Archive for Thursday, December 27, 2007

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December 27, 2007

7 years ago



December 2000

Hank Turnbaugh took the overall grand prize in the Eudora Chamber of Commerce Light Up Eudora contest. Other winners were Eric and Marge Epperson, first place township; Danny LeRow, first place city; and Mark and Kim Lauber, second place. Honorable mention winners were Mary Ann Schopper, Steve and Kris Hurt, Keith and Jamie Knabe, Raymond Farmer, Tim Dillinger, Sean and Tammy Roether and Marilyn and Bob Lindeen.

¢ The Eudora City Council passed an ordinance that allowed the sale of fireworks within city limits Dec. 30 and 31. The ordinance also allowed the discharge of fireworks from Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1 so city residents could ring in the new year.

Money raised from the sale of fireworks would go into the 2001 Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund.

¢ Carl and Geraldine "Jerry" Abel and George and Mary Abel, all of Eudora, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversaries Jan. 7 with a reception at Eudora Middle School.

Carl and Jerry were married Jan. 6 in Eudora. George and Mary were married Jan. 7 in Eudora.

13 years ago


December 1994

Engineers, studying improvements to Winchester Road, made a second presentation to the Eudora City Council.

John White, White Martin and Associates, summarized the report he gave council members at the November meeting and told the council his firm estimated the cost of bringing Winchester Road up to minimum standards at $204,175.

The county's estimate was $307,000.

¢ Dianne Beedle, Eudora, received an associate degree in nursing from Neosho County Community College. She attended classes at the college's Ottawa branch.

¢ Piano students of Shaleh Lewis who performed for the resident at Eudora Nursing Center included Libby Reiter, Amanda Koerner, Katie Classen, Erin Classen, Alison Nicolaisen, Michelle Shields, Clay Shields, Sarah Braught and Christy Wheeler.

¢ Meteorologist Brian Busby was a guest speaker at Eudora West Elementary School in mid-December. He spoke about weather and the equipment he used to predict the weather.

29 years ago


December 1978

A break-in occurred at Eudora Lumber Company. The incident was discovered at 5:45 p.m. by Eudora police. The window on the north side of the building was broken, but entry was made through a second broken window on the east side.

Two juveniles, who were apprehended inside the building, were taken into custody. It was reported that $2 in change and a stapler valued at $3 was missing. The damage to the window was estimated to be $23.

¢ Nannie Clark was the first woman to receive a 50-year golf pin from the Clearfield Grange. At that point in the history, the Grange needed women to fill four offices that only women could fill, so they let the women join without paying dues. Forty-two grangers, family and friends were present for the pinning.

¢ A bid for $4,083.57 from Turner Chevrolet for a new police car was accepted at the December city council meeting.

¢ Coach Dave Durkin's Cardinals remained undefeated in their first three games as Eudora edged by the St. Joseph Bluestreaks 58-57 in non-league action.

Jim Gilroy's 20 points, together with good shooting by David Moore and Cord Laws, provided the Cardinals with 46 of their 58 points.

¢ Miss Roberta Nottingham was in town to attend the Eudora EHS Christmas luncheon at Eudora City Hall. Mrs. Ross Smith was also a guest.

113 years ago


December 1894

A one-year subscription to The Eudora News was $1.

¢ Mrs. John Ott's health was so poor because of stomach trouble, she was restricted to a milk diet.

¢ Miss Bertha Garvin, who had been teaching shorthand at the Business College in Hutchinson, was back to spend the holidays.


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