, was injured while swimming. In attempting to dive, he hit another swimmer's head and cut a long gash in his scalp, which required several stitches to close.
  • Marceline Shea, who had been visiting for two months with her uncles and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Seiwald, returned to her home in Louisburg.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Straka and Barbara of Rosedale attended the CPA Picnic and visited at the Stadler home.

76 years ago


August 1929

The cow tester tested George Votaw's fine herd of cattle.

  • Ed Burnell helped Roy Kurtz through harvest. Robert E. Lee assisted George Vitt with his harvesting.
  • Henry Brecheisen shipped two carloads of cattle and one carload of hogs to Kansas City.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Warmker left for their home in San Benito, Texas, after a two-week visit with relatives in the Belleview area.
  • A deal was made in which the Eudora Home Bakery, owned by E.R. Vogel, was sold to A.M. McLain of Kansas City.

Mr. McLain was head mixer in Rushton's Bakery, the largest independent bakery in the world, before he made the deal. He had 14 years of experience in the baking business.

  • Mrs. George Vitt and Nora helped Mrs. Milo Votaw can peaches.
  • Morris Starr, accompanied by Godfrey Gerstenberger of Kansas City, returned from a 10-day tour of Colorado Springs and Denver.

89 years ago


August 1916

Dr. O.C. Reed of Kansas City, saw fit to come to Eudora and open an office in the upstairs of the Robinson building.

  • Miss Lillian Fuller was doing evangelistic work in the Ozarks. She was aiding with the singing in meetings held near Drew, Mo., by Miss Lurana Terrell, an evangelist of the Friends church.
  • Henry Koerner of Fall Leaf, was the owner of a Maxwell automobile.
  • Miss Edna Dolisi, who had been attending school at Valparaiso, Inc., returned to Eudora.

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