Archive for Thursday, October 26, 2006

Days gone by

October 26, 2006

7 years ago


October 1999

Eudora home sales helped raise Douglas County residential sales 3.6 percent through the first nine months of 1999.

The county recorded 1,380 home sales through the end of September, up 48 from 1,332 of the first three quarters of 1998.

In Eudora, county officials recorded 75 sales for the period, up 31 compared to a year earlier.

Homes sold through September in Eudora averaged $108,217, up 20.9 percent from the $89,538 average from the previous year. The average rural price climbed 9.3 percent, to $159,734. The previous year, it was $146,130.

  • Eudora Mayor Fred Stewart asked the Douglas County Commission for financial help to pave Winchester Road.

The city of Eudora set aside $240,000 for the project. But the cost of improving the mile stretch of road with pavement, curbs and gutters could run as high as $1 million, said Keith Browning, county director of public works.

Browning offered to do some preliminary engineering work to provide a better estimate.

County commissioners told Stewart they didn't have the funds to help at that time, but would be willing to consider the idea in the spring as part of their capital improvements plan.

  • Members of the Eudora Board of Appeals were Sharon Burns, Ken Lawson, Sue Neustifter, Robin Ross and Duane Smith.
  • For the 20th consecutive year, Eudora High School cross country coach Dave Durkin was taking a team to state.

The boys' top runner at the regional meet was Cyrus Hall with a time of 17:29, good for fifth place. Jay Pewenofkit was right behind him in sixth with a time of 17:33. Ben Thomas was 13th in 18:00. James Barr was 21st in 18:42 and Daniel Chrislip came in 27th in 18:51.

The boys team finished in third place.

The girls team took fifth at regionals, led by sophomore Jill Abel, who finished the two-mile race in 13:52 for 22nd place.

15 years ago


October 1991

The fourth-ranked Cardinals volleyball team soared past their opponents on their way to the 3A sub-state championship at Jayhawk-Linn High school in Mound City.

By wrapping up the sub-state crown, the ladies upped their season record to 23-3 and gained a spot in the quarterfinals of the state tournament in Wellsville.

Team members were Kelly Spring, Kristi Durkin, Tracy Ruggles, Jenny Lee, Ana Avila, Tracy Simon, Jerri Harris, Lori Altenbernd, Amy Black, Maribeth Malburg, Gretchen Freeland and Jenny Alvarez.

  • Delicious Pizza changed its name to Gambino's Pizza and opened its dine-in area. Along with the 1,100 square foot expansion came additional operating hours and an expanded Italian food menu including a salad bar and luncheon buffet.

It took more than two months to complete the expansion.

  • Bob Slapar, Eudora, was designated a Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions Club International Foundation in recognition of his commitment to serving the world community.
  • Jennie Stieghorst, 105, was the resident of the month at Eudora Nursing Center.

27 years ago


October 1979

Eudora Mayor James Hoover presented former city council man Dr. Leo Lauber and assistant city clerk JoAnn Becker with pins for 10 years of service to the city.

  • The Eudora High School cross country team placed fifth in the state 3A meet.

Eudora scored 125 points and was paced by Richard Allen who placed 14th.

Other team members were Jeff Smith, Dan Slankard, Victor Allen, Matt Holladay, pat Pyle, Jim Gilroy and Mark Tams.

Delmer Alpers opened Delmer's Coffee Shop at the corner of Ninth and Main streets.

Featuring a seating capacity of about 15, with one table, two small counters in an alcove, folding metal chairs and a gas heater in the center of the 10x20 foot room, Eudora's newest coffee shop was in the old Jayhawk Oil gas station.

During the first week he was open, Alpers sold an average of 100 cups of coffee a day and estimated 70 people came in each day. He offered hot coffee, tea and chocolate. Breakfast rolls and other snacks were also available.

  • Nottingham Elementary School kindergartner Leanna Swafford guessed the correct number of seeds in a 108-pound pumpkin provided by fifth-grader Matt Neis. Swafford's guess was 748.
  • Gladys Blaylock began teaching piano in Eudora in 1929, and after 50 years, she was still teaching.
  • Years of teamwork and personal friendship blossomed into an outstanding high school career for Eudora High School seniors Susie Rider and JoAnn Flowers. The duo began playing tennis together as a doubles team in 1977 and produced an impressive 25-2 record during their high school careers.

Rider and Flowers placed second in doubles at the state girls 3-2-1A tennis tournament in Lindsborg.

  • Eudora Nursing Center resident Irene Danley was the women's bowler of the week with a score of 50 for five frames.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.