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December 6, 2007

7 years ago


December 2000

Eudora's school buildings were reaching a point where action needed to be taken to keep up with the ever-growing student population. Nottingham Elementary had recently had sewer problems; Eudora Middle School cancelled classes earlier in the year because of excessive heat and all of the buildings were near capacity.

The Eudora School Board hired an architectural firm, DLR Group of Overland Park, to conduct a feasibility study of the district's facilities.

Jim French, principal of DLR, said the firm would examine the educational life expectancy of the buildings. It would also examine enrollment projections versus enrollment capacities and physical conditions of the buildings and check to make sure all schools were in compliance with the American Disabilities Act.

After the study, DLR would tell the board which plan would be more economically and educationally feasible -- to upgrade a building or buildings or build a new facility.

  • The Eudora High School Close Up Club traveled to Washington, D.C. during one of the most controversial elections in history. The presidential election was still lacking a conclusion.

EHS government teacher and Close Up sponsor Chad Eshbaugh led the group. He said the trip offered a unique outlook to the election and the workings of politics. Eshbaugh said the group met up with other Close Up clubs and shared viewpoints during the trip.

While in Washington D.C., students attended workshops, seminars and participated in group discussions regarding politics and political issues. Eshbaugh said the group also got to see people protesting the election while there.

  • Nathan Bloom, Eudora, accepted membership in the Golden Key National Honor Society and was honored during a campus ceremony at Kansas University.

Bloom graduated from Eudora High School in 1999 and was majoring in biochemistry/pre-medicine.

15 years ago


December 1992

The Eudora City Council voted to send golf course developer Jeff Gazaway a letter stating the city was not interested in a municipal golf course project.

  • Nancy Ann Buckley, Eudora, was certified by the National Association of Legal Secretaries as a Certified Professional Legal Secretary.
  • Through private donations, the Help Connection provided 56 families, including 96 adults and 86 children, with Thanksgiving dinner. Each holiday basket, distributed by the local social service agency, contained a turkey and all the trimmings.
  • A state mandate concerning the new school finance law included a statute that required each public school to establish a school site council.

Members of Nottingham Elementary's site council were Tom Jerome, Sharon Musick, Judy Neis, Ruth Bettenbrock, Peg Buchanan, Marlene Evinger, J.D. Schehrer, Laura Klotz and David Becker.

Those on the EHS site council were Charlie Watts, Bonnie Daigh, Marge McElwee, Sherry Reed, Peggy Claggett, Terry Zerr, Ginny Davidson, Jane Gabriel, Patty Buchholz, David Miller and Marge Gronniger.

  • The Eudora High class of 1967 gathered for its 25th reunion at the home of Joanne and Larry Peterson.

Those in attendance were Kathie Anderson Roy, Phyllis Born Stone, Caroline Foster Hicks, Ricky Gammill, Butch Johnson, David Miller, Merilee Neis Dymacek, Jim O'Berg, Larry Peterson, Janet Rider Whitenight, Jean Ann Rohe Winkle and Hope Williams Cundiff.

Letters were shared from Bob Nusbaum, Ron Gregory and Roberta Ott Ferris who were unable to attend.

63 years ago


December 1937

Howard Trefz, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Trefz, opened a cleaning establishment in the back rooms of the Trefz Variety Store. He offered cleaning of suits, dresses and overcoats.

  • Some farms southeast of town were leased by an oil company for the purpose of drilling for oil. Work was done on the John Gage farm, but no report of finding any oil had been made.
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Sturm, near Clearfield, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a ceremony at their home.
  • The Eudora News office equipment was moved from Mrs. Lawson's building to the east upstairs room in the Robinson building over the I.G.A. store.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McCabria, who lived on a farm in Kaw Valley, raised 190 Mammoth Bronze turkeys. For Thanksgiving, they sold 98, which averaged 16 pounds. Some of the toms weighed 25 pounds. The remainder of the flock was kept for the Christmas and New Year trade.

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