Archive for Thursday, July 20, 2006

Days gone by

July 20, 2006

7 years ago


July 1999

According to figures released by the United States Census Bureau at the end of June, Eudora's population increased 732, or 24.2 percent since 1990. That figured ranked Eudora at 14th in fastest growth for the 1990s. Eudora's population was 3,754 in 1998.

Gardner ranked number two with an increase of 2,260 and De Soto came in at number five with a 956 increase since 1990.

  • Leo and Emily Dahlem spent the Fourth of July holiday in Branson, Mo. Leo's niece and husband, Marilyn and Teddy Boyd, Fort Smith, Ark, met them there.
  • Forty residents and friends enjoyed the July birthday party at Pinecrest.

After playing Bingo, Sharon Burns served a supper of sandwiches, deviled eggs, fresh fruit and cake and ice cream in honor of Olive Clark's 90th birthday.

  • Eudora High School graduate Katie Hofer was involved with a government-funded culinary arts program where she studied in Manhattan for one year before moving to California where she was taking classes at Treasure Island.

15 years ago


July 1991

Construction workers were wrapping up the final phase of demolition on the old Eudora High School building at the corner of 10th and Main streets, filling in the hole where the building once stood with sand and soil. The razing of the facility was expected to be completed at the end of the week.

  • Bob and Lois Neis took two bushels of sweet corn to the residents at Pinecrest.
  • Eudora High School cheerleaders Kari Ott and Angela Richardson were selected as All-Star Cheerleaders at the UCA Cheerleading camp.
  • Rozann and Jim Wadleigh and son, David of Essex Junction, Vt., spent two weeks visiting her mother, Mary Nusbaum and other family members around Eudora.

28 years ago


July 1978

The city of Eudora was unofficially awarded the amount of $6,000 in 1979 county revenue-sharing funds after Douglas County commissioners reached a tentative agreement on 1979 revenue-sharing allocations.

Eudora City Clerk Arlene Lawson said the city had requested $12,000 in county revenue-sharing funds, to be used for animal shelter and control.

  • Mae Stadler donated several homemade pillows and large print books to the Eudora Nursing Center.
  • Al Colman's Coast to Coast Hardware store celebrated its grand opening of the new store addition.

Colman had been working on the hardware addition for the past two-and-a-half years since he purchased the empty building next to his hardware store, which was the former location of the Market Basket grocery store.

Employees at the store were Al Colman, Greg Colman, Mary Beem, Billie Bell, Ruth Robson, Tom Whitten and Pam Wilson.

30 years ago


July 1976

The Eudora Board of Education reviewed the proposed budget for the new school year. It was tentatively set at $930,728 for the general fund plus an additional $506,844 for other special funds.

The assessed valuation of the district increased from 6.3 mills to 6.5 mills and the projected total school tax levy was approximately 50.37 mills. The last two years the comparable levies had been 49.18 and 48.78, respectively.

  • The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Inc., in Lawrence opened a satellite clinic just inside the front foyer of the Eudora Nursing Center.
  • Ivory liquid detergent was 69 cents for a 22-ounce bottle at Howard's Super Saver. Duncan Hines assorted cake mixes were 59 cents a package. Fisher Boy fish sticks were 39 cents for an eight-ounce package. Golden ripe bananas were 17 cents a pound. Six 12-ounce cans of Coca-Cola were 99 cents. Swift premium brown and serve sausage was 69 cents for an eight-ounce package. Crisco shortening was $1.29 for a one-pound can.
  • A bicentennial quilt was presented by Eudora ladies who had quilted at Mattie Kindred's home in preparation for the special event at the annual CPA event. Mayor James Hoover accepted the quilt on behalf of the City of Eudora.

Quilters were Mattie Kindred, Lydia McCabria, Marjorie Simons, Dorothy Brokus, Nadine Trowbridge, Katie Rothberger, Florence French, Verna Terrell, Isabelle Redman, Alma Breithaupt, Lucie Abel, Muriel Johnson, Helen Wright, Alma Broers, Frances Goodger, Mary Moody, Clara Baecker, Leota Westerhouse and Astrid Ott. Blocks were drawn by Bertie Morriss.

  • Alberta Pyle took first place in the women's division of a nail driving contest at the CPA Picnic. Hazel James was second.

Mark Gabriel took first in the men's division and Norbert Grosdidier was second.

The Lucky Clover 4-H Club of Linwood took grand prize for its float in the grand parade. First place was awarded to the Eudora 4-H Club, which also won an award for having the most participants. Second-prize float was awarded to the Shackley Products float; third place to Miners Bargain Center; fourth place to the EYSO float; and fifth place to Delmar Alvers.

68 years ago


July 1938

Teachers for the Eudora Rural High School and Eudora grade schools were announced.

C.L. Ruthrauff was the principal at the high school. Teachers were Mabel E. Campbell, C.J. Olander, Calvin Foreman, Gardner C. Sellers, Helen L. Talbert and Mildred Strube.

Grade school teachers were Mary Miller, Margaret Coleman and Katherine Dissinger. Gilmore Nichols was the principal.

  • Mrs. Homer Gerstenberger was quite ill with bronchitis.
  • Oscar Lothholz was having his large country home repainted. Pat Kellum was doing the work.
  • Eudora High School received a large group of books, which had formerly been part of the library of the late Walter Bromelsick.

Bromelsick had been the owner and operator of the Eudora Mills for many years.

  • Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Hearin had the porch on the south side of their home screened.

90 years ago


July 1916

Fred Papenhausen was clerking at Pilla's store again.

  • The Eudora Ministerial Alliance arranged for Union Open Air services for the summer.

A platform and seats were erected north of the schoolhouse for the services.

  • Potato digging began in the vicinity. James Roe was the grower to get the first railroad carload on the market. He received 64 cents per bushel. The crop averaged 245 bushels to the acre.
  • The Eudora baseball boys pulled out a win against Baldwin, winning in the ninth inning, 4-3, with two outs.
  • Fred Hadle returned to Laguna, N.M.

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