Days Gone By
7 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
After months of discussion and public hearings, the city council approved a recommendation to deny commercial zoning at Shadow Ridge.
Shadow Ridge developers requested that approximately 3.5 acres at the corner of County Road 1061 and 1200 Road be zoned for future commercial development.
- Eudora High School senior Jessa Stein finished her high school career by taking sixth in the 3,200-meter run at the state track meet in Wichita.
Stein crossed the line in 12:05.25. She won the sixth-place medal by .25 seconds.
She also competed in the 1,600, taking 11th with a time of 5:52.66.
Sophomore Aaron Slavin competed for the boys team in the 1,600. He finished in ninth place with a time of 4:41.56.
- The Eudora City Council approved a mill levy hike that guaranteed a state loan to finance the construction of a new sewer line. The 4-mill increase would be assessed the following year and would allow the city to lay a new sewer line from the railroad tracks south along the eastern edge of town.
Mayor Fred Stewart said the increase in mill levy was necessary to secure the loan from the state revolving fund, a loan similar to that which financed the construction of the new wastewater treatment plant. Stewart said the interest rate of the 20-year loan was around 3.6 percent.
15 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA NEWS
Some of the flags lining the drive of the Eudora Cemetery were taken sometime before the morning of Memorial Day.
- Dorothea and Alf Oleson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 1. Leo and Dusty Lauber celebrated their 41st anniversary June 2.
28 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA ENTERPRISE
Samuel Neis Jr., was released from KU Medical Center May 27 with a cast on each leg. He was injured in a combine accident Sept. 23, 1977.
- Darlene Randel, Eudora, returned from two weeks of vocal recording in the Nashville area. She was working with publisher Skylark Songs in Nashville.
- Academic awards were presented to Eudora Junior High School students during an awards assembly.
Charlie Watts presented awards to ninth-graders Jennifer Anderson, Chris Anderson, Earl Brynds, Kay Cawley, Mike Rice; eighth-graders Shellie Anderson, Marcia Bagby, Denise DeKeyser, Nancy Katzfey, Tina Lee; and seventh-graders Stacie Neis, Janatha McPherson, Lisa Katzfey, Luci Grosdidier and Richard Heitzman.
- Eudora 4-H Club president Nancy Brecheisen left with a group of 4-H delegates from Douglas County to attend the National 4-H convention in Washington.
71 years ago
FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS
Joe Bryant was in town and stated that a small tornado struck in the Fall Leaf neighborhood, uprooting trees and breaking limbs off many of the large cottonwoods along the north bank of the Kaw River.
Bryant said the storm seemed to confine itself to the north bank of the river, starting west of Fall Leaf, then traveling east to the big bend near the Lothholz farm in Weaver Bottom.
- Eva Belle Kindred, Elnora Wallace, Greta Spitzli, Homer Broers and Dorothy Kerr graduated from the eighth grade at Memorial High School in Lawrence.
- Harold Sawyer, Ralph Snyder and Jess Milburn motored to Indianapolis, Ind., and witnessed the Memorial Day auto races. While there, they visited William Schopper for a few hours. Harold drove his car and made the trip in 15 hours each way.