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January 3, 2008

7 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA NEWS

January 2001

The Eudora Emergency Medical Service was in need of volunteers and hoped to have a staff of about 15.

Eudora EMS Director Matt Daigh said the loss of three volunteers in the last year caused a shortage. To cope, the volunteers were working on a three-week rotation instead of the previous four-week schedule.

¢ Kari Neis, Eudora, earned her bachelor of science in elementary education from Baker University. She graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.47/4.00.

During her time at Baker, she participated in women's volleyball, basketball and softball. She also served as president for Baker University's Student Education Association.

¢ The price to mail a one-ounce letter jumped from 33 to 34 cents for normal delivery.

¢ Tom and Alberta Pyle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 30 with a Mass of Thanksgiving and renewal of vows at Holy Family Church. A reception, buffet and dance followed at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lawrence.

¢ Four Eudora High School teachers Chad Eshbaugh, Kim Lancaster, Don Grosdidier and Jeannine Sample were nominated for submittal to the sixth edition of the Who's Who Among America's Teachers national publication.

Teachers are nominated by students published in Who's Who Among American High School Students.

15 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA NEWS

January 1993

Two projects at Nottingham Elementary School were among the 47 Kansas school projects selected to share in more than $26,000 in Kansas Educational Excellence program funds for the 1993 spring semester. The projects were chosen from more than 300 entries.

First-grade teacher Sharon Musick, Linda Dick and Beth Shipp submitted "Look Mom and Dad! I Can Read." Fourth-grade teachers Sue Coon, Marilyn Liston and Mark Katzenmeier submitted "Orienteering: An Integrated Enrichment Program."

¢ At its regular meeting in December, the city council addressed the issue of trees that had grown into overhead electrical lines and the need to have them removed so upgrading of the city's electric system could continue.

¢ Spec. Todd Kleinschmidt, a 1987 graduate of Eudora High School, was decorated with the Army Achievement Medal. Kleinschmidt was an electronic technician.

30 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA ENTERPRISE

December 1978

Mrs. Bill Goff was making daily trips to Topeka to visit her husband, who was injured in a Dec. 9 automobile accident. He was recuperating at Stormont-Vail Hospital and was moved from the intensive care ward. He suffered broken bones in his head, legs and neck when the pickup truck he was driving was struck by a truck-trailer that jackknifed on ice on U.S. 40 Highway west of Lawrence.

¢ Whole fryers were 43 cents a pound at Howard's Super Saver. Jeno's frozen pizza was $1.19. Final Touch fabric softener was $1.69 for a 64-ounce bottle. Armour hot dogs were 69 cents a package, and a one-pound can of Folger's coffee was $2.79.

¢ Eleven-year-old Jackie Beerbower and his uncle Michael Wilks, 16, were treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital Dec. 28 for injuries they received when the car Wilks was driving went into a ditch near the Lawrence Municipal Airport. The accident occurred at about 7:30 a.m.

71 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS

January 1937

Jake Weidner slipped on the sleet near his home and broke his right arm just above the wrist.

¢ Lee Grush was the new mechanic at the Rothberger Motor Company garage.

¢ Mrs. Gottlieb Nieder and John David attended the Valley Chapel Farm Bureau meeting and Christmas party near Lone Star.

¢ Harry Fowler, Wichita, visited old friends in town. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Fowler who was in the restaurant business in Eudora about 40 years earlier.

113 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA NEWS

December 1894

Eggs were 15 cents a dozen. Potatoes were 50 cents a bushel. Corn meal was $1.20 for 100 pounds. Oats were 24 cents a bushel.

¢ Eudora contributed $75 and the neighborhood south of town contributed $50 for the relief of Western Kansas sufferers.

¢ Doric Lodge No. 83, A.F. and A.M. officers were J. M. Charles, W.M.; S.J. Lawson, S.W.; George Brune, J.W., Charles Pilla, treasurer; and S.V. Carr, secretary.

¢ The Rev. J.L. Hatton was the new pastor of the A.M.E. church. He moved here from Great Bend and his family planned to occupy the Pilla place on the north side of Wakarusa Creek.

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