Archive for Thursday, February 21, 2008

Days gone by

February 21, 2008

7 years ago


February 2001

Douglas County commissioners were once again looking to Eudora to solve the county's wastewater storage problem.

The problem arose in 2000 when rates for the Lawrence wastewater facility increased, prompting septic haulers to begin duping the waste on land in rural areas, upsetting some landowners.

With limited space in Lawrence, commissioners began looking to Eudora.

According to the commissioners' proposal, the county would build a 150,000-gallon facility for $575,000. The plant would be built near the city's wastewater treatment plant. Sewage would be brought to the plant and when the tank became full, a company would be hired to inject the untreated waste into the ground.

¢ Pvt. Daniel Bonebrake completed basic training at Ft. Benning, Ga., and was receiving advanced training in the medical unit at Ft. Sam Houston, in San Antonio, Texas. Bonebrake was in the serving in the Army Reserves.

¢ A 7-0 run in the third quarter fueled the Eudora girls basketball team to a 40-36 win over Gardner Edgerton in the Cardinals' last home game of the season.

¢ Two Lawrence men were arrested in connection with a Eudora burglary.

Jordan G. Haag, 18, and Joshua Mitchell, 23, were charged in connection with a Feb. 12 burglary of a home in the 700 block of 2000 Road.

According to the police report, the residents reported that more than $4,500 worth of items were stolen from their home. Among items missing were a computer system, two televisions, a shotgun, a handgun and a video cassette recorder. Also listed as missing were six bottles of wine coolers.

¢ Eudora High School wrestlers Dustin Crowe, Brian Harris, Brett Becker, Jason Marmon and Shane Grant qualified for the state wrestling meet.

15 years ago


February 1993

Candidates vying for a seat on the city council were incumbents Pat Dardis and Barry Landon, Tom Pyle, Danny Ruff and Sandi Swisher.

¢ Eudora High School's wrestling team claimed the regional championship title at Rossville by scoring 168 points. Eight members - Gustin Andrews, Scott Coon, Krystopher Hylton, Bryan Longacre, Matt Martin, Jay Musick, Jeremy Shockley, Bryan Longacre and Gary Steffen - qualified for the state tournament in Hays.

28 years ago


February 1980

National Honor Society initiates from Eudora High School were Chris Anderson, Jennifer Anderson, Earl Brynds, Kay Cawley, Gail Coleman, Kelly Lynch and Mike Rice.

¢ Norma Lutz, Henrietta Fuller, Helen Goff and Helen Wright were hostesses to a Valentine's luncheon in the community room for the United Methodist Women. A business meeting and silent auction followed.

Afterward, Eudora U.S.D. No. 491 School Superintendent Otis LoVette spoke to the group about the proposed new high school building.

99 years ago


February 1909

Harry Hagenbuch, Roy Wilson and Henry Neustifter established a duck camp on the Kaw River, two miles east of town.

¢ Fire, discovered shortly after 10 o'clock, completely destroyed the schoolhouse at Fall Leaf, two miles north of ton.

¢ Fred Lotz, a clerk in the C. Pilla store, lost his footing on the north porch and fell to the sidewalk, a distance of about six feet. He dislocated his right shoulder and fractured his collarbone.

¢ Dr. Robinson was ill with neuralgia.


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