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April 10, 2008

5 years ago

From The Eudora news

April 2003

Ron Abel was named part-time assistant principal at Eudora High School.

Superintendent Marty Kobza said Abel would be the high school's first assistant principal since it separated from the middle school in the mid-1990s. Adding an assistant principal was something the district had been considering, he said.

The district wanted to have an assistant principal as full-time enrollment at the high school increased.

Principal Dale Sample said as assistant principal Abel would be in charge of the senior class, including prom and graduation activities, as well as working on evaluations, discipline, curriculum and vocational education.

"He'll be a great addition to the administrative staff," Sample said. "He's been a great addition to the faculty."

¢ The Eudora High School softball team began the season by winning its first two games. The Cards rode hot bats and the searing arm of their ace, toasting Pleasant Ridge 15-5 in the first game and closing with junior Kelly Spence's no-hit 10-0 domination in the second.

On an unseasonably cold and blustery evening, the Cardinals began their 2003 campaign. The Eudora diehard donned layers of outerwear, blankets and hot chocolate. The wind pounded the Cardinal faithful; the Cards pounded the Rams.

Eudora imposed a little payback on a Pleasant Ridge team that swept the Cards a year ago.

"I'm obviously thrilled," said third-year coach Cara Kimberlin enjoying her first 2-0 start at Eudora. "(Thrilled) not only because we got two wins but because of the way we came out and hit the ball."

Junior Lauren Kracl, a returning all-league honorable mention shortstop, and freshman third baseman Kelsey Epperson set the tone early for the all-night romp. Kracl, who is also coming off an MVP basketball season, recorded the season's first out.

Epperson finished the Rams' first inning with a nice put-out of her own and in the first at bat of her career doubled down the left field line. On the very next pitch Kracl hit a line drive to right, collecting the season's first run batted in.

12 years ago


April 1996

The Eudora Planning Commission gave its conditional approval for the site plan for the Nottingham Elementary School addition at its meeting.

The conditions attached to the approval included the widening of the Church Street driveway entrance to 40 feet, curbing and guttering the parking on the east side of the addition, simplifying the sewer line, and increasing the driving aisle on the east side of the building to 35 feet.

¢ The school district's School to Careers program kicked off with a planning session. The program, financed by the recently awarded School to Work grant, was aimed at teaming up parents, teachers, administrators and community leaders to chart students' career goals.

The planning meeting was geared toward finding out what was needed in the Eudora school district to make the program successful.

¢ Darren Hendricks, Eudora, completed an eight-day concert tour with music ensembles from McPherson College. Hendricks, a senior, was a member of the Concert Choir, the Chamber Singers and the Men's Quartet.

72 years ago


April 1936

After several weeks of mild and pleasant spring weather, winter staged a comeback. The mercury stood at 15 above zero toward the end of the week, the lowest since the five-week cold spell was broken in February.

¢ The City of Eudora was celebrating its 79th year since it first appeared on a Kansas map.

¢ The Eudora News celebrated its 50th anniversary as a newspaper. Will Stadler was the managing editor. Marie Abels was the publisher.

¢ The population of Eudora was 642.

¢ Eudora voters were about to decide, during a special selection, whether or not to issue $31,000 in bonds for the construction of a water works system and an additional $19,000 in bonds for street improvement.

¢ Fred Neis commenced work on the rebuilding of his large barn, which had been completely destroyed by fire less than three weeks before. Fifty ewes, 35 lambs, two calves, a wagon, a good set of harness, about 1,000 bushels of oats and 2,000 feet of native lumber were consumed by the flames.

The new barn was to be 40-by-70 feet, 10 feet longer than the old one, with the same space for side sheds and driveways. When completed, it would be as large or larger than any barn in that section of the county.

¢ Dorothy Warmker, a senior at Eudora Rural High School, was named "Miss Lawrence 1936." She was selected out of 35 contestants.

By winning first, Warmker would represent Lawrence at the Kansas Free Fair in Topeka, where she would compete at the fair with other beauty contestants for the distinction of being "Miss Kansas 1936."

99 years ago


April 1909

As John Schuster was driving four horses hitched to a gangplow on a Saturday afternoon, the animals became frightened when crossing the bridge just west of Pilla's store and started to run away.

The horses were so violent they managed to throw Schuster to the ground. The horses were finally stopped in C.A. Hill's yard and caught.

¢ Pear, apricot and plum trees were in bloom.

¢ John Broers left for South Dakota.

¢ Roy Wilson, who had been very ill with typhoid fever for three weeks, was somewhat better and was probably out of danger.

¢ Morris Starr left for Welch, Okla., where he planned to be gone for about a week.

¢ The foundation for the new schoolhouse in Kaw Valley had been laid.

¢ Cal Walker just finished a cozy front porch to Lucinda Conner's home near Hesper.


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