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Days gone by

June 7, 2007

7 years ago
June 2000
Melissa Moreno was valedictorian of the Eudora High School Class of 2000. Aubry Jamison was salutatorian.

Former Eudora High School principal and district employee Charlie Watts was the guest speaker.

  • Eudora sustained little damage from a quick thunderstorm burst. Police Chief Bill Long said while there were some minor incidents, the city remainder for the most part unscathed.

There were at least four power outages with small fires from trees being against wires and a few power lines down.

The Kwik Shop convenience store lost power for three hours from storm complications.

  • Though no official plans had been submitted to the city, planning for a manufactured home park in west Eudora was underway.

C.L. Maurer, senior landscape architect for Landplan Engineering, said the company was working on park development plans.

The land, north of Kansas Highway 10 and west of Winchester Road, was next to Wakarusa Ridge Estates, a development nearing approval for final development plans before both the planning and zoning commission and city council in upcoming months.

  • Eudora High School junior Aaron Slavin finished fifth in the 1,600-meter run with a personal-best time of 4 minutes, 35 seconds at the state track meet in Wichita. He was the only Cardinal to place at state.

15 years ago
June 1992
Eudora school board members heard a new facility presentation at a special meeting.

Dale Glenn, president of PKG Design Group in Lawrence, the district's architectural firm, reviewed the plan for a new high school building that was first presented to the board in September 1991.

The proposed high school facility had four additional classrooms, a larger auditorium and a walkout gymnasium and locker level, all features not included in the 1990 bond proposal for a 70,000 square foot building, which was defeated by local voters.

The $6.131 million price tag included the mechanical, electrical and general construction of the building, the site development, all the equipment and furnishings as well as architectural fees, library and instructional materials and other expenses. The plan was for an 87,190 square foot facility.

Four days later, another special meeting was called for board members to hear a presentation from Ranson Capital Corporation, a Wichita-based firm serving as the district's financial consultants. Two bond amortization schedules for a $6 million bond issue were presented. One was for 15 years and the other for 20.

  • A reception for Irene Alvarez, Eudora, was held in the County Commissioner's room at the courthouse in Lawrence. Alvarez retired from her position with the Motor Vehicle Department at the Douglas County Treasurer's Office after 18 years.
  • Tom Pyle, President and general manager of Pyle Meat Company and Pyle's Restaurant in Eudora, announced he was closing his restaurant to devote all his time to expanding his specialty meat business.
  • Nine members of the Eudora High School track team traveled to state competition in Wichita.

Tracy Ruggles came away with fifth place in the 100-meter high hurdles with a time of 16.7. Katie Hermreck was sixth in the 3,200-m run with a time of 12:37.3.

Others competing were the 4x100-m relay team of Ruggles, Lori Altenbernd, Kim Jenks and Jenny Bichelmeyer and the 4x200-m relay team of Cindy Arvidson, Altenbernd, Jenks and Ruggles, Eric Votaw, Wayne Winkle and Bryan Longacre.

  • Eudora Chamber of Commerce president David Miller appeared before the Kansas Supreme Court to argue the city's position in the House reapportionment plan.

In a statement filed with the state's highest court and signed by Miller and Eudora Mayor James Hoover, three main objections were raised to the plan.

The first argued the city had no opportunity to voice opinions about the plan. The statement contended the House redistricting map was pushed through without any public comment.

It also raised the city's objection to the new 47th District. The third point argued was deviation, which totaled 10 percent, believed to be too high. The Kansas Attorney General objected to the U.S. House plan because that deviation was .94 percent.

The Eudora City Council agreed to enter into legal action regarding the apportionment plan provided such action didn't exceed $1,000. The state Supreme Court was to issue a ruling on the maps by June 12.

  • Thomas and Virginia McGee celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at Eudora City Hall. Their children, Carol Clark, Newnata, Ark., Roma Tesch, Eudora, and Michael McGee, Baldwin hosted the event.

28 years ago
June 1979
Council members were sworn in and city officers reappointed during the Eudora City Council meeting at the end of May.

Sworn in by City Clerk Arlene Lawson were incumbent Gary Vermillion and new member Joe Johnston. Incumbent Jim Smith was not in attendance. Council member E.R. Slapar was appointed president of the council.

Reappointed to city officer positions were Arlene Lawson, city clerk; John Pinnick, city superintendent; Bill Long, police chief; Eugene Born, street superintendent; Marjorie Gronniger, city treasurer; JoAnn Becker, assistant city clerk and Stephen Brown, municipal judge.

  • A "just for men" activity took place at Eudora Nursing Center. Some of the men played horseshoes in the north garden.

Taking part in the activity were Bismark Hildebrand, Merle Jamison, Charlie Forth, Charlie Horn and Martin Ice. On the patio watching were George Taber, Ted Gronniger and Mike McCarty. High scorer for the event was Merle Jamison.

  • Delores Weeks was injured in a car accident on a Eudora township road. She was recuperating at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
  • Elsie Freeman, Lawrence, was an overnight guest of her sister, Mrs. Louis French. They attended the monthly meeting of the Golden Agers the next day.

78 years ago
June 1929
The Kaw Valley State Bank had $18 worth of the new paper money on display. The bills--$10, $5, $2 and $1--were slightly smaller than the paper money being used. The new bills were to be in circulation by July 1.

  • Arthur Gabriel was working for the Eudora Hardware Company.
  • Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Viers and two children of Tulsa, Okla., spent several days with their brother, Dr. C.B. Johnson and Mrs. Johnson.
  • The children of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Eisele were ill with scarlet fever.
  • The Mission Band with their leader, Miss Anna Miller enjoyed a picnic at Clearfield Church. Officers elected for the next year were Ruth Breithaupt, president; Beatrice Johnson, vice president; Lucile Chaney, treasurer; Aruelda Chaney, secretary; and Eileen Breithaupt, chorister.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Chester Mitchell spent a few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mitchell.
  • Carl Schmidt, who was attending Eden Seminary in St. Louis, returned home to spend his vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schmidt, on the farm.

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