Archive for Thursday, September 18, 2008

Days Gone By

September 18, 2008

5 years ago


September 2003

Developers and city planners disagreed on what type of housing a new Pinecrest apartment complex should provide.

Commercial Group, which had built the three Pinecrest senior citizen apartment complexes in northwest Eudora, wanted to make its fourth venture open to people of all age groups. However, some members of the Eudora Planning Commission said they wanted to see the area stay geared toward senior citizens.

¢ The city of Eudora budget for fiscal year 2004 included money to hire and equip an additional firefighter and police officer.

The budget called for nearly a half a mill increase, which City Administrator Mike Yanez said was good considering the two mills the city stood to lose from the state.

On a $175,000 residential property, the 17.628 mill levy would amount to about $350, a less than $10 increase since last year. Expenditures total about $8.6 million, including a $1.4 million general fund.

12 years ago


September 1996

C.J.'s Bar-B-Que planned to close its doors at the end of September.

Owner Chris Deay bought the business from Ray and Sandy Bichelmeyer in 1991.

¢ Eudora Middle School was updated following crew's work during the summer months. The district's summer crew and custodians painted the entire interior of the facility. Each hallway and classroom received a fresh coat of paint. The gym was repainted as well.

After the painting was complete, new carpeting went down throughout the entire school, including the classrooms, hallways and north entrance, and new vertical blinds were put in all the classrooms to give them a more modern appearance.

35 years ago


September 1973

The Eudora Board of Education approved the purchase of land owned by Mr. and Mrs. Archie Jameson on Elm Street for $23,600. Eudora was experiencing the largest enrollment in its history: A total of 828 students were enrolled. The land would be used to build a new elementary school.

¢ Chris Parsons, Leslie Bagby, Tracy Ravin, Paula Hopkins and Vicki Brynds, all Cadette Girl Scouts, enjoyed a trip to Kansas City, where they toured Hallmark Cards and the Patricia Stevens Career College Modeling School.

¢ The Eudora Cardinals opened the football season in non-league play against De Soto. Greg Dardis was the quarterback. Seniors Jay Wilson, Gary Wilson, Brad Hime and Don Durkin boosted the team to a 28-8 win.

72 years ago


September 1936

The summer of 1936 made many records for its heat. Through Sept. 1, days of 90 degrees or more were 80, which tied the record. Setting the record were 54 occurrences of days over 100; 30 with temperatures of 105 or more; and nine with temperatures of 110 or more. Nineteen consecutive days of 100 or more also set a record.

¢ The large cow barn on the Arthur Eisele farm, one mile east of town, was struck by lightning during an electrical storm and was completely consumed by fire, which started as soon as the heavy bolt struck.

In the barn at the time were nine cows, 700 bales of straw, one wheat binder, and two corn curiers. The nine cows were rescued by the straw, and the machinery and building were destroyed.

The barn was insured, its contents were not. Several weeks earlier during a terrific wind storm, the same cow barn was partially torn down and had recently been repaired.

¢ Alvena Bond had her tonsils removed at Memorial Hospital in Lawrence. Freeda Koch had her tonsils removed at St. Margaret's Hospital in Kansas City.

99 years ago


September 1909

The Eudora Blues defeated the Bismark baseball team of North Lawrence 30-0. Seitz pitched the no-hitter. Harry Miller made five of Eudora's runs. George Rothberger, Carl Neis, Seitz and George Eder each had four runs.

¢ Mahlon Cox killed a large rattlesnake.

¢ George Schubert returned from Colorado Springs, Colo., and was clerking in the Arnold department store.

¢ Johanna Maul, Lizzie Blechel, Dolly Kraus and Edwin Abels were county seat visitors.

¢ Arthur Ott, Norman Strachan and Edwin Ott of Kaw Valley commenced study at Eudora High School.


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