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July 10, 2008

5 years ago


July 2003

Eudora Planning Commission members decided a 190-foot monopole cell phone tower in the city didn't have such a nice ring to it at a meeting July 2, when the Commission didn't recommend approval for the AT&T project.

But the project isn't completely out of range: the Eudora City Council could approve the measure in the future.

Reasons the Commission cited against recommending the tower - which would have been in the southwest edge of the city ballpark at Kansas Highway 10 and Church Street - included the idea there might be a better place in or near Eudora. Planning Commission member Richard Campbell said such structures had been located at Intech Business Park, and even though a city park was not residential, it was located near residences.

"I'm not sure how I feel about looking at it," he said.

Fellow Commission member Rose House didn't like the location either.

"I just hate to see it in our park," she said. "This is like our signature park."

12 years ago


July 1996

The Eudora teachers' association countered the latest board salary offer with a proposed $600 increase in the base salary. When combined with step movements throughout the salary schedule, it amounted to a three percent increase in teacher salaries.

¢ Peter Bock, Dick Brown, David Kennicott and Leonard Percival made the 480-mile trek across the northern part of the state in the 24th annual Bike Across Kansas. The route began at Kanorado at the Colorado border west of St. Francis and ended in White Cloud seven days later.

¢ The Eudora Planning Commission was considering a use permitted upon review for another telecommunications antenna. The application was being made by Sprint Spectrum L.P., which wanted to place the tower in Intech Business Park.

¢ Eudora High School junior Kate McNulty was a member of the Kansas Lions International Marching Band that performed at the Lions International Convention in Montreal, Canada. She was sponsored by the Eudora Lions Club.

¢ The Eudora 14- and 15-year-old Babe Ruth team finished its season at 21-2 on the season, claiming the league championship.

72 years ago


July 1936

R.C. Porter, one of the state highway engineers who had been directing the paving work on Highway No. 10 between Eudora and Lawrence, reported the stretch of concrete work was complete. Traffic over the newly-paved stretch would not be permitted until work on the shoulders of the slab was completed.

The work on the project, which was started the previous summer, started at the Johnson County line west to Lawrence and was completed to a point three miles west of Eudora. From there to the east city limits of Lawrence the paving was a different type, and experimental paving material was used.

¢ Figures compiled by the county tax assessors showed that the city of Eudora had a slight gain in population, adding about three more than the 1935 mark. Eudora township remained the same at 910.

¢ The Fourth of July was the hottest ever recorded in Eudora with a top of 110 degrees recorded at 3 p.m. A blistering, hot wind blew most of the afternoon and badly damaged the corn.

¢ Redell, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Boyer, had the two first fingers of his right hand badly burned when a firecracker, which he picked up after being lighted, exploded in his hand. Dr. Johnson dressed the wounded hand and administered tetanus serum.

¢ Miss Ruth Dunlap had her tonsils removed at Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.

¢ Emma Foust helped Mrs. Ralph Votaw cook for threshers.

99 years ago


July 1909

Caroline Neustifter was clerking at the C. Pilla Store.

¢ A surprise party took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Durr, given by Miss Clarice Dickerhoof and Mrs. Durr in honor of Miss Ida Miller, who was a guest at the Durr home. Misses Maud Fuller of Waltham, Mass., and Nettie Reicker of Lynn, Mass., were the out-of-town guests.

¢ John Todd traded his Hesper store for a farm in Missouri and expected to move there in the early fall.

¢ Andrew Kohler was having a large hay barn built on his farm, north of Hesper.

¢ Eudora defeated De Soto 18-2 in a game of baseball. Seitz pitched a masterful game, holding the visitors to five hits. The batting of George Rothberger was the feature of the game, making four hits in as many times at bat.

¢ Mrs. George Mertz planned to open the Bismarck Hotel in the middle of July.


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