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December 14, 2006

7 years ago


December 1999

The Eudora City Council voted to construct a wastewater plant after the state threatened to revoke the city's right to offer building permits.

  • Eudora was mentioned in a fall 1999 "Kansas!" magazine article "Canoeing the Kaw."

Writer Mike Calwell listed Eudora City Park as one of eight public accesses to the 170-mile long Kansas River, also known as the Kaw.

  • M-PACT Worldwide, a Eudora medical supply company, donated a set of $1,000 air splints to the Eudora Emergency Medical Service.
  • The Eudora Planning Commission gave preliminary approval to representatives of Four Star Development Inc., who had planned to construct two new neighborhoods and a park with a 600-foot hike-bike trail, family and single units, plus six duplex lots in the area west of Intech Business Park, east of Greenway and an extension on 14th Street.
  • Eudora High School senior Elizabeth Dillon was nominated to compete in the national Principals' Leadership Award scholarship program.
  • At the USA Track and Field National Convention in Los Angeles, the long distance running committee named Eudora runner Paul Heitzman the National Runner of the Year in the 65 to 69 age bracket.

15 years ago


December 1991

Eudora Chamber of Commerce members met for its first meeting and took care of organizational business for the chamber's first year, including the adoption of by-laws.

Officers elected were Leo Lauber, past president; David Miller, president; Gary Lamoreux, vice president; and Rick Wittenauer, secretary-treasurer; and Rheva Victor, Sharon Burns and Gary Klotz, all directors at large.

  • The U.S. Army proposed closing the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant east of Eudora two years earlier than expected. It was proposed to cease production at the plant as early as Aug. 31, 1992, because of a lesser demand for nitroguanidine.
  • Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade classroom winners in Nottingham Elementary School's Geography Bee were Brent Carnagie, Rusty Bonebrake, Adam Cannon, Josh Nail, Nicholas Scritchfield, Chris Crawley, Brett Smith, Jay Fisher, Stephen Gardner and Tara Guffey.
  • Ted and Linda Scribner were grand-prize winners in the "Light Up Eudora" contest. Claude Yother took second and Mike Kurtz won third.
  • Alma Broers read a short story "Little Lost Lamb" by James Herriot at the 1900 and Now Club Christmas luncheon.

Guests were Fern Reusch, Maxine Gerstenberger, Brenda Goff, Eula Massey and Becky Ott.

Members present were Alma Broers, Violet Fleming, Alice Eisele, Helen Goff, Mattie Kindred, Norma Lutz, Helen Miner, Elizabeth Neis, Bertha Nicholas, Astrid Ott, Evelyn Reusch, Lauretta Trabant and Ann Whaley.

27 years ago


December 1979

The Eudora Board of Education agreed to renew Superintendent Otis LoVette's contract for another year and include a 10 percent increase in base salary and an increase in gasoline allowance to 10 cents a mile.

  • Nadine and Charles Gale returned from a two-day stay in Iowa. While there, they purchased one white head red Cornish bantam cockerel, one pair of white call ducks and one pair of mandarin ducks.
  • Student Council officers at Nottingham Elementary School were Ann Grosdidier, president; Matt Neis, vice president; Ramona Curtis, secretary; and Roberta Pyle, historian.

Classroom representatives were Carrie Fleming, John Christopherson, Julie Fish, David Jerome, Tresa Shoemaker, Doug Hart, Diana Jerome, Tanya Henrikson, Jason LoVette, Darrin Fry, Steve Wilson and Christy Lynch.

  • Eudora Nursing Center residents Agnes Vitt and August Schierling were in charge of preparing and distributing popcorn treats for the center's popcorn party.
  • Oscar Westerhouse, Harold Morley, Hugh Dowding and Homer Broers attended the Odd Fellow district meeting in Bonner Springs.
  • Navy Seaman Recruit Larry W. Christopherson, Eudora, completed recruit training at the Naval Training Center in San Diego, Calif.
  • Southwestern Bell invested $75,000 in telephone facilities to serve Eudora. The investment was for switching equipment to process calls at Bell's central office at 1103 Locust. Eudora grew by 40 telephones in 1979 for a total of 2,200 phones.


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December 1894

Eudora Lodge No. 36, D. of H., elected the following officers for the ensuing term: Agnes Fuller, C. of H.; Laura Carr, L. of H., Ida Myers, C. of C.; S.V. Carr, recorder; Agnes Carr, financier; N.B. Larson, receiver; Lulu Perkins, U.; Gertie Armstrong, L.W.; Lillie McCrea, O.W.; Sarah Carr, trustee; Mary Hagenbuch, rep. to Grand Lodge; and Mrs. S.E. Brune, alternate.

  • Work began on a new house in Weaver for Mrs. F.E. Taylor.
  • Mrs. York Davenport had been very sick.
  • Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Kennedy gave a reception in honor of their two newly married sons and their brides.
  • Many of the Kaw Valley people attended the Old Folks' concert at Eudora and were highly entertained.
  • Billy Hughes was wintering 200 head of Texas cattle. The cattle were so wild, it was unsafe for anyone to go among them on foot.

Mr. Hughes and Mr. Ott were chased from the enclosure one day and made their escape through a barb wire fence, leaving portions of their coats in the fence.

  • The ladies of Hesper gathered at the home of Mrs. Philip Pearson for a carpet tacking.
  • Dan Reber was in Weaver shelling corn.
  • "John Porter has improved his implement line by buying one of the best wagons ever put on the market."

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