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February 14, 2008

7 years ago


February 2001

Carolyn Jones and Neil Dunavin were crowned the Eudora High School Winter Sports Queen and King during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game against Baldwin High School.

¢ A 14-year-old Eudora boy accused of aggravated assault and cruelty to animals received probation in Douglas County juvenile court.

The youth previously pled no contest to charges that he participated in the shooting of 11 head of cattle on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2000. He also pled no contest to felony juvenile charges that he held a gun to the head of an 11-year-old Eudora boy.

By pleading no contest, the boy agreed not to fight the accusations and the felony would remain on his permanent record. He was told at a previous hearing that he would be ordered to pay restitution for cattle that died or were injured and for veterinarian bills. He was also to undergo counseling.

A 13-year-old Eudora boy was also charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals.

During the shootings, three registered longhorn cattle were killed and three others were wounded. They were valued at $4,500 and belonged to Ron and Julia DeMott, Eudora. The shootings took place between the 1400 and 1500 block of Cedar Street.

Two registered Black Angus cows, owned by Eudora resident Randy Gorden, were also killed during the incident. Also, three of Gorden's cows were wounded. The cows were valued at $4,500. Those shootings took place in the 1400 block of Fir Street.

¢ Sixth-grader Todd Roberts was the overall winner in the Eudora West Elementary School spelling bee. Fourth-grader Ethan Becker was runner-up.

Roberts and Eudora Middle School eighth-grader Julie White, the overall winner at EMS, competed in the Douglas County Spelling Bee in Lawrence. Roberts placed in the top 15.

15 years ago


February 1993

The Eudora Board of Education, by a 7-0 vote, approved a facility use request made by the local ministerial alliance to allow the minister's group to hold a baccalaureate service prior to graduation ceremonies in May.

¢ Cindy Arvidson and Krystopher Hylton were crowned Eudora High School Winter Sports Queen and King during halftime of the boys varsity game against Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy. EHS defeated their opponents, 79-40, in basketball action. Aaron Dardis led the Cards with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Sam Warren added 12 points and had 13 rebounds.

28 years ago


February 1980

Two tenured secondary level Eudora teachers and a non-tenured part-time teacher faced non-renewal of their 1980-1981 contracts as the local school board planned to eliminate classes and reduce the district staff because of declined enrollment.

In the process of settling curriculum for the 1980-1981 school year, the board approved the elimination of courses being taught by tenured teachers in psychology and careers, and about five physical education courses, of which the remaining would be taught by one PE instructor instead of two.

In addition, the home economics program would be reduced by three classes, causing the elimination of a non-tenured three-fifths time position.

¢ The Eudora High School girls basketball team defeated Baldwin 58-34.

Baldwin led by three points, with two minutes to go in the first half, but Eudora came back to make the score 30-27 at the buzzer.

EHS came out in the third quarter and shot 15 unanswered goals.

Susie Rider was leading scorer for Eudora with 25 points.

70 years ago


February 1938

The 21 Rhode Island Red Chickens stolen from Milton Shafstall of Belleview were recovered by Sheriff Vogler near Shawnee when he arrested two chicken thieves who had 36 chickens in the back of their sedan.

Shafstall identified his chickens and 21 were turned over to him. Ed Harvey, Blue Mound, also identified 11 Plymouth Rocks stolen from him the same night.

¢ Edna Schmidt, former assistant to Dr. C.B. Johnson, who was taking nurses training at Research Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., was elected president of her class. She was also the honor student of her class, having received the highest grades during the previous six months.

92 years ago


February 1916

The citizens of Eudora would be given an opportunity to vote on bonds in early March for the purpose of erecting, constructing and equipping a transmission and distributing lines conveying electricity for the city. The lines would supply the town and its citizens with "juice" furnished by the city of Lawrence or the electric line to the north of town.

¢ Myrtle Leamer left for Pasadena, Calif., for a visit.

¢ The Eudora all-star basketball team consisting of C. Everley, C. Reber, H. Trefz, F. Rothberger and P. Lawson, defeated the high school five by a score of 34-28.

¢ Edwin Schubert was promoted to manager of the Woolworth 5 and 10 store in Louisville, Ky. He had been in the employ of the Kansas City store for six years.

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