Archive for Thursday, April 12, 2007

Days gone by

April 12, 2007

7 years ago


April 2000

The Eudora Planning Commission approved a revised copy of the Planning Overlay District. The changes, made from an older copy helped define details that all developers must have when submitting plans to the commission or the city.

Changes include listing the scale of submitted plans and a table stating the time to complete the development. All plans would also have to be submitted on digital and hard copy, making them viewable on computer.

The overlay would require more plans from developers because the current relaxed regulations were less than clear. The change would add uniformity to the regulations with long-term benefits.

  • Voting for preliminary and final plans for the development now known as Wakarusa Ridge Estates was deferred for one month because a mistake in the legal description of the property annexed into the city earlier in the year left a 20 feet by 200 feet gap in the land unannexed.

15 years ago


April 1992

The Eudora School Board discussed the site selected for a new high school facility before about 50 local residents. Several patrons asked to address board members about the site of the new building including Carlie Abel, Rex Burkhardt, Roger Ford, Ernie Simon and Bill Winkle.

The reason the site item was placed on the agenda was to find a site on the north side of Kansas Highway 10.

  • Beverly Willis received the prestigious Parents Without Partners Distinguished Service to Children Award for the program she co-developed known as Sensible Approach to Divorce (S.A.D.). Others winning the award in the past included Parents Magazine, Sesame Street, Sally Struthers, Bill Cosby and Walt Disney.

28 years ago


April 1979

Brought about by student demand, a general desire for enjoyment and to increase interest in foreign languages, a Foreign Language Festival was held in the Eudora High School cafeteria.

The cafeteria was turned into a combination theater and market place featuring slides, a demonstration, display tables with textbooks used in German I and II, Mexican and German cookbooks, a Spanish novelty table, foreign language proverb signs, a Spanish and German raffle offering a piñata, a t-shirt and watercolors, and a host of foreign entrees.

Paul Mott and Patty Kanzig presented Spanish slides provided by a travel agency. Karla Knabe and Leah McKinney showed German slides. Stacey Bauer gave a cathedral demonstration.

First-year language teachers Allene Hensley, who taught Spanish, and Ursula Bauman, who taught German, coordinated the event.

  • Members of the Eudora 4-H horticulture group toured Broers Greenhouse. Those who made the trip were Sally Heitzman, Patty Heitzman, Bobby Lemmons, Keri Katzfey; project leader Rose Mary Lemmons and guest Trisha Lemmons.

72 years ago


April 1935

Willie Neis, captain of the basketball team, gave the members of the team a dinner at his home. Guests present were Charles Mitchell, Ralph Rood, Dale Papenhausen, Delbert Gerstenberger, Carl Johnson, Felix Mueller, Delbert Mathia, Freddie Trefz, Delbert Eisele, Maurice Winter, Edmund Stanley, Herbert Grosdidier, Raymond Bowen, Coach Olander and Messers Klingberry, Ruthrauff and Steiner.

  • The Eudora ice plant, Hagenbuch and Son, proprietors, planned to start operations to manufacture ice. New equipment to replace some of the worn machinery was being installed. The capacity of the plant was about three tons every 24 hours.
  • Irwin Votaw met with a serious accident when his team hitched to a hayrack ran away. Mr. Votaw was unloading hedge brush from the rack when the team became frightened. Being unable to stop them, he jumped from the rack. As he struck the ground, he broke his left ankle.

The frightened team ran into a hedge fence and stripped themselves of their harness and went to the barn. Outside a few scratches, the horses were not injured.

80 years ago


April 1927

Eudora High School was again accepted as a member of the North Central Association and placed on the list of unqualifiedly recommended high schools, according to word received from J.E. Edgerton Chairman, Kansas Committee North Central Association.

  • Mr. and Mrs. J.H. McBratney and children called on Mr. and Mrs. Skidmore and Mrs. Nichols of Eudora.
  • Sibyl White visited with Vera Vermillion at the parsonage.
  • Charles Gabriel, who was elected treasurer of the grade school district at the annual meeting, tendered his resignation as a member of the board.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Will Zimmerman and children were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Beal of Lawrence.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Woodard were entertained to a mushroom dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Strobel.
  • Charles Speicher assisted George Vitt with his spring work.
  • Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Adams and C.E. Sheldon attended the two-day session of the Kansas Grain Dealers Association in Topeka.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Earl West moved from Kaw Valley to the Oscar Bradford home in North Eudora.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gerstenberger planned to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a big family dinner. All their children, except Louis, of Colorado, expected to be present.

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