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January 11, 2007

7 years ago


January 2000

State Rep. Phill Kline and Sen. Sam Brownback were guest speakers at the Eudora Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and dinner.

Kaw Valley Bank president James Hoover was named the Chamber's Citizen of the Year. He was mayor of Eudora for 22 years and served 10 years as a city councilman. He was not able to attend the meeting. Mary Kay Gregory, a 25-year employee of Kaw Valley Bank, accepted the award on Hoover's behalf.

  • More than $7.9 million went to build new Eudora homes and additions and remodel old ones, and to build additions and to remodel businesses, according to the 1999 year-end building valuation report presented at the Eudora Planning Commission meeting.

Developers spent the largest chunk of money, $5,092,000, to build new single-family units and $1,750,000 to build new duplexes.

Eudora citizens spent more than $230,000 to build new decks, fences, sheds and swimming pools, and to make sewer, electric, plumbing, driveway and basement repairs.

  • Three Eudora teenagers -- Chris Pittman, 15, Bo Hopson, 14, and Leroy Goodman, 15 -- were involved in a two-car accident on Douglas County Road 1061.

The three were traveling northbound on 1061 in a 1984 Ford. The vehicle was stopped to make a left turn on N 1300 Road when it was struck in the rear by a 1989 Ford pickup driven by George Manker, Baldwin City.

The local teens were taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released.

  • Trailing Fort Scott by four points going into the final match of the 10-team Louisburg tournament, senior heavyweight wrestler Robert Collins pinned Bo Graham of Fort Scott to claim the individual championship and put Eudora over the top to claim first place.

Eudora took 10 wrestlers to the tournament and all 10 placed. Wrestlers were Dustin Crowe, Brian Harris, Brett Becker and Collins, first place; Craig Harris and Aaron Rose, second; Jason Lister, third; and Josh Abel, Zac Hamlin and Sam Campbell, fourth.

15 years ago


January 1992

Eudora building inspector Richard McNett issued 68 building permits for a total valuation of $3,111,180. That included 28 houses, seven duplexes, 11 remodeling jobs, one church, two room additions, two sheds, one commercial storage building, one garage, one modular school classroom, one demolition and numerous decks, porches and roofs.

  • Eudora Junior High School students Jamie Campbell and Amanda Buchholz spearheaded an effort to win a competition with other Kansas City area schools to see which school could make the largest ball of aluminum foil.
  • Nottingham Elementary School had a Parent Night for parents to participate in three workshops, share ideas and ask questions about how to better their children's education.

A new school committee made up of teachers, a parent and a DCCCA adviser created the idea. Those on the committee were Vicki Kandt, Carolyn Warren, Tom Jerome, Randy Foos, Belinda Rehmer and Lori Alvarado.

28 years ago


January 1979

The Eudora Board of Education approved the hiring of a counselor for Nottingham Elementary School. The individual selected would begin employment in August to develop the elementary school counseling program.

  • Charlotte Brecheisen was named Sunday School Superintendent of Clearfield Church for 1979.
  • Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Terrence Kanzig, son of Wayne Kanzig and Karin McKean, completed recruit training at the Coast Guard Training Center in Alameda, Calif.
  • David Moore and Jim Gilroy scored 19 points apiece in a 79-46 Cardinal victory over Santa Fe Trail. Gilroy led rebounders with 13 and Dale Carnagie added six.

In girls action against SFT, Susie Rider led the team in scoring with 25 points in the 65-44 win.

  • Eudora teachers Steve Bahr, Lois Gladstone, Barbara Fleming and Betty Sisson and national honor society student Sherri Herndon attended a structural tutoring workshop at Flint Hills High School in Rosalia.

30 years ago


January 1977

Candace Harris, daughter of James and Sharron Harris, was the first Eudora baby born in 1977 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Candace was born at 1:12 a.m. Jan. 1.

  • The City of Eudora was among several Third District communities to be awarded reimbursable sewer grants by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The grants were awarded to communities that had built sewage systems from 1967 to 1972 when federal assistance for such projects was minimal.

The Eudora sewer district was awarded a grant in the amount of $7,200.

  • Dr. Ernest Cowden, chiropractor, began practicing in Eudora in the office of Dr. Leo Lauber. He was a longtime associate of Dr. Lauber who had practiced in Eudora since 1958 starting in the old theater building next to the city hall.

Dr. Lauber was forced to retire because of a recurring hand condition and the expansion of Orthopedic Casting Laboratory, which was currently Eudora's largest private employer with 32 employees.

  • City council positions open were those of Mayor James Hoover and councilmen Bob Slapar and Tom Pyle. School board positions open were those of Dr. Kenneth Holladay, Gene Mosser and Lyle Weeks.
  • Bananas were 17 cents per pound at Howard's Super Saver. Wheaties cereal was 79 cents for an 18-ounce package. Keebler Fudge Stripe cookies were 85 cents a package. Bufferin tablets were $1.49 for a bottle of 100. Chuck steak was 99 cents per pound. Ragu spaghetti sauce was $1.09 for a 32-ounce can.
  • Ken and Sharon Lawson were new owners of a hairstyling business at 707 Main Street in Eudora called "Heads Together." It was formerly Carol's Beauty Salon.

Sharon planned to operate the beauty salon along with two other hair stylists, Diana Bretthauer and Sandy DeShazer. Ken planned to open his barbershop on Tuesday evenings by appointment.

114 years ago


January 1893

Miss 'Vena Pilla returned from a week's visit in Manhattan.

  • "Prof. Powell got back to Eudora last Wednesday, much refreshed by his two weeks' vacation."
  • "George Rodman was in town several days last week in the interest of the Vinland nurseries."
  • "Mr. John Hirth, traveling salesman for a St. Louis firm, Sundayed in this city with the family of S.W. Caldwell."
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ed Carr, who had been spending the holidays with friends and relatives in this town, returned to Topeka.
  • Miss Mabel Richards was in the Western Union telegraph office at Lawrence completing a course in telegraphy. She went with Miss Callie Schleifer.
  • Mr. Scott had two very sick horses in the Kaw Valley area.
  • Mr. Woodard of Hesper helped Mr. Moody with his ice harvest.
  • Dan Suiter started for the Territory after a three-week stay with his family.
  • George Bauer was clearing 20 acres of timber.
  • Adolph Torneden was grinding feed on his farm east of Fall Leaf.
  • Logan Zeigler was having a great deal of lumber sawed.
  • Mr. C. Altenbernd took his cattle from Charles Bauer's place in Fall Leaf to his own place in Douglas County.

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