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February 26, 2009

February 1997

Mayoral candidate Fred Stewart was the top vote-getter in the primary election, receiving 369 votes. Jim Hoover finished second with 157 votes. Willie Shepard, the other candidate on the ballot, received 50 votes.

• More than 400 high school students from across northeast Kansas came to Eudora High School for the Future Business Leaders of America District II contest. Eudora took third overall. First place Eudora High School winners were Sarah Martin, Abram Chrislip, Eric Bloom, Patrick Everley and Nathan Bloom.

• The Ruth Bettenbrock Library Memorial Fund was established at Nottingham Elementary School.

• Eudora Middle School and Eudora West Elementary School were burglarized. Rod Moyer, principal of both schools, reported an approximate total of nearly $700 stolen, mostly in quarters taken from pop machines. Master keys were also taken. The burglars gained access to the schools by breaking windows. Electronics equipment, including computers, were not taken.

• Several members of the EHS forensics team received medals at the Paola tournament. Samantha Dolina and Lindy Powers took sixth in duet acting in the open division; Jeremiah Hartley and Cristin Groninger earned second in duet acting in the novice division; and Lance Taylor was fifth in poetry in the open division.

From the Eudora News

February 1974

The Eudora City Council read a letter from Representative John H. Vogel stating that House Bill 1770 had passed in both houses of the Kansas Legislature and now awaited Gov. Docking’s signature. The bill would allow the Eudora Township to build a library in the park area owned by the City of Eudora.

• New postage rates were to go into effect March 2. The changes made First Class rate 10 cents per ounce for letters and eight cents for each postcard. Domestic airmail rates would be 13 cents per ounce for letters and 11 cents for each airmail postcard.

From the Eudora Enterprise

February 1918

The school board decided to have school on Saturdays for the remainder of the school year. The plan allowed school to close three weeks earlier so students could begin their summer farm work.

• Joseph Zillner sold his blacksmith shop on Main Street to Max Rosenau.

• The State Bank of Eudora ran an advertisement for the Children’s Christmas Banking Club. Kids could deposit as little as 10 cents, five cents, two cents or a penny.

From the Eudora Weekly News

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