Archive for Thursday, January 26, 2006

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January 26, 2006

7 years ago


January 1999

Alvis Shelton was named the 1999 president of the Eudora Chamber of Commerce at the organization's annual meeting. Jim Martin was the outgoing chamber president.

  • The Eudora City Council approved a sewer rate increase that was to begin in March. With the new rates, Eudora residents would pay a $12 base fee for the first 1,000 gallons and then $2 for every 1,000 gallons after that.
  • Clara Harris spent three days celebrating her 90th birthday. Many relatives and friends spent time visiting with her at her home or on the telephone.
  • Fourth-grader Cody Burns was named the winner of the school-level National Geography Bee. Sixth-grader Donna Lounsbury was runner-up. Third place went to fifth-grader Kyle Cox.
  • The Eudora Board of Education approved a recommendation made by activities director Larry McPherson that the colors of high school athletic uniforms be Cardinal Red and White and the Cardinal head design be the official mascot.
  • The Eudora High School varsity scholar's bowl team claimed the league championship at competition in Anderson County-Garnett. Team members were Mike Van Deelen, Frank Dillon, Mike Scribner, Nate Bloom and Kevin McCormick. Bonnie Brunk was the sponsor.

15 years ago


January 1991

Judy Degenstein received two separate telegrams to confirm that both her sons, Adam and Thad Johnston, were involved in the Gulf War crisis. Adam's job was to carry Marines stationed in Japan over to Saudi Arabia.

He was listed as a diesel mechanic on the Navy ship the USS Dubuque of Amphibious Battle Group Two.

Thad was a medical department corpsman on the USS Tarawa, a hospital ship. The Tarawa was the commander's ship of the Third Amphibious Battle Group in the Persian Gulf.

  • The 1990 Cardinal yearbook was awarded a first-class rating by the National Scholastic Press Association.

The Cardinal staff used slogans and sayings from television shows and commercials, both past and present, to carry out the theme, "The Wonder Year."

This was the first time the EHS book had been entered in the contest.

  • Mark Chrislip, Ken Adkinson, Charles Slaughter, Carlie Abel, Alvie Guy, Billy Winkle, Marjorie Gronniger, Don Durkin, David Barnes, Larry A. Harris, LaDene Black, Frederick Freeland, Belinda Rehmer, Steve Martin, Bob Rake, Bob Rice, Norbert Grosdidier and Ernie Simon all filed as candidates for school board. There were four openings.

According to Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes, the 18 candidates represented a record number of filings for the USD 491 board positions.

28 years ago


January 1978

Roberta Nottingham, the former teacher for whom the Eudora Nottingham Elementary School was named, received about 400 handmade cards from students in the elementary school Jan. 20 in honor of her birthday.

The cards were delivered to Miss Nottingham by elementary student council members who were bused to Presbyterian Manor by principal Tom Jerome.

Miss Nottingham taught school, mostly first grade, for a total of 43 years, 26 of them in the Eudora school system.

Miss Nottingham retired during the 1967-1968 school year and the then-new elementary building was named for her.

  • The Eudora Cardinals nailed their third win in a row as they downed Wellsville, 69-52, in Jayhawk League action.

Jim Gilroy was high scorer for Eudora, netting 20 points. Donnie Potts followed with 18, and Cord Laws had 10.

69 years ago


January 1937

Work on the repairing of the Kaw River bridge north of town had been under way for the past two months. The principle work being done was building a coffer dam for the construction of a big pier on the south bank near the river's edge.

  • G.M. Wolfe, a doctor of dentistry, of Ottawa, opened a dental parlor upstairs in the Lothholz building, in the rooms formerly occupied by Dr. I.E. Bailey.
  • The burning out of a flue at the Schlegel home across the street from the grade school caused the fire department to answer a fire call.

There was no damage and the fire boys stood by and watched the flue until it burned out.

Mrs. Tena Miskimen and Mr. and Mrs. William Combest occupied the house.

  • Five steers, ready to be sent to market, were smothered to death in a straw stack on the Carl Neis farm in Weaver Bottom, when the weight of sleet and snow on the straw pile caved in and covered them. One other steer was covered by the cave-in, but escaped without being smothered.

It was thought the five animals smothered were lying down and had little chance to escape, while the sixth animal probably was standing and escaped the fate of the others.

The animals weighed about 650 pounds each. The loss to Mr. Neis amounted to more than $200.

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