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April 3, 2008

5 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA NEWS

April 2003

Eudora voters failed a $2.5 million bond issue for a new pool in Tuesday's local election.

The city sought authority to build a new pool because city leaders came to the consensus that it was more cost effective to build an updated pool than make the needed costly repairs at the current pool.

City leaders advanced a proposition to finance a new pool with general obligation bonds while also giving voters the option to choose a city-wide sales tax, which would go toward paying off the bonds. Voters approved the sales tax, but because it was to pay off the pool bonds, it is automatically voided.

¢ Election newcomer Scott Hopson not only made the Eudora City Council Tuesday night but he also took top billing, finishing with the most votes.

"I was just hoping to get on," he said. "I didn't expect to get the top vote."

Tom Pyle (545) and Dan Gregg (477) also will return to the Council. Fellow incumbent Willene Blackburn (410) lost her seat with a fourth-place finish.

Not surprisingly, Gregg said he was happy with the way things turned out for his race. In spite of his win, he said it would be business as usual when he went back to the Council.

¢ It will be business as usual for the USD 491 Board of Education when new terms begin July 1. All four incumbents running were voted back onto the school board Tuesday night.

Kenny Massey (663) brought in the most votes.

Massey said he wasn't surprised to see himself, Mark Chrislip, Greg Neis and Joe Pyle return to the Board with things having gone as well as they had with the bond issue and the new school construction. He also credited the Board's job in dealing with the budget.

Pyle (656) was out of the country for the election and unavailable for comment.

Greg Neis (595) came in third place, followed by Mark Chrislip (536). Marion Johnson (523) barely fell behind Chrislip and ahead of Mark Salmans (382).

12 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA NEWS

April 1996

The Eudora City Council adopted a resolution declaring the city's intent to issue industrial revenue bonds for the construction of an office/warehouse facility in Intech Business Park. The new facility was to be occupied by Pur-O-Zone Inc., a company based in Lawrence, and would be leased to the firm by B&F Partnership.

The resolution asked for the issuance of $1.25 million in industrial revenue bonds to finance the costs of acquiring the site and constructing and equipping the new building.

¢ Eudora residents Sherry and Jeff Willis established Katlyn's Hope, in memory of their daughter, Katlyn, who died in February 1996 at seven months of age. Katlyn's Hope was a not-for-profit corporation to assist in the education of deaf and blind children in Kansas.

¢ The Eudora Planning Commission considered the site plan for the Nottingham Elementary School addition at its meeting. The addition at the school would mean four more classrooms as well as some remodeling and restructuring of existing space at the facility. The new rooms were to be constructed on the east side of the building.

¢ Eudora High School students Jamie Campbell and Amber Donahue were elected to state offices at the Future Business Leaders of America annual leadership conference. Campbell was the Kansas FBLA editor, while Donahue was the District II vice president in 1996-97.

¢ Eudora runner Paul Heitzman took first in the 65-69 age group 3,000-meter run at the National Masters Indoor Championships in Greensboro, N.C. His time was 11:10.70. He also took first in the 800 meters, clocking in at 2:27.37, just missing the American record by one second.

73 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS

April 1935

C.E. Sheldon fell down a flight of stairs in this home He received a scalp wound, which required eight stitches.

¢ Howard Whaley planted 20 acres of tomatoes on the Duallyn farm bottom land.

¢ Edna Schmidt, Herbert Altenbernd, Homer Gerstenberger, Fred Trefz and Claude Landon presented the play "Diana of the Ephesians" in Kansas City. All were members of St. Paul's Evangelical Church.

¢ William Schehrer, Gerald Grosdidier, Frank Greiner, A.W. Kohley and Alysius Boebing received degrees in the Knights of Columbus.

¢ J.D. Adams was mayor. Councilmen were William Zimmerman, Gus Ziesenis, Charles Schehrer, C.B. Johnson and George Lothholz.

¢ Women could get a Croquinole permanent for $2.50.

99 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS

April 1909

J.H. Pipes slipped and fell into some barbed wire while trimming some trees. He lacerated his right hand.

¢ Roy Wilson was sick with typhoid malaria fever.

¢ Leoti Richards, who had been attending the Lawrence Business College, completed the shorthand course. She accepted a position as stenographer in the Rock Island offices at Herington.

¢ The State Bank closed for the funeral services of the late Charles Lothholz, president of the Kaw Valley Bank.

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