Archive for Thursday, September 28, 2006

Days gone by

September 28, 2006

7 years ago


September 1999

Kaw Valley State Bank celebrated its 100th birthday Sept. 29.

In 100 years, the bank had rebuilt only once, never changed its name and survived three robberies.

The bank opened on the southeast corner of Seventh and Main streets on Sept. 29, 1899 with an invested capital of $5,000.

Charles Lothholz was its founder and president until his death in 1909. His brother, Robert, was the next president until 1932.

From 1932 until 1942, Carl Neis was president. In 1942, Kelvin Hoover came from the First National Bank in Lawrence. Hoover served as president until his death in 1983, when his son James Hoover, the current bank president, took over.

In 1962, Kaw Valley State Bank built and moved to its current location at 739 Main St. In 1976, a second drive-up area was added to the bank.

  • Eudora High School homecoming queen candidates were Tiffany Taylor, Kelly Neis and Diana Folks. King candidates were Cyrus Hall, Brent Carnagie and Craig Harris.

15 years ago


September 1991

After serving the Eudora community as a local veterinarian for more than nine years, Dr. Paul Grosdidier accepted a position in Topeka as one of four state veterinarians for the Kansas Animal Health Department.

  • Janna Garrett and Terry Crawshaw were crowned Eudora High School's 1991 Homecoming queen and king during halftime ceremonies of the Cardinals-Lyndon Tigers football game.

27 years ago


September 1979

A probable cause of the fire that gutted the old Bismark Hotel was determined to be an improper storage of matches.

Estimated damage to the house was $6,000. Content loss was estimated at $2,000.

  • An abundance of trucks, loaded with milo and corn, were flowing daily into the Farmer's Elevator in Eudora during harvest.

Elevator manager Don Harris said it looked like one of the best harvests in a long time.

Corn was coming out of the fields at about 150 bushels per acre and milo, about 125.

  • Homecoming queen candidates were Cheryl Cawley, Yvonne DeKeyser, Jenny King, Susan Quiring and Gwen Yarnell.
  • Archie Coleman, a veteran of 22 years as a military policeman in the United States Air Force, was hired as a police officer with the Eudora Police Department.

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