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October 12, 2006

7 years ago


September-October 1999

Kelly Neis and Cyrus Hall were named the 1999 Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the Eudora Cardinals-Mission Valley Vikings football game.

  • Janelle Arb took time off from her job as Preschool Enrichment Program teacher at Nottingham Elementary School to accompany Lawrence resident Kathleen Jones to New York City where they met Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York.

Jones was a grand-prize winner in a sweepstakes sponsored by Weight Watchers International. Seven members and each of their leaders were chosen to receive the New York trip out of 60,000 entries. Arb was Jones' leader for Weight Watchers. She met Sarah Ferguson at a private luncheon for the sweepstakes winners and leaders at Tavern on the Green.

The Duchess, also known as "Fergie," was the national spokesperson for Weight Watchers.

  • Rick Fulks, Jerry Trober Jr., Jerry Trober Sr., Jerry Long and Don Richardson participated in the National American Pool Players Association eight ball Open Championships in Las Vegas.

The team placed 64th out of 519 teams.

  • Maria Mauerer England opened Maria's Restaurant at 726 Main St. to coincide with the town's EudoraFest. The specialty at the restaurant was German food. England was born in Regensburg, Germany in 1935. She learned to cook as a child.
  • Nottingham Elementary School was evacuated after a district employee hit a natural gas meter on the west side of the school while mowing the lawn.

Firefighters shut off the gas and officials declared the school free of fumes. Students spent less than 30 minutes outside before being allowed to return to the building.

15 years ago


September-October 1991

Dale Glenn, president of PKG Design Group in Lawrence, the Eudora school district's architectural firm, presented school board members with a fourth plan for a new high school facility.

The new proposal called for four more classrooms than what was contained in the original plan. The scheme Glenn presented had a larger auditorium with a seating capacity of 425.

The gymnasium floor and locker rooms were moved to the building's lower level with the weight and mechanical rooms. Spectators would enter the gym on the building's main level and go down to the seating areas, on portable bleachers, keeping traffic off the gym floor. A section of fixed bleachers seating 600 was planned for the main level of the building.

  • A sign announcing "Future Home of Super Saver Foods," was placed on the property across the street from Nottingham Elementary School.

George Waters, a partner in Eudora Land Corporation, developers of Greenway Plaza, announced the Nash Finch Company had purchased a portion of the Greenway property to build a grocery store.

  • The lighted driving range at Twin Oaks Golf Complex west of Eudora at Kansas Highway 10 and Douglas County Road 1057 opened for business with 30 permanent tees and 70 grass tees.

Jeff Gazaway was the owner of the facility.

  • The Eudora City Council denied a request for rezoning made by Casey's General Store. The business had made an application for a zoning change to use the lot directly south of the existing building for employee and vendor parking. The plan also called for the addition of two more gas pumps, a canopy over the gas pump island and access to 10th street from the back parking lot through the alley to the east of Casey's.

27 years ago


September-October 1979

The Eudora school board entered into a contract with Kenneth O. von Achen, Chartered Architects, Eudora, for the design of a proposed new high school.

The board moved to have von Achen design a 16,000 square foot building to include a cafeteria that converted to a multi-purpose area, an art room, business, journalism and English departments, a counseling office and career center, administrative offices and a general purpose classroom, as well as restrooms and custodial areas. The plans also called for renovating the present cafeteria into library space.

At $45 per square foot, the cost of the facility was expected to be between $720,000 and $750,00.

The von Achen firm designed the original Nottingham Elementary School, which was occupied in 1966.

  • Gwen Yarnell was chosen as the 1979 Homecoming Queen at Eudora High School.
  • Nottingham Elementary School principal Tom Jerome was selected as the outstanding Kansas Elementary School Principal of the Year.

He was chosen from 538 principals who were members in the Kansas Association of Elementary School Principals.

  • Clearfield Grange met for its monthly meeting with Master E.J. Selzer in the chair. Those present were E.J. Selzer, Nan Clark, Irene Brecheisen, Jess Brecheisen, Mary Rodewald, Lottie Brecheisen and Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Brecheisen.

77 years ago


September-October 1929

Roger Stanley was building a new silo and a large modern chicken house.

  • Alice Ziegler and Lily and Elmer Ziegler and Mrs. Guenther, Janice and Laverne motored to Topeka to spend the day with relatives.
  • Edmund Koerner returned from Kansas City where he graduated from a course in aviation.
  • Amos Westerhouse was doing repair work in the residence of S.H. Davis.
  • The people from Hesper and Sinclair neighborhoods gave a farewell party for Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Lee and family. The family left to live in Kansas City where Mr. Lee was employed by Montgomery Ward and Company.

87 years ago


October 1919

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Cory and Robert and Ward attended the Cory-Hartley wedding in Lawrence.

  • Miss Margaret Terrell entered Penn College at Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the 1919-1920 term.
  • Misses Anita and Agnes Greiner left for Correa, N.M., to visit their father, John Greiner, for two weeks.
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Stadler and children came up from Kansas City and stayed the weekend with relatives.
  • Charles Kaegi was up from De Soto to visit his father, who was quite sick.
  • Herman Bohnsack was working for the Theo. Mercantile Company in Topeka as a shipping clerk.
  • Mildred Roberts, a 1919 graduate of Eudora Rural High school, was employed in the state house in Topeka.

92 years ago


October 1914

The elevator was paying $1 for wheat.

"Most of our farmers had declared that when wheat reached that price again they were going to sell. And sell they did.

"Shortly after noon Friday, the wagons were in line clear back over the hill. Mr. Anderson of the Mill said they bought 4,000 bushels on Friday and expected the total receipt for the week to reach approximately 12,000 bushels."

  • Will Stadler was in Eudora for a few days hunting.
  • Minnie McCrea was quite ill with La Grippe.
  • Sam Carr accepted a place at Morris as third truckman on the Santa Fe.
  • Mrs. L.K. Robinson went to Lawrence to hear the lectures given by Mrs. Shaw of Michigan, in behalf of the W.C.T.U.

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