Archive for Thursday, December 13, 2007

Days gone by

December 13, 2007

7 years ago
December 2000
Two winter storms blew into Eudora causing schools to close and threatened to continue throughout the weekend.
Eudora schools were closed Monday through Wednesday because of both the extreme cold temperatures and icy roads.
¢ A mandatory tree ordinance for new subdivisions was unanimously supported by the Eudora Planning Commission.
Commission chairman Kurt von Achen said the ordinance would be part of each building permit and that the initial payment for putting in the trees could be paid by either the homeowner or the developer.
¢ The Rev. David Rabe took over as priest at Holy Family Catholic Church, replacing the Rev. Paul Miller who retired because of illness.
¢ Eudora resident Fern Irwin celebrated her 104th birthday Dec. 3 with friends and family. She had lived in Eudora since 1950.

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.
¢ 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.
¢ Nancy Ann Buckley, Eudora, was certified by the National Association of Legal Secretaries as a Certified Professional Legal Secretary.
¢ 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.

27 years ago
December 1980
Eudora Odd Fellows Lodge was host to a district meeting with lodges being represented by members from Bonner Springs, Olathe, Tonganoxie, Lawrence and Eudora. Thirty members attended.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Wright returned from Maryland where they spent two weeks as guests of their son and family, Dr. and Mrs. Emmett Wright and two children. Dr. Wright was an instructor at Maryland College.
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Everett Votaw went to Kansas City, Mo., on a Sunday afternoon to attend a piano ensemble festival. Their granddaughter, Glenda Kazmaier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kazmaier, Clinton, Mo., was one of the students who played.

70 years ago
December 1937
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.
¢ 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.

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