Archive for Thursday, May 10, 2007

Days gone by

May 10, 2007

7 years ago
May 2000
The second candidate rejection in a week had the Eudora Board of Education scrambling to find a way to fill its soon-to-be-vacant superintendent position.
Blue Valley Northwest principal Russell Kokoruda turned down the school board's offer just days after Darryl Pruter, the superintendent in Holcomb opted to stay in western Kansas.
The Kansas Association of School Boards conducted a candidate search and presented the school board with a list of four names and two alternates to fill the void left by the March resignation of Dan Bloom.
¢ After hearing from those in the 60-person audience, the planning and zoning commission unanimously approved preliminary plans for Wakarusa Ridge Estates.
The commission also approved rezoning the land, west of Winchester Road and north of Kansas Highway 10, from agricultural to single-family residential.
Approval of final plans was delayed until the next meeting because city engineer Matt Taylor said the plans needed minor modifications by The Peridian Group, which had been engineering the project.

15 years ago
May 1992
The Kansas Legislature reached a compromise on a school finance plan. Because Eudora's student population was less than 1,900, it would receive additional state aid according to a provision in the plan.
¢ Four Eudora women were nominated for the Award of Excellence as part of Volunteer Week in Douglas County during the month of April.
Sue Durkin, Belinda Rehmer, Diane Chrislip and Tana Ahlen were recognized at a reception at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.
¢ The Eudora Planning Commission approved a store site plan for Kwik Shop near 15th and Church Streets in the Greenway Addition.
¢ Vincent and Ruth Miller celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at the Eudora United Methodist Church.
¢ Former Eudora resident Donald Simons was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame at Ottawa University during reunion weekend activities.

28 years ago
May 1979
Dr. Bert Holmes, a graduate of Eudora High School, addressed the Class of 1979 at graduation exercises. His address was titled, "It's Up to You."
¢ Eudora High School students Gwen Yarnell and Lori Wilson were selected to attend the Kansas State High School Activities Association 16th annual Student Council Workshop at Emporia State University. Yarnell was council secretary and Wilson was vice president elect.
¢ Members of the Eudora EHU who attended the district meeting at the Leavenworth County fairgrounds in Tonganoxie were Astrid Ott, Pearl Hadl, Tena Ziesenis, Anita Stadler, Jean Martin and Norma Lutz.
¢ The three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Eisele of Ottawa attended Sunday services at Hesper Friends Church with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Knabe. Mr. and Mrs. Eisele had gone to Haviland to attend the alumni banquet of Friends Bible College.
¢ The Eudora Alumni Association was planning its annual reunion basket dinner at Nottingham Elementary. Officers were Arthur Frederick, president; Paul Sommer, vice president; Minnie Edelbrock, secretary; and Robert Schellack, treasurer.
¢ A large planting party took place at Eudora Nursing Center. Tilling the soil for Inez Borchers and George Taber were Henry Knake, Charlie Horn and Merle Jamison.

113 years ago
May 1894
Assessor A.W. Armstrong reported the total population of both Eudora Township and Eudora City as 1,881.
¢ It was reported to be 90 degrees in the shade.
¢ Milo White was the new city marshal.
¢ Daily receipts of milk at the creamery averaged almost 4,500 pounds.
¢ Henry Copp expected to have his first strawberries on the market in the middle of the week.
¢ Reber's shop was now known as the Perfection Shop. Frank Sommer was the new proprietor.

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