Archive for Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Days gone by

January 9, 2008

7 years ago


January 2001

Mayor Fred Stewart filed for re-election. He said he hoped to be re-elected so he could continue projects the city had begun.

¢ Eudora resident Barry Larson was named Eudora's Firefighter of the Year. He had been with the Eudora Fire Department for more than a year and also worked with the Eudora Township Fire Department.

It was the first year for the award.

¢ Clinton and Dessie Williams celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering.

¢ Eudora resident Bill Dymacek was awarded the Earth Science Teacher of the Year award. The annual award honored teachers for their work in Earth Science, which pertained to meteorology, tectonics, mountains, earthquakes, tornadoes, erosion and astronomy. Dymacek taught eighth-grade science in Gardner.

15 years ago


January 1993

Randy Woodson was one of the first Eudora residents to purchase the new Elvis postage stamp. The Eudora man attended the King of Rock 'n' Roll's last concert in June 1977, two months before Presley died.

¢ Snow blanketed Eudora in white after a weekend snowstorm dumped as much as 11 inches of snow on the area. Freezing rain and sleet caused the cancellation of school and other activities in Eudora.

¢ Eudora Township board clerk Lyle Weeks and board trustee Jim Harris handed their responsibilities over to their successors at the township board meeting. Weeks had served as clerk for eight years. Harris had served as trustee for 25 years.

¢ Greg Neis was the first candidate to declare his intentions to run for the Eudora school board.

28 years ago


January 1980

A van reported stolen from in front of a tavern in Merriam was recovered in shallow water in the Kansas River in Weaver Bottoms.

The van, owned by Dixie Lattin, Eudora, sustained only slight damage to the front end.

¢ Hazel Bell was recuperating from a fractured limb.

¢ Mattie Kindred, Henrietta Fuller, Tena Ziesenis, Lucie Abel, Marge Simons, Lucille Brown and Katie Rothberger were New Year's Day guests of Lydia McCabria.

¢ A safe containing approximately $500 to $600 in cash was taken from Jim's Bar and Grill on Main Street. Entry was apparently gained by knocking a hole in a window in the front door and reaching in and unlocking the door.

¢ Don Redman and his son, Timothy, Ft. Worth, Texas, spent the holidays with his mother, Isabell Redman.

70 years ago


January 1938

Charles Schuber, a cousin of Sarah Hausman and Mary Brecheisen, arrived from Straussburg, France, for a four-month visit with relatives at Clearfield and Eudora. He graduated from Straussburg High School where English was taught.

¢ Donald, Paul and Delbert, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Seiwald were in quarantine because of chicken pox. They had been out of school for 10 days.

¢ Alice Kohler fell as she was going down the cellar steps at her home and broke her right wrist.

¢ The Rothberger Motor Company sold four 1938 Chevrolet trucks, two pickups and two dump trucks to Douglas County.

¢ The burning out of a flue at the home and Mr. and Mrs. Gus Bohnsack caused quite a little excitement, but the quick action of the city fire department saved the house from being damaged by the blaze.

92 years ago


January 1916

Sam Kraus, helper at the Santa Fe station, went to Emporia to take an examination.

¢ The seniors at the high school were wearing their new gold class rings.

¢ Matt Grosdidier shipped a barrel of apples to the sick confined in St. Margaret's Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., for a New Year's present.

¢ Mrs. John Bowen underwent an operation for hemorrhoids.

¢ Levi Woodard was helping with the invoicing at the Pilla store.

113 years ago


January 1894

"Ice Monday morning was almost an inch thick on the Wakarusa."

¢ The residence occupied by Scott Gloyd received a new coat of paint.

¢ Frank Schafer was appointed as deputy sheriff.

¢ Charles Albright was appointed by the city council to inspect flues, chimneys and stoves, and if found defective or in dangerous condition to order same repaired.

¢ Lew Underwood was down from Osage City visiting his parents, A.J. Jennings and wife and other friends.

¢ Eggs were 12 cents a dozen. Oats were 18 cents a bushel. Ducks were 5 cents per pound. and oil cake was $1.50 for 100 pounds.


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