Archive for Thursday, April 5, 2007

Days gone by

April 5, 2007

7 years ago


March-April 2000

J. Ramirez opened Jasmin's Restaurant in downtown Eudora. It was Eudora's first Chinese-Mexican restaurant.

  • Lonnie's Recycling Center faced a near shutdown after being open a mere six months.

Owner Lonnie Faler said the reason was because of the increasingly higher fuel costs. He decided to keep the business open, however, because he had such a high customer base from Eudora.

  • Children's author Bill Wallace was a guest speaker at Nottingham Elementary School.

Wallace wrote "A Dog Named Kitty," "Trapped in Death Cave," "Danger on Panther's Peak" and "Snot Stew," which made him one of only two author's to win the Texas Bluebonnet Award twice.

15 years ago


March-April 1992

Three Eudora residents--James Breitenbach, Kelly Johnson and Danny Ruff--were Skywarn volunteers. The group watched the weather and warned the rest of the county when to take cover from an approaching storm.

  • Airman Titus C. Staples, son of Nancy Staples, graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. He graduated from Eudora High School in 1991.
  • The Eudora School Board granted a one-year contract extension for Tom Jerome, Nottingham Elementary principal, and Charlie Watts, secondary principal. The extensions were for the 1992-1993 year.

Members reviewed the curriculum coordinator job description and directed Supt. Dan Bloom to begin the search process for a person to fill that position beginning with the next school year.

  • The Golden Age Club celebrated its 25th anniversary at its April meeting in the City Hall. Twenty-five members were present along with five guests: Paul Born, Rosie Peterson, Viola Clark and Rita Call.

Hostesses were Astrid Ott, Merle Holladay and Ruth Davis.

  • The Eudora Historical Society set up a display of early Eudora life at the Eudora Public Library to celebrate Eudora's 135th birthday on April 17. One quilt on display had an estimated construction date of the early 1920s and had names of early Eudora citizens embroidered on it. A friend of the Zillner family donated it to the historical society.

28 years ago


April 1979

Four incumbents and a new challenger were elected to the USD No. 491 School Board. Approximately 23 percent of the registered voters of Eudora turned out at the polls.

Elected to regular four-year terms were incumbents Stanley Byrne, Darlene Rider and Norbert Grosdidier, and Charles Wagner. Incumbent Darrell Abel was elected to fill the unexpired term.

  • Pinewood Derby winners were Billy Hadl, first, Tim McConnell, second and Ed Walters, third.

Joseph Brunk's car was judged to be the neatest car in painting, finish and decals. Todd Kleinschmidt's car was judged the best design and Billy Hadl's car was judged the most unique.

  • Eudora High School set new records at the Snowball Relays in Wellsville. Cord Laws smashed the old record of 152' in the discus with a throw of 159'. Jerry Katzfey set a new pole vault record of 12', breaking the old standard by 3".

72 years ago


April 1935

The city election brought out the largest number of voters in many years. One hundred and sixty votes were cast, of which 15 were void or spoiled.

There was only one ticket in the field and it went over by a big majority.

J.D. Adams was elected mayor with 135 votes. A.J. Smith received 115 votes for Police Judge. Councilmen elected were Charles Schehrer, Will Zimmerman, Gus Ziesenis, George Lothholz and C.B. Johnson.

  • Margaret Roberta Ogden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ogden, had a letter mailed at the South Pole. The Byrd Expedition brought it from there.

The three-cent stamp commemorated the historic event.

The postmark read, "Little America, Antarctica, Jan. 31, 8:30 p.m., 1934."

A special stamp on the letter read, "The Letter Has Been Delayed For One Year Because of Difficulties in Transportation at Little America, Antarctica."

The back of the envelope had a stamp that read, "Little America Mail Received, San Francisco, Calif., Mar. 25, 11 a.m., 1935."

When the Byrd exposition went south two years before, people in all parts of the country sent down 40,000 letters. Each person paid 50 cents plus the three cents postage for the privilege. The 50 cents was used to help finance the trip.

  • Peter Brecheisen went to the home of his son, Walter, expecting to spend the evening there. As he stepped on the porch, he lost his balance and fell. He was badly bruised and confined to his bed.
  • Alfred Eisele received word that half the wheat on his farm in southwestern Kansas near Sublette was blown out during sand storms in that section of the state.

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