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October 1, 2008

5 years ago


October 2003

In EudoraFest’s seventh year, the ever-growing community festival inaugurated two activities to its lineup.

The Miss EudoraFest pageant and the stock garden tractor and lawn mower pull started at 2003’s EudoraFest.

• Eudora USD 491 official student enrollment counts showed the district had grown by about 50 students since the 2002-2003 school year. Head counts showed 1,249 students in attendance. The 2003-2004 audited headcount for the district was 1,193.8.

However, the state looks at the district’s total full-time equivalency, which was 1,184.7.

• With just four seconds remaining in the game, Paola senior tailback Darin Domnanish devastated the Cardinals with a three-yard touchdown run. The score tied the game at 26, and Paola’s subsequent conversion kick won it. The loss ran Eudora’s record to 3-1

12 years ago


October 1996

Homecoming candidates at Eudora High School were Angela Cribbs, Kris Neis, Amanda Buchholz, Joe Miller, Darrin Bretthauer and Justin Hime.

• The proposed merger of the Douglas County Ambulance Service and the Lawrence Fire Department failed to gain the endorsement of the Eudora City Council. After a lengthy discussion, the council voted to table its OK of the proposed plan until county officials completed more negotiations with the city of Lawrence and more of the Eudora community’s concerns could be addressed in the contract.

• Women 30 and older at the St. Paul United Church of Christ attended a welcome shower for Maggie White-McLean, wife of the Rev. Ian McLean. The shower was put on by the church’s evening women’s fellowship.

• The Eudora High School cross country team was ranked No. 5 in the pre-season ballot, but strong showings in the season’s early-going moved them to No. 1.

The Cardinals had consistently finished in the top three at all meets they had competed in so far in 1996.

• Travis L. Grammer graduated from basic training at the Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill.

35 years ago


October 1973

Brigette Lothholz was chosen Home-

coming queen. Other candidates were Dody Grosdidier, Janet Sommer, Sharon Hadl and JoAnn Abel.

• David Holladay played the leading role when Eudora High School presented “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” Brad Hime was Huckleberry Finn.

• Eudora voters approved a school bond proposal for the construction of an addition to Nottingham Elementary School. There were 516 votes in favor to 162 against.

• Ricky Yarnell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Yarnell, was recognized as a commended scholar by the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

72 years ago


October 1936

Carl Lotz had a Black Minorca hen that was more than 20 years old. It hatched in June 1916. There were 14 chickens in the flock hatched at that time, and Biddy Ross, the name Carl gave the hen 20 years before, was the only survivor.

The hen had spurts two inches long and resembled a rooster and frequently crowed in the morning hours. It was said by chicken raisers that hens of the Minorca and White Leghorn breeds, after attaining a certain age, would resemble roosters and frequently crow.

• Former postmaster Ray Ogden planned to open a real estate and insurance office in the room occupied by the Everley barber shop, the location of the old Eudora State Bank.

• J.T. Constant, Lawrence, was awarded the contract to build the jetties protecting the Kaw River bridge at Eudora during a joint meeting of the Douglas and Leavenworth county boards. Constant’s low bid was $21,748.470, which was just a little less than the engineer’s estimate of $21,794.97. There were three other bids, with the highest more than $25,000.

99 years ago


October 1909

A fire at the home of Mrs. Everley in north Eudora resulted in the loss of her home and all its contents.

• Mary Fuller was attending Baker University.

• Willard Eubanks was leasing the Henry Hagenbuch meat market.

• The first real frost of the year came to the area. All tender vegetation was killed.

• Waldo Bowman, the nine-year-old son of Prof. and Mrs. C.O. Bowman, was operated on at Simmons Hospital in Lawrence for the removal of adenoids.


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