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December 28, 2006

7 years ago


December 1999

Eudora City Councilman Dan Gregg attended the Douglas County Commission meeting to ask for the installation of stop signs at the intersection of 14th and Church streets.

The commissioners agreed to the request and the signs were placed the following week.

The last time Eudora installed new four-way stops was about three years before at the intersections of Church and 10th streets and 10th and Main streets.

  • The Eudora City Council voted to buy a $221,729 fire truck; hire Mike Underwood as a full-time police officer; and purchase a $32,250 wire puller from CBM.
  • M-PACT marked its 20th anniversary with a celebration in Lawrence. About 150 M-PACT associates and guests attended.
  • Eudora West Elementary School fifth-grader Kim Moore was the winner of the school-level National Geography Bee. Moore took the 70-question written test the following Monday and up to 100 of the top scorers on the written test in each state were eligible to compete in their state's bee in April.

15 years ago


December 1991

The Kansas State Department of Education completed its review of the Eudora school district's audits and issued its reports.

In its review, the state department examined the budget documents over a four-year period and also reviewed questions posed by school district patrons including questions about revenues, expenditures and transfers of the school district, vocational-technical school, driver education program and food service.

The report said it appeared that the school district had consistently underspent their general fund budget in order to hold down the general fund mill levy.

  • Forty-five Eudora Junior High School students formed their own SADD club at an organizational meeting. Because members couldn't drive yet, the group changed the meaning from the high school chapter's Students Against Drunk Driving to Students Against Doing Drugs.

Officers elected were Justin Hime, president; Eric Bloom, vice president; Kylee Harris, secretary; and Kris Neis, treasurer.

The club received seed money from the high school SADD chapter as well as the Eagle Booster Club.

Lori Kukuk, Eudora High school physical education instructor and sponsor of the high school chapter, was the faculty advisor.

27 years ago


December 1979

The Eudora School Board unanimously passed a formal resolution to issue $750,000 worth of bonds for the proposed new high school project.

  • Eudora High School was broken into and Byrne's Pharmacy was vandalized.

Five sets of balance scales, valued at $337 were taken from the high school. Entry was apparently made by breaking a window that led into the biology room. A glass door at the pharmacy was smashed, but no entry was gained.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Pete Edelbrock received a box of Christmas holly grown from her brother's back yard. Gail Breithaupt, Seattle, Wash., and the Edelbrocks shared several holly sprigs with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Breithaupt, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Dowding, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Grow and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Thompson.
  • Noble Grand Susie Crawford appointed Alvena Tuggle, Margaret Westerhouse and Helen Miner to serve on the auditing committee for Minerva Rebekah Lodge.
  • Area residents contributed $453.64 to the Multiple Sclerosis house-to-house drive. Jerry Abel was chairman do the Eudora MS unit.

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