Archive for Thursday, June 21, 2007

Days gone by

June 21, 2007

7 years ago


June 2000

After ironing out stipulations concerning his return, city superintendent Bill Harlow returned to work.

Harlow's position was eliminated during the annual appointment period at the May 10 city council meeting, but both the position and Harlow were reinstated at the May 31 meeting with a 4-1 vote.

  • The Eudora City Council changed leadership, approving council member Tom Pyle's motion to remove Willene Blackburn as council president.

Along with approving Blackburn's removal, the council voted to give the post to Rex Burkhardt.

Pyle said Blackburn's appointment in May violated council bylaw 1-205, which stated, "The city council shall elect one of their own body as 'president of the council' at its first regular meeting in the month of May following any city election."

He noted that the council didn't select one of its own, but that Blackburn was on the list of appointments given to the council by Mayor Fred Stewart at the May meeting.

Blackburn said she wasn't surprised by the council action and had no hard feelings.

  • Russell Haun, Eudora, was elected to lead the Kansas Disabled American Veterans membership as department commander during the 2000-2001 year.
  • The Eudora Planning Commission approved the beginning phases for Wakarusa Ridge Estates, west of Winchester Road and north of Kansas Highway 10 with the recommendation that its east drainage basin be built during Wakarusa's phase one development.

15 years ago


June 1992

The Eudora school board voted 5-1 to place a $6 million bond proposal on the Nov. 3 ballot. The proposed high school facility was 87,190-square feet, with about 20 classrooms, an 1,800-seat gymnasium and a 425-seat auditorium. The original cost of the building was estimated at $6.131 million, but the bondsman recommended the figure be trimmed to an even $6 million. Costs estimated in the construction budget were based on current prices and construction would not begin until 1993.

  • Dr. Curt Wisnewski, D.V.M., arrived in Eudora from Jamestown, N.D., to join the staff at Eudora Animal Hospital.
  • John Meuffel, Eudora, enlisted in the United States Army to serve a two-year enlistment. He reported to basic and advance training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., to become a Motor Transport Operator.
  • Carol Mason, manager of the meal site at Pinecrest II, named Bertha Armstrong the June meal site volunteer of the month.

28 years ago


June 1979

The Eudora Board of Education considered adopting a new insurance policy but tabled action pending further investigation. The board was considering increasing its liability coverage for negligence to $500,000 and adopting a new $100,000,000 policy for errors and omissions.

The million dollar coverage would be for such things as improper suspension or termination, failure to integrate, violation of civil rights, failure to update teaching methods, fiscal irresponsibility, failure to provide bilingual programs (when required) and unfair school closings.

  • According to a report given to the Eudora Planning Commission by the building inspector, four building permits totaling $91,000 were issued in Eudora.

Eudora Planning Commission officers remained the same as the result of a motion was made and seconded. Officers were Kurt von Achen, chairman; Vernon Lutz, vice chairman; and Marjorie Gronniger, secretary.

78 years ago


June 1929

Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Cory, Mrs. Frank Boone, Mrs. F.D. Enyart, Mrs. Paul Luckan, Mrs. Fred Walker and Mrs. S.V. Carr attended a meeting of the Eastern Star in Lawrence. During the meeting, eight members were initiated. A banquet took place following the initiation.

  • Alfred Eisele and Jake Milburn motored to Sublette. Mr. Eisele went in the interest of his wheat near that place.
  • Mrs. H.A. White visited her children, Mr. and Mrs. Donald White, in Denver, Colo.
  • Homer Clark was one of the first farmers to start cutting wheat. William McKinney, De Soto, and Burtle and Clifford Breithaupt were helping him shock.
  • Henry Deckwa and Martin Breithaupt were building new barns.
  • Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Lawson planned to motor to Detroit and attend the National Convention of the local Woman's Union. The Rev. T. Hauck also planned to attend and travel by way of train.

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