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April 9, 2009

April 2004

• Staff Sgt. Kurt Hopson of the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) was serving in Balad, Iraq, north of Baghdad. Hopson was overseeing 10 soldiers working perimeter security.

Hopson began his one-year tour in Iraq in February.

A 1989 Eudora High School graduate, Hopson and his family were living in Schweinfurt, Germany, where he was stationed.

From the Eudora News

April 1997

Bloom and Associates, a physical therapy office owned by Carolyn Bloom, planned to team up with Caring Hearts, a home health agency, to occupy the space vacated by Coldwell Banker Gill Agency at 101 W. 10th St.

• Coast to Coast Hardware moved into its new location at 736 Main.

• Wilfred and Connie Hadl and Darren and Cory hosted an 80th birthday party for Wilfred’s mother, Pearl Hadl. After lunch at a Lawrence restaurant, an open house took place.

From the Eudora News

April 1974

Charges against Larry Gray were dismissed in the continued preliminary hearing in Douglas County Court.

County attorney David Berkowitz said that evidence against Gray was insufficient. Gray, 21, Eudora, had been charged with aiding a 17-year-old male juvenile in burglarizing the Eudora High School in march and taking eight typewriters.

The unnamed juvenile was found guilty of being delinquent and placed on probation.

From the Eudora Enterprise

April 1927

Charles Schlegel died from a hemorrhage of the brain.

• The Methodist choir, under the direction of Mrs. J.D. Adams, sang the Easter cantata “The Prince of Life.”

• Frank Sommer, a member of Holy Family parish, built and donated a new altar for the Catholic church. It was blessed on Palm Sunday.

• Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gerstenberger celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

From the Eudora Weekly News

April 1894?

Word was received of the death of Paschal Fish, which occurred Feb. 2, in the Indian Territory. Eudora was named after Chief Fish’s daughter, Eudora Fish.?

• Hesper Academy closed down as did Farmland school.?

• Mayor Pilla was appointed custodian of the Kaw River bridge.?

• James Taylor died after a short illness of typhoid fever.?

• Volney Cox, a former Eudora school boy, took second prize — a gold medal — at the Kansas City Medical College examination.

From the Eudora Weekly News

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