Archive for Thursday, July 5, 2007

Days Gone By

July 5, 2007

7 years ago


June-July 2000

Dave Winans took over as the new school district superintendent.

Originally an elementary and special education teacher, Winans came to Eudora from the Leavenworth school district where he was assistant superintendent for curriculum for the last 10 years. Before that, he was an assistant superintendent at a large school district in Minnesota.

  • County commissioners unanimously voted to approve $200,00 toward a Capital Improvement Plan for Eudora. The CIP would go toward the paving of Winchester Road, pending final approval in the Douglas County budget.
  • After serving as Eudora 4-H Community Leaders for 12 years, Vern and Carma Lister decided to step down following the county fair in August.
  • Because of staggering metal prices and increasing fuel costs, Lonnie's Recycling closed its Eudora operation.
  • Eudora resident Michael Steffen, 14, caught a 40-pound channel cat in Council Grove earlier in the month.
  • Brent Carnagie signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Ottawa University.
  • Construction on Eudora's new water tower was nearing completing, with its start estimated to be late August.

15 years ago


June-July 1992

The City of Eudora moved a step closer toward meeting its electrical needs when Douglas County Commissioners unanimously approved a request by KPL Gas Service to construct a substation south of town.

  • Marine Lance Cpl. Theron Taylor, son of David and Diana Bratts, Eudora, reported for duty with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Taylor graduated from Eudora High School in 1990.
  • Members of the 1942 graduating class of Eudora High School gathered for their 50-year class reunion. Those attending were Louie Kindred, Alice Bosley, Bernard Grosdidier, Melford Bartz, Naomi Kidd, Homer Mathia, Lois Neis, Robert Neis, Doris Lange, Gardner Sellers (class sponsor) and Arletta Snodgrass.

Those not able to attend were Barbara Johnson Bishop, Dean Alexander and Bryona Pence Wiley. One member, Christine Eisele Warsop, had passed away.

  • Lowell Weinacht took over duties as the new pastor at Hesper Friends Church. He and his wife, Naomi, moved to Eudora from Fort Collins, Colo., where he was pastor of the Fort Collins Friends Church for 19 years.
  • Bonnie Dingman, Eudora, returned from a mission trip to Venezuela. She was one of 15 students and five sponsors from the Lawrence Free Methodist Church youth group who spent 12 days in Maturin, Venezuela, helping the people there construct a new church.
  • Orville "Bud" and Rose Long celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at First Southern Baptist Church. Their children and grandchildren hosted the event.

28 years ago


June-July 1979

Brownie Troop No. 617 enjoyed the Walt Disney movie "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" at a Lawrence theater. Afterward, they went to a pizza restaurant and saw how pizzas were made. They got to put their own toppings on a mini pizza.

Girls attending were Stacy Baird, Karla Childress, Angie Dalrymple, Rene Dalrymple, Connie Decker, Rachel Douglass, Carrie Evinger, Roxie Hadl, Kris Long, Dawn Scribner and Dana Winkle, along with parents Terry Baird, Debbie Dalrymple and Kathy Hadl.

  • Donna Bratton, Cleta May Brassfield, Jacque Rush and Ester McTaggart traveled to Tiffany's Attic and Dinner Playhouse.
  • Residents at Eudora Nursing Center formed two teams, east and west, for a spelling bee. The east team won. Eunice Sanders was the individual winner of the bee. Hazel Bell took second. Bismark Hildebrand, the only male contestant, was a close runner-up.
  • Gasoline supplies in the Eudora area decreased, causing some stations to shorten their operating days and hours. Five stations were operating in Eudora--The Short Stop, Jayhawk Oil, Lyle's 66, A&B, and Morriss' Standard. Each station owner was given an allotted amount of gasoline for July.

62 years ago


July 1938

The total value of all taxable property in Douglas County for the year was $38,722,016. That figure was a decrease of $991,476 from the previous year.

Eudora's taxable valuation was $2,578,660--down $20,237 from 1937.

  • Albert Von Gunten had his left hand mangled when it came in contact with a power saw. Dr. Johnson dressed the wounded hand.
  • Miss Josephine Gilmore was one of the class of 1888 who was honored at the 50th anniversary celebration at Kansas University in connection with the graduation exercises. After the luncheon, Miss Gilmore and each member of her class was presented with gold medals.
  • Miss Virginia Pierce was honored with a handkerchief shower given by the Anti-Can't class of the M.E. Sunday School in Eudora. Misses Eva Belle and Alice Marie Kindred hosted the shower.

78 years ago


June-July 1929

Clarence Hausman hauled sand from Lawrence for Martin Breithaupt, who planned to build a cattle barn.

  • Henry Meinke was painting Guy Grimes' house. He had just completed the Deck brothers' houses.
  • Misses Gladys Jones, Marie Grosdidier and Dorothy White were attending summer school at the university.
  • Herbert Bray underwent an operation for appendicitis at Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.
  • The Stitch a Bit Club of young girls met at the home of Catherine Ott.

84 years ago


July 1916

Baldwin won its baseball game against Eudora when H. Trefz threw wild to third base, letting in the lone tally of the game. The game ended with a score of 1-0.

Eudora defeated the L. & L. of S. team of Topeka, 5-0, in the Fourth of July baseball game.

  • The Rev. and Mrs. M.S. Collins planned to occupy the Kelly home during the summer months.
  • Miss Mary Fuller, who was attending Normal at Emporia, visited home folks one Sunday afternoon.

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