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December 17, 2009

December 1997

The Eudora Board of Education approved a proposal to reinstate summer school in the district. Eudora West Elementary School principal Rod Moyer drew up the proposal and planned to serve as the summer school director.

Some of the classes on the summer school slate included a social studies field study, creative writing that focused on six-trait writing, self-esteem, an outdoor field study, foreign language, as well as math and reading readiness.

• The Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing announced that Eudora and Kinsley would be the first Kansas communities to receive assistance from the new Flood Mitigation Assistance program.

Both cities were slated to receive $11,287 to develop and implement flood mitigation plans.

• The Eudora Board of Education approved a proposal that called for the district to sign a six-year commitment with the Kaw Area Technical School in Topeka. The action made the Eudora school district an owner of the vocational school, giving local students more choice in the programs they wanted to pursue.

The board also approved a proposal that would provide transportation to those students attending vocational classes in Topeka.

• Greg Colman and Karla Pierce, both of Eudora, were honored at an employee recognition ceremony for their 10 years of service each to the Kansas Lottery and the state of Kansas.

From the Eudora News

December 1989

Ric Cummings researched and developed a casting corporation known locally as Rosinante. His business was located two doors west of the Eudora Lumber Yard. He cast replicas of sculptures sent to him by artists from across the country.

• Melissa Shipe graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harding University in Searcy, Ark., with a degree in vocational home economics.

• The Eudora Future Business Leaders of America chapter had its annual Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund drive. Students were asked to bring non-perishable food items to school for a week. The project was organized by Stephanie Neis.

• The Eudora HDU met at the home of Pearl French for its Christmas dinner and the last meeting of the club, which was disbanded for the future. The club had been active for 40 years.

Present members were Astrid Ott, Elsie Mathia, Rose Rinke, Wilma Baird, Norma Lutz and Pearl French.

• Eudora Boy Scout Troop No. 64 announced the troop was discontinuing its paper drive. According to representative Amye Scott, the paper drive was no longer profitable because the price of paper dropped from $40 per ton to $20 a ton. She said transportation costs exceeded their profit from the papers collected.

From the Eudora News

December 1974

Construction at the Nottingham Elementary School addition was behind schedule because the steel for the project had not been completely fabricated. Bron Construction company project supervisor Jim Lynch said they were trying to get some of the finished columns delivered to the site so work could progress.

Otherwise the columns would be sent when they were all made. The completion date for the project was Aug. 15, 1975.

• Alfred Seiwald and William Boehle, both of Eudora; Paul Selzer, Baldwin City, and the late Herman Bohnsack were honored as 50-year members of the Clearfield Grange No. 1451.

Three were members of Belleview Grange No. 1453 before it consolidated with the Clearfield Grange in January 1972. They each joined the grange organization in 1924.

• Eudora police were investigating several thefts in Eudora.

A theft occurred at Dean's Dari Treat, and the loss was worth about $1,450. In another case, an Indian 60 cc motorcycle was reported stolen but later recovered.

In addition, four Eudora juveniles were being taken into Douglas County Juvenile Court on heft charges of $400 or more from Trefz Variety Store.

• Maxwell House coffee was $1.99 for a 10-ounce jar at Market Basket. Kraft miniature marshmallows were 39 cents for a 10-ounce bag. Pet Ritz pie shells were 49 cents, and red potatoes were 10 pounds for 69 cents.

From the Eudora Enterprise

December 1927

Thermometer readings varied from 2 to -6.

• Albert Neustifter had a furnace installed in his home.

• Little Raymond White was suffering with a gathering in his ear.

• Clarence Craane helped Albert Hadl dig his cistern deeper.

• Will Koehler was suffering from a boil on his hand.

• Clifford Ulrich had been shucking corn for Allie James the past two weeks.

• Sarah Dixon met with a serious accident when she fell and injured her left hip quite badly in the kitchen. She was 83.

• A large can of tomatoes was 13 cents at C. Pilla Dept. Store. Good weight overalls were $1.29.

From the Eudora Weekly News

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