Days Gone By
Eudora’s fire chief Spencer McCabe was suspended without pay until further notice, the Eudora City Council decided after meeting in private for about 30 minutes. McCabe had been suspended with pay since Aug. 30 following his Aug. 29 arrest.
Olathe police arrested McCabe at an Olathe hotel, where Johnson County prosecutors allege he caused more than $1,000 in damage to a bathroom. McCabe is set to face trial in Johnson County.
As per city policy, McCabe was suspended with pay until the Council made a decision.
Mayor Ron Conner said state statutes required the Council to word McCabe’s suspension without pay as being on a weekly basis, although he said the suspension would stay in effect unless something were to change.
City Administrator Mike Yanez said the terms of the suspension were such that the fire chief could come back if or when the Council called him back.
Although citizens had asked to speak during the public comment section of the meeting, the mayor announced he wouldn’t allow it. Cities are given latitude to discuss non-elected personnel issues in private.
“It’s a personnel issue, a legal issue, and it needs to remain as such,” Conner said.
•The Eudora Cardinals football team won its season opener at Wellsville as a sensational defensive effort produced a one-sided 21-0 triumph.
The Cardinal program was generating a reputation of defensive dominance. Eudora’s defense was phenomenal in 2003 en route to its fourth-straight district title. The Cards yielded more than 20 points just two times.
In the other eight games, Eudora’s opponents averaged just more than 10 points per game, including two shutouts.
• Eudora resident Tami Klinedinst was trying to organize recognition of local servicemen and women.
• Pinecrest residents Janelle Shanks and Charlene Wittenmyer were organizing craft classes at the apartments.
They said they wanted the classes to be as much about camaraderie among older adults as about crafts.
Shanks and Wittenmyer brought their crafting experiences with yarn work, crochet, embroidery and painting to the class, although Shanks said they hoped participants would bring their own skills to the craft table.
From the Eudora News
The Eudora Planning Commission reaffirmed its recommendation for approval of a rezoning request brought by the FCM Corporation. The application requested that about 2.53 acres of land situated to the south of 14th Street and to the east of the Greenway Addition be rezoned from residential agriculture to duplex. If the zoning gained the city council’s approval at the end of the month, FCM planned to sell the property to another developer. That developer intended to build about 10 three-bedroom duplexes on the property.
• Activities planned for EudoraFest were a historic German walking tour of the city, classic car show, pie-eating contest, a cake walk, hay toss, game booths, sand art and a cotton candy stand. Entertainment acts included the Old Castle Dancers, Don Lipovac Button Accordion Band, Archie Jameson, karaoke, the Dwane Richardson band and a trivia contest.
• Twenty-year-old Jennifer Clark spent three weeks in South Africa as a member of a 25-person Teen Mania Ministries mission team. While in South Africa, Clark was a missions adviser. She led a group of five or six teens while abroad.
The Teen Mania teens performed five or six dramas a day for the people there to tell them about Jesus Christ. American and Canadian teens spoke to people in and around Johannesburg, Estcourt, Pietermaritzburg, Durban, Harrismith and Piet Retief. They also visited Swazland.
• Laura Vermillion, a senior in management, marketing and international business, was serving on the Kansas State University Career Fair Committee.
From the Eudora News
The City of Eudora hired Robert Smith as the third full-time city policeman.
• City Council members Dr. Leo Lauber and Gary Vermillion, and city engineer John Pinnick attended a meeting of the Kansas Municipalities Utilities Corp. in McPherson.
• Officers of the Young Mother’s Club were Kay Byrne, president; Sharon Noble, vice president; Linda Orr, secretary; Donna Wright, treasurer; Valerie Richardson, project chairwoman; and Donna Stebbins, card sender and reporter.
• Don Born received a purple ribbon in the 4-H competition during demonstrations and illustrated talks at the Kansas State Fair.
Kim Hamlin received a purple ribbon in the 4-H Crochet Division. Joanne Born and Nancy Brecheisen each received purples in the 4-H Clothing Division.
• Chris Parsons, Julie Farrier and Debbie Smith were elected twirlers for the Eudora High School Marching Band for the 1975-1976 school year.
From the Eudora Enterprise
A postcard to Miss Henrietta Schubert postmarked New Orleans from the Rev. and Mrs. W.O. Watson, who were vacationing through the South, said: “We ate dinner Wednesday at Eudora, Ark., a town of 2,020 population.”
• Dolph French purchased an Allis-Chalmers tractor and plow from Rothberger Motor Company.
• Ray Ogden moved his real estate and insurance office fixtures from the room south of the Everley barbershop to the Mrs. Retta Kraus office, near the Rothberger Motor Company building. The late C.F. Richards had occupied the office for years.
• Mrs. J.W. Smith replaced Miss Lucille Walker at the telephone office.
• Allen Cochrun and Kenneth Coffman of Wellsville bought the Eudora Cash Market from Raymond Warmker.
From the Eudora Weekly News
The Eudora Mills had a new delivery wagon.
• Norman Strachan arrived from Dallas. He went to work as civil engineer for the state at a salary of $1,100 a year and expenses. His headquarters were at Kansas University.
• Alvin Bond was hired at Pilla’s Department store.
• William Bohnsack, who had been clerking in Pilla’s grocery department for more than six years, went to Topeka to accept a similar position with the Dibble Grocery Company.
• Herbert Gerstenberger had his appendix removed in Kansas City.
From the Eudora Weekly News