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October 19, 2006

7 years ago


October 1999

A month after moving into the renovated Eudora Police and Fire Station, police said the biggest difference was in the additional space, while firefighters were thankful for an additional restroom.

Police Chief Bill Long said renovations tripled the police station space. The station expanded from a lobby and two offices to five offices, a lobby, a meeting room and an evidence vault.

Along with the additional space, the police upgraded their computer network and installed call forwarding, allowing all incoming calls to be answered.

In addition to the bathroom, the fire station received a third bay for fire trucks.

  • Sixth-grader Victoria Tunget was selected by Girl Scouts of the USA to participate in the Girl Scout Chorus that performed at the 48th National Convention with 110 other girls.
  • Eudora realtor Caren Rowland of Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate was named to the 1999 Kansas Association of Realtors Honor Society.

She was honored by the Local Board and recognized by the State Association at the 78th Annual KAR Convention in Wichita.

  • Airman First Class Rene Hernandez graduated from technical school. He was home for a short stay and then was stationed in Little Rock, Ark., for more training.

Hernandez joined the Air Force in June. He graduated from boot camp in July and had been stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. His goal was to become a police officer.

  • Cast members of the Eudora High School production "Phantom of the Country Opera" were Ryan Simon, Amanda Smith, Nicci Simon, J.D. Welsh, Kevin Abel, Wes Hinman, Leah L'Ecuyer, Josh Abel, Zac Hamlin, Jerri Mason, Lear Bowling, Joah Buchanan and Tommy Stein.

The ensemble was made up of Brandi Abel, Aimee Barber, Jaime Becker, Beth Durkin, Jay Haupt, Chrissy Kreutzman, Traci Martin, Maureen Mersmann, Brandon Moore, Nicci Simon, Shawna Purrington and J.D. Welsh.

Kevin McCormick was the stage manager and Estelle Montgomery assisted him.

  • The Eudora Jaycees were producing a board game called "The Game of Eudora," based on "Monopoly" where players compete to own Eudora by using play money to buy and sell actual Eudora businesses or organizations that appear on the board.
  • The Eudora football team spoiled Wellsville's Homecoming game with a 23-8 victory over the Eagles. The win marked the first time the Cardinals had defeated the Eagles since 1970.

15 years ago


October 1991

Eudora school board members heard a report from Supt. Dan Bloom at their meeting about the district's mill levy and tax situation.

Bloom reported the district's mill levy for the 1991-1992 school year was 50.871, a 13.159-mill decrease district taxpayers had realized over the past two years.

  • The mill levy supporting the city of Eudora lowered from 14.25 mills in 1991 to 11.913 mills for 1992.
  • Ruth Yother was named the manager at Pinecrest Apartments. Helen Sommer was the activities director.
  • Cardinal cheerleaders were Kari Ott, Cynthia Self, Becky Davidson, Laura Mark, Shay O'Brien and Errin Bond.
  • Nottingham Elementary School second-grade teacher Janell Barnow was nominated for the 1992 Kansas Teacher of the Year award.
  • After 40 years in the dairy business, Norbert and Margaret Grosdidier, rural Eudora, sold their herd of 135 heifers during a sale on their property.

Mr. Grosdidier grew up on a dairy farm operated by his father, George Grosdidier, five miles southwest of Eudora. In 1951, Norbert and Margaret bought their first dairy calves and began milking in 1953.

  • Eudora had raised 9.8 percent of its United Way goal. The goal set for the city was $20,770. Eudora residents had raised $2,028.
  • Junior running back Tommy Davidson rushed for 97 yards in the football game against the Gardner Edgerton Trailblazers, but it was wasn't enough as the Cardinals were defeated 19-7.

In the second quarter, John Abel, who had 16 tackles on the night, intercepted a Trailblazer pass to set up an EHS score. Several plays later, freshman quarterback Sam Warren went over the goal line from one yard out. The extra point kick by Matt Grosdidier was good.

27 years ago


October 1979

An apparent tornado ripped through the countryside Oct. 21, leaving a path of destruction in its wake as it traveled northeast along Douglas County Road 1061.

Hardest hit in the area was the Ray and Ruby Miller farm two miles south of Eudora where every building except the main section of the house was struck.

  • Three Eudora juveniles were charged with a burglary and theft at the Short Stop service station.

Entry was gained into the building through a window and a stereo unit and speakers were taken from a car.

  • George and Alma Gerstenberger celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. The couple was living at Eudora Nursing Center. At the time, they were the only married couple living at ENC.
  • Ray Miller, a lifetime farmer in the Eudora area, celebrated his 88th birthday.

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