Archive for Thursday, June 5, 2008

Days Gone By

June 5, 2008

5 years ago


June 2003

Eudora firefighters were put to the test when they fought two structure fires in two days - one at the Pinecrest retirement apartments May 28 and another May 29 at the Grandview Mobile Home Park.

Because both fires occurred in the early evening - at 6:17 p.m. and 5:31 p.m. - they created a unique situation for the volunteers, said Fire Chief Spencer McCabe.

The May 28 fire at Pinecrest resulted in Nancy Parsons, 52, being flown by ambulance helicopter to Kansas University Medical Center with severe burns.

McCabe said she had second degree burns on 25 percent of her upper body. He said the fire started when Parsons was smoking while her medical oxygen purifier was being used. She ran out of the house in flames.

No occupants were home at the time of the May 29 trailer fire in the Grandview Trailer Court. McCabe said the blaze was ignited by a candle, and the snaps and pops observers heard could have come from ammunition, which he said people often have in their homes for hunting rifles or other firearms.

12 years ago


June 1996

Sue Neustifter, a Eudora Democrat and current Douglas County Register of Deeds, filed to seek election to an eighth term to the post.

¢ Otto and Pearl Rosenau celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary in May. They were honored with a card shower from St. Paul United Church of Christ.

¢ Glen Grosdidier, a rural Eudora Republican, announced his candidacy for 2nd District Douglas County Commissioner.

¢ The Eudora City Council approved a request by Richard Campbell to annex 33 acres of land he owned south of Kansas Highway 10. The property was north of the high school and east of Douglas County Road 1061. The Douglas County Commissioners approved the annexation in May.

42 years ago


June 1966

Vincent Weeks, David Doud, Juanita Wray and Violet Gray were the winners of the Driver Rodeo sponsored by the Eudora Jaycees.

¢ Dave Durkin set a school track record with a time of 22.8 in the 220-yard run. Vincent Weeks set a school record in the mile with his time of 4:54.7.

¢ Mayor and Mrs. J.D. Adams celebrated 50 years of marriage. James Hoover presented them a bronze key to the City of Eudora.

72 years ago


June 1936

Margaret Everley, who taught four grades in the Coal Creek School, was re-hired for the 1936-37 term and was to teach all of the grades. She also received an increase in pay.

¢ Eugene Darling, who had been visiting relatives the past week, left for his home in Leavenworth, Wash. He purchased a new Plymouth auto in Detroit before coming to Eudora and was driving it through to his home.

¢ Durlin Kindred had his tonsils removed at Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.

¢ The Eudora Hardware Company delivered a 20-Farmall tractor to Fred Siewicke.

99 years ago


June 1909

Marie Robinson entertained the senior, junior and sophomore classes of the high school at her home on C Street. About 20 were present. The amusement of the evening was flinch, after which lunch was served.

¢ Johanna Maul was seriously ill with typhoid fever at the home of her parents, south of Eudora.

¢ C.H. Daugherty, who moved to Lawrence, was appointed by Mayor Bishop to serve on the police force for two years.

¢ Laura Cooper, Gus Fiehler and Robert Gabriel attended commencement at the Blind Institute in Kansas City, Kan.

¢ Joe Carr, a 17-year-old high school graduate and son of Mr. and Mrs. S.V. Carr, left for Garden City, where he accepted a position as bill and revising clerk in the Santa Fe offices. He was paid $60 per month.

¢ Jo Gilmore returned from Idaho.


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