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August 3, 2006

7 years ago
July 1999
The Eudora City Council voted to reduce the electric portion of residents' bills by 20 percent for the September billing.
City Clerk Donna Oleson said council members felt they needed to do something for the customers after receiving complaints year after year about electricity bills increasing during the carnival.
"We have some individuals who believe Toby's is the reason for the increase, but they're not. It's just that it (the carnival) falls within the hottest time of the year," Oleson said.
Oleson said the electricity used by Toby's Amusements is paid by the city and is not charged to Eudora residents on individual bills.
¢ Jared Pringle, 13, Eudora, placed at the Sunflower State Games Tae Kwon Do competition. Pringle took second in forms and second in black belt sparring.
Neil Wright and Dan Slankard brought home 10 medals from the annual event.
Wright won first in the long jump in the 40 to 44 age group. He also placed third in the 400-meter race.
Slankard, competing in the 35 to 39 age group, placed first in javelin, discus, triple jump and the 800. He placed second in the high jump, long jump and 1,500. He also claimed third in the 3,000.
¢ Leslie Kindred, 21, was injured after a large metal culvert tube rolled off the truck he was loading at his father's salvage yard on old Kansas 10 Highway and rolled over him. He was admitted to Lawrence Memorial Hospital but transferred a few days later to KU Med Center.
¢ The 11- and 12-year-old Eudora All-Stars team took first in a round-robin all-star tournament with Baldwin and De Soto. Participants were Miles Cleveland, Rodney Spillman, Kyle Reynolds, Mark Abel, Kenny Banta, Austin Calhoon, Nolan Smith, Craig Elmer, Michelle Deluna, Ryan Pittman, Andy Schultz, Chris Durkin, Luke Abel, Josh Snider, Chad Hale, Tyler Hartpence, Mark Shutt and Derin Stewart. Coaches were Carlie Abel, Kelly Snider, Dave Banta, Craig Rogers, Don Durkin and Danny Basel.
¢ Eudora resident Gary Vaughn, head manager of the McDonald's of De Soto, was chosen as 1998 Outstanding Manager by McDonald's Corporation.
¢ Pancho's Mexican Restaurant closed its Eudora branch after being open a little more than a year.
The business was owned by Frank Lemus and his son, Frank Jr.
The Eudora restaurant was located in the historic Masonic Lodge building on Main Street. It had been a previous home to Bichelmeyer's Bar-B-Que, C.J.'s Bar-B-Que and The Border.

15 years ago
July 1991
The assessed value of the city of Eudora was $7,506,225 for 1992, compared to $6,468,154 in 1991.
¢ Representatives from PKG Design Group in Lawrence planned to be at the Eudora Board of Education meeting to wrap up details regarding the demolition of the Eudora High School 1918 building. The architects would also discuss plans for a new high school facility.
¢ Dr. Kenneth Holladay had been practicing medicine in Eudora for 30 years.
¢ Thirty-eight Eudora residents enjoyed a ride on the Missouri River Queen. The ride was sponsored by the Eudora Recreation Commission. The group enjoyed a meal and trip down the river.
Tena Ziesenis was honored as being the oldest resident on the trip.
¢ Eudora school board member Pennie von Achen was elected president of the board of directors of the East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education at the board's organizational meeting in Baldwin City.
¢ Pinecrest resident Doris Rice was recuperating from a broken leg.
¢ The 13-year-old Eudora Babe Ruth team finished the season in first place with a 12-3 record.
Team members were Wes Brown, Martin Dunavin, Bryan Cribbs, Darick Willis, Caleb Lewis, Ed Meyer, Larry Foster, Nathan Greer, Doug Smith, James Cassett, James Shoemaker, Joe Brecheisen and Jeremy Coozennoy.

28 years ago
July 1978
The Eudora Enterprise newspaper office moved from its present location north of the Scott Electric and Plumbing store to the building south of the Scott business.
¢ Darlene Randel, Clearfield's singing farm housewife, had a record made in a Nashville recording studio.
¢ A surprise farewell party was given for Chris Blake. Hosts for the party were Robin Sieber and Billy Folks. The party took place at the home of Robin Sieber.
Those present were Kathy Gavillet, Kyle Rice, Kelly Watkins, Denice Yeager, Keri Katzfey, Derric Yeager, Steve Hamlin, Mike Hanna, Mike Anderson, Tony Grant, Dean Percival, Robin Sieber and Billy Folks.
After a scavenger hunt and other games, refreshments were served.
¢ Flower Club officers were Lorena Decker, president; Minnie Edelbrock, vice president; Helen Smith, treasurer; and Pearl Hadl, secretary.

30 years ago
July 1976
Arlen and Bob Wisdom opened A&B Auto Repair and Muffler Shop at 413 East 10th St.
¢ Donna Rice and Rick Yarnell, both of Eudora, were named to the spring semester honor roll at Emporia State University.
¢ Margaret Gabriel, Eudora, attended the School of Christian Mission at Baldwin City. The school, sponsored by Kansas East Conference Board of Global Ministries and United Methodist Women, served as a training session for leaders of local church-wide studies in the area of global ministries.
Gabriel studied South Africa and Africa.
Lorena Decker and Helen Smith were hostesses to the Eudora Flower Club at Eudora Nursing Center. The residents were guests. Guest speaker Fredia Coles, Lawrence, presented a musical Kansas monologue.
Those attending were Vera Parker, Edith Reusch, Lola Duncan, Ruth Hill, Hatti Spray, M. Hermes, Alice Schoup, Dollie Coffman and little Ronnie Wineinger.
¢ Chuck roast was 89 cents a pound at Howard's Super Saver. Medium eggs were 59 cents a dozen. Kraft mayonnaise was 99 cents for a 32-ounce jar. Wagner fruit drinks were three 32-ounce bottles for $1. Bananas were five pounds for $1. Pampers diapers were $1.59 for a box of 12. Eight 16-ounce bottles of Pepsi Cola were $1.19. Dorothy Lynch salad dressing was 49 cents for an eight-ounce bottle.
¢ Edith Edelbrock Reusch was named the resident of the week of the Eudora Nursing Center.

76 years ago
July 1930
Louis Moll was on the sick list.
¢ Little Frances Dalrymple, La Cygne, spent two weeks with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F.D. Enyart.
¢ George Schubert made a business trip to Kansas City.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Max Rothberger and children motored to Kansas City to spend a few days visiting relatives and friends.
¢ "Two old Eudora boys, Charles Mertz, bookkeeper for the Jackman Mill and Power Co., and Will Neustifter, pressman of the Journal-World, left for a month's vacation in California."

100 years ago
July 1906
Miss Kunkel returned from New Mexico where she went to take a claim. The rest of the party who went for the same purpose was returning later.
¢ The successful teachers of Eudora who took the June examinations at Lawrence were Miss Louise Leonhard, first grade certificate, and Misses Rosa Smith and Margaret White, third grade certificates.
¢ The "Sunbeam" drill given by Miss Augusta Ziesenis, Hattie Gerstenberger, Erna Ziesenis, Tillie and Lizzie Maul and Alma Myers at the St. Paul church picnic was carried out to perfection.
Misses Tillie Thoren and Louise Altenbernd took care of the fishpond. Mr. C. Gabriel was in charge of races.
¢ Miss Ida Reed accepted a position in the grade schools of Kansas City, Mo. She was to receive $500 per year with the chance of a yearly increase in salary. At that time, the maximum salary of grade school teachers was $825 per annum.

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