Archive for Thursday, February 15, 2007

Days Gone By

February 15, 2007

7 years ago
February 2000
Mayor Fred Stewart, City Engineer Matt Taylor and City Councilman Rex Burkhardt presented Eudora's plan to widen the Kansas 10 Highway interchange at Douglas County Road 1061, to create a K-10 interchange to access Winchester Road and to improve the 442 interchange if Oz theme park became a reality.
¢ Eudora 4-Hers joined other clubs from Douglas County for 4-H Day at Eudora High School.
Emily Ballock, Megan Ballock, Jacob Cox, Mary Cox, Kari Hadl, Ann Heschmeyer, Whitney Box and Carrie Lister received blue ribbons for their junior demonstrations and illustrated talks.
Whitney Box earned a blue for a project talk and Samantha Box was the first alternate in the same category.
In readings, Samantha Box and Mary Cox earned purple ribbons. Justin Ballock received a blue in "Show and Share."
Jessica Brecheisen and Ashley Moran earned blues for senior piano solos. Samantha Box performed a junior instrumental solo, and Timothy Moran got a red for his junior instrumental solo.
The Eudora 4-H Club earned a purple ribbon during junior country dance competition.
¢ Seven new single family homes were built in January -- two on Peach Street, three on 13th Street, one on 12th Street, and one on Meadowlark Terrace.
The seven homes had a combined value of $600,000, according to the building permit report.
¢ Four Eudora High School musicians were selected to perform in the Baker University Honor Band.
Nick Bass, trumpet; Brandon Moore, euphonium; Neil Dunavin, tuba; and Charis True-VanAnne, alto saxophone, joined students from several area high schools for the performance.

15 years ago
February 1992
About 10 townspeople took advantage of a tour to visit the town's school and voiced the same opinion -- Eudora's schools were crowded.
¢ Among the products used during the Winter Olympics was the OCL Splint Roll brand custom splinting system, manufactured and marketed by M-PACT Worldwide Management Corporation of Eudora.
The product's versatility and ease of application provided advantages for the type of immediate response injury management required during the Olympic games.
M-PACT received an order to air ship the product to Albertville, France, the first week of February.

28 years ago
February 1979
Wendy Parry was hired by Eudora Recreation Commission as pool manager.
¢ Eudora High School student Sherri Herndon joined the nation's most prominent government officials in Washington D.C. for a first-hand exploration of the democratic process.
Two students from each state and the District of Columbia were delegates to the 17th Annual United States Senate Youth Program.
¢ Eudora High School student Gwen Yarnell was selected from candidates from each of the eight competing schools as queen of the 1979 Spring Hill tournament.
¢ Eudora principal Gerald Tilley was listed on the official ballot as a candidate for election to District 3 Board of Directors of the Kansas State High School Activities Association.
¢ Seven local members of the Eudora Lions Club and their wives attended the annual mid-winter rally in Salina for multiple district 17. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Schopper, Mr. and Mrs. Dearld Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Henderson and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Slapar.

78 years ago
February 1929
The Rev. Theodore Hauck attended the meeting of the Ministerial Alliance at the Chamber of Commerce in Lawrence.
¢ Ellis Gordon missed one week of school because of illness.
¢ J.H. Maness butchered a hog that weighed 630 pounds.
¢ Members of the Holy Name Society of the Catholic church had their annual election of officers at the parish hall.
The following were elected: John Schehrer, president; Fred Eder, vice president; Henry Blechel, secretary-treasurer; and Bert Seiwald, marshall.
¢ Mrs. Oscar Learnard, who was teaching music at the grade school, attended the meeting of the Kansas State Music Teachers Association in Wichita.

108 years ago
February 1899
John Moody sold a 13-month-old steer to E.W. Kraus. The steer tipped the scales at 975 pounds.
¢ Charles Schroeder was quite ill with the grip and threatened with pneumonia.
¢ Theodore Lotz, who had been with the Theodore Poehler Mercantile Company for some time, resigned and accepted a position with a Kansas City house. His family planned to remain in town.
¢ Thad Zimmerman planned to move to the Weed farm.

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