Archive for Thursday, January 25, 2007

Days gone by

January 25, 2007

7 years ago
January 2000
Several Eudora Jaycees attended the year-end state convention in Topeka and earned awards.
For the fourth quarter, Robin Folks took home the Outstanding Local President for the month of October.
Bill Folks took home the Outstanding Jaycee of the month for October, and he won an award as Outstanding Jaycee of the Fourth Quarter for the State.
Eudora was voted the "Most Improved Chapter in the State for 1999."
Eudora's father-daughter Valentine dance was the "Outstanding Family Life Project of the Year" along with the "Overall Individual Development Project Book" compiled from the dance.
Pamela Bass took home the Loren Todd Brownfield Award for the year. She qualified to compete at nationals in Chattanooga, Tenn., in June. It was the first time a Eudora Jaycee member qualified for the national competition.
¢ Former Kansas University basketball player and Academic All-American T.J. Pugh was a guest speaker at Eudora West Elementary School. He talked to the students about potential, dreams, perseverance and being well-rounded.
¢ Charlene Garzillo won the Kansas Lottery "Cash 4 Life" jackpot. She would receive $1,000 a week for life. She worked in Eudora at the Coldwell Banker-McGrew Real Estate office.
¢ Albert and Treavha Hall celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 28.

15 years ago
January 1992
The Eudora City Council heard a review of the electrical survey it had performed on the town the previous year.
Keith Brown, engineer with Reed Veach Wurdemand and Associates, Columbus, Neb., went over his findings after studying the town and its electrical power system. At the time, Brown said the electrical system was getting close to the maximum load it could handle.
Kansas Power and Light officials were receptive to the idea of constructing a new substation to serve the community.
KPL officials also agreed to give the city a temporary electrical feed to the southern part of the industrial park, which would be used in peak and emergency situations.
¢ Kim Schulz, a resident of the Fall Leaf community north of Eudora, organized a coalition for neighbors interested in leaving the Basehor-Linwood school district and joining the Eudora district.
Schulz wanted the change to be considered because of the distance students in that area, particularly those in high school, had to travel to attend classes.
¢ Four Eudora residents -- Frank Miller, Dr. Paul Grosdidier, Sheila Grosdidier and Roma Tesch -- participated in a kennel raid earlier in the month.
About 70 dogs were seized during the raid at the unlicensed kennel owned by Mike and Kathy McCall in Washington County, north of Junction City along the Nebraska border.
The McCalls were charged with a violation of the Animal Dealers Act and animal cruelty.
The Animal Health Commissioner put Dr. Grosdidier, a veterinarian for the state of Kansas, in charge of impounding the kennel.

28 years ago
January 1979
The Eudora Fire Department responded to a fire at the Boyd residence on Elm Street. Apparently a furnace motor overheated and partially filled the residence with smoke. There was no actual fire.
¢ The first official negotiations meeting of the school year took place between the Eudora School Board and the Eudora National Educators Association.
Negotiating for the school board was Darrell Abel, assisted by Dr. Kenneth Holladay and Superintendent Otis LoVette, who acted as an information and advisory person for the board council. Mike Eltschinger negotiated for the teacher's association with the assistance of Paul Stuewe and Craig Jacob.
Agreement was reached between the association's proposal that the base salary be increased and steps be added to the pay scale for experience and education.
¢ Eudora city workers were kept busy as the triple combination of rain, wind and ice caused the downing of power lines and flooding of streets. The downed lines at 12th and Ash, in the alley in the 800 block between Church and Locust and on Oak Park Drive were repaired by line foreman Bill Harlow and assistant Claude Yother.
Street foreman Gene Born reported it was necessary to shovel out blocked drains, which were piled up with snow from the street grader.

114 years ago
January 1893
Mrs. D. Walter was in Lawrence visiting among friends on Friday.
¢ William Kohler returned from a week's visit with friends in Lawrence.
¢ The Rev. Nanninga was a passenger on the train Saturday morning bound for Baldwin.
¢ Miss Eunice Gilbert of Kansas City, Mo., was visiting with W.G. Hill and family and other friends.
¢ Charles Pilla offered coal oil for 10 cents a gallon. Dried apples were 25 cents for three pounds. Carolina rice was five cents a pound. N.O. molasses was 40 cents a gallon.
¢ Robert Holmes was improving.
¢ Thomas Black was on the sick list.
¢ Bertha Garvin secured a position as type writer with the Pierson Milling Company in Lawrence.
¢ "Many take advantage of the bridge across the river at Eudora to draw wood, hay, etc., from the north side. Leavenworth and Douglas counties should see to it that the structure is made secure against heavy ice and high water."
¢ Adolph Torneden was grinding chop.
¢ John Ziegler was getting wood cut by the Snapp brothers.
¢ The Meineke brothers were up from Linwood helping George Bauer gather his corn.

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