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Days gone by

March 12, 2009

March 1997

No arrests had been made in the Feb. 25 burglary at two Eudora schools. Nearly $700 was stolen from Eudora Middle School and Eudora West Elementary School. The money was mostly quarters taken from vending machines. None had been recovered. The thieves also took master keys. Estimated cost to re-key the school buildings was at least $600.

• Fred and Melva Altheide opened to open a new coffee and gift shop called Carroll’s Classics at 1402-B Church St., Suite B, in the C&S Shopping Mart.

• Eudora High School senior Joe Miller won the state championship at 189 pounds at the state wrestling tournament in Hays. Senior Jotham Andrews took third at 145 pounds.

From The Eudora News

March 1974

The township firefighters were called to an implement fire on the farm of E.C. “Doc” Altenbernd. His caterpillar tractor caught on fire when a driver, whose name was not learned, was using the track-type tractor to push brush and trees into a fire. Brush caught under the machine setting oil and grease on fire. Roger Broers, secretary of the Township Fire Department, said the machine’s batteries exploded before the volunteers arrived at the farm, northwest of Eudora. Total damage of the tractor was estimated at $9,000.

• Kenny Massey was selected to represent Eudora High School at the Cadet Lawman program, sponsored by the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas American Legion.

From The Eudora Enterprise

March 1927

• Now days, parents are warned to put sunscreen on their children, but advice in 1927 was: “Children should play out of doors in the sun to obtain ultra violet rays contained in direct sunshine. These important, health-giving rays, which have been found necessary to the health of both men and animals, are screened out by ordinary window glass. Take advantage of every bright sunny day, and keep the youngsters out-of-doors.”

From The Eudora Weekly News

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