Archive for Thursday, November 20, 2008

Days gone by

November 20, 2008

12 years ago


November 1996

C&S Market opened at its new location at 1402 Church Street. The new store, about 17,500 square feet, was twice the size of its Main Street location and planned to offer a deli, bakery, pizza shop, salad bar and Carol Lee Donuts.

• The Eudora Board of Education heard updates on construction projects both completed and ongoing in the district.

Among the items discussed were the addition project at Nottingham Elementary School and the grade work on the practice fields at the high school.

• Local township and city firefighters battled a barn fire about one mile east of town.

Firefighters, Eudora police and Douglas County sheriff’s officers were called to the barn at 1432 E. 2300 Road. The barn was located on the John Eisele property.

When emergency personnel arrived on the scene, the barn was reportedly fully engulfed in flames. It was thought the fire was caused by an electrical problem.

• Nicole Born, Eudora, won a $1,000 Mattel shopping spree after her grandmother Darlene Musick entered her name in the contest for children ages 7 to 13.

In one hour, Born, 11, gathered several Barbie dolls, Cabbage Patch dolls, a giant Winnie the Pooh Bear, several games, and some Hot Wheels cars for her brother. She also shopped for her cousins.

• Eudora’s United Way campaign goal was $21,508. That goal was reached by 110 percent with $23,747 being pledged. Eudora raised $19,322 the previous year.

72 years ago


November 1936

The Kaw Valley State Bank was closed one day for Mr. Hoover, Mr. Mercier and Miss Schubert to attend the annual one-day convention of the Kansas Bankers Association in Emporia.

• Howard Kohler was driving a new 1937 Plymouth coach automobile.

• Wendelin Schehrer left for a trip through the southern states. Before returning, he planned to visit Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Kasberger at West Enterprise, Miss.

• Edwin Rice of Prairie Center, returned from a hunting trip in New Mexico. He killed two wolves and a wild turkey. His friend from Lawrence, with whom he made the trip, killed two deer.

• Mary Melville had a concertina more than 100 years old. It came from Dublin, Ireland, and was given to her by her aunt.

99 years ago


November 1908

The Barnes high school law was defeated in Douglas County by a vote of 2,252 to 1,986.

• Henry Neustifter, who had been in California the past summer, returned home. He said Albert Zillner was working in the oil fields near Bakersfield, Calif.

• A number of Eudora friends visited district school No. 71, Kaw Valley, which was taught by Miss Mary Fuller.

• Mrs. Allen Foust was quite sick with typhoid-malaria fever.

• Dr. M.L. Bishoff, who had been in Europe studying for the past eight months, intended to sail homeward.

• A number of young people gathered at the home of Miss Rose Brecheisen of Clearfield for her 15th birthday.

• Frank Wade moved to his recently purchased property on C Street.


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