Archive for Thursday, June 28, 2007

Days Gone By

June 28, 2007

7 years ago


June 2000

After 27 years of serving on Eudora's Planning and Zoning Commission, Stan Byrne was released from his position after his appointment was not renewed at the May 10 city council meeting. Ken Adkinson was appointed to take Byrne's place on the commission.

  • The Eudora City Council asked the Eudora school district for a commitment to the Winchester Road paving project. With a tentative price tag of nearly $800,000, the council asked the district to pay 13.6 percent of the paving cost. School board president Mark Chrislip said the board couldn't contribute any funds because it was out of the district's authority.

Veryl Peter, team leader for school finance of the Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka, said the district might be able to consider the project a special assessment, where funds could be attributed to any project near school property.

County administrator Craig Weinaug said if the school didn't contribute, the project might be able to fall under the Douglas County capital improvement plan, which allocates money for improvements the commission deems significant enough for assistance.

  • Sam Platt, owner of Red House Recording, recorded Eudora West Elementary's fifth- and sixth-grade honor choir for a 10-song 19-minute CD that highlighted the group's performances.

15 years ago


June 1992

Eudora Coast to Coast owners Robbie and Gary Lamoreux expanded their business by opening another hardware store in Baldwin. The couple planned to divide their time between the two stores. The Lamoreuxes purchased the Eudora Coast to Coast eight years before from Al Colman.

  • Fifty elementary and junior high basketball enthusiasts completed the Cardinal Basketball Academy. EHS coaches Don Grosdidier and Terry Zerr conducted the weeklong camp, sponsored by the Eudora Recreation Commission. Former Lady Cardinal players Gretchen Freeland and Tracy Ruggles also assisted.

28 years ago


June 1979

Jennifer Anderson, 16, a junior at Eudora High School, completed a bicycle trip across the state as part of the annual Biking Across Kansas '79.

  • Mattie Kindred was honored with an open house at Eudora City Hall to celebrate her 80th birthday. Her children, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Riordan, Wichita; and Mr. and Mrs. Louie Kindred, and Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Gerstenberger, all of Eudora, gave the open house.
  • Carrol Schopper returned to his home after being hospitalized at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
  • Pauline Gilroy accepted the chairmanship of the Arts and Crafts Fair during the Eudora Public Library Board meeting. Those in attendance at the meeting were Roxana Hausman, chairman; Gilroy, librarian; Judy Neis, Anne Leaf and Darlene Slapar.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Homer Gerstenberger celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Neis.
  • House guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Breithaupt and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wilson were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Vincent, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Oliver Brecheisen, Garden City; Mrs. Vera Carey, Carlsbad, N.M.; and Irwin Breithaupt, Inglewood, Calif. They all attended the Breithaupt reunion basket dinner.

78 years ago


June 1929

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.

  • 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 was held following the initiation.
  • Alfred Eisele and Jake Milburn motored to Sublette. Mr. Eisele went in the interest of his wheat near that place.
  • Henry Deckwa and Martin Breithaupt were building new barns.

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