Archive for Thursday, October 18, 2007

Days gone by

October 18, 2007

7 years ago


October 2000

An annexation and rezoning request for property planned for a manufactured home community was pulled until a later date.

Tom Horner Jr., president of Mid-American Manufactured Housing Inc., said he pulled the request from the Eudora Planning and Zoning Commission to revise preliminary plans.

The public hearing was to take place for approval of annexation of 132 acres north of Kansas Highway 10 and west of Winchester Road. The hearing also would have addressed a requested change in zoning from agricultural to multi-family residential.

  • HP Pelzer Inc. finalized the purchase of the R.R. Donnelley building that housed Communicolor in the Intech Business Park.
  • Eudora High School homecoming queen candidates were Ashley Kraus, Roshena Niedens and Melanie Smith. King candidates were Sam Campbell, Brian Harris and Aaron Slavin.

15 years ago


October 1992

Eudora Postmaster Terry Crabbs said the post office experienced a 4-percent increase in the volume of mail the day after Labor Day compared to the same day a year earlier. Crabbs said he had seen a 20 percent growth in mail volume over the last three years. He said none of the increases in the mail volume took into account the impact of UARCO, a printer of direct mail promotional pieces.

  • Foreign Language Club officers were Cindy Arvidson, president; Trisha Winkle, vice president; Linzi Oliver, secretary-treasurer; and Crystal Decker, student council representative.
  • The Eudora City Council postponed taking action on a proposal for an 18-hole golf course at its meeting until council members could study it further.

Jeff Gazaway presented the council with a lease-purchase proposal for a city-owned golf course. He said with the agreement, the city would not incur any debt in the project, nor would its credit be jeopardized. The city would be obligated to a one-year lease payment, which would be paid with funds held in a reserve account.

27 years ago


October 1980

An organizational meeting to form the Eudora Historical Society took place at Eudora Public Library. The goal was to learn about and preserve the rich heritage of the Eudora area history and its people including Hesper, Clearfield, Prairie Center, Fall Leaf and Weaver.

  • Dora Kinnison and George Taber were residents of the week at Eudora Nursing Center.
  • A battery was stolen from a pickup truck owned by Lloyd Weldon, Lawrence, while it was parked at Fifth and Main streets in Eudora.
  • Eudora High School graduate David Altenbernd was chosen as a member of "The Pride of Wildcat Land Marching Band" at Kansas State University.

Altenbernd, son of Dr. and Mrs. E.C. Altenbernd, played in the percussion section. He was a senior at K-State.

  • Eudora High School student council members Julie Laws, Kay Cawley and Larry Shawbaker attended a student council camp at Emporia State University.

Officers for the school year were Lori Wilson, president; Shawbaker, vice president; Cawley, secretary; Laws, treasurer; and Ginny Whitten, parliamentarian.

Senior class representatives were Julie Laws and Jim Grosdidier. Marcia Bagby and Tom Pyle were junior class representatives. Sophomore class representatives were Teresa Mills and Tony Botello.

70 years ago


October 1937

Homer Gerstenberger was elected to represent the vicinity on the board of directors of the Pure Milk Producers' Association of Kansas City. He succeeded Ralph Bowling, who had gone out of the milk producing business, having disposed of his entire herd at a public sale.

  • George Zillner, Robert Zillner, Edward Mathis and Carl Koehler left for Burley, Idaho, where they expected to find employment in the potato fields.
  • The temperature went down to 35 degrees and a light coating of ice formed on water standing on the ground.
  • Students from the Fall Leaf neighborhood attending Eudora Rural High School were Lila Reetz, Mary Bryant, Nora Jean Steinbring, Wayne Vitt, Edna Bryant, Bobbie Pritchard, Wesley Steinbring and Kathryn Reetz.

108 years ago


October 1899

Mrs. S.A. Jewett, Lawrence, H.J. Boardman, Independence, Mo., and Sam S. Jewett, Eudora, majority shareholders in the Jewett Milling Co., traded their interests in the mill to James L. Martin, register of deeds of Woodson County. The deal was to be effective Nov. 1 and the new firm name was to be Martin and Parcels.

  • Bishop Fink of Kansas City arrived in town. He was a guest of Father Simmer. The bishop was in Eudora to participate in the bell christening ceremonies taking place at the Catholic church.
  • Ninety-four round trip tickets were sold from the station for the three trains to Kansas City.
  • The Tuesday Afternoon Club held its first meeting of the 1899-00 season with Mrs. Bales. There was a large attendance of members and the club started out with the prospect of a good year's work in English History and Literature.

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