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CPA 2014

 

These fantastic birdhouses and other craft items will be for sale at the CPA Picnic this week. All proceeds from the sale of these craft (and other) items will benefit the Eudora Area Historical Society’s museum rehabilitation project. Be sure to stop by our table Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at the CPA Picnic! Our table will be in the west side of the CPA Park, close to the Paschal and Eudora Fish statue.

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EHS Football team 1956

The 1956 Eudora High School football team.

The Eudora Area Historical Society (EAHS) is excited to announce that a new historical exhibition documenting the history of the Eudora High School (EHS) football program will open to the public at the Eudora Community Museum in 2015.

The EAHS is currently in the research and design stages of the development of the exhibit. A significant amount of research has already led to the development of some good content for the exhibit, but we could use more. The EAHS is requesting that anyone that can provide some relevant historical information regarding EHS football (historical files, anecdotes of interesting experiences, etc.) to please contact us. We are especially interested in obtaining information from the EHS football program from the 1950s and 1960s.

We are also interested in obtaining some EHS football artifacts. Artifacts can be uniforms, photographs, and any other item relating to EHS football. We would love to receive these artifacts as donations, but you can also loan the item to the EAHS and receive it back when you would like it returned.

The funding for this exhibit is provided by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council.  Landyn Harris, a recent graduate from the Museum Studies Program at KU, will research, design, write and fabricate the exhibition.

 

If you have interesting stories or documents to share about the EHS football program, please email Landyn Harris at landynharris@gmail.com.

If you have artifacts you would like to donate or loan, please contact Ben Terwilliger at EudoraHistory@gmail.com or 785-690-7900.

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This-Week-in-Eudora-History

Eudora News and Information – www.eudorareporter.com

This Week in Eudora History, will take a look back at some of the people, places and events, that shaped the history of this fine community. We will look at “the week that was” from times past.

For the dates of July 20 to July 26:

July 24, 1908, 106 years ago

Mr. Carl Trefz completed the Eudora School Census and results, according to the Eudora Weekly News, were: “254 children of school age in the district divided as follows: white girls, 97; colored girls, 22; white boys, 114; colored boys, 21.”

 

July 24, 1974, 40 years ago

The Eudora school district signed contracts with Bron Construction Company for the addition to Nottingham. The contracts were for the amounts of $672,672 and $15,540.

 

July 24, 1996, 18 years ago

Local weiner dog, Low Rider, competed in The Weiner Dog Nationals race at The Woodlands. Sixty-four weiner dogs from across the area competed in the competition which included a 110-yard dash.

Compiled from the Glenn Wineinger Newspaper collection at the Eudora Area Historical Society

The Eudora Area Historical Society operates the Eudora Community Museum which is located in the former Nottingham Elementary School at 14th and Church Street. For more information about the Eudora Area Historical Society, you can find them on the City of Eudora’s website or check them out on Facebook.

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City Council Chamber

Eudora News and Informationwww.eudorareporter.com

The Eudora City Commission meeting Monday night will cover a variety of topics. Many of these are yearly tasks that need to be completed or administrative type functions.

BUSINESS ITEMS:

- Update from Debbie Carden with Midwest Cultural Foundation on progress of festival to be held September 13, 2014
- Consider rezoning property located on W. 20th Street
- Consider Ordinance 1019 rezoning property on W. 20th Street
- Consider easements and right of way for Final Plat for W. 20th Street
- Consider Ordinance 1020 amending the Zoning Regulations
- Consider Ordinance 1021 Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities
- Consider Ordinance 1022 Uniform Public Offense Code for Kansas Cities
- Consider 2013 year end report

WORK SESSIONS:
- Welcome Sign Presentation
- Fee Schedule

We will update you on any important information that comes out of the meeting. The meeting is open to the public and starts at 7:00 PM. The meetings are held in the City Commission chambers at City Hall 4 east 7th Street in downtown Eudora.

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This-Week-in-Eudora-History

Eudora News and Information – www.eudorareporter.com

This Week in Eudora History, will take a look back at some of the people, places and events, that shaped the history of this fine community. We will look at “the week that was” from times past.

For the dates of July 13 to July 18:

July 15, 1999, 15 years ago

Eudora was ranked fourteenth in the state for the fastest growth. Between 1990 and 1999, Eudora’s population increased 24.2 percent, or 732 people.

 

July 17, 1974, 40 years ago

The Eudora 13-year-old Babe Ruth team took first in the Jayhawk League Babe Ruth Tournament. Eudora beat DeSoto 17-4 for the win.

 

July 16, 1936, 78 years ago

Approximately 115 chickens were stolen from area henhouses. Noel Griffin reported 90 of his chickens had been stolen and that same night the S.H. Davis henhouse reported 25 stolen chickens. The thief made off with about $50 worth of chickens (not adjusted for inflation).

Compiled from the Glenn Wineinger Newspaper collection at the Eudora Area Historical Society

The Eudora Area Historical Society operates the Eudora Community Museum which is located in the former Nottingham Elementary School at 14th and Church Street. For more information about the Eudora Area Historical Society, you can find them on the City of Eudora’s website or check them out on Facebook.

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