Archive for Thursday, February 7, 2008

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February 7, 2008

7 years ago


February 2001

The Eudora School Board met with site council members from Eudora's four public schools during an open forum at the Eudora High School library. The purpose of the meeting was to share results of a feasibility study on district buildings and ways to solve the district's growing problem of overcrowded schools.

¢ Eudora High School winter sports candidates were seniors Carolyn Jones and Neil Dunavin; juniors Rhiannon Tiner and Brock Robson; sophomores Jenny Durkin and Shane Grant; and freshmen Mallory Ross and Aaron Westerhouse.

¢ Rex Burkhardt filed for re-election to the Eudora City Council. Others who had filed for the four vacant seats were Robin Ross, Doug woods and Beverly Koerner.

¢ For the first time in Eudora High School wrestling coach Ron Abel's five-year tenure, the Cardinals grapplers competed in the finals or consolation finals of all 14 weight classes at the Immaculata invitational tournament.

Since all 14 wrestlers placed, Eudora cruised to first place in the 10-team tournament, scoring 203.5 points.

Brian Harris remained undefeated and topped the 135-pounders. Fellow seniors Dustin Crowe and Brett Becker, at 119 and 140 pounds, respectively, also won, as did Matt Linzer (112), Jason Marmon (215) and Shane Grant (275).

Sam Campbell and Zac Hamlin took second in their weight classes and James Snow, Mark Lister and Ronnie Morelan each won their consolation final matches to take third. Others who placed were Luke Powers, Chris Pittman and Bo Hopson.

15 years ago


February 1993

The Eudora Planning Commission discussed the first chapter of the city's long-range comprehensive plan at its meeting.

The plan was designed to provide the city with a set of development policies, recommendations for future actions, and a set of development maps to guide the growth of the city and its surrounding area.

¢ Vanessa Carmichael, Eudora, had original poetry published in "A Question of Balance," poetry complied by The National Library of Poetry.

Carmichael's poem was titled, "My Star," and focused on the loss of something, or someone special.

28 years ago


February 1980

Construction of a 172-foot Southwestern Bell microwave tower and an equipment building, located at 10th and Ash streets, was nearly complete.

The tower was a link in a long distance telephone route being established between De Soto and Lawrence, which was slated to go into operation in early April.

¢ A 31-year-old male from Overland Park pleaded not guilty to a cruelty to animals charge in connection with the alleged mistreatment of seven lions, a jaguar and a tiger which were being kept in the rural Eudora area.

The owner agreed to move the seven lions to a neighboring county, which met the approval of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Douglas County District Attorney's office.

The tiger and jaguar were temporarily moved to the Topeka Zoo.

70 years ago


February 1938

The spring-like weather of the past 10 days gave Frank Adams, superintendent of the Central Construction Company, the opportunity to complete the work on the new curbing and repairing of streets in preparation to pour concrete.

¢ The Pleasant Hill School in the Captain's Creek neighborhood was closed because of an epidemic of whooping cough among the pupils.

¢ The Greensburg Bakery completed its first year of operation under the management of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Betts.

72 years ago


February 1936

School Superintendent John Steiner parked his car on the incline north of the high school building and applied the brakes. As he started to enter the schoolhouse, one of the students told him his car had run down the hill and struck a large elm tree near the sidewalk on the west side of the schoolhouse.

The frame of the car was cracked, the front axle bent and one of the fenders was badly damaged.

¢ Harry Brecheisen purchased the Mike Heitzman farm located about one and one-half miles west of Clearfield.

¢ Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ziegler attended a contract bridge party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Miller in De Soto.

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