Archive for Thursday, July 12, 2007

Days Gone By

July 12, 2007

7 years ago


July 2000

Increasing patron needs led the Eudora Public Library to ask the county for a $15,000 increase in its 2001 budget for its basic operating expenses.

  • Terry Crabbs retired from his position as postmaster after 22 years. He worked 33 years for the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Barnhardt Electric edged Simple Simon's, 12-11, to win the Eudora recreation league menu's softball championship.

15 years ago


July 1992

The Eudora Township Fire Department purchased a 1979 Ford four-wheel drive fire truck to replace the 1967 truck used for the last 10 years.

  • Eudora Lions Club officers were Gary Klotz, president; Timothy Mirtz, first vice president; Joe Pyle, second vice president; Ron Conner, third vice president; Bob Slapar, secretary/treasurer; Andy Anderson, lion tamer; Bill Goff, tail twister; David Miller, membership chairman; and board of directors Alf Oleson, Hugh Jackson, Kenneth Vorhies and Lowell Henderson.
  • Eudora Meal Site Manager Carol Mason named Fern Reusch as the volunteer of the month.
  • The Eudora Board of Education took steps to implement Quality Performance Accreditation in the district by hiring a curriculum director and joining a southeast Kansas educational consortium.

The board agreed to tie in with the Southeast Kansas Education Center (Greenbush), an educational cooperative near Girard, which had written the pilot QPA program for the state. Greenbush was to help develop the QPA curriculum for the Eudora schools with input from local teachers and administrators.

28 years ago


July 1979

The Eudora School board passed a resolution to pursue possibilities for the construction of new high school facilities after hearing a report from Dave Evans of Design-Build Architects, Lawrence. He recommended the building not be renovated because such costs could exceed the cost of new construction by around $35,000.

Needed renovations included replacement of floors, code upgrading, to include a new ceiling, enclosing of stairways, and installation of elevators and ramps for the handicapped, general improvements such as a new roof and drainage system, all new windows, repair and painting of walls, and installation of insulation; mechanical and plumbing improvements such as a new boiler and ventilation system, and the upgrading of restrooms; and electrical work such as improving lighting, wiring, and the fire alarm system.

  • Appointed Eudora School Board officers were Darrell Abel, president; Dr. Kenneth Holladay, vice president; Beverly Edwards, board clerk; and Don Bagby, treasurer.
  • About 65 residents at Eudora Nursing Center celebrated the Fourth of July by sitting out on the porch and eating watermelon.
  • A surprise birthday supper was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Breithaupt Sr., in honor of Thell Dean's 70th birthday.

Those attending were Mrs. Thell Dean, Mary Sharp Brant, Lynn and Jackie Wolf, all of Alvin, Texas; Sgt. and Mrs. Mark Oglesby, Lisa and Lori, and Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Oglesby, all of Georgia; and Mr. and Mrs. Benny Dean, Pennie and Melanie, and Delbert Breithaupt Jr.

78 years ago


July 1929

Miss Fredericka Schlegel, Lawrence, spent several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schlegel.

  • C.E. Sheldon transacted business in Topeka.
  • Mrs. A. Rhodewald fell on the cellar steps at her home and broke her arm.
  • Henry Meinke painted the Combest Grocery.
  • Mr. and Mrs. F.G. Hughes hosted a picnic supper at their home. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walker, Kathryn and Lucile, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Daugherty and Gene, Mr. and Mrs. William Mertz, Eva and Billy, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Williamson, Lois and Jean, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Adams, Miss Henrietta Schubert and Clarence Fuller.

Following the supper, everyone enjoyed fireworks.

  • Arno Ziesenis returned home after a two-week vacation in Minnesota.

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