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September 7, 2006

7 years ago


September 1999

Anita Margaret Greiner Stadler celebrated her 100th birthday Sept. 8 at Eudora Nursing Center.

  • The Eudora City Council debated the necessity and cost of the city holding electrical safety meetings in the year 2000.

Assistant city superintendent Eldon Brown said the city needed to have something down in writing regarding electrical safety meetings in 2000, because if something went wrong, it could matter for insurance purposes.

  • The city experienced a brown-out when a starling got into the cut-out in the switch gear of the KPL metering at the sub-station.
  • Nottingham Elementary School secretary Linda Abel resigned after almost 20 years with the Eudora school district to take a job as an administrative assistant at Sprint.
  • The Rev. Dale DuVerney came to Eudora to be the new minister at Eudora Church of Christ. He and his family moved from Ridgely, Tenn., a town slightly smaller than Eudora.

15 years ago


September 1991

The Eudora City Council discussed the possibility of instituting a community-wide recycling program.

Bonnie Neis, a sponsor of Teens United For Fellowship, was at the council meeting to request the city's help in establishing a recycling program serving the entire community.

The youth group, along with the Eudora High School Environmental Club, had been sponsoring a community recycling event on the first Saturday of each month. Neis said the two groups had no idea the recycling day would be the success it was and the members could no longer handle the project by themselves.

Council members Ron Conner and Barry Landon volunteered to serve on a committee with Neis to explore the possibility of setting up a community recycling plan.

  • Eudora students of Haney's Hobbies exhibited their projects at the Leavenworth Fair.

Students in Leona Haney's class who won awards were Cindy Meuffel, Brenda Smith, Sherry Smith, Sarah Martin, Daniel Chrislip, Brie Dardis, Christy Douglass, Julie Douglass, Bryan Hermreck, Emily Hermreck, Katie Hermreck, Edward Miller, Doug Smith, Jason Smith, Kenan Staples, Sarah Joy Staples, Jenny Tyler, Andrew Watson, Marlene Bendon, Shannon Bond, Bronwyn Miller and Linda Shutt.

  • Delicious Pizza owner Emmett Wetta and members of his family were transforming the other half of the building on Ninth Street into a dine-in eatery.

27 years ago


September 1979

The Eudora Board of Education was slated to choose an architect for the proposed construction of new high school facilities.

The choice was narrowed to three at the August meeting. Public interviews with Kenneth O. von Achen, Chartered Architects, Eudora, Hollis and Miller Architects and Engineers, Overland Park, and Horst, Terrill and Karst Architects, Topeka, were scheduled.

The architect study came after a resolution passed in July to pursue possibilities for the construction of new facilities.

  • The Eudora Planning Commission approved three building permits totaling $36,600.
  • LaVerne Brecheisen returned from Wichita after spending six days at the home of Charles Brecheisen working on the final data of the Brecheisen family book.
  • The Hesper Mothers Club met at the Eudora Public Library to make plans to discontinue the club unless an emergency occurred for cancer dressings, then a call meeting would take place.

A motion carried to discontinue the monthly meetings. All of the money in the treasury was distributed to the Eudora Library, Eudora Nursing Center and the 2W's Club. The kitchenware was handed out to club members.

Charter members of the club were Lillian Gabriel, Verna Terrell, Esther Henley, Mabel Dunlap, Ethel Votaw, Bessie Kurtz, Della Votaw, Inez Griffin, Irene Caviness, Frances Kurtz and Hazel Tarpley.

30 years ago


September 1976

The Rev. Carl Rider and his family moved into the parsonage provided by the Eudora First Southern Baptist Church after he assumed pastoral duties of the church.

  • Half-time remedial math teacher Linda Dick assumed duties as kindergarten teacher of a third kindergarten class at Nottingham Elementary School. The class of 67 students was too large a class for two sessions so a third session was provided In order to better serve the kindergarten children.
  • Seaman Gary Mason returned for duty to San Diego. He had been on a two-week leave of absence.
  • Eudora High School volleyball players Debbie Katzfey, Jeannene Loewenstein, Debbie Yarnell and Karla Johnston were among six chosen for an all-star volleyball workshop team. The girls spent three days in Olathe working on volleyball skills and game play during the workshop.
  • Ground beef was 68 cents a pound at Howard's. Heinz barbecue sauce was 49 cents for a 16-ounce bottle. Hi-Dri paper towels were 39 cents a roll. Solarcaine first aid spray was $1.69 a can. Cheez-its were 59 cents for a 10-ounce package.

113 years ago


September 1863

The first day's attendance at school numbered 147, divided among the different rooms as follows: primary, 75; intermediate, 45; grammar 27. The primary classes had been arranged so the second and third grades attended in the morning and the first and third grades in the afternoon.

  • D.L. Davis was unfortunate to break his arm near the wrist joint. Dr. Bischoff dressed the injured limb.
  • Oliver Breeze, who had been working for C.H. Daugherty, left for Chicago where he would spend a few days at the fair and then go to Indiana to attend school.
  • Jerome Schlegel was the first in Kaw Valley to have corn cut.
  • Mary Gilmore was teaching in Lawrence.

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