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August 13, 2009

August 1997

The Cotton O'Neil Clinic placed Dr. Stephen Nolker and a registered nurse, Tammy Ray, at Dr. Kenneth Holladay's office to help the local physician with patients and clinic practices.

• George and Sue Durkin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 9. Their children put on a reception in their honor the next day at Holy Family Catholic Church.

• Wayne Dennis, Eudora, a captain in the Missouri Air National Guard, completed C-130 pilot training at Little Rock Air Force Base. He was chosen as Distinguished Grad, an award given to the class' top graduate.

• Thirty-seven community members registered to donate blood at the Lions Club blood drive. Forty-five appointments were made, and 33 pints of blood were collected.

• Larry and Janet Taylor celebrated their 20th anniversary.

• The Eudora Chamber of Commerce launched its idea for the first-ever Eudora Octoberfest Festival.

The local Chamber decided to sponsor an event that would bring people into Eudora and show them what the city had to offer. In the spotlight was Main Street and Eudora's German heritage.

• Mariann Bradley, rural Eudora, won first place in the sausage recipe contest at the Douglas County Fair for her Baked Tangy Sausage Balls.

From the Eudora News

August 1989

Vandals went on a rampage that destroyed property at the Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. The damage resulted in property loss of an estimated $15,500. Most of the damage involved the defacing of tombstones and broken crosses from atop grave markers.

• The band First Offense was featured at the city hall. Members were Mark Arvidson, bass guitar, Steeven Orr, drums, and Paul Hagedorn, guitar. Orr and Hagedorn were also the vocalists for the group.

• Iceberg lettuce was 49 cents a head at Market Basket. Oshe all- meat wieners were 69 cents.

• About 35 players reported to the first football practice, including 10 seniors and five juniors. Don Durkin was head coach.

Twenty-four girls reported for the first volleyball practice. Gary Hinman was head coach. Thirty students signed up for cross country. The squad returned 20 members from the previous year. Dave Durkin was head coach.

From the Eudora Enterprise

August 1974

Eudora 4-H Club award winners recognized at the Douglas County 4-H, FFA and Free Fair were Nancy Brecheisen, second place winner in the home economics judging contest; Mark Brecheisen, winner of the tractor driving contest; Yvonne DeKeyser, recipient of a top blue in the dog obedience dog show; Joanne Born, the top exhibitor in clothing and the reserve champion in the senior style revue; and Kim Hamlin, winner of the county knitting award.

• Maudie Couch resigned from writing for the newspaper, a job she took over from Fern Long in 1958. She wrote the local items and also school and society news until she stopped in late 1964 to care for her sick husband. She began writing again in 1966 and continued until her retirement in 1974.

• Four couples from Hesper Friends Church attended the yearly meeting sessions in Wichita. They were Mr. and Mrs. John Howell, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Votaw, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Knabe and the Rev. and Mrs. Alden Pitts. The highlight of the week's fellowship and guest speakers was a musical drama entitled "Celebrate Life."

• The Eudora High School cheerleaders earned one of four squad spirit awards at a cheerleading camp at Naismith Hall on the Kansas University campus.

The squad included Judy Pickens, Julie Pickens, Julie Shepard, Donna Bagby, Beth Whitten and Joni Holloway. Cheerleader Mary Jane Abel was unable to attend the camp.

• A 10-pound bag of red potatoes were 79 cents at Market Basket. Pork steak was 79 cents a pound.

From the Eudora Enterprise

August 1966

• William Gordon was hired as the elementary principal for grades one to six in the Eudora school district. He replaced William Kroger.

• Merlene Morriss was chosen as one of the top four ballet dancers by the camp directors at the Midwestern Music and Art Camp she attended at Kansas University.

• The Thrifty-T-Car Wash opened for business at 10th and Church streets.

From the Eudora Enterprise

August 1929

E.W. Kraus fell from a truck while helping to load hogs and was quite painfully injured.

• Mrs. Harry Brune and infant son came home from Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City. The baby successfully underwent an operation for the removal of a tumor from his stomach.

• Frank Boone accepted a position in the Great Bend schools. He had been a teacher at Eudora High School for several years.

• Agnes Neustifter left for Chicago, where she accepted a stenographic position.

• Frank Sommer and Sim Snyder built a chicken house with all modern conveniences at the Roger Stanley home.

From the Eudora Weekly News

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