Archive for Thursday, September 3, 2009

Days Gone By

September 3, 2009

September 1997

City officials removed watering restrictions put into place in August. Because of a high demand, the city asked its water system users to voluntarily reduce their consumption of water until demands returned to normal levels.

• Fred Altheide, co-owner of Carroll's Classics, a Eudora coffee and gift shop, was recovering from surgery to remove an aortic aneurysm. His condition temporarily closed the shop, but it reopened after his successful operation to remove the aneurysm.

• Fifth-grader Donna Lounsbury had a different kind of birthday party. The Lounsbury family planned a two-hour pool party where family members and friends were asked to bring gifts such as clothing, food and cleaning supplies to be used by the girls at Hannah's House in Lawrence. The organization provided a home for pregnant teens or teen mothers. The guests provided items that filled the back section of the family's minivan.

From the Eudora News

September 1974

Approximately 836 students were enrolled in the Eudora school district according to superintendent Charles Hill. Of that number, several had not attended the first week of school, and more were expected to enroll. Kindergarten and part-time students reduced the number to a full time Equivalency of 812, slightly more than the official FTE of

• Hunter Safety Course graduates were Jimmy Grosdidier, Cord Laws, Ricky Shanks, Luci Grosdidier, Mitch Massey, Sven Leon, Mark Grosdidier, William Crowe, Mike DeMint and Hank Keech. Eudora Police Chief Bill Long and Charles Slaughter taught the class.

From the Eudora Enterprise

September 1938

Peter Brecheisen, one of the very early settlers of the Clearfield neighborhood, died. He was 88.

• Arvon Gale Gerstenberger and Junior Stadler accompanied Mrs. Charles Gerstenberger on a business trip to Topeka.

• Fr. Henry Grosdidier of Baileyville visited his mother, Clara Grosdidier, who had been a patient in St. Margaret's Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., for a number of weeks.

• Helen Pfleger and Alice Walters entertained with a dinner in honor of the 80th birthday of their father, Carl Pfleger Sr.

From the Eudora Weekly News

88 years ago


September 1916

The Eudora chautauqua commenced Sept. 3 and lasted one week. A chautauqua provided popular education combined with entertainment in the form of lectures, concerts, and plays, often presented outdoors or in a tent.

• Frances Hale, nurse at Simmons Hospital in Lawrence, was spending her vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Hale.

• The Rev. and Mrs. Fred Stoerker returned from a trip of several weeks in the eastern states.

• John Edelbrock of Weaver purchased the livery barn and business of Jesse Warsop.

• Mattie Catlin entertained with a slumber party for four of her friends -- Fay Lepper, Hilda Ziesenis, Esther Kohler and Thelma Metz of Topeka.

• John Eder had a closing- out sale.

• Misses Nora and Anna Kelly of Kansas City were in town for the CPA Picnic and visited at the Trefz home a few days.


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