Archive for Thursday, July 19, 2007

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July 19, 2007

7 years ago


July 2000

The levels of contaminants in Eudora's water supply were well below the maximum allowed by the state.

According to officials at the Environmental Protection Agency, as water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it picks up naturally occurring minerals and radioactive material.

Among the contaminants found in Eudora's water supply were barium, chromium, copper and lead. Barium was detected at a level of .431 parts per million, well below the maximum accepted level by the state of 2 ppm. The chromium level of 1.6 parts per billion was also under the state's maximum allowance of 100 ppb.

The state allows a copper level of 1,300 ppb. Eudora had a copper level of 40.9 ppb. Lead was detected in Eudora's water at a level of 1.5 ppb, compared to the maximum acceptable level of 15 ppb.

  • Eudora High School graduate Matt Spring had the chance to travel to France with about 35 players and 15 coaches and personnel from Baker University to play football against the Paris National Team.

Baker's team defeated the national team 43-7.

  • Clarence Brunk, Eudora, was named to the spring semester president's honor roll at Fort Scott Community College by earning a 4.0 grade point average.

Angela Floersch and Pam Graff made the dean's honor roll by earning 3.75 to 3.99 GPAs.

15 years ago


July 1992

The Eudora Emergency Medical Services received a 1985 Dodge Ramcharger to use for emergency runs. The Douglas County Ambulance Service purchased the new vehicle for the medical volunteers. The EMS also received assistance from the City of Eudora.

A pig roast fund-raiser was held in the fall with the proceeds used to purchase equipment for the vehicle. Dennis Buchholz, Eudora, provided the lettering on the vehicle.

  • Thirty-eight runners participated in the annual CPA Fun Run. Paul Boone, running in the under 35 category, was the overall winner. He finished the course in 20:59.40.
  • Bob and Darlene Slapar returned to their home in Eudora after spending over two weeks in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

The couple attended the Lions Club International Convention in Hong Kong and then took a side trip to China before returning home.

  • Tom Pyle, owner of Pyle Meat Company, attended the national convention of the American Association of Meat Processors in Orlando, Fla. Pyle attended the convention as a representative of the Kansas Association of Meat Processors.
  • Officials with the Kansas Lottery made a presentation at M-Pact in Eudora. The lottery had raised $100 million for the state. One of the first projects in the state to receive funds from the lottery was the Intech Business Park.
  • Matt Grosdidier signed a national junior college letter of intent to participate in track at Johnson County Community College. He received a scholarship for books and tuition at JCCC and planned to run during both the indoor and outdoor track seasons at the school.

28 years ago


July 1979

Fire completely destroyed a mobile home, owned by Wayne Powell, in Grandview Trailer Park. The Tom Meek family had occupied the home. They were not at home when the fire broke out.

The fire department believed the blaze started around the divan and air conditioner, however the exact cause was not known at the time. The estimated value of the contents was set at $2,000 and the mobile home at $3,500.

  • The Eudora city council assigned funds from the 1980 federal revenue sharing budget at a special meeting at City Hall.

No one appeared at the meeting to request funds and the only other request was from the library board, which was presented to the council at its June meeting.

The revenue sharing funds were budgeted as follows: public safety, $7,000; recreation, $8,000; library, $2,700; and city hall, $12,125.

  • Flower Club officers for 1979 were Lorena Decker, president; Minnie Edelbrock, vice president; Helen Smith, secretary; and Pearl French, treasurer.

73 years ago


July 1934

Mrs. L.K. Robinson of Lawrence had the department store building and the building occupied by Gerstenberger's Grocery painted and repaired.

  • Clifford Ulrich left for Chicago where he had a government appointment as assistant Lay Inspector at the Union Stockyards.
  • Miss Lula Votaw returned home from nurse's training in Chicago.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walker and Kathryn, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Kindred and children, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Daugherty and son, and Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Adams enjoyed a picnic supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Mertz.
  • Mary Seiwald returned home after a three-week visit with relatives in Wamego. Her daughter, Mrs. Merle Hartwick returned home with her to spend the week.
  • Mrs. Fred Deiweke and Mrs. Clarence Buckner spent the day with Mrs. Chris Meuffel assisting her cook for threshers.

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