Archive for Thursday, October 23, 2008

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October 23, 2008

5 years ago


October 2003

Douglas County Commissioner Charles Jones made an appeal to the Eudora City Council to support a resolution that would crack down on vicious dogs in the county, and, supporters hope, in turn drive away the people running and supporting dog fighting.

The humane society had a set of criteria by which to judge an animal. Only a district court judge, neither the humane society nor law enforcement officers, would be able to sanction euthanizing an animal.

Although there wasn’t evidence of dogfighting in Eudora, Police Chief Dahlem said officers sometimes encountered homes with intimidating dogs.

Although Jones said he doubted the resolution would have any impact on attitudes toward dog fighting, he hoped it would at least get the problem out of Douglas County.

• The Eudora Cardinals volleyball team shattered and raised expectations, all in the course of a single season.

There were some who questioned whether they would be able to improve upon what was considered a breakout 19-11 season in 2002. But the Cards responded with a 27-4 campaign.

12 years ago


October 1996

There were four foreign exchange students attending Eudora High School — Yuri Barabantsev from Moscow, Russia; Guilherme Ruano Campana from Porto Alegre, Brazil; Alajandro Riera from Madrid, Spain; and Ben Lemoine from Parthenay, France.

• Eric Bloom, Abram Chrislip, Matthew Conner, Angela Cribbs, Patrick Everley, Sarah Martin, Molly Mersmann and Sarah Schonberg were honored as Kansas Honor Scholars by the Kansas University Alumni Association and the KU Endowment Association.

• Eudora 4-H’ers Brendan Jackson and Tyler Jackson won livestock awards for their Suffolk market lamb and Suffolk breeding ewes at the 64th annual Kansas Junior Livestock Show in Wichita.

72 years ago


October 1936

The Eastern Regional Conference of the St. Paul Evangelical church was in session. The Rev. H. Heifschneider, pastor to the St. Paul church of the city, was in charge of the convention and pastor host.

• Carl Abel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Abel, suffered a painful injury when he had the misfortune to fall on a three-pointed rock, striking the top of his head and causing a scalp wound. The little fellow was taken to the doctor, and it required eight stitches to close the wound. He was also given the tetanus anti-toxin.

• The perfect spellers for the first month of the Clearfield school were Iogene Selzer, Dolores Deckwa, Eunice and Aileen Johnson, Edith Jo Rohe, Frances, Otto, Dale and Marcena Vitt, Leroy and Mildred Parsons and Nadine Chanay.

• It was unlawful to trap muskrats in Kansas because of the scarcity of the small fur-bearing animals, which had been the chief source of fur for local trappers. The numbers were lower because of the streams drying up during the summer. A ban had also been put on badgers.

79 years ago


October 1929

While Earl White was returning from his milk route, milk strikers stopped him in Johnson County. Two days later, Sheriff R. Rutherford and Deputy Sheriff Huston Turner, armed with a county sub-machine gun and a riot gun, escorted White to the Eudora milk station.

Strikers were asking area milk producers to take their milk off the market. They asked producers to sell the cream and use the skim milk for feeding hogs, calves and chickens. They were asserting that some of the producers were getting four cents a gallon for skim milk. The current price for four-percent milk was 65 cents, and the strikers were asking 75 cents a pound.

• Eudora merchants and other high school supporters presented the football team with new sideline coats.

• Corn flakes at Pilla’s were 10 cents. Peanut butter was 17 cents a pound.

99 years ago


October 1909

Wilson Pringle, a Lawrence policeman, died five days after he was shot by Earl Bullock, who robbed the State Bank in Eudora,.

• Berthold Durr, while in Kansas City attending the cattle show, was robbed of his pocketbook containing $4 in currency and $3 worth of C. Pilla trade checks.

• Dr. W.H. Robinson was a delegate from the Eudora I.O.O.F. lodge at the grand lodge meeting in Wichita.


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