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January 15, 2009

12 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA NEWS

January 1997

Longtime city resident Fred Stewart declared his candidacy for the Eudora mayor’s seat. Incumbent Ernie Simon filed for a second term on the Eudora school board.

• After more than a year of discussion, the Eudora USD 491 Board of Education and teachers settled on a negotiated agreement. Matt Bova, head of the teacher negotiating team, said the two sides settled on an increase in base salary of $250 for certified personnel. The base would increase another $350 the following year.

• Hugh Jackson was presented with a plaque for serving 44 years as Sunday school superintendent during Sunday services at Eudora Assembly of God Church. He was also presented with the God and Service Award, a national award given for exceptional service to youth in one’s church and in a national youth organization.

35 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA ENTERPRISE

January 1974

A steering committee for the purpose of studying the feasibility of combining a library building and community room was formed.Those on the committee were Lester Anderson, Lion’s Club; Jim Guy, Boy Scouts; Carol Scott, Girl Scouts; Tom Scott, Cub Scouts; Antonnette Brecheisen, 4-H Club; Alden Fleming, Library Board; and Oscar Broers.

• Jimmy Besser was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after suffering a fractured skull and concussion in a sledding accident near Ninth and Pine streets. X-rays were taken after the accident, and it looked like surgery was inevitable. Three days later, x-rays were taken again, revealing a completely healed bone structure. Besser was released from the hospital after spending six days there.

• Eudora homemaker June Howard was the winner of the KLWN original Christmas card contest. The card was pink with a gold and white theme and gold sparkle wording, plus pink and red corner trim carried to the inside, which contained an ode.Howard’s prize was dinner for two, a movie and a full tank of gas.

• Several Eudora High School students attended a two-day workshop at the Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia. The workshops involved laboratory experiments and discussion, demonstrations, multi-media presentations and a simulation game.Students attending from Eudora were JoAnn Abel, David Holladay, Greg Dardis, Dody Grosdidier, Mike Kelly, Cindy Ewing, Mark Mosser, Marilyn Edwards, David Bushnell, Paul Grosdidier, Steve Mott, Paul Neis and Jim Love. They were accompanied by Homer Ritter.

• Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kelly, Mary Jo, Pat and Steve and Ann Temple of Lawrence were Christmas Day guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Seiwald.

• Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Saler attended the Youth for Christ dinner. The program was presented by the former Miss America Vonda Kay Van Dyke.

• Morton pot pies were four for 88 cents at Howard’s Super Saver. Bananas were 12 cents per pound, and a five-pound bag of C&H sugar was 59 cents.

70 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS

January 1939

While trying to raise the elevator on the city rock crusher, the crank slipped and struck Henry Blechel, the street commissioner, on top of the head. The crank cut a gash, which bled profusely and had to be closed by Dr. C.B. Johnson.

• “William Rice of Athol, Kans., is a new barber. He is assisting Elmer Everley, the tonsorial artist.”

• The Keystone Korner Klub met with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gerstenberger, having as their guests the members and their families. All enjoyed a bountiful dinner. A short program consisting of a reading by Duane Haverty, a song by Wayne Gerstenberger, piano solo by Geraldine Harris, and a reading by Mrs. Frank Page. The remainder of the afternoon was spent playing Chinese Checkers.

• Playing with only one substitution, Eudora High School won its second Little Six basketball game when they defeated Tonganoxie 26-14.Hardly had the game started when Guenther, Eudora forward, sunk the ball for two points. Eudora led at halftime 19-8. Guenther led the Eudora scores with 10 points, five field goals, and Warmker was a close second with four field goals.

100 years ago

FROM THE EUDORA WEEKLY NEWS

December 1909

A fire struck The News office and the C. Pilla building on Main Street, also known as the American House. The bucket brigade saved the buildings.

• Ed Knabe was shot in the shoulder several times. He was confined to his house.

• “Eudora nimrods killed hundreds of rabbits during a recent snow storm.”

• Berthold Durr was suffering from ptomaine poisoning after eating in a Kansas City restaurant.

• J.L. Todd traded his Hesper home and store building for a farm in Greenwood County.

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