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June 14, 2007

7 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA NEWS

June 2000

Eudora city superintendent Bill Harlow and his attorney were close to ironing out conditions of his return to his job.

The superintendent position was eliminated during the annual appointment period at the May 10 council meeting, but was reinstated at the next council meeting by the same 4-1 vote that saw him without a job two weeks earlier.

  • Estimated costs for repairs at the Eudora pool were $185,000. Repairs were needed to the drainage and circulation system.
  • With 24 teams, the Eudora community raised more than $36,000 in the third annual Relay For Life fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society.
  • The Eudora Board of Education named Cara Kimberlin as the head softball coach.

Kimberlin replaced Gretchen Freeland, who replaced Don Grosdidier as head girls basketball coach.

15 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA NEWS

June 1992

Eudora School Board members approved a motion to construct a second elementary school. A resolution to hold a bond election to finance the construction of a new high school facility was approved.

  • Paul and Jean Gabriel celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at Eudora City Hall.
  • State Rep. Joann Flower announced she would seek a third term in the Kansas House, representing a district that included part of eastern Douglas County.

The Kansas Supreme Court approved the controversial re-apportionment plan creating the new district the previous week.

  • Eudora planning commissioners received the preliminary results of the city questionnaire, which was generated to aid them in updating the town's long range comprehensive plan.

The planning commission mailed the survey to all Eudora postal patrons, or about 1,800 city and rural residents. Of that number, 354 were returned to the city.

28 years ago

FROM THE TELE-NEWS

June 1979

Larry McPherson, the activities director and shop teacher at Eudora High School, was named high school teacher of the year. He had been teaching in Eudora for 11 years. He was presented with a plaque and a $50 savings bond, provided by the Eudora Booster Club.

Vicki Schuler was chosen as teacher of the year from nominees from both Nottingham Elementary and the junior high school. She had just completed her sixth year at Nottingham. In addition to a plaque, she was presented with a savings bond for $50 from the PTA.

  • Darla Darr, daughter of Nancy and David Darr, was crowned Missionette Queen during a mother-daughter banquet honoring the Missionettes at the Assembly of God Church.
  • Jacque Brecheisen returned from Hawaii. Visiting with her in Hawaii were Terri, Jenny and Cindy Brecheisen of Dallas, and Marlene Todd. While in Hawaii, they went to a hula show and stayed on the beach most of the time.
  • Ann Moser returned home following eye surgery at K.U. Medical Center.
  • Mrs. Ross Smith accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Gary Grant and Heather to Rockford, Ill. They were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Thompson and family.

78 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS

June 1929

Members of St. Paul Church enjoyed a basket dinner in Marley Grove on a Sunday afternoon. The day was spent playing games and the older folk enjoyed conversation.

  • Dorothy Lentz of Kansas City visited several days with relatives in Eudora. Miss Lentz, who had been a nurse in Mercy Hospital, resigned and accepted a position as superintendent of the Masonic Hospital in Cherokee, Okla.
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Zimmerman were driving a new car.
  • Carl Halsig, who was attending an aviation school in Kansas City, spent the weekend with his aunt, Mrs. Emma Lotz.
  • The Belleview schoolhouse was being treated to a new coat of paint. L.N. Ehlers was doing the work.
  • Arthur Strobel made a business trip to Lawrence.
  • Beulah Richardson was attending business college in Ottawa.

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