Archive for Thursday, November 15, 2007

Days gone by

November 15, 2007

5 years ago


November 2002

The Johnson County Commission failed to approve Oz Entertainment Company's $861 million redevelopment plan for the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.

The commission's failure to approve the proposal was a setback to Oz because the county needed to OK the redevelopment plan before the state could approve a package of sales and property tax bonds that would finance the proposed Wonderful World of Oz Theme Park and Resort.

  • Dennis Musick, 13, killed a nine-point buck at the beginning of deer season.
  • The Eudora High School football team was eliminated from a state quarterfinal playoff game after a 21-12 loss to Hiawatha.

15 years ago


November 1992

Local voters passed the

$6 million bond issue for a new high school. Final tally was 1,413 votes in favor and 721 against.

Construction was to begin on the new building the following summer and the projected opening was for the 1995-96 school year.

  • Bryan Longacre and Katie Hermreck received the Outstanding Runner award for cross country at the fall sports reception. The Inspirational Runner Award went to Longacre, Matt Weeks, Gus Andrews, Mike Ryan and Nathan Hofer.
  • The Bill Clinton-Al Gore Democratic ticket defeated President George Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle and two other challengers including Independent Ross Perot and Libertarian Andre Marrou.

In Douglas County, Clinton received 19,439 votes; Bush, 12,949; Perot, 9,630; and Marrou, 230.

27 years ago


November 1980

The Eudora Cardinals girls volleyball team won their sub-state tournament to earn a trip to the Kansas 3A State Volleyball Tournament in Hesston.

  • Julie Laws was crowned Eudora High School Homecoming queen during halftime of the Eudora-Basehor football game.

35 years ago


November 1972

Eudora High School's football team clinched the Jayhawk League title in its 28-14 win over Basehor. The team recorded a 7-0 overall record.

Dennis Folks gained 176 yards in 24 carries while completing two of four passes for 36 yards. Mark Laws gained 78 yards in 14 carries.

Leading the defensive tackles was Jay Wilson with 13 1/2 points, followed by Don Durkin with 11 and Brad Hime with 9 1/2.

  • Six Eudora Cardinals were named to the all-Jayhawk League football team chosen by league coaches.

Cards chosen were offensive running back Mark Laws, tackle Terry L'Ecuyer and guard Jay Wilson. On the all-league defensive unit were Alan Lynch, linebacker Don Durkin and safety Dennis Folks.

70 years ago


October 1937

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Luckan, who took charge of the Phillips 66 filling station and the Green Tavern cafe a month earlier, relinquished the lease for the filling station and sold the cafe stock and fixtures to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davis.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gottleib Nieder and their son moved from Lone Star to the J.O. Scott bungalow on Church Street.

Nieder was appointed rural route carrier on No. 2 out of Eudora and took the place of J.O. Scott, who retired due to the age limit for carriers.

108 years ago


October 1899

Kaw Valley State Bank of Eudora opened its doors for business.

  • A large lump of coal fell on Henry Hagenbuch's foot and smashed his toe.
  • J.R. Deay was thrown off a horse and broke two of his ribs.
  • Miss Annie Gilmore won first prize in White Plymouth chicks at the Kaw Valley Fair.

Roger Bishop took first in Timothy seed. Miss Gusta Ziesenis won first honors on lace collar and Corabel McBride took first on crochet work for children under 12 years.

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