Archive for Thursday, May 24, 2007

Days gone by

May 24, 2007

7 years ago


May 2000

In a surprise move, city superintendent Bill Harlow's position was eliminated after executive session at the May 10 meeting of the Eudora City Council.

Without a superintendent, city department heads for water, electric and police would report to assigned council members with updates.

  • Richard Neis earned his Eagle Award, the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts.

Neis chose to construct and place six birdhouses for four types of birds at the Eudora High School's Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site area.

  • Eudora City Councilmember Dan Gregg announced he was running for a seat on the Douglas County Commission.
  • Eudora Middle School seventh-graders Frank Male and Samantha Box finished first in their region out of 121 teams in the stock market game through the extended learning program at the middle school.

The students watched the stock market for three weeks, buying stocks with an imaginary sum of $10,000. After studying the stocks the kids decided when to buy and sell, with their performance graded by officials at Kansas State University.

15 years ago


May 1992

Franklin McPherson was accepted into the Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He was one of only 94 accepted into the veterinary program out of more than 500 who had applied.

McPherson graduated from Eudora High School in 1989. He is the son of Larry and Frances McPherson.

  • Mike Burns, a 1984 graduate of Eudora High School and a 1989 graduate of the Kansas University, purchased a pharmacy in Garnett.

While in college, Burns worked at Byrne's Pharmacy in Eudora. He then worked at a Kansas City area K-Mart pharmacy before purchasing the Garnett store.

  • Alan Miller, Eudora, placed first in the demolition derby at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Ottawa.
  • Sue Durkin's brother, Don Cline, of Philadelphia, returned home after visiting the George Durkin family.
  • Eudora High School students Jennifer Byrne and Angela Richardson served as pages for 43rd District Rep. Judith Macy, De Soto.
  • Brent Arterburn hosted and prepared a turkey and ham dinner for all residents of the Pinecrest complex. He said he held the event to honor all mothers for their special day. More than 50 residents and guests attended and were served with the help of Martha Marion, Marge March and Doris Sader.

28 years ago


May 1979

The Eudora 4-H Arts and Crafts group took a field trip to Kaleidoscope in Kansas City. Those attending the creative workshop for children were Dawn Hogue, Bobby Lemmons, Tamala Ott, Pennie Dean and Sally Heitzman. Guests were Mrs. Lemmons, Trisha and Debbie, Mrs. Heitzman and Patty, Amy Hogue and leader Elonda Hogue.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Alan Cox and family visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Cox, and his sister, Linda, and her husband, Richard Knabe and family, before going to Indonesia for mission work with navigators.
  • Joanne Born received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Marymount College. She is the daughter of Eugene and Mary Born, Eudora.

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