Archive for Thursday, September 14, 2006

Days gone by

September 14, 2006

7 years ago


September 1999

The Eudora Planning Commission reported that four single family residential permits had been issued in August bringing the total to 51 in 1999 to date.

  • Eudora High School graduate Rosemary Murphy's watercolor work, "Late in the Day," was one of 26 works chosen to make up the touring exhibit Series XXII in the Kansas Artists Postcard Competition/Exhibit. Only 16 winners were chosen to be reproduced as postcards.
  • Eudora bicyclists Tom Jerome and David Montgomery participated in the Oklahoma Free Wheel ride across Oklahoma. The ride began in Broken Bow, Okla., and ended in Baxter Springs. The seven-day ride logged 450 miles.
  • The Eudora Planning Commission heard plans for a daycare facility at the northwest corner of the Intech Business Park bordering Peach Street.

15 years ago


September 1991

Victoria Kandt began her duties as the counselor at Nottingham Elementary School.

  • The Eudora school board voted to hire a fourth fifth-grade teacher to help alleviate the crowded conditions in the grade level.
  • The Eudora board of education met with its financial adviser at a special meeting to discuss possible financing options for a new high school.
  • Bob Woodward and John Becker were recent additions to the Market Basket staff.

Woodward, a former Eudora resident, took over the duties as produce manager, and Becker, a former Market Basket employee, returned to take over responsibilities in the store's frozen food department.

  • The Cardinal football team traveled to Meriden to take on Jefferson West in its season opener and dropped a 42-6 decision to the Tigers.

30 years ago


September 1976

The Eudora City Planning Commission denied an application for rezoning at 1034 Ash St. The application was submitted by Allen Winter. It requested rezoning from low density residential to multi-family residential.

  • David Aber was serving as the choir director at St. Paul United Church of Christ.
  • Jim and Genevieve Guy and daughters Lisa and Teresa flew to Washington, D.C., to visit their son and wife, Alvie and Rita Guy and their daughter Tanya, who lived in Arlington, Va. They spent the week touring Washington, D.C.

27 years ago


September 1979

By an unanimous decision, the Eudora Board of Education selected Kenneth O. von Achen, Chartered Architects, Eudora, to design the proposed new high school facilities.

The firm was responsible for pre-design planning, educational specifications, schematic design, the bidding process and construction documents and inspection.

  • Deborah Snapp joined the staff at Eudora Nursing Center as the social worker and to assist the activity director.
  • The Eudora Cardinals opened the football season with a 20-16 victory over Jefferson County North.

Fullback Galen Hall came up with two touchdowns, the first being a 60-yard sprint with no time remaining on the clock after receiving a 10-yard flat pass from Rochester in the second quarter. Hall scored again in the third quarter after receiving another short pass and breaking through defensive backs to chalk up another 45 yards. He picked up the extra points on his second touchdown.

  • People passing Larry's Barber Shop on Main Street took double takes upon seeing a 103-pound watermelon brought to Larry Brooks by a worker from the Bill Cardwell farm in De Soto. The melon stood 39-1/2 inches from end to end and had a girth of 44 inches.
  • Mrs. Ralph Mathia and Mr. and Mrs. O.D. Dunlap, all of Eudora, made up the first class of the Douglas County Council on Aging creative writing class for senior citizens. The class took place in Eudora.
  • Eudora 4-Hers Rick Lawrence, Teresa Lawrence, Keri Katzfey, Julie Katzfey, Kevin Ott, Bobby Lemmons, Dawn Hogue, DeeAnn Seiwald and Traci Ott, presented a check on Labor Day of more than $400 the 4-Hers earned through a muscular dystrophy carnival in August.

113 years ago


September 1863

Street Commissioner Albright had a gang at work on the corner of Main and Seventh and did some much needed repairing there.

  • The front of the building where the post office was located received a new coat of paint.
  • Cattle belonging to J.D. Moody, who lived on the Weible place south of town, broke into an adjoining cornfield belonging to Mr. Rosenan and so gorged themselves that three died the following day.
  • Eggs were 10 cent a dozen at Eudora markets. First-grade flour was $2.25 for 100 pounds. Corn meal was 25 cents for 25 pounds. Wheat bran was 79 cents for 100 pounds.

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