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January 31, 2008

7 years ago


January 2001

The Eudora schools had been hit harder than usual with flu-like illnesses, causing many students to miss several days of school.

Eudora School District Nurse Kathy Kellerman said an unusually high number of students in all grades had complained of headaches and fever and the symptoms generally lasted between four and five days. She said the duration was unusual and normally affected one or two students, not 10 to 20 like what the local schools were experiencing.

¢ Owners of Warren-McElwain Mortuary announced its plans to build a branch mortuary in Eudora. Co-owner Larry McElwain said Eudora's growing population played a role in his decision to come to Eudora.

Although the facility would be new in Eudora, the company's presence had been in Eudora in the past. A Eudora branch was started in 1904, the successor to the Schubert Funeral Home, which began in the back of a Main Street barber shop.

Carl Schubert was the original funeral director, who moved his funeral home to Lawrence in the 1930s. That business joined Funk Mortuary in 1954 to create Cooper-Warren Mortuary, which became the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in 1974.

¢ Eudora School Board incumbents Marion Johnson, Bob Rice and Carlie Abel filed for re-election. Former board member Brenda Clark also filed for election, along with Tracy Bowling, James Harris and Richard Palmer.

¢ Winners in the championship round of the Eudora Pack No. 3064 Pinewood Derby were Adrian Brothers, first; Tristan Brothers, second; and Mike White, third.

15 years ago


January 1993

Eudora resident Matt Daigh bowled a perfect 300 game during regular league bowling. He had bowled with his team, Hillcrest Styling Center, for five years. The team belonged to the Men's Big 8 League in Lawrence.

The perfect game marked Daigh's second time to hit the score. His first 300 game was achieved in February 1989.

¢ Candidates who had filed for the three at-large positions on the local school board were Carlie Abel, Ken Adkinson, Brenda Clark, Connie Ford, Calvin Hausman, Greg Neis, Belinda Rehmer, Ernie Simon Pennie von Achen. The terms of board members Calvin Hausman, Bob Gabriel and von Achen were expiring in June.

Danny Ruff, Patrick Dardis, Tom Pyle, Barry Landon and Sandy Swisher filed for two city council positions. The terms of Landon and Dardis would be expiring in the spring.

Mayor James Hoover was seeking re-election.

28 years ago


January 1980

The City of Eudora received notice from the Department of Health regarding Eudora's eligibility for funds and the possible addition of fluoride to Eudora's water supply.

The council considered the proposal at its November meeting, but it was tabled, due to its controversial nature, until public opinion could be determined. The council sought public input through an advertisement, which outlined the proposed program.

The city council was to vote on the matter at its Jan. 28 meeting.

If the city's desire was to fluoridate the water, funds would be provided for the installation of equipment and a maximum two-year supply of chemicals.

Eudora dentist, Roger Smith, was in favor of adding fluoride to the water. He claimed that fluoride-treated water was a realistic means of fighting tooth decay on a broad scale and that it was not harmful in moderate amounts.

70 years ago


January 1938

The surplus commodity department of the county relief setup received three tons of apples, furnished by the federal government. The apples were distributed to people on relief.

¢ Homer White underwent a nasal operation in Lawrence.

¢ Kelvin Hoover, vice president of Kaw Valley Bank, and his mother, Mrs. V.K. Hoover, left for New Orleans where they planned to spend five to six weeks vacationing.

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