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August 10, 2006

7 years ago


August 1999

Amy Miller was voted as Eudora's First Responder of the Year.

Members of the Eudora Emergency Medical Service volunteer group voted for Miller to receive the award.

She completed training to become an Emergency Medical Technician in 1995 and became an Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate 18 months later.

  • Eudora High School earned accreditation under the Kansas State Board of Education's continuous improvement system and was granted a five-year accreditation status.
  • Pvt. Kurtis McCormick graduated from basic training at Fort Leonard Wood and was taking his AIT at Ft. Leonard.
  • The Jayhawk Nationals won the 14-year-old State Babe Ruth tournament in Lyons.

Trailing 5-4 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, a home run over the left center field fence by Nick Skuben with two aboard lifted the Jayhawks to the state title.

Tyler Wingebach was the winning pitcher.

The long ball also figured in the second contest of the tournament when Andrew Pyle went yard in the bottom of the eighth and Joe Born drove in the winning run with a base hit against Cottonwood Valley for the 12-11 win.

The Jayhawks, with seven Eudora players, beat the host Quivira All-Stars twice for the title -- 4-2 in the opening game and 7-5 in the championship. They also beat Winfield 12-4 and lost once to the host team, 6-3.

15 years ago


August 1991

At a special meeting, the Eudora Board of Education approved a price quote of $5,823 from the Florence Co., a plastering firm in Topeka to lath and place stucco on the exposed south wall of the gymnasium. The wall was a common wall shared by the gym and the 1918 building and was left exposed after demolition of the facility.

  • Bob and Lois Neis donated sweet corn to the residents at Pinecrest Apartments and Paul and Christine Sommer gave residents some tomatoes.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sader donated an organ for use in the clubroom.

  • Carolyn Bloom was appointed as the first physical therapist to serve on the Board of Governors of the Kansas Health C are Stabilization Fund. She was also elected to the Committee on Chapters of the American Physical Therapy Association.

28 years ago


August 1978

The Eudora USD 491 office was moved from Nottingham Elementary School to the lower portion of the Mosser Realty building at 10th and Locust streets.

  • The Rev. Marjie Bertsch of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora was ordained a minister in the United Church of Christ in Waubay, S.D.
  • The Eudora High School Class of 1968 had its 10-year reunion. Those attending the dinner were Linda England Bost, Violet Gray Huseby, Tommy Teague, Rick Williams, Mary Grosdidier Williams, Jan Broers Bailey, Carol Neis, Rick Reeves, Rick Beach, Clydelia Babb O'Berg, David Tuggle, Larry Taylor, Lara O'Berg Ward, Connie Gilroy Allen, Miriam Strickell Rogers, Carol Brown, Linda Kurtz Folks, Linda Wurtz Evinger, Janie Saler Brown, Chatt Martin, John Durkin, Kenneth Vorhies, Gordon Blevins, Darrell Gabriel, Rex Burkhardt, Larry Jamison, Roger Fry and Mark Gabriel.

67 years ago


July-August 1939

"Another good rain, the second for the month of August, came Monday evening and night. The fall measured 2.96 inches at the university gauge.

"The big rain on Aug. 1 measured 3.86 inches, which brings the August total to 6.82 inches or more than the average normal for the entire month."

  • The children of Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Votaw and their families had a reunion and picnic at Clinton Park in Lawrence.

In addition to Mr. and Mrs. Votaw, those present were Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Mills, Miss Elisabeth Mills, Miss Mary Katherine Mills and John V. Mills Jr., all of Wichita, Mr. and Mrs. Alden Fleming and daughter Karen Rose of Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Taves, Chicago, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Gerstenberger and daughter Vera Rose and Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Gerstenberger.

  • Jackie Dailey, Venice, Calif., was making an extended visit in the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Everley.
  • Mary Brown was attacked by a dog at the Hennessey home when she went to the house for milk. The dog knocked her down and bit her leg below the knee, lacerating the flesh badly.

Dr. Johnson bandaged the wound and said it would have to be opened and drained later in the week.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Everley and family and Mrs. George Everley motored to the state lake at Gardner to spend a Sunday afternoon.
  • Treavha Canary suffered a sprained ankle as the result of a fall when the horse she was riding up Main Street stumbled and fell, throwing her off and caused her to fall on her ankle. She also received a few minor bruises.
  • Junior Schellack, Los Angeles, was visiting with his father, Fred Schellack. He planned to stay until September.
  • Harold Daugherty was suffering from a bad case of hives.
  • Cash specials at Kazmaier Grocery included jar lids for 15 cents a dozen and jar rings, three for 10 cents. Prunes were 15 cents for a two-pound package. Lee Gelatin desserts were six for 25 cents. A three-pound container of Crisco was 49 cents, and salt pork was 15 cents a pound.

Kazmaier Grocery also gave away free sugar every Saturday night.

79 years ago


August 1927

Eudora Rural High School was listed as Class A according to a report from the office of the state superintendent.

  • J.M. Tarleton purchased a new electric popcorn machine.
  • Gideon Breithaupt, Albert Edler, George Rohe, Burtle Breithaupt and Cyril and Russell Rohe helped Martin Rohe Jr., stack wheat.
  • J.L. Jones was given the contract to rebuild the barn at the Poor Farm that was burned down earlier in the year. Jones bid $2,950. The closest bid to his was $3,400. The barn was to be built at once.
  • John and Martin White closed a deal whereby their became owners of the Spring Brook Berry Farm, owned for a number of years by Louis Moll. The farm consisted of about five acres.

90 years ago


July 1916

The Hosford Investment Company of Lawrence closed a deal whereby it became the owner of the 160-acre Ernest Abels farm, three miles southwest of town.

  • Mrs. Guerney Hill gave a slumber party for her Sunday school class. Those present were Misses Agnes Page, Esther Kohler, Leslie Marley, Ethel Kindred, Lola Bisel, Georgia Stanley, Eunice Hill, Ruth Nuby and Frances Page.
  • Dr. O.C. Reed transacted business in Lawrence.
  • Miss Marie Robinson was with a number of her Kansas University friends visiting at White Cloud, Hiawatha and St. Joseph, Mo.

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