Archive for Thursday, August 9, 2007

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August 9, 2007

7 years ago


August 2000

The Eudora Planning and Zoning Commission denied the first official request for a modular home park development in Eudora.

Engineer Mike Brungardt with Landplan Engineering said the company was working on plans for a 132-acre, 440 lot modular home development. The land, north of Kansas Highway 10 and west of Winchester Road, was owned by and would be developed by Tom Horner Jr.

  • Eudoran Dan Gregg was awarded as the 1999 Eudora Emergency Medical Service first responder of the year.
  • Despite its growth, Eudora was denied funding for three applications submitted to the Kansas Department of Transportation. Of the 137 total projects evaluated, Eudora applied for three projects. Improvements for Kansas Highway 10 and Church Street overpass, interchanges at K-10 and Douglas County Road 442 and an interchange at K-10 and Winchester Road.
  • Local and state officials continued trying to determine the cause of a March 12 house fire, the third fire inside the west Eudora house within two months. Taking advantage of resources available at the Kansas State Fire Marshall's office, key items in the investigation were taken to the Topeka office for further study.

Many interviews concerning the fires needed to be transcribed. By using staff in the state office, the time for transcription of the taped interviews would be reduced. Other items taken from the home, which were not disclosed, would be studied to determine the cause of the fire.

15 years ago


August 1992

The City of Eudora issued building permits for nine new single-family homes during the month of July, totaling $465,310.

For the year, the city had issued 52 building permits for a total valuation of $1,976,875. Included in that figure were permits for 29 single-family homes, two duplexes and one business.

  • Former Lady Cardinal standout Gretchen Freeland played in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game at Washburn University in Topeka.
  • Eudora businessman and former school board member, Leo Lauber, was elected chairman of the high school bond issue campaign steering committee.

The USD No. 491 board of education had a special meeting to organize the committee, which was to educate the public on the bond proposal, which would appear on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.

  • Eudora's 11- and-12-year-olds All-Star team won the sportsmanship award and took fourth in the Wellsville tournament. In their own tournament, the Eudora All-Stars finished second.

Members of the team were Scott Harris, Chad Taylor, Steve Gardner, Ryan Fulks, Mark Durkin, Chad Fulks, John Degenstein, Wayne Cunningham, Jerrod Schell, Caleb Skulskie, Cory Smith, Brett Smith, Justin Sprig, Chris Crawley and Brent Carnagie.

28 years ago


August 1979

A 300-pound Angus calf belonging to Wesley Brecheisen was apparently caught, killed, cleaned and carried away from a pasture located about three miles southeast of Eudora.

According to Brecheisen, the rustlers cut the calf's head, removed the intestines and took the rest away.

  • Ignacio Guinea Zubimendi, an exchange student from Madrid, Spain, completed his stay in the United States. He had been staying in the home of Richard and Linda Knabe for a few weeks.
  • While on a family vacation in Wyoming, Tom Pyle, Eudora, underwent emergency surgery.

Pyle and his family were 150 miles from the closest hospital when he began experiencing stomach cramps one morning during the trip. The family decided to hasten its trip to Yellowstone Park.

Upon arriving at the hospital that evening, an emergency appendectomy was performed. His appendix had been ruptured almost eight hours and infection had set in. He underwent surgery and was treated with antibiotics.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Roy Vincent returned to their home in Seattle, Wash., after spending a month in Eudora visiting with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wilson and with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Breithaupt.
  • Karl Eisele was the guest speaker at the United Methodist Women of Eudora annual guest breakfast. He told members of his mission trip to Haiti.
  • Eudora 4-H members Dee Ann Whitesell, Susan Howard, Bobby Gabriel, Angela Hanna and Jody Long were guests on radio station KLWN, Lawrence. They talked about the upcoming Muscular Dystrophy carnival the club was sponsoring.

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