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November 9, 2006

7 years ago


November 1999

The Eudora Planning Commission denied the final plat for the Prairie Estates No. 6 development citing a lack of space for parks and insufficient sidewalks.

  • A fire broke out in a downtown building owned by Tim and Ronda Shepard.

The lower portion of the building housed office and storage space for Shepard Plumbing and an office for accountant Jim O'Berg. O'Berg's space appeared unaffected.

The upstairs was divided into two apartments. Both suffered smoke damage and the back apartment also had fire damage.

  • Sixth-grader Carrie Lister participated in the Punt, Pass and Kick competition sponsored by the Eudora Jaycees.

Lister placed first in the girls 10- to 11-year-old age group and went to the finals in Louisburg where she took third out of 17 girls. She competed against other girls from Kansas and Nebraska.

Other Eudora youth that participated at Louisburg were Tyler Jackson, 14- to 15-year-olds; Joey Donahue, 12- and 13-year-olds; and Rodney Spillman, 10- and 11-year-olds.

  • Kelson Boyer was the leading scorer in the Eudora Knicks game against the Spurs. He had 11 points including one free throw.

Connor Hartpence scored eight points. Brian White and Matthew Abel had six each. Joe Kornbrust and Logan Hartpence each scored four.

The Knicks won 39-4 and were still undefeated in the Salvation Army league.

15 years ago


November 1991

David Miller accepted a position as the political action director for Kansans for Life. Miller, who was a member of the Kansas House from 1981 to 1991, had training workshops around the state to help recruit and train pro-life candidates to run for office and make them more aware of the implications of abortion issues.

  • Cast members of Eudora High School's performance of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" were Lisa Dalrymple, Lucy; Jason Mercer, Linus; Jason Musick, Schroeder; Shay O'Brien, Patty; Angela Richardson, Snoopy; and Michael Ryan, Charlie Brown.
  • The City of Eudora issued 12 building permits during the month of October. The total valuation for the permits, which included one for remodeling work, five for houses at Winchester Estates and six for duplexes along Birch Street, was $696,493.

Building inspector Richard McNett said to date, he had issued 60 building permits since the first of January for a total valuation of $2,761,957 including permits for 32 houses and seven duplexes.

  • The Lady Cardinals cross country team had its best showing ever at the state meet, finishing sixth behind Southeast Saline, Lake, ACCHS, Hoisington and Jayhawk-Linn. Katie Hermreck led the way for the ladies, earning a 17th-place spot with a time of 13:01.

The boys team finished 13th and was paced by Bryan Longacre. He completed the three-mile race in 17:02 for a 17th-place individual showing.

  • About 35 seventh- and eighth-grade boys braved the snow and cold to prove their dedication to learning their sport during the first week of a two-week long junior high football program at Eudora.

Under the direction of Eudora High School football coaches Terry Gerstenberger, Terry Zerr, Dan Kuhlman and Mark Katzenmeier, the youth spent one hour each day after school learning the fundamentals of the game.

The EHS coaches were assisted by seniors Adam Gabriel, John Abel, Bo Baird and Billy Benoit.

  • Eudora High School junior Jason Kahrs received his Eagle Scout rank in a ceremony at Eudora City Hall. Kahrs, a member of Troop 64, sponsored by the Eudora Lions Club, was their 29th Eagle Scout.

27 years ago


November 1979

The cleanup of damage at the Miller farm south of Eudora that was struck by an apparent tornado was going slow, pending the results of insurance investigations.

One barn, however, was repaired by a group of Navy reservists from Olathe who volunteered to work at the Millers during a Saturday they were on active duty. The reservists restored bales of hay exposed by the wrecked barn and cleaned up other areas of the yard.

  • Eudora residents Henry and Rose Rinke were honored by KLWN radio as the senior citizens for the week.
  • The Eudora School Board met to devote time exclusively to aspects of the proposed high school building program.

The board planned to work from educational specifications developed by faculties at an inservice workshop, a summary of workshop materials prepared by the superintendent, and additional developments resulting from a meeting of the superintendent and the architect.

After examining the materials, the board intended to propose a more advanced plan incorporating a projected cost -- $720,000 to $750,000. Once the board presented the proposal to the architect, he would decide if he could design the proposal within the established cost guidelines. Kurt von Achen was the architect for the proposed project.

  • Herbert and Blanche Knabe attended the 65th wedding anniversary of his cousins, Ray and Ella Lefmann.
  • The Eudora Cardinals suffered a 6-0 defeat to Santa Fe Trail to end their season.

First-year head coach George Abel cited Galen Hall and the entire offensive line as the outstanding offensive players in the game. Making up the line were Merlin Eisenbarger, Bill Crowe, Gerald Kahle, Danny Percival and Jerry Allen.

David Allen and Tommy Pyle were cited as defensive standouts.

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