Archive for Thursday, August 30, 2007

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August 30, 2007

7 years ago


August 2000

Funds for Winchester Road improvements were finalized at both county and local levels.

The county committed $200,000 toward the project. The Eudora City Council approved $200,000 for the 2001 budget, including a rollover of $200,000 from the 2000 budget and $45,000 was held in the 2000 budget to begin the design of the road.

Additional funding would come from the development of Wakarusa Ridge Estates, north of Kansas Highway 10 and west of Winchester Road.

Although not finalized, Eudora City Engineer Matt Taylor said the project was estimated at $700,000.

  • The school district updated its policy on alcohol, tobacco and drug use for high school and middle school students taking part in activities.

The first offense carries with it a suspension of 25 percent of the remaining games and requires a student to take part in drug and alcohol counseling.

A second offense brings more counseling and a one-year suspension from all activities, while the penalty for a third offense bars a student from taking part in activities for the remainder of his or her high school career.

  • The Eudora City Council heard a presentation by HP Pelzer Automotive Systems. The company expressed a desire to purchase the R.R. Donnelly building, which formally housed Communicolor.

HP Pelzer manufactures insulation, trim and carpet for automobile manufacturers such as General Motors, BMW, Volkswagen and Daimler-Chrysler.

An international operation, it has plants in Asia, and North and South America with annual sales of $500 million.

  • The city's new E1 Custom Pumper fire truck arrived and firefighters he begun training on the new apparatus.

15 years ago


August 1992

The Life Flight helicopter, based in Kansas City, paid a visit to Eudora at the request of local emergency agencies. It landed at the township fire station so local emergency personnel could familiarize themselves with the helicopter and its operation. Members of the Eudora Fire Department, Eudora Township Fire Department, Eudora Emergency Medical Service and Wakarusa Township Fire Department attended the two-hour orientation program.

28 years ago


August 1979

George Abel replaced Don Laws as head football coach at Eudora High School after Laws' retirement from coaching. Laws coached the Cardinals to a 29-45 overall record in the eight years he was at the helm. His best season was in 1972 when the Cards went 8-2 and won the Jayhawk League championship.

Joe Hanna returned as Abel's assistant coach. Ron Haag was also an assistant coach.

  • Nancy Brecheisen received the Nunemaker Citizenship Award at the Douglas County Fair. She had been a member of the Eudora 4-H Club for 10 years. Based on outstanding achievement, citizenship and home economics, the award was one of the highest honors obtainable at the fair.

Brecheisen was also the reserve overall champion in clothing and won numerous top blue ribbons at fairs in the past.

80 years ago


August 1927

The CPA Lodge had a meeting at the city hall. Officers elected for the next year were Charles Gabriel, president; Fred Walker, secretary; and L.M. Walters, treasurer.

  • Philip Gabriel lost a cow and Albert Luther lost a horse during an electrical storm. Lightning killed both animals.
  • Albert Grosdidier and Wendelin Schehrer traveled to Kansas City and returned with a carload of young cattle which Al planned to feed in the fall and winter.
  • Gus Ziesenis built a cozy corner in his shoe repair shop to be used for the ladies who had their shoes repaired and wanted to wait until the job was completed.

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