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July 13, 2006

7 years ago


July 1999

Physical therapist Carolyn Bloom was selected by the board of directors of the American Physical Therapy Association to be one of seven members on the newly formed Federal Government Affairs Committee.

Bloom was appointed to the committee because of her expertise. She had been involved in legislative issues for a number of years and served on the Kansas Physical Therapy regulatory board for seven years.

  • Eudora High School biology teacher Rebecca Lowrance and Eudora Middle School and Eudora High School extended learning teacher Kaye Moeser were notified that the school district was the recipient of a $250 Teacher Mini Grant from the Greenbush Educational Foundation at the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center in Greenbush.

The project was designed to provide beginning biology students, in collaboration with extended learning students, an opportunity to participate in original field research.

The project would allow students to develop research problems, questions, means of data collection and analysis involving a freshwater pond study.

  • A family picnic took place at Eudora City Park to celebrate Thell Dean's 90th birthday. Forty family members were in attendance.

15 years ago


July 1991

Norbert Grosdidier was elected president of the board of education at the July meeting. Pennie von Achen was elected vice president.

The meeting lasted into the wee hours of the morning. Topics of discussion included recovering losses from a lawsuit the district won in April. Three district patrons filed the lawsuit in February asking the court to rule on the validity of a petition, which asked if a public election should take place to decide if the district should issue general obligation bonds to finance the repair of the 1918 section of Eudora High School. The petition was filed in September 1990.

  • A person or persons broke windows and doors to gain access to the Eudora school district's secondary building sometime between June 21 and 23. The district was offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the vandalism.

Fire extinguishers were shot off inside the building and sprayed down one of the hallways.

Track warm-ups and a band instrument were missing and the vandals also spray painted the modular classrooms and the back of the school bus parked at the district office.

  • Sharon Bearden was elected to the board of the Douglas County Unit of the American Cancer Society.
  • Eudora resident Grace Marion was named by Gov. Joan Finney to a second term as a general public appointee on the State Board of Healing Arts.
  • Angela McKinney spent six days at the Summer Academy for Future Teachers at Emporia State University.
  • Residents at Eudora Nursing Center had a basketball throw and ring toss competition with two teams of nine players each.

Kenneth Bagby was the West Hall champion of both basketball and ring toss with Juanita DeLude challenging him in both competitions.

East Hall champions were Essie Oelschlaeger in basketball and Dolpho French in ring toss.

Oelschlaeger was grand champion of basketball and Bagby was grand champion of ring toss.

28 years ago


July 1978

Eudora Township Fire Department Chief Benny Dean was appointed as the new city fire chief after Pete Lawson resigned. Lawson served 26 years on the city fire department.

  • Crews were working on the railroad crossing by the elevator on the north edge of Eudora. Traffic was detoured past the city water plant.
  • Church Street from 11th to 12th was blocked off for roadwork to be completed. Increased traffic on the road since the opening of the new Kansas Highway 10 made the roadwork necessary.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Homer Broers, Mrs. Ray Long, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Slapar, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Broers, Mr. and Mrs. George Bartz, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Edelbrock, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Broers and son, Mrs. Anita Stadler and Maudie Couch enjoyed a picnic dinner at the shelter house in the city park before attending the Bicentennial reception at the Eudora Public Library.
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Guy and twin daughters returned to Eudora after vacationing in Texas and Mexico.
  • Rick Howell and Keith Knabe attended Circle C Youth for Christ Camp, southeast of Edgerton.
  • Ross West caught a 42-pound flathead catfish while fishing at the Clinton spillway.

It took West 25 minutes to land the fish. He was using a 10-pound test line with a small crappie hook and night crawler.

68 years ago


July 1938

Albert Von Gunten had his left hand mangled when it came in contact with a power saw. Dr. Johnson dressed the wounded hand.

  • John Bowen lost a valuable horse that was struck by lightning in an electrical storm.
  • Jesse Frazier returned from Kansas City where he was taking a course of medicine from a physician there.
  • Dan Selzer purchased a combine.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ben Erwin purchased the brick house on C Street, just north of Salem Evangelical Church from Friends University of Wichita.

C.C. Gerstenberger, who had charge of the property for the university, handled the deal.

76 years ago


July 1930

"A terrific wind and dust storm visited Eudora Saturday night and Sunday forenoon.

"At Clearfield, the wind blew a vary hard gale for about three hours breaking trees down, unroofing buildings and blowing the wheat and oat shocks down. A chimney was blown from the Ben Brecheisen home, the bricks breaking through the roof of the house. No rain fell at Clearfield.

"In Eudora, the only damage that was done was by limbs being blown from trees. Only enough rain fell in Eudora to partially lay the dust."

  • A deal was completed in which Dorman K. Lady became the new owner of the Home Baker.

A.M. McLain, former owner of the baker, was forced to sell out on account of poor health.

  • Esther Pfleger was spending the summer as director of Mary-Dell, a girls camp near Abilene.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Allen Westerhouse of Lawrence were at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schlegel while Mr. Westerhouse was recovering from a tonsilar operation.

112 years ago


July 1894

Eudora township's valuation was $233,068.

  • Horace Rogers took a box of chinch bugs to Prof. Snow and exchanged them for diseased ones. Mr. Rogers said the bugs were very bad in his corn, but hoped to rid himself of them.
  • Berthold Durr was back from college at Elmhurst, Ill.
  • Mrs. George Hausman Sr., who had been at Excelsior Springs several weeks because of her health, met with a painful accident when she fell down a flight of stairs, bruising her shoulder and right side of her face.

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