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July 3, 2008

5 years ago


July 2003

The Eudora Ministerial Alliance usually helps Eudorans in need with utility bills, but was worried about being able to give such help again.

"Based on what all the experts and analysts are predicting, we are in for a winter of extremely high gas prices, and if we have a cold winter, it could be a very serious problem," Rosemary Foreman, public information officer for the Kansas Corporation Commission, said. "We kind of hope we're Chicken Little and the sky doesn't fall, but we are very concerned for consumers."

Holy Family Catholic Church's the Rev. Ray Burger, who was in charge of utility bills for the alliance, said if prices were high and too many people needed help, the Ministerial Alliance would have to turn people away.

The sources of income that the alliance relies on for helping with utility bills is small, like collections from area churches and special events.

12 years ago


July 1996

The Eudora teachers and school board met for negotiation talks. Matt Bova, head of the teachers' negotiating team, said the two sides made progress in agreeing to several work-related items.

However, the board and the teachers had not agreed on salary terms.

¢ The Relay for Life team, "Rose Runners," raised $850 for the all-night event in Baldwin CIty. Angie Lockhart was the team captain and organized the team to show support for Rose Pyle House, who had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.

¢ Marion Johnson's team went undefeated in the T-Ball tournament, claiming first place. Paula Winkler and Kay Becker's team finished second.

¢ The 14- and 15-year-old Babe Ruth team moved its record to 18-2 as the team played six games, winning five and dropping one.

Pitchers for Eudora were Jeff Moreno, Mark Elmer, Craig Harris, Brent Carnagie, Matt Bradshaw and Justin Spring.

In the second game of a doubleheader in Wellsville, Carnagie hit a grand slam in the seventh inning.

¢ The majority of the local wheat crop produced above-average yields. Larry Harris, the manager at Farmers Elevator, said the average yield had been between 35 to 40 bushels per acre. In addition, the wheat harvested had been dry, with test weights averaging about 59 pounds per bushel.

72 years ago


July 1936

The digging of the potato crop in Kaw Valley and Weaver bottoms started. The yield was from 100 to 150 bushels to the acre, and the quality was good. The price paid for the first digging was $2.60 per hundred pounds.

The potato crop ripened about two weeks earlier on account of the hot and dry weather. Grown people and children from 10 years old and up were making from $1.50 to $3 per day picking the tubers after the plows.

¢ A cow belonging to Henry Mathia was killed on Highway No. 10, near the Wakarusa bridge. It was said the animal was struck by a big transport truck.

¢ The Belleview community witnessed a very destructive fire when the large barn on the Hunnicutt farm burned with about 30 tones of alfalfa hay.

It was a great loss for C.E. Wilson, who lived on the farm, as all his feed and drums of tractor oil were stored in the barn. He carried no insurance.

¢ "The intense burning heat that set a new record of 107 degrees for the day, Sunday, kept the thermometer in Eudora at 100 degrees or better throughout the entire afternoon.

No rain has fallen in this vicinity since Sunday, May 31, and crops will be badly damaged if rain doesn't come soon."

¢ Mrs. Ulrich Schlegel, who was past 80 years of age, had the misfortune of breaking her right hip when she slipped and fell in the yard at her home. Despite her age, she was getting along nicely, but would be confined to her bed for some time.

99 years ago


July 1909

Grace Allen quit clerking at the C. Pilla store.

¢ Mr. and Mrs. Clark Kendall entertained with an elegant dinner at "Cedarwood" farm, south of Hesper.

¢ "One day in every year during the summer, Mr. Pilla entertains with a picnic for the retail dealers of Argentine who handle his poultry, butter and eggs.

This year the dealers - about thirty-five - came up last Sunday morning and passed the day in Pilla's grove, west of town, with games, refreshments and amusements of various kinds.

One item on the bill of fare was spring chicken, of which forty were consumed. The visitors returned home in the evening thoroughly convinced that Eudora citizens, and Mr. Pilla and his clerks, were royal entertainers."

¢ Miss Nettie Riecker of Lynn, Mass., arrived to visit for the summer with her uncle William Trefz and family.

¢ Samuel Stanley, treasurer of the township, was in Lawrence, and drew from the county treasurer the sum of $2,000. The sum was used to pay off the last bond outstanding against the township.

"For the first time in many years, Eudora township will be completely out of debt."

¢ Mary Frances Darby of Warren, Ark., was here for an extended visit with her uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pier.


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