Archive for Thursday, July 6, 2006

Days Gone By

July 6, 2006

7 years ago
June 1999
The Eudora City Council authorized the planning commission to seek bids to draft a planned zoning ordinance.
The council approved the action by a 4-1 vote, with councilman Tom Pyle casting the dissenting vote.
Planning commission members required the planned zoning for newly annexed developments as well as any development two acres or more in the old part of town.
Pyle wasn't in favor of including the old part of town in planned zoning. He said parts of the old town were already platted and that if developers wanted to change anything with their plats, they'd have to go back through the planning commission and city council for approval.
¢ Judy and Ed Garrett, Bonner Springs, were so impressed by veterinarian Ron Lee and the help he provided to them, they funded a $25,000 endowment to Kansas State University, where Lee graduated in 1974. The scholarship provided assistance to students enrolled at Kansas State University in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Garrett's pig was having trouble farrowing in the middle of the night and Lee came to their help after their regular veterinarian was not available.

15 years ago
June 1991
Eleven people from Eudora United Methodist Church went on a mission work team to east Topeka.
The team painted, cleared brush, hung gutters and replaced windows and doors at the home of an East Topeka resident.
Team members included Amy and Scott Reiter, Craig Springer, Allan Ott, Bonnie Dingman, Kari Ott, Mike Westerhouse, Lyle Weeks, Amy Black, Jennifer Byrne and the Rev. Cheryl Somers-Ingersol.
¢ The Eudora High School Class of 1941 met for its 50th reunion. Those attending were Charlotte Stadler Altenbernd, former English teacher Astrid Carlson Ott, Alice Marie Fuhs Stanbra, Kathryn Zimmerman Keylman, Leo Rothberger, Maxine Daugherty Guenther, Donna Mae Zillner Fox, George Schopper, Roger James, Gladys Turner Harness, Lelia Kindred Torneden, Leland Lawson, former teacher and senior class sponsor Gardner Sellers, Bill Weidensaul, Robert Zimmerman and Joseph Norman Hearin.
Those not able to attend were Alvin Bond Jr., Helen Jean Ott Armstrong, Delores and Marcella Schopper, Clark Duane Terrell and Robert Trefz.
Deceased members of the class were Charlton Bartz, Norma Kurtz Stanley and Merle Morriss.
¢ Tom Jerome biked 627 miles across Kansas on a Raleigh 12-speed bike June 8 to 15 during the Biking Across Kansas annual event.
¢ A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house took place at the new Pinecrest II apartment complex near 10th and Walnut streets.
Una Kelly, 93, the oldest resident of the Pinecrest developments, cut the yellow ribbon positioned at the front driveway of the complex.

28 years ago
June 1978
A special reception took place at the Eudora Public Library to receive all historic material gathered by the Eudora Bicentennial Commission. The material had been assembled since 1975 while the commission functioned during the U.S.A. Bicentennial and while they worked to prepare the Eudora history book, "Eudora Community Heritage of Our U.S.A. Bicentennial."
After a brief talk by Eudora Historical Society chairman Fern Long, Oscar Broers, chairman of the recently dissolved Eudora Bicentennial commission, presented the material to Helen Goff, member of the Eudora Public Library Board.
Goff then presented Broers with a marker dedicating a silver maple tree to him. The tree was planted northwest f the library in recognition of Broers' work on the Bicentennial commission. Fellow Bicentennial Commission members also presented Broers with a crewel embroidery picture commemorating his efforts as their chairman.
Mayor James Hoover dismissed the Eudora Bicentennial Commission at the May meeting. The city council authorized the appointment of Fern Long, Mrs. Tom Akin and Mrs. Carlyle Trabant to start a Eudora Historical Society.
¢ Marvin Beem and his son, Matthew, were the recipients of an unusual Father's Day gift.
Mary Beem wanted a unique and different gift for her husband on Father's Day, since it was also their 18th wedding anniversary.
She purchased a one-hour flight in a hot air balloon. The balloon was launched from Nottingham Elementary School and landed near Edgerton.

71 years ago
June 1935
Mr. and Mrs. George Trefz and sons Howard, Robert and Wilfred left for a motor trip to Denver, Colo., to visit relatives for several days.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ott purchased a large gas Electrolux refrigerator from Eisele Hardware and had it installed.
¢ Arthur Gabriel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gabriel, was scheduled to sing for 30 minutes over station WREN. His sister, Amaretta, accompanied him on the piano.
¢ Thurman J. Scott, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Scott, a first class electrician in the Navy stationed at San Diego, Calif., was sent to Guam for two years as a movie sound technician.

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