Archive for Thursday, January 17, 2008

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January 17, 2008

7 years ago


January 2001

The rates for gas bills through Greeley Gas Company increased by 51 percent in January. According to Jim Bartling, the company's manager of public affairs, the increase was due in part to utility company procrastination and a simple case of supply and demand.

He said most of the utilities didn't fill their storage in early 2000 because gas prices were too high and they expected gas prices to drop, which didn't happen. Bartling said it got to a point where they had to fill storage and as they scurried to fill the storages, the prices went up.

¢ Beverly Koerner added her name to those planning to run for Eudora City Council.

In the Eudora school board race, Bob Rice and Marion Johnson both filed for re-election.

¢ The Musick sisters had their 13th annual Christmas gift exchange at the home of Geraldine Wilcox in Hutchinson.

¢ Students at Nottingham Elementary School celebrated Nottingham Week in honor of the school's namesake, Roberta Nottingham. She retired in 1967 and the school was named after her one year later. Each year, Nottingham Day was celebrated Jan. 20, which was the former teacher's birthday. When she lived at Eudora Nursing Center later in her life, a group of students would visit her each year on her birthday. She died in 1989.

30 years ago


January 1978

The Eudora city maintenance shop at Fifth and Oak streets was burglarized sometime between 5 p.m. Jan. 12 and 8 a.m. Jan. 13 according to Eudora Police Chief Bill Long.

Long said chain saws and other miscellaneous tools valued at approximately $1,200 were taken from the shop. He added that entry was gained through a door.

The tools had been recovered, but the investigation was continuing.

¢ Gary Scott, who had been the Eudora Recreation Director for two years, resigned because of other commitments.

¢ Richard and Linda Knabe and family took an extended two-week tour during the holidays to Toledo, Wash., to visit relatives and returned through Billings, Mont., and other northwestern states. The Clifford Cox family accompanied the Knabes on the trip but returned home via plane a few days before New Year's Day.

¢ Banquet dinners were 49 cents at Howard's Super Saver. Rodeo ham was 89 cents a pound. Kraft macaroni and cheese dinners were three for 89 cents. Parkay margarine was two one-pound packages for 89 cents. Bananas were five pounds for $1.

69 years ago


January 1939

Those who helped quilt at the Henry Deckwa home were Anna Shire, Bertha Laurenz, Minnie Hausman, Sophia Selzer, Myrtle Bell, Alma Breithaupt, Alma Deay, Eva Deay, Irene Brecheisen, Mary Brecheisen, Edith Rohe, Chloe Breithaupt, Naomi Brecheisen, Alberta Deckwa, Lillian Chanay and Sadie Parsons. The quilt was made by Mrs. August Laurenz, who was ill, and the ladies of the community quilted it for her.

¢ Mrs. Howard Caviness planned and carried out a surprise party in honor of Homer's birthday. Those present to enjoy the occasion included Mr. and Mrs. Allan Cockrun, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schellack, Otto Mignot, Norma Jean Steinbring, Wayne Vitt, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kurtz and sons, John Vitt and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Caviness and daughters.

¢ Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davis were spending a few days in Coffeyville visiting friends and relatives.

¢ Sim Rothberger was a new clerk in the Kazmaier grocery and meat market.


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