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May 11, 2006

7 years ago


May 1999

The Eudora School Board took the first step toward new facilities after members voted 5-2 to adopt a resolution to condemn property for future school buildings and grounds.

The 80 acres was directly north of the current 46-acre high school site. It was owned by Judy Miller Meiergerd.

By condemning the property, the school district was going through the courts to obtain the property and had demonstrated a need for the land.

  • Eudora Middle School students Jared Pringle, Jesse Montgomery, Michael Mersmann and Erin Katzfey received state recognition in connection with the Duke University Talent Identification Program. The program identifies seventh-graders in the nation who scored in the top three percent on a national achievement test.
  • Once again, the Eudora Planning Commission recommended denial of the commercial zoning request for 3.598 acres at the Shadow Ridge development.

15 years ago


May 1991

Brook Schuler, Brad Neis and Jenny Lee were confirmed at St. Paul United Church of Christ. The three joined the church after an eight-month confirmation process.

  • At the invitation of Gov. Joan Finney, Eudora High School senior Jody Miller was selected to attend the Eighth Annual Governor's Scholars Award Program at Cedar Crest.
  • A special Mother's Day lunch was served at the Douglas County Senior Services meal site at city hall.

Fresh flower bouquets were given to Tena Ziesenis for being the oldest mother in attendance, Jean Martin for being the youngest mother in attendance, and Una Kelly for being the mother with the most children.

  • Dorothea Oleson was elected vice president of the Eastern Association Women's Fellowship of the Kansas-Oklahoma conference of the United Church of Christ.

28 years ago


May 1978

Kaw Valley State Bank's women's bowling team left for Florida to participate in the Women's National Bowling Tournament in Miami.

The team members had bake sales, a garage sale and sold items at the Eudora Arts and Crafts Festival to obtain funds for the trip.

Members heading to Florida were Janet Gabriel, Sandy Pickel, Jeanie Flowers, Phyllis Clary and Mary Jane Folks. Debby Teague was unable to accompany the team on the trip.

  • A portion of Scott Electric and Plumbing gained a new look as the building underwent a "face lift." The Scotts still planned to use the renovated portion of their business establishment for storage.
  • Student Council officers chosen at Eudora High School for 1979-1980 were Robin Cleveland, president; and Matt Holladay, vice president.

30 years ago


May 1976

Gary Scott accepted the position of Recreation Director for the Eudora Recreation Commission.

Scott graduated from Eudora High School and was a junior at Baker University, majoring in physical education.

  • Don Born, Barry Landon, David Gardner and Jay Ravins were selected as delegates to Boys State at Kansas University.
  • Eudora National Education Teacher Team reduced its base salary request from $8,300 to $8,200 by the end of the Board-Teacher Negotiation Team meeting.

However, USD 491 Board of Education did not increase their salary offer of $8,000 so salary-wise the teams were $200 apart.

  • Drill team members were Vonna Rider, captain; Marti Light, co-captain; Chris Meyer, secretary-treasurer; Kim Russell, choreographer; Marti Light, StuCo; Dawn Puett, Sheila Bloxham, Kathy Brouhard, Patricia Stewart, Karla Johnston, Christy Slankard, Linda Bell, Nancy Born, Sharrol Everley, Tracy Ravins, Phillys Richardson and Sandra L'Ecuyer.
  • Stan Wilson sold the most candy in the sale sponsored by the Little Leaguers. Tony Grant was second. Alex Lindsey was third and Albert Brynds Jr., was fourth.
  • Pillsbury cake mixes were 49 cents a package at Howard's Super Saver. Folger's coffee was $3.99 for a three-pound can. Totino's pizzas were 89 cents each. Eggs were 39 cents a dozen. Ajax detergent was 99 cents per box.

71 years ago


May 1935

"During the rain and wind storm early Saturday morning, a very large limb was blown from the elm tree just north of the J.O. Scott home on C Street. Had the limb fallen on the pretty home, it would have badly damaged the roof, but luckily the wind came from the southwest and it fell into the Joseph Vitt vacant lot."

  • Carl Altenbernd lost one of his best mules. It was sick only a few hours.
  • Honor students at Eudora High School for the 1934-1935 school year were Freddie Brecheisen, Virginia Shirck, Eleanor Bartz, Margaret Ogden, Louise Rapier and Arleta Holmes.

112 years ago


April-May 1894

"The News is eight years old."

  • The eighth annual commencement of Hesper Academy occurred. The graduates were E.N. Cosand, Mary Pearson, M.B. Starr, Eva Walker, Eva Elliot, C.B. Harris, Mabel Thomas, A.J. Redding, Ell Dicken and Louella Couch.
  • James Roe had on exhibition at the post office several stalks of growing wheat that were more than four feet tall and heads well filled. He had 10 acres of this and expected a good yield.
  • "Al Durr was bitten by a little dog Friday night and Tuesday went to Kansas City and applied a 'mad stone,' which adhered for eight hours. Little Waldo Durr was bitten Tuesday night, but whether the animal was mad or not is not known."
  • Postmaster Rayson went to Topeka to serve as United States petit juryman.
  • "Eudora has a new industry -- a basket factory. An elderly German gentleman was granted permission by the mayor to occupy the house on Leander Island. He makes willow baskets."
  • John Schuster was bitten by a rattlesnake while repairing a fence on the Schellack place, which he farmed.
  • The Rev. Albert Baecker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Baecker, left for Cross, Oklahoma Territory to accept the pastorate of the German Methodist Church.

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