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June 1, 2006

7 years ago


May 1999

Seventy members of the Eudora High School class of 1999 received diplomas during commencement at the high school.

Co-valedictorians were Nathan Bloom, Grace Chrislip, Kate McNulty and Ruth Mersmann.

The senior class chose Ron Abel, a 1979 EHS graduate and technology teacher and coach at the school, as its commencement speaker.

  • City building inspector Rick Treas issued more than $1 million in building permits in Eudora from Jan. 1 through May 5.
  • The damage estimate in the May 16 fire that destroyed a two-story Eudora home at 1393 E. 2100 Road was around $135,000. The cause was still under investigation by Douglas County Sheriff's detectives. One possible theory on the fire was the house's old electrical system. Arson was not suspected.

The owner's of the home had been making renovations.

  • Erin Barnett was the manager at the Eudora pool. Full-time staff included swimming lessons coordinator Amber Flowers, who was also a lifeguard, Matt Clark, Emily Hermreck, Jenny Hime, Sarah Hinman, Wes Hinman, Darcie Rodgers, Devin Schehrer and Melanie Smith.

15 years ago


May 1991

Members of the Eudora Planning Commission voted 4-2 to approve a conditional use permit for a golf facility at a joint meeting with the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.

The proposed facility would be located on a 20-acre site between Eudora and Lawrence along Douglas County Road 1057 and south of Kansas Highway 10.

  • Eudora High School students Lisa Johnson and Nathan Hofer were among award winners during the 1991 Kansas Scholastic Press Association State contest at Kansas University.

Johnson received third placed in the Class 3A division for feature writing. Hofer was awarded first place in the editorial cartoon category.

28 years ago


May 1978

The Eudora City Council accepted a $6,381.50 bid from the Asphalt Improvement Co., Inc., Lawrence, for chip and seal work on portions of several city streets.

City Superintendent John Pinnick recommended that the low bid on the street project be accepted subject to a double-check on the type of material to be used on the streets and the work to be done.

  • Members of the Eudora High School drill team for 1978-1979 were Jody Jahn, Debbie Robbins, Debra Conner, Susie Landon, Tracy Ravins, Patty Hart, Patty Kanzig, Linda Bell, Kim Morse, MaxAnn Bond, Melinda Seuell, Anne Dardis, Lisa Guy, Teresa Guy and Jennifer Anderson.
  • Twenty-one students graduated from the Eudora Maple Street Preschool.

Graduating from Gloria Jacob's morning class were Devina Silvers, Lucas Broers, Kevin Shannon, Scott Reynolds, Julie Mersmann, Teena Musick, Ricky Wright, Jennie Jackson, Jeff Gregory, Justin Wells, Stephanie Zielinski and Tiny Young.

Those graduating from the afternoon class were Easter Bond, Vernon Folks, KanDee Fulks, Kim Jenks, Chad Musick, Randy Woodson, Ricky Morris, Ladina Morris and Jeff Turner.

30 years ago


May 1976

Don Laws, junior high social studies instructor and varsity football and track coach as well as varsity assistant basketball coach, was named Teacher of the Year during the annual awards assembly at Eudora High School.

  • Agreement was reached on the annual base salary and extra-work clause during a meeting of the USD 491 board-teacher negotiating teams in the Eudora schools.

Upon approval by the board and teacher's association, the agreement would be ratified and new contracts distributed.

The teams agreed on an $8,100 annual base salary and a 48-hour extra work clause to bring the year's negotiations to an end. The extra duty increase amounted to $3,075.

The new money total of $58,103 represented a 12.4 percent increase with an average $1,140 increase per teacher, which gave an average salary of $10,299 per teacher.

  • Former Pete's Garage employees Trig Oleson and Jeff Carter opened a new garage at the north end of Seven and Aspen streets.

The garage was operated under the official name of "Eudora Tune-Up and Auto Repair."

  • Dr. Darrel D. Smith, Eudora, received a Doctor of Optometry degree during commencement at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.
  • Kim Hamlin and Bobby Massey were elected as Student Council president and vice president for the 1976-1977 school year at Eudora High School.
  • Eudora High School "yell leaders" elected for the 1976-1977 school year were Ann Breithaupt, Karen Long, Michele Noble, Laury Puett, Connie Russell and Renee Russell, Don Abel, David Alvarez, Delbert Breithaupt, Jeff Cleveland, Tommy Laster and Eddie Pyle.

71 years ago


May 1935

Mayor Adams appointed Clarence Fuller as city clerk; A.J. Smith, police judge; and Henry Blechel, street commissioner.

  • John Brecheisen was suffering from an abscess on his arm.
  • Margaret Everley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Everley, received a three-year teaching certificate from the State Teachers' College at Emporia.
  • Edward Deckwa was employed at the Eudora Department Store. He was staying with his aunt Sarah Hausman.

114 years ago


May 1892

A bolt of lightning struck the barn of Adolph Lotz Sr.

  • The Eudora Elevator Co., purchased more than 9,000 bushels of wheat in a two-week time.
  • S.J. Lawson had a watch stolen from his room at the Eudora House by two sneak thieves. They were captured in Topeka.
  • The Eudora baseball team defeated Blue Mound 44-14.

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